My Wife and I won a trip to the Western Front in 2018 for the 100 year commemoration of the NZ division and the liberation of Le Quesnoy in 1918. The competition was organised by Te Papa and Innovative Travel. We spent the week visiting a wide variety of battlefields on the Western Front including Messines, Passchendaele and Leper (Ypres).

Our visit to Menin Gate coincided with a very special occasion, when 2 Australian soldiers, who had been found in a farmers field were given full military burial honors; this was a highlight of the tour, a very moving place to be when you see all the names on Menin Gate, approximately 540000 names who have no known grave, especially when the local fire service play the last post,a tradition that has continued since WWI.

Visiting the Arras tunnels was also a very moving experience, the sacrifice of New Zealand soldiers is very evident and moving, as it was when we visited the cemeteries friend and foe alike. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions we asked even if they had to do a bit of research to find answers.

We could not have done this without the expertise of a guided tour, it was really the only way to do such a visit. Innovative Travel put on a great tour and I would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone who wanted to go on this tour. Regards Brent and Nicky Parsons.

100th anniversary Le Quesnoy Battlefield tour Oct 2018    

I would like to highly recommend Myriam who guided our Innovative WWI tour. She went out of her way to accommodate the members of our small group and took us to many sites relevant to our family members. Her knowledge was amazing. Myriam is bilingual with a French mother and Australian father and lives with her French husband in the Somme. Myriam would be a huge asset for any individuals visiting the Somme or Passchendaele areas and wanting a knowledgeable battlefield guide.

Katherine & Sarah
Travel Agent – Beth Yates

Ypres & Polygon Wood

"We are sitting at the Novotel Hotel in Ypres and I wanted to share a magical day touring with our tour guide Carl visiting Polygon Wood where my great uncle is buried. Very emotional.
Carl is a wonderful tourguide & owner.
Our hotel room is fabulous.
We could stay a week!
Thank you for helping us create this special moment.

September 2017

Battle of El Alamein

"I have just returned from Egypt and the Innovative Travel tour that culminated in the 75th anniversary celebrations for the Battle of El Alamein. This tour surpassed all my expectations and I have returned to New Zealand with huge enthusiasm for Egypt and what it has to offer the tourist.  

The tour was well led by our Kiwi leader and superbly guided by our local Egyptian guide who has infectious enthusiasm for her country and great knowledge of its history.

October 2017

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