Apollo Battlefield Guide

Light Dispelling Darkness

FAQ

General

  1. Why are you called Apollo Battlefield Tours?

    Light Dispelling Darkness...Apollo, like other Greek deities, had a number of epithets applied to him, reflecting the variety of roles, duties, and aspects ascribed to him. In Latin literature, the chief epithet applied to Apollo was Phoebus ("shining one"), which was very commonly used by both the Greeks and Romans to denote Apollo's role as the god of light. At Apollo Battlefield Guide, we identify with Apollo because, just as Light Dispells Darkness, Truth, or more properly Knowledge, Dissipates Ignorance. 
It is our mission to guide visitors on their Western Front experience with the expertise, deep respect and sense of wonder that is due to those who fell almost a century ago in the Great War.

  2. Where can I read about Apollo?s Terms and Conditions?

    You can download a form of Apollo's T&C's on the "Browse Our Services page" under "Choosing a Tour".

  3. How many people should I expect there to be on each tour?

    Between 4 and 7 people on a small group tour. Our larger groups can be between 16 and 40 people, these are usually organised educational tours. We will be happy to quote for singles or couples travelling in their hire car, for example.

  4. What if Apollo cannot accommodate our tour requirements.

    Apollo will be more than happy to provide you with details of a tour company that we have worked with closely over the years, and who we know will provide you with the same sort of excellent service you will receive with us.

  5. Who will be our guide?

    Your guide will be Michael Kelly BA (Hons), a well respected British military historian who has worked on many British, ANZAC, Canadian and American battlefield pilgrimages for 15 years. Please read the many testimonials about Michael on the "Testimonials" page. In the case of illness or unavailability, you will be guided by someone of equal standing to Michael and who has been duly recommended by him.

    Each tour can be researched and prepared for by Apollo's team. Included as part of your tour at no extra cost, we will ensure that you have lots of historical material to add meaning and value to your specific experience.

  6. You specialise in Australian Educational Institution Tours. What is the criterion for such tours, where can we get further information on this and who do we contact to discuss such tourism?

    We pride ourselves on being able to bring the right mix of battlefield and academic knowledge to all our education tours. We can cater to the needs of universities and high schools where the learning needs of students and teachers are paramount.

    Together with clients, we will tailor tours to suit Australian Curriculum or other requirements and will work with educators from all sectors to create a meaningful, rich and student-centred experience focused on inquiry learning and field experience. As a free bonus for all of Apollo's education tours, Apollo's curriculum preparation and historical research towards the trip can take the hassle out of the equation!  

  7. How safe is our money with Apollo?

    Apollo Battlefield Guide follow the guidance as laid down in The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 whereby monies paid by a consumer are held in a Trust Account until the conclusion of the tour.

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Inclusions

  1. Are meals and accommodation included?

    We quote for an all-inclusive package staying at 3 or 4 star hotels. We would be more than happy to discuss other options.

  2. What about flights and peripheral planning/bookings?

    For those flying from Australia who require flights, we work with a fully bonded Australian Travel Company who will provide competitive rates.

  3. Are there any additional costs?

    If you are quoted for an all-inclusive package, the only extras you will be required to pay are for flights, travel insurance, alcoholic beverages and drinks, and any other mode of travel/accommodation not included within the tour.

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Locations

  1. Where can we meet Apollo to begin our tour?

    We can meet you at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, Brussels airport, Lille railway station or at Calais. We can collect you from Heathrow, hotels in France or Belgium or London. Our preferred means of travel from the UK to France is via the Eurotunnel, Folkestone or by P&O Ferries from Dover.

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Planning

  1. What are my tour options?

    There are so many options open to you. We design our tours based upon each individual's requirements, just contact us and try us!

  2. How soon should I book?

    It is advisable to book as soon as possible after you have accepted the quotation, the tour is then secure.

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