Field Trips and Tours

"GTI run a number of other tours which members and non-members alike may be interested in. Tours currently available are:

WW1: Flanders & The Somme
Follow in the footsteps of Irish soldiers on this remarkable 4 day tour and discover the WWI battlefields of Flanders and the Somme where over 200,000 Irishmen fought. Guided by a professional historian with extensive knowledge of the role of Irish regiments, this tour visits key WW1 sites. A truly historic era in the world’s history, now you have the opportunity to see what happened for yourself.
From Cork: 07 - 10 Sept 2017 from €667pps
From Dublin: 19 - 22 Sept 2017 from €667pps
11 - 14 Nov 2017 from €719pps

WW2: Secrets of the Third Reich
Join this amazing 4-day tour as we reveal the secrets of the Third Reich. Based in Munich the tour explores Hitler's rise to power and brings to light how the Nazi State changed under his tyrannical Dictatorship.
From Dublin: 25 – 28 August 2017 from €729 pps

WW2: D-Day Landing Beaches
Visit the historic D-Day Landing Beaches of Normandy where 150,000 allied troops landed on 06 June 1944. On this 4-day tour you will walk along the now peaceful beaches & through the vast cemeteries where the sense of importance of these memorials is inescapable.
From Dublin: 22 – 25 Sept 2017 from 729 pps

WW2: Anzio & Montecassino
Visit key sites of the Allies' Italian Campaign on this 4-day tour & learn about the Battle of Montecassino and the Battle of Anzio which saw some of the fiercest, most prolonged fighting in Europe during WW2.
From Dublin: 26 – 29 Sept 2017 from €779pps

WW2: Berlin & the Cold War
Visit key WW2 sites including Hitler's Bunker and also discover life behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin. A truly remarkable tour.
From Dublin: 02 – 05 Oct 2017 from €697pps

Foreign Tour 2017

The Complete Western Front. The MHSI Foreign tour in 2017 will take place from 19th to 27th September with an optional 2 extra nights in Paris.

GTI have been appointed by the Military History Society of Ireland to conduct the tour. It has been tailored by the MHSI and will offer you the opportunity to join your colleagues in the Society to visit the Complete Western Front – from Flanders to Verdun.

Guided by Colonel Dick Heaslip, the tour will follow in the footsteps of Irish soldiers on this remarkable journey and discover the WW1 battlefields of France and Belgium where over 200,000 Irishmen fought. A truly historic era in the world’s history and now we have the opportunity to see what happened in what is possibly the most comprehensive and expertly led tour of the Western Front.

Captain Donal Buckley will be on hand throughout the tour to lend administrative and other day-to-day support.

As an optional extra, we are offering an additional two-night stay in Paris. One day will be free to members to explore the city; on the last day, we will visit the Palace des Invalides and Rodin Museum. We are also exploring the possibility of visiting Ecole Militaire, which is not normally open to visitors!

Full details, including an Application Form, are available at:


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