Merry Christmas and other nice things

Merry Christmas and other nice things

The Website

In the next few weeks we will be transferring to our new website; All inquiries to will automatically forwarded to the new location.

New TV Shows

We have six hours of new TV shows coming up in the next few weeks. The series is entitled The Great War Tour With Norm Christie. Four shows; Master of War, The Missing, Sacred Places and The Vimy Pilgrimage will be broadcast or on-lined by TVO. Go to the TVO website for broadcast details (See Doc Zone). The other two shows will be broadcast on-line later in December. Knowledge
Network will broadcast the shows in 2015. See the preview here.

Please take a moment and visit the Facebook page for the Great War Tour and dont forget to give us a ‘like’!

Meet Norm Christie

We have no plans right now. There is an outside chance we will attend The Toronto Military Show in Oshawa, on November 29th. But if you really need to ask Norm something, then please use our Ask Norm page.





1) July 17-25, 2015
2) October 16-24, 2015

These tours are restricted to seven persons maximum. Norm Christie will be the Guide and Driver. The Mini Tours cover the famous Canadian Battlefields of the Great War. They are 9 days, including two travel days, and include three nights in Ypres, three in Arras, and one in Paris. All three Tours leave Canada on a Friday and return to Canada the following Saturday. Hotels are all Three Star and located close to the Battlefields. Breakfasts are included. At current prices we anticipate the costs to be $2750 for the mini tours (Please note Airfare, lunches and Dinners are not included) for Double Occupancy. Each tour requires a $500 per person to reserve; feel free to do so here – July Tour or the October Tour.

The Tour includes the battlefields of Second Ypres, Mount Sorrel, Passchendaele, Hill 70, The Somme, Vimy, Arras 1918, and Cambrai, 1918. Sites include: The Brooding Soldier, Hill 62 Memorial, Crest Farm Memorial, Messines Ridge, Poperinghe, Fromelles (Pheasant Wood Cemetery), Neuve Chapelle Indian Memorial, Vimy Memorial (and tunnels), Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Park, Lognager Crater, Thiepval Memorial, Courcelette Memorial, and much, much more. Also included is everybody’s favourite pastime, Shrapnel Balling!


This tour is restricted to 25 persons maximum. Special requests are always a unique part of Norm’s Tours, and they will be accommodated whenever possible. The itinerary will include the Canadian battlefields of Ypres, Passchendaele, Mount Sorrel, Vimy, Arras, Cambrai, The Somme, Breskens Pocket, V1/V2 sites, Channel Wall, Juno Beach, Falaise, with visits to the extra special museums associated with the battles; and, as always, Shrapnel Balling and much, much more. Four nights in Ypres, three in Arras, three in Normandy and one night in Paris. The Tours are made up of Canadians from across the Country and are usually 40% women. Prices are $4195, double occupancy. Single supplement add $1000. Pricing is LAND ONLY and includes all taxes and surcharges.

For further information contact Angela Biene-Lewis, Marlin Travel, 175 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON K1Z 6W3; Telephone 1-888-225-3287 or 613-728-1616; or Norm Christie at 613-823-7000;