Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm
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Rorkes Drift and Zulu War Victoria Cross Winners, led by James Aitchison

16th – 18th July 2021 or 15th – 17th October 2021

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Discover more about the short but bloody 1879 Anglo-Zulu War, including the Zulu victory at Isandlwana and heroic British defence of Rorke’s drift - a defining episode in British imperial history.
  • Accompanied by expert military history guide, James Aitchison
  • 2 nights in 4* hotel accommodation on a half board basis
  • Visits to the graves and the stories of 5 VC winners in the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War
  • The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh
  • Visit to Brecon Cathedral
  • After dinner talk on the Battle of Isandlwana

Rorke’s Drift & Zulu War Victoria Cross Winners, led by James Aitchison

Fought in 1879, the war between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom was a series of particularly bloody battles that have gone down in the annals of colonial warfare. At the Battle of Isandlwana British forces lost more than 1,300 of their 1,800 troops, and the defence of the British outpost at Rorke’s Drift has become a key moment in British military history.

Exploring the extraordinary events and giving insight into the heroic actions of those awarded the Victoria Cross for their actions, this special Remembrance Tour includes a fascinating after-dinner talk, visit to the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh, and personal stories told at the graves of those who fought on the battlefields of Zululand.

Your Accommodation

Mercure Cardiff Holland House & Spa


Located in the heart of vibrant Cardiff, the 4-star Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa blends urban sophistication and ultra-modern styling. All of the 165, modern guest rooms are served by a lift and many afford stunning panoramic views of the city. The hotel has 24-reception service and offers complimentary WiFi throughout.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Breakfast is served in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, which has a lunch and dinner menu featuring a range of modern cuisine. Light refreshments and bar meals are available in the comfortable, stylish lounge bar. The hotel’s leisure facilities include an 18-metre swimming pool, fitness centre, steam room, jacuzzi and spa offering a full range of beauty treatments.
Room Facilities & Amenities
The hotel’s modern, air-conditioned guest rooms have a subtle décor and tasteful furnishings. The large picture windows make them feel light and spacious, and with a choice of a double or twin beds, rooms are available as a double/twin share or for sole use.

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Full bathroom with hairdryer, bathrobe and complimentary toiletries
  • Safe deposit box
  • Balcony or patio
  • Satellite TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Coffee & tea making facilities
  • Complimentary WiFi