Battlefield Tours

Join us for Global Tours of WWI Battlefields


2021 Battlefield Tour:
Verdun and Saint-Mihiel

2020 tour postponed | 2021 dates to be announced

Nourishing the lush vineyards of northeastern France is a soil storied and shattered by two of the 20th century’s most significant battles. Join the National WWI Museum and Memorial in exploring the hallowed forests and hollowed grounds of Verdun and the Saint-Mihiel Salient, their ruins a shrine to the endurance of Franco-American fraternité. The 2021 Battlefield Tour will be led by Clive Harris and Mike St Maur Sheil.


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$2,200 per person (payable in two installments)


Costs include:
  • Pick up and drop off from Charles de Gaulle Airport, bus, driver and guides throughout tour
  • 5 nights accommodation (includes morning meals and two evening meals)
  • Small group size
It does not include:
  • Flights to and from France
  • Most evening meals
  • Incidentals
Travel Insurance

Traveler is responsible for securing their own optional travel insurance.

Flight

We encourage scheduling your arrival the day before the tour begins to avoid any risk of a delayed flight.


As we explore century-old battlefields, expect to walk across uneven terrain – rewarded by breath-taking views. If you have questions on mobility and accessibility, please contact travel@theworldwar.org.




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Questions? Email travel@theworldwar.org or call 816.888.8113.



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About Clive Harris

Raised in Hertfordshire, Clive developed a lifelong fascination with history. He spent seven years with the Royal Corps of Signals, serving operationally overseas with the 1st Armoured Division in BAOR — an Infantry attachment with the Royal Green Jackets, in Cyprus, Germany and France — and finally taking an instructor’s post in the Signals Wing of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. On leaving the army he joined his local Constabulary, serving 11 years in their Force Operations Room as a specialist communications officer and control room manager. In 1998, he began working as a speaker, writer, researcher and battlefield guide and since then has guided groups to the Somme, Ypres, Arras, Mons, Cambrai, The Hindenburg Line, Verdun, and Gallipoli for the Great War, as well as Normandy, Arnhem, The Italian Campaign, and of course the London Blitz for the Second World War. Clive is a Badged Member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides (No33) and also a member of the British Commission for Military History.


About Mike St Maur Sheil

Mike is the award-winning curator of Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace 1914-1918. After studying Geography at Oxford, in the early 1970s Mike began his career as a photojournalist covering “the Troubles” in Northern Ireland. Here he became associated with the New York picture agency, Black Star, and over thirty years later he is still in the fortunate position of being paid to do what he loves doing — taking photographs. Mike has visited over 60 countries around the world, working for a wide range of clients such as ABC-TV, BBC, Anti-Slavery International, British Red Cross, European Commission, National Geographic, The New York Times, Shell, Time and Time Life.



Images courtesy of Mike St Maur Sheil / Fields of Battle 1418