Apollo Battlefield Guide

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Start planning and booking for the BIG WW1 anniversaries


The 100th anniversary commemorations of the Great War are well underway. At this time, 100 years ago, Europe had been embroiled in a major war for over one and a half years. The war that many had believed would be over by Christmas had developed into a conflagration few could have anticipated. Join Apollo to commemorate the formation and tragic experience of the ‘Pals Battalions’ in Britain. The centenary of the year the Australians entered the war, in Gallipoli in 1915, has been and gone, and some of the most terrible battles of WW1 (notably the horrors of the Battle of the Somme) of 1916, in which the Canadians and Australians, together of course with the British, featured prominently, will be commemorated in 2016.


 Customised Tours



A battlefield travel guide company with a difference! For all history lovers – from individuals tracing family connections to World War One, to academic researchers and school groups looking to supercharge their history education on topics including WW1, WW2 and the Vietnam War. Have you been thinking about researching your personal links with this historic time and place? Want to follow in the footsteps of a relative, or bring your study of this momentous time to life by walking along the very trenches of the famous battlefields of France and Belgium? Or is exploring the tunnels, battlegrounds and of Vietnam during the Vietnam War of interest? 


Apollo Battlefield Guide can tailor battlefield tours just for you!


Choosing a Tour



Apollo Battlefield Guide offers numerous options to suit your travel needs and budget. What makes Apollo different is our commitment to tailoring your tour to achieve exactly what you want. 


We have agents in the 

United Kingdom and Australia. 


Please feel free to get in touch by email to start planning your Western Front or United Kingdom guided tour experience! Mike will get back to you quickly with more details. Alternatively, you can call Mike Kelly in the UK directly  on 

+44 (0) 774 8868980.






 

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Read below for what others have said about 
Apollo Battlefield Guide...

“What sets Mike Kelly apart from many others in his field is his sheer passion and the almost uncanny empathy he has for his subject.”

- Eric Bogle, Singer/Songwriter, Adelaide, South Australia.

“His depth of knowledge is truly remarkable, coupled with access to a wealth of research material and modern technology, such as a GPS system for the location of trenches and battlefield features.”

“Head and shoulders above all, Michael is quite simply just so enjoyable to listen to, and that rare quality is what lies at the heart of a really good battlefield guide.”

- James Power, Somme Battlefield Tours Ltd, Dorset, U.K.

"Mike, I know you conduct a great number of tours and you certainly do not show complacency whatsoever. Your energy level, your knowledge and the interest you project to your clients speaks volumes. The reading material that you provide on a daily basis is most appreciated. Your communication skills, your sense of humour and your overall sensitivity to the subject matter is a valuable asset. The Western Front tour and the recent D-Day 70th are without question two of the best trips I have ever taken"

- Bob Comport, Ontario, Canada

I wanted to make sure that you and anyone considering your services are aware that Apollo is the very best in the business. The June Normandy Tour to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day was exactly what we have come to expect from you…superb accommodations, precise planning, fail proof execution and your unmatched passion for the subject matter. Despite a few surprises that traffic and congestion threw at us along the way, you made sure that we are where we needed to be. Nothing was missed. We so much enjoyed our first tour to the Western Front, we wanted to relive the strong companionship we developed with you and our fellow travellers in honouring those who gave so much for us to have the life we enjoy today. We appreciated you accommodating our request to pay our respects to a number of Canadians who lost their lives during the Juno Beach operations. Also, June 6 at the Bayeux Cemetery with Royalty in attendance, and the many veterans, will be a day I will never forget. In the future I am hopeful I can revisit the battlefields again with you, and hopefully bring our wives along to show them the experience that will be one of the most memorable they will have in their entire lives. By any measure, you are simply the best!"

- Steve Carter, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

“As requested, the tour was tailored to our personal requirements, following specific events in the lives of our relatives.  Mike's research (and the tech he used!) enabled him to take us to the precise places they and their comrades would have been on particular dates, which really helped bring it all alive.”

- John Clark & Sheila Tibbels, UK

"If you are considering a personal tour of the Western Front with Mike, then you can expect great communication throughout the planning process with updates and exchanging of ideas to ensure you receive the best tour in honour of your descendant/s. You can expect a man who lives and breathes to honour the sacrifice of a generation of young men and women. You will receive an experience you will never forget."

- Adam Holloway, Queensland, Australia

"Michael brought a human side to the tour through his stories and anecdotes about the soldiers, their lives and deaths. A poem he read at the graveside of a relative was most touching for us all. We appreciated his ability to 'read the moment' and allow us time and space for personal reflection."

- Kay & Michael Pope, Queensland, Australia

Specialists in Education Tours


Bring your university or college history curriculum to life with Apollo. What better history classroom could there be than out "in the field"?  We can help you design a battlefield tour that not only takes in all of the historic sites and events along the Western Front, but also develops the student 'as historian'. We can work with lecturers/teachers to develop an inclusive, student-centred program. Apollo specialises in tours to suit undergraduate, postgraduate and pre-service teachers. In addition, we can design high school tours to suit Australian Curriculum requirements. 


Please contact [email protected] for more details - and make the Western Front your classroom!