Spirit of Remembrance is more than a special tour company. It takes the traveller beyond the battlefield, offering a forum for discussion and research as well as chance to travel with our uniquely qualified guides. These men and women have not only walked the battlefields – but many have served themselves served as soldiers in many post-war conflicts. With this experience they bring a unique insight into the soldiers and terrain over which they fought.
Family History: For those who are researching their family histories – histories that in the 20th Century were almost inevitably touched by war - Spirit of Remembrance is a superb resource. The experience of our battlefield historian guides and our Family History research staff opens up new and exciting avenues of historical exploration for you. We are expert Family Historians/Heritage Travel specialists - and have mapped out thousands of our customer's WW1/WW2 family histories - which we love to do - AS PART OF OUR SERVICE - for everyone who requires/asks us for their family history - on all OF our tours.
Individual tours may be to visit the grave of a relative buried on a foreign battlefield. This can be a very intense and emotional experience and something that only close friends and family wish to share and we at Spirit of Remembrance respect this, offering tours for individuals, couples, families and small groups either series tours - and especially tailor made tours, carefully designed for your exact needs.
Old service comrades, history groups, families and relatives - or simply friends - can visit any of the battlefields of Europe and beyond with Spirit of Remembrance. Our carefully designed 'themed' tours can take travellers to distant battlegrounds in Europe, the Far East or Africa, or as local as the RAF Fighter & Bomber Command airfields and coastal defences in England that were the front line in 1940.
For groups - of any size - from 10 to 500 (or more!) Spirit of Remembrance can provide a complete A to Z experience handling flights, accommodation, itineraries, guides, transport, restaurants and reunions, and even fully qualified doctors and/or nurses to accompany the group - covering any battlegrounds in the world to the fortifications of Britain, the Continent, Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. We can also do any pre or post group individual bookings - and MOST IMPORTANTLY- we are FULLY LICENCED for total financial peace of mind!
Our Spirit of Remembrance multiple country specific ( Australia, Canada, USA, UK, NZ ) websites allows travellers to compare and discuss tours and for those who wish to go into greater detail - to expand their knowledge of not only battles, but of the soldiers who were involved. When a tour ends many travellers wish to maintain contact with the group or follow up what they have discovered - or learned. Our unique social media enabled corporate website allows them to do this - and more!
Travel to the foreign fields that have for some become "forever home" can be physically and emotionally tiring. No one can guarantee good weather – as the history of war amply demonstrates. With this in mind Spirit of Remembrance will select only the best or most suitable mode of travel - be it train, boat, plane or coach, combined with original, comfortable high quality hotel accommodation that provides an excellent base from which to tour. Working closely with national and local tourist organisations Spirit of Remembrance have also identified historic and unusual hotels, restaurants and guest houses that offer a high level of comfort and excellent traditional cuisine that they try to use to bring you even more value and history for your tour.
For example - you can dine in the Lion d'Ore hotel in Bayeux - the hotel that the Allied Forces radio and newspaper media took over soon after D-Day, or you can have a coffee in the Café Gondree at Pegasus Bridge and enter the first building in France to be liberated by glider born troops in the first minutes of D-Day. Or how about having a drink in the original bar of the London hotel frequented by many of the famous WW2 spys.. known in WW2 as "Spy Central"! If visiting Dieppe you could enjoy a Calvados in the Hotel de la Terrace at Vasterival - and see the hotel where No 4 Commando set up its base in the raid on Dieppe in August 1942. France and Belgium are also studded with historic chateaux and hotels/guest houses that have amazing historical significance in both the first and second world wars.
Travel with Spirit of Remembrance - and open the Gates of your Family History..