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Planning your travel for 2020? Leading specialist battlefield tour operator, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours, is offering a number of special anniversary tours, as well as must-do pilgrimages to the sites where the Anzac legend was born and fostered. All tours are led by expert historians who can assist in tracing ancestors who fought on the battlefields you are visiting.

Special WW2 tours for the bucket list:

“With September 2019 to September 2025 marking the 80th anniversary of the Second World War, we have launched a number of special tours, and will be releasing additional tours for 2021 and beyond in the coming months. We also offer Private Touring and Custom Group Touring, so enquiries for additional dates or special itineraries are welcome,” said Matt Masson, General Manager Touring for McLachlan Tours.

Multiple Kokoda tours, all ex-Port Moresby, including thirteen 11-day Kokoda Treks, Anzac Day at Kokoda Without Trekking (departs 18 April), and a Kokoda 78th Anniversary Without Trekking (departs 31 October).

Dunkirk 80th Anniversary Value Tour: 4 days l Departs 22 May l $873pp, twin share

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of Operation Dynamo – the Dunkirk evacuation, including visiting the key battle sites and attending the official ceremonies. Multiple UK/Europe joining points to choose from.

Anzac Day at Hellfire Pass: 7 days l Departs Bangkok 21 April 2020 l $2199pp, twin share

This special tour follows the events that occurred during the building of the Thai-Burma Railway in WW2.

WW2 History Cruise to Papua New Guinea: 11 days I Departs Brisbane 26 August 2020 I from $2599pp

An exclusive 11-day WW2 History cruise group of Papua New Guinea, including a three-day conference on board with leading Historians plus special shore excursions to Rabaul & Milne Bay. Final cabins available, or pre-register your interest for future cruises.

Return to the Guadalcanal: 8 days l Departs Honiara 1 August l $4999pp, twin share

Walk in the footsteps of the marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen who fought in this iconic campaign.

CLICK HERE to view Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours’ full range of WW2 tours.

Special themed and celebrity led tours:

Discovering the Western Front tour with Ray Martin and Mat McLachlan

10 days l Departs Paris 7 June l $6699pp, twin share

Mat McLachlan’s Signature Tour to Gallipoli – co-hosted by acclaimed historian Peter Hart

9 days l Departs Istanbul 16 September l $3999pp, twin share

Marching with Monash – following in the footsteps of Sir General John Monash on the Western Front

9 days l Departs 28 June l $3999pp, twin share

Vietnam War tours led by Vietnam War veteran and historian, Gary McKay, departing from Hanoi or Saigon, are also an incredible bucket-list experience, including: Commemoration Tour of Vietnam (departs 4 May 2020), Vietnam Past & Present (departs 9 August), Long Tan Private Tour (departs any day).

For first time battlefield pilgrims, the ideal inclusion for any Europe holiday is Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours’ 4-day Western Front Explorer Tour, which has 32 departures (April to November) to choose from in 2020, $1999pp, twin share, departing from Paris.

To view Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours’ full range of 50+ tours, and for more information on Private Tours and Custom Group Tours, visit www.battlefields.com.au . During January, $100 for every passenger booked on any Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tour will be donated to the NSW Rural Fire Service to support the volunteer firefighters who are on the frontline of Australia’s bushfire battle.

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