This eight day battlefield tour focuses mainly on the 1942 battle, but also the roles of the Long Range Desert Group and the SAS, both of which were formed and found fame during this period. View the historical tour..
Battlefield Tours To The Great Moments of World History
Welcome to the website of The Cultural Experience where you will find battlefield tours to many destinations throughout the world. We have been operating battlefield tours for nearly 20 years and are one of the few battlefield tour operators that offer military history tours to all parts of the globe. The year 2013 will celebrate a number of anniversaries, the most notable of which will be the sesquicentennial (150th) of the battle of Gettysburg during which tens of thousands of re-enactors are expected to participate in what will be probably be the largest battle re-enactment ever seen. We will also be at the 200th anniversary of Wellington’s decisive victory at Vitoria and the 500th anniversary of Flodden, the commemoration of which, along with Bannockburn, is sure to add fuel to the Scottish independence debate.
We at The Cultural Experience have a real passion for history – and for the places where it was made. Only by bringing together time & space in this way is it possible to put the great events of history into context and evoke the spirit of those who were there:
"In great deeds something abides. On great fields something stays. And reverent men and women from afar, and generations that know us not and that we know not of, heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them, shall come to this deathless field, to ponder and dream; and lo! the shadow of a mighty presence shall wrap them in its bosom, and the power of the vision pass into their souls.”
(Major General JL Chamberlain, on visiting the battlefield of Gettysburg some years later).
But the key to unlocking this vision is to have an experienced and entertaining guide who can bring history to life as a result of his academic research or military experience, or both. And the key to making this experience enjoyable as well as interesting, is to put all this in the context of the of local countryside, customs and cuisine – and to pull all these themes together in a relaxed but organised way. That is what The Cultural Experience is all about: a well-planned themed holiday which is informative, informal and inclusive – aimed at both enthusiasts and those with a general interest in history & travel. Most of all, we want the experience to be memorable and enjoyable – and we go to great lengths to ensure this is so.
Feedback from our 2012 tour programme was extremely positive (see the client comments below) and the fact that twice as many of you travelled with us as in 2011 indicates that our formula of high quality, expert-led, small group tours is proving very attractive. Single travellers will also be pleased to note that we have maintained our policy of low single-room supplements.
What our clients said about our 2012 tours
Haig on the Western Front
“Excellent speaker, good company with knowledgeable participants, good food”
“This was a thoroughly enjoyable and very informative trip: great discussions - an open air seminar”
Napoleon on the Danube
“I had been disappointed with other cheaper companies and whilst this was comparitively expensive, it was great value”
“Great company, great time and Alan was a great host”
“Keep up the good work and thanks for a great trip”