European Battlefield Tours
"March to the battlefield, the foe is now before us; each heart is freedoms shield, and heaven is shining o'er us" - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"In May of 1995, just after the 50th Anniversary of Holland, we concluded a tour with Veterans and their families and wondered if it would be the last tour of its kind we would have the honour of leading. In the years leading up to the anniversary, our coaches were filled with the men and women who fought for our freedom and the freedom of our children. For some, it was the first time in decades to set foot on the battlefields of Europe since the end of the Second World War. For most, it was a final farewell to their comrades who were laid to rest thousands of miles from their homelands, and for all a reminder of the loss and sacrifices they endured.
We were fortunately wrong to think that visitors to the battlefields of Europe would dwindle after memories of the 50th Anniversary celebrations had faded. It's been over a decade later and Connection Tours are still operating numerous battlefield tours to Europe every year. The tours are being experienced by participants of all ages from all walks of life. All with one thing in common - the desire to understand and pay tribute to the men and women who fought and paid the final sacrifice.
Our expertise has developed from the First and Second World Wars in Europe to the Crimean, Napoleonic and Boer War in South Africa. Connection Tours have hosted Veterans returns to D-Day and Liberation of Holland as well as many school study groups and Regiments. Connection Tours "Tour Managers" are extremely knowledgeable in their fields of expertise and we consider ourselves very fortunate to have them onboard...