On 28th June 1914 in Sarajevo, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, were shot dead by Serbian nationalists. The outcome was a European-wide mobilisation and ultimately the outbreak of the First World War. View the battlefield 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.
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.
What our clients said about our 2013 tours
"Great experience. Good to see the places written about in books, Russia and its people."
"One can read a mass of information on a battle, but to walk where they fought and died means so much more. It will live with me forever."
"Once again thank you for an excellent tour. Your policy if going for small groups works very well and enables everyone on the tour to get to know and interact with each other."