Somme Centenary 2016
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"Somme Centenary 2016 - By Coach"
The centenary of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 2016 is sure to be an emotive event. We will be operating an extended 5-day weekend break, departing on June 29th. On June 30th and July 2nd, in the company of our expert guides, we will explore the Somme Battlefields, visiting locations where major battles took place, seeing memorials to the dead and missing and visit some of the museums which help to tell the story, including the new museum at Thiepval.
We will visit the battlefields at Beaumont Hamel and Serre, where the Pals battalions fought and fell, and also look at some of the later fighting around High Wood and Delville Wood. On the anniversary day, July 1st, we will be ‘on the ground’ in the Somme, attending some of the major sites and our own personal Remembrance Ceremony at a Somme battlefield site. For those who are successful in the Government ballot, on July 1st you will be transferred separately to attend the Thiepval ceremony.
Day 1 - Regional departure by coach, then onward to our hotel in northern France or Belgium for four nights.
Day 2 - Today will be spent introducing us to some of the key sites of the Somme.
Day 3 - Today we will be operating two itineraries. One for those who are successful in the Government ballot to attend the Thiepval ceremony. You will be transfered to Thiepval in the morning to attend the ceremony. For the remainder of our guests, we will be ‘on the ground’ in the Somme battlefield area and will attend our own personal Remembrance Ceremony at a site on the battlefield. Exact details will be confirmed nearer the time.
Day 4 - Another day to explore the Somme.
Day 5 - To Calais and home.
- 4 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
Specialist Battlefield Guide
- Battlefield visits as described
- Regional joining points (Some locations carry a supplement)
29 June 2016 - £379 per person
Prices based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms available at a supplement.
To book this offer, or for more information, just call us on 0800 849 1285, quoting reference number 249990.
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