As we prepare to commemorate Remembrance Day 2021 within our shores, the team at Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours is thrilled to invite Australians to return to battlefields around the world with the launch of its 2022 tours.
Historian, founder of Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours, and presenter of the popular BattleWalks podcast, Mat McLachlan, anticipates the return of travel to significant battlefields worldwide will be embraced by Australians, particularly for Anzac Day 2022 – with a special offer for those looking to travel in April: Book your Anzac Day 2022 commemoration tour to the Western Front, Gallipoli or Hellfire Pass by 15 January 2022 to save up to $400 per couple*.
“The Anzac legend and the values of mateship, sacrifice and courage are perhaps even more important today than ever as we emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns and embrace our freedoms. The Western Front and Gallipoli continue to be bucket-list travel battlefields for Australians, and we have small group and private tours throughout the year to these destinations.
“And with next year marking the 80th anniversary of key World War II in the Pacific battles, including the Bombing of Darwin and the Kokoda Trail Campaign, we have expanded our Pacific War tours, as well as offering World War II in Europe Value Tours.”
Tours are small-group, include accommodation in the heart of the battlefields together with exclusive extra visits not offered by any other company and are all led by expert historians – who can assist with researching relatives who fought in World War One on the Western Front or at Gallipoli. Private and custom group tours are also available.
Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours’ 2022 offering has been designed with a focus on COVID-19 safety (read the COVID-Safe Policy here), following recommendations from the World Health Organization and the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Safe Travel protocols for tour operators.
Anzac Day 2022 (80th anniversary of Kokoda) commemoration tours
Anzac Day at Kokoda Trekking, Papua New Guinea Departs Port Moresby 15 April, 12 Days, $3850pp
Anzac Day at Kokoda Non-Trekking, Papua New Guinea Departs Port Moresby 18 April, 9 Days $3850pp
4-day Western Front Explorer 28 weekly departures April to November from Paris, 4 Days, $2099pp
Mat McLachlan Western Front Signature Tour Departs 19 September from Paris, 9 Days, $5699pp
Western Front Private Tour Departs daily from Amiens or Lille, 3 Days, from $2349pp
Ypres Salient Private Tour Departs daily from Lille, 2 Days, from $1389pp
Vietnam Long Tan Private Tour Departs daily from Saigon, 3 Days, $789pp
WWII in the Pacific
Bombing of Darwin 80th Anniversary Tour Departs 16 February from Darwin, 5 Days, $1899pp
Cowra Breakout with Mat McLachlan Departs 3 August from Sydney, 4 Days, $1599pp
Trek Kokoda 13 departures February to November from Port Moresby, 11 Days, $3850pp
Kokoda without Trekking 80th Anniversary Departs 31 October, 8 Days, $3850pp
Singapore Private Tour Departs daily, 4 Days, $1829pp
Hellfire Pass Private Tour Departs daily from Bangkok, 4 Days, $1299pp
Borneo Private Day Tours – Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu, or Labuan Departs daily, 1 Day, $249pp
Papua New Guinea WW2 History Cruise Departs 16 November from Brisbane, 11 Days, from $1999pp
WWII in Europe Value Tours
25+ tours departing year-round, starting from $700pp twin share, view https://battlefields.com.au/value-tours/
All Value Tours depart from London (round trip) and start from $700pp
All tour prices listed are per person, twin share. Single supplements apply. All bookings require a 30% deposit and are subject to Terms & Conditions.
SOURCE: Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours