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Spirit of Remembrance

Proud Partner of the Guild of Battlefield Guides

CANADIAN BATTLEFIELD TOURS
 & JOURNEYS OF REMEMBRANCE

BATTLEFIELD TOURS FOR DISCERNING TRAVELLERS

 

STAR-NEWS-30 THE NEWS - AS IT HAPPENS!

 

 ** 2019: 75th Anniversary D-Day: June 2019 **

 Vimy Ridge 2017 Centenary Tours

Vimy Foundation Tours: Vimy Ridge 2017

 Passchendaele 2017 Centenary Mud, Blood & Steel

 Amadeus River Cruises: Vimy 2017

Commemorative quality souvenir clothing/booklet

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** Full Financial Protection**

About Spirit of Remembrance

Our Battlefield Tours/ Journeys of Remembrance

Research & Family History

The Origin of the Poppy

"In Flanders Fields" - Lt. Col. John McCrae 

Canadians at War

About Canadians in WW1

Beaumont-Hamel & Newfoundland Regiment WW1

 WW 1 Tours 2017:  Western Front & Vimy Ridge

 WW 2 Tours 2017: Dieppe, D-Day, France & Rhine

2017 Canadian Battlefield Tours

About Canadians in WW2

WW1: Canada Photo Gallery (Incl. Vimy Ridge)

  Rare  WW1 Videos:  National Film Board of Canada

WW2:  D-Day Photo Gallery

 Wounded Warriors Canada Battlefield Ride

70th Anniversary 2014 D-Day Photo Libary

WW1: Menin Gate: Ypres  Gallery

Post WW2: Korea, Vietnam

 


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If you are attending the Vimy Centenary on our tours you MUST READ THIS! (04 Jan 2017)

STAR-NEWS-30 New release! @ 1 November 2016: (link)  VIMY SACRIFICE TOUR 3-11 April 2017!
Due to ongoing demand for tours for the Vimy Centenary we are delighted to announce we have now secured an extra allotment of accommodation in the Arras area enabling us to present our *final tour (*All our previously advertised tours are now fully booked) for the Vimy 100 Centenary event: Vimy Centenary (Vimy 100) April 9, 2017. Join us for this most historic of events for all Canadians: The 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. In conjunction with the Vimy Foundation.

STAR-NEWS-30 New Release! @ 11/11/2016: "Mud, Blood and Steel". 2017:Passchendaele Centenary.
This AMAZING "once in a lifetime tour" encompasses a number of amazing EXCLUSIVE inclusions that you will cherish forever. Read More here


STAR-NEWS-30 New! 2017: Drop into our new Vimy 2017 Facebook Page. Regularly updated for all Vimy news!

Who and what is Spirit of Remembrance (SoR) and why are we DIFFERENT to other Battlefield tour companies?

We are a UK based Battlefield tour & travel company specialising in Canadian battlefield tours. Being based in the the UK - at your destination - rather than your departure country and only 2 hours away from the European battlefields it gives us 'real time' expert knowledge and 24/7 customer support for you whilst you are travelling with us.

We are FULLY LICENCED travel professionals. Many other local battlefield tour operators are not. Your money is SAFE with us.
We are NOT a budget tour operator, and we firmly believe that our customers should be treated as we like to be treated when we travel: with great care, total professionalism, and providing quality product(s) throughout your travel experience.

Our Managing Director is Canadian - and is passionate about remembrance of the enormous Canadian sacrifice made in all conflicts, in particular WW1 and WW2 in Europe and the deep significance of remembrance of these sacrifices for all Canadians.

Our client testimonials simply say it all.. "The trip was one of the most moving and powerful experiences of my life. You brought everything to life, so much so that I could almost see the battles unfolding"..  "I will be sharing my experience and this history with family & friends forever"... "I will hold your name in high regard and will recommend you to any would be visitors"... "The whole tour was expertly put together and meticulously researched... Thank you!" More testimonials... 

We only use highly experienced EXPERT historian guides, most of whom are members of the elite Guild of Battlefield Guides who besides being overall experts for battlefield & remembrance tours are also individual experts for specific battles and battlegrounds for Canadian Forces.

Our guides are experts in WW1 and WW2 specifically where Canadians fought, such as WW1: Neuve Chapelle, the Somme, Vimy, 2nd Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele, Mount Sorrel, Arras & Cambrai. In WW2 the bravery - and disaster at Dieppe, the Battle of the Scheldt: Flushing, Walcheren Causeway, Leopold Canal & Woensdrecht, Cap Griz Nez, Dunkirk & Calais and the Battle of the Rhine.

Last - but not least - we live here. We know here. We provide real 'hands on' knowledge and support in the same time-zone - while you are here in the UK and Europe. The main battlefields of Europe are on our doorstep and in most cases - only hours away from us.

The Flanders Poppy -  The Spirit of Remembrance Vimy Centenary: 9 April 2017: We are operating a number of tours for this once in a lifetime event. Our first tour "Byng Boys" was fully booked within 2 weeks from release date, however we have now released (3 May 2017) a second similiar tour: "Hill145" which is now open for bookings.

The Flanders Poppy -  The Spirit of Remembrance Our Vimy 2017 Centenary set
departure tour(s) also have many special quality inclusions, including  dedicated coach driver(s) AND a separate fully qualified and HIGHLY experienced Battlefield guide, most meals, quality 3/4 star accommodation, extensive souvenir clothing items, a high quality full colour tour book especially commissioned for the event, plus we operate a FULLY RESEARCHED Canadian battlefield tour that includes most of the battles fought by the Canadians on the Western Front in WW1. We also (*as the accredited adult tour operator) are operating special VIP Vimy 100 tours for the Vimy Foundation. Full details are here

The Flanders Poppy -  The Spirit of Remembrance WW1 and WW2: 3 Night/4 Day Small Group Tours: In 2016 we also have special 3 night/4 day set departure small group tours for Canadians for WW1 and WW2 departing from Lille (Belgium) (with connections from Paris and London)

The Flanders Poppy -  The Spirit of Remembrance Tailor Made Tours We also can create premium and PLATINUM 'tailor made' remembrance and battlefield tours specifically designed to YOUR individual needs. Our ability to create 'one off'' travel itineraries or tailor make a special itinerary for you from 1 person to 500 makes us unique. We can mix and match by accommodation, transport and specific itinerary to suit your requirements - using wherever possible premium accommodation and transport options along with a dedicated expert historian/guide.

The Flanders Poppy -  The Spirit of Remembrance We also can help you with 'drive yourself' tours' or car (and mini-bus driver/guide  tours -also with an expert historian/guide). As an example we can source a 'tailor-made' Western Front WW1 tour in France and Belgium including all Canadian forces battlefields and memorials - either directly from London or from Paris including London and or Paris accommodation and attractions.

The Flanders Poppy -  The Spirit of Remembrance Our tours cater for all types of people and all types of itineraries: individuals, small groups, family groups and larger groups. Of great importance is that our Battlefield and Remembrance tours are NOT a 10 minute bus stop in a car park near a battle ground. We 'walk the actual ground' where your Canadian ancestors fought', i.e. WW1 and the Western Front, often pinpointing the area where they fell (the Somme, Ypres, Vimy, Passchendaele etc and we visit their graves or Canadian memorials wherever possible.

Our tours use battlefield/historian guides who also can do extensive family history research for your ancestors here in the UK with a variety of *top level resources (*some actually closed to the public) such as the National Archives, Regimental HQ's, Army/Air Force records etc. 

The Flanders Poppy -  The Spirit of Remembrance In summary: What we believe that sets us apart as one of the best in the business for battlefield tours and remembrance travel - along with family history research - is our our quality product, excellent prices, our award-winning customer service, our specialised battlefield tour guides, our unique Advisory Board and our management team's depth and range of experience.

The Flanders Poppy - The Spirit of Remembrance We also have IMPECCABLE financial backing with FULL travel licencing providing absolute financial security for you - our clients. Your money is SAFE with us.

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