Category Archives: Battlefield Tour Highlights

Great Reads About the First World War

By Australia War Memorial Historian, Aaron Pegrum The best part about joining a tour to the Western Front, is that everyone loves sharing and hearing from like-minded travellers who are genuinely interested in learning about the First World War. Our […]

Australian Stories

Western Front 2014 Tour Testimonial Our tour members depend on us to provide a once in a lifetime battlefield experience combined with exceptional customer service. We do our best to meet and exceed their high standards, which is what you’d […]

Rewarding, Inspirational, Emotive

There are many reasons to visit the Western Front In recent years there has been a significant growth in the number of people wanting to visit the battlefield sites of the Western Front in Belgium and France. Much of the […]

The Western Front

Aaron Pegram Takes You on a Personal Pilgrimage This year Aaron Pegram, who is currently the Australian War Memorial’s WW1 Military Historian, took a fantastic group of battlefield enthusiasts to the Western Front to retrace the path of the AIF […]

Ephesus

The Great Outdoor Museum Turkey is truly unique and has some of the most impressive historical sites which have been instrumental for the development of the western world. One of the great outdoor museums that exists today is in the […]

European River Cruising

Drifting Down Mighty Rivers with John Waller John Waller and his wife Sue did a European river cruise with Scenic Tours late last year, and can highly recommend it to anyone wanting to explore the charm and grandeur of Europe […]

Rod Margetts Visits Gallipoli in the Off Season

We advertised the October Gallipoli tour this year as “Gallipoli without the crowds”. In company with a very nice group of people I spent the first two weeks of the month finding out how different an October tour experience can […]

The Western Front

An Unforgettable Experience at Villers Bretonneux One of the most moving experiences for those travelling on one of our Western Front tours is a visit to the Franco-Australian Museum at Victoria Primary School in Villers-Bretonneux. In fact, the entire village […]

Last Post Ceremony – Menin Gate

Moving, Memorable and Poignant The Menin Gate should be on everyone’s bucket list when they visit the Western Front. The simple, but deeply moving ceremony starts at 8pm sharp every evening. It can get very crowded in the high season […]

Fromelles Cemetery Thanks to VIC Man

It took specialist researchers, archivists, historians, archaeologists, scientists and the cooperation of three nations to lay to rest 250 Australian and British WWI soldiers in a new military cemetery in France. But if there’s one person who deserves to be […]