Who is Spirit of Remembrance? We are a dedicated Battlefield & Remembrance tour & travel company specialising in QUALITY battlefield tours and travel for Australians - with our company owned and operated by Australians. 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 quality product(s) included throughout your travel experience with us.
We come from a proud military family history, with our Marketing Director & co-founder a returned Vietnam veteran. Being based at your destination here in the UK, we are only 2 hours away from the Australian WW1 battlefields in France and Belgium and a few hours further to Australian WW2 battlegrounds of Italy, Greece, Crete, & North Africa. We live here. We know here! We also provide real 'hands on' knowledge and support in the same time-zone - while you are here in the UK and Europe.
We are FULLY LICENCED travel professionals. Many other battlefield tour operators are not. Your money is SAFE with us.
We particularly specialise in France and Belgium (WW1 Australian Sectors on the Western front) from both the UK (London & other major cities) and also from Paris/Lille/Arras/Amiens in France.
The performance of the First AIF in France and Belgium 1917/18 has no parallel in our military history.
OUR GUIDES: We only use highly experienced EXPERT historian guides (many ex-military) all who are members of the elite Guild of Battlefield Guides, and who are individual experts for specific AUSTRALIAN campaigns, battles and battlegrounds. Our guides 'walk the ground' specifically where Australians fought, such as (WW1) : Pozières, Fromelles, Bullecourt, Dernancourt, Villers-Bretonneux, Le Hamel, Polygon Wood, Mont St Quentin, Ypres, Passchendaele & Arras. WW2: Normandy, D-Day, Tobruk, El Alamein, Greece, Crete, Syria & Tunisia. We also visit their graves and Australian memorials wherever possible.
We also offer premium "tailor made" tours to the WW1 Australian Sector on the Western Front - tailored to your exact requirements.
Our client testimonials 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!" ...."We will always treasure our memories of ANZAC Day. Thank you for helping us learn more about the Australians role over the years 1916-1918"
By booking your tour or itinerary direct through us you also avoid all the expensive middleman mark-ups so often applied to your tour cost(s) when purchasing overseas travel itineraries in Australia. Our prices are excellent and provide great value for money with no hidden charges.
Of great importance is that our Battlefield and Remembrance tours are NOT a 10 minute 'bus stop' in a car park near a battlefield. They are designed with great care and great research - all tailored to our clients individual needs.
Our expert battlefield historian guides can also provide extensive family history research on your ancestors both in Australia and here in the UK with a variety of *top level UK resources (*some actually closed to the public) such as the National Archives, Regimental HQ's, Army/Air Force records etc plus Red Cross archives, Trench Maps, Artillery Maps etc.