At Kimber Battlefield Tours we want to take you on an unforgettable journey across
the battlefields of Europe. To achieve this, we not only engage you with the landscape
and surroundings by studying the topography and strategies employed on the battlefields,
but also, through our professional guides you will hear the human stories of heroism and
valour and learn about the context surrounding the battles both locally and globally.
This will allow you to see and feel how the battles that changed the face of Europe,
To allow us to maximise your enjoyment we mainly operate small group tours which allow us to offer a unique and individual experience but we can also cater for larger tours upon request.
Our tours engage with the landscape as much as possible which means we spend less time sitting on a coach. Unlike some companies who promote 5 day tours and then spend the best part of 3 days travelling to and from the battlefields, we arrange our tours so that we spend the minimum amount of time travelling, and so have more time on the ground exploring the battlefields. This is because we wholly believe that to fully understand the strategies and human sacrifices involved in any battle we should first engage with the land upon which the battle was fought - to this end we spend the majortiy of our tours exploring the battlefields on foot. Don't worry, we don't walk all the way back again - the transport is sent on ahead to wait for us.
Our tours are described as 'exceptional' battlefield tours because we stay in family run local hotels where the food and wine is of an excellent standard and where you can experience local life. We use transport that delivers a high standard of travelling comfort in the form of minibus or MPV. But don't just take our word for it - here's what some of our clients have said about our tours:
"The itinerary was spot on! Port au Bessin was a truly inspired part of the tour, theatrically presented by Phil."
"Once again I would like to thank you both for a wonderful trip. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be booking another with you in the future."
"Nothing was too much for you all as far as customer satisfaction was concerned."
"Having a small group is an excellent way of doing this sort of tour. There is no question that we will book one or more of your tours in the future."
"I've never come across someone who has been so incredibly helpful and so keen to make our trip rewarding and enjoyable. Paul has researched an extraordinary amount of information about our soldier relatives from World War I which will enormously enhance our experience and understanding. We thought we were quite good at research but he is in another dimension! He clearly loves his subject and that, combined with a real care and desire to enhance our enjoyment has made it a real pleasure to use Kimber. I really can't recommend him highly enough."
"The hotel was an excellent choice. It really had atmosphere, unlike some of the chain hotels that are the same the world over."
Our prices include Evening Meals + Wine, Breakfasts, Accommodation, Travel (except any flights) and pick-ups on route (if you're within a reasonable distance on the route of travel. Check with us before you book) and entrance fees to any of the museums we visit. Our aim is to make you feel like you've had a holiday as well as a memorable battlefield experience.
The emphasis on quality and small size of our company means that we can accommodate those persons engaged on a pilgrimage to a grave or site, as well as those visiting the battlefields for the first time or even those wishing to expand their knowledge of a particular conflict. Size of group doesn't matter although we try to keep maximum numbers to twelve and minimum to four. Whatever the purpose of your visit we are sure that you will enjoy travelling with like-minded people and will enjoy feeling a part of the Kimber Battlefield Family.