The Battlefields Experience

Fully guided military history tours throughout Europe

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an original gift?

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A gift voucher for a battlefield tour. Valid for 12 months. Contact Jackie for details

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ANZAC DAY, France 2016

Our tour will take you to the Dawn Service at Villers Brettoneux and the afternoon service at Bullecout, leaving from Arras and Amiens, breakfast and lunch included, contact Jackie or Isabelle for details.

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Book online

You can now book and pay for our standard day tours online, it couldn’t be simpler to secure your place, just click on the ‘book here’ button

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100th Anniversary Tours

100th Anniversary tours available for all Nationalities through 2016-2018
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Rob Bedford, Battlefields Experience
Jackie Bedford - Battlefields Experience
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The Battlefields Experience specialises in organising scheduled and bespoke Military History Tours throughout Europe, covering the period from 1415 to 1945. Established in 2000, the company has welcomed and entertained visitors from around the world – including Australia and New Zealand, The USA and Canada, Britain and Ireland – even Japan. Our HQ is the historic Old Café Jourdain at Mailly-Maillet on the Somme.

At The Battlefields Experience we have a passion for military history – both Rod and Jackie have served in the British Army. Rod is one of the few battlefield tour guides operating today who can combine an encyclopaedic knowledge of historic military events, with the skills attained through eighteen years in the Grenadier Guards and Instructor at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. This means that the significance of each battlefield location is fully revealed and brought alive for you, through the eyes of a soldier. Both Jackie and Rod have served with the British Police, which not only means they are excellent drivers, but have also been trained to be very ‘risk aware’ - You could not be in safer hands.

Born in the wonderful city of Ypres, Isabelle is our office manager. Her husband works for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission so she has a deep understanding of the local Battlefields. Isabelle is fluent in English, French, and of course Flemish, as well as a knowledge of German and Dutch! She is responsible for the ‘back office’ and for making sure everything runs smoothly.

Severine is French and has worked for many years in America, so she is also bi-lingual. She lives in Arras with her Chef husband and young family and is President of the National School of Music, dance and theatre in Arras. She keeps us all legal and up to date with all that famous French paperwork, as well as liaising with the local tourist industry, ensuring that we get the best deals for our clients.

Old Café Jourdain at Mailly-Maillet, Somme France