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Rifleman Tours specialises in World War One and World War Two small group battlefield tours.
Run by husband and wife team Tony and Allison Eden, Rifleman Tours is committed to providing a personal service at an extremely high level.
Visiting the battlefields of World War One and World War Two is one of the most emotional and thought provoking experiences you can have. With the aid of our specialist guides and historians Rifleman Tours brings the battlefields back to life and conveys the thoughts and perspectives of all those who fought there, from the General to the humble Tommy.
Our battlefield tours cater for groups with between 12 and 22 people, and are specifically created to provide an informal, friendly relaxed atmosphere. They are suitable for everyone from the first time battlefield visitor to the history student and experienced researcher. In fact, our guests come from all walks of life and span all ages.
Rifleman Tours offers executive coach/minibus travel from the UK with onboard refreshments and quality hotel accommodation with private facilities. Lunches are catered for during your stay and ALL museum entry fees are included. As well as a top class guide, a tour manager will be with your group at all times to take care of all your requirements.
Rifleman Tours offers a number of scheduled battlefield tours that take place throughout the year visiting the battlefields of Ypres, the Somme and Normandy to name but a few. Each battlefield tour has a flexible itinerary which makes it easy to accommodate passengers wishing to visit a particular memorial or cemetery.
We also offer tailor-made tours for those who might wish to relate closely to the war experience of someone in their family. Rifleman Tours can research any World War One or World War Two records that may exist about your relatives and provide you with a short biography, incorporating this information into your tour to allow you to walk in the footsteps of your ancestor.
Groups and Associations are also catered for. If you are a Military Unit, Western Front or British Legion Branch, school or just a group of friends then we can arrange a tour that can suit your group.
We strive to offer a comprehensive battlefield tour at a competitive price. But don’t take our word for this, read our testimonials and let Rifleman Tours make your visit to the battlefields World War One and World War Two a truly memorable experience.
Tel: 01908 617264
2015 Tour Dates to be announced soon
Visit a Relative’s Grave or Memorial with us
Tours from £179
A Taste of Flanders and the Great War – a two day guided tour of Flanders for only £179 per person (based on two people sharing).
Visit Tyne Cot, Passchendaele and many more sites. Take lunch at Hooge Crater Café and visit their museum – all included in the price along with complimentary hot and cold drinks and light snacks on board the coach.
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The Anniversary Year
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Great War later to become known as the First World War and thus proving that it was never ‘The War to End all Wars’. 25 years later another conflict began grabbing the title – World War Two. However, was this war just the continuation of the first as some historians believe?
Rifleman Tours marks the Centenary Anniversary of the Great War with two special commemorative tours: ‘First Ypres; the Centenary Tour and ‘From Mons to First Ypres… the Graveyard of the Old Contemptibles’.
2014 also commemorates the 70th anniversaries of two momentous events of World War Two: the D-Day Landings and Arnhem – Operation Market Garden. Again Rifleman Tours marks these anniversaries with two very special tours that take place on the actual anniversaries and join in the commemorative events in each region.
As well as the above special tours we will be running our usual scheduled ones including our new World War One Tour ‘A Taste of Flanders… A Corner of a Foreign Field’. This short tour is ideal for the first time battlefield pilgrim and leave you wanting a taste of more.