Battlefield Tour - Remembering The Somme

Departing 25/07/2016
Returning 24/10/2016 for 3 nights
Various National Pick-Up Points By Coach

Prices start from just £299
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Remembering The Somme


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"Remembering The Somme - By Coach"

The Somme is a byword for British sacrifice in the Great War; from deadly summer's day to snow which ended the fighting, the Somme was a battle of contrasts and often a forgotten Victory. Learn more about this important battle in the approach the Somme centenary.

Your Itinerary


4-Day Tour

Day 1 – Local departure by coach, then onward to northern France and our hotel for a four-night stay.

Day 2 – We begin with a look at that terrible First Day of the Somme as we follow the line of the 1st July 1916. We start at Gommecourt where London and Midland troops took part in a diversionary attack, then see where the Northern Pals battalions fought at Serre, walking up to the Sheffield Memorial Park and seeing the battlefield cemeteries. Following lunch, we look at the Beaumont-Hamel battlefield, seeing the Sunken Lane where the Lancashire Fusiliers sheltered before Zero Hour and Hawthorn Ridge, where a huge mine was blown and filmed for posterity. We then examine the fighting for the Thiepval Ridge, seeing the memorial to the 36th (Ulster) Division and visiting the Thiepval Visitors' Centre and Thiepval Memorial. We end the day at the Leipzig Salient, seeing the memorial to the Dorsetshire Regiment.

Day 3 – Continue the story of 1st July 1916 we begin in Mash Valley at Ovillers, looking at the fighting there, then move to the Lochnagar Mine crater at La Boisselle, before seeing where regiments from Yorkshire fought at Fricourt. After lunch, we look at the story of Devonshire Trench at Mametz, and see where Captain Billie Neville and his men kicked footballs over the top and where the British lines met with the French. We end the day looking at the next stage of the battle with the fighting at Mametz Wood involving the 38th (Welsh) Division.

Day 4 – Journey to Calais, then return home.

5-Day Tour

Day 1 – Local departure by coach, then onward to northern France and our hotel for a four-night stay.

Day 2 – We begin with a look at that terrible First Day of the Somme as we follow the line of the 1st July 1916. We start at Gommecourt where London and Midland troops took part in a diversionary attack, then see where the Northern Pals battalions fought at Serre, walking up to the Sheffield Memorial Park and seeing the battlefield cemeteries. Following lunch, we look at the Beaumont-Hamel battlefield, seeing the Sunken Lane where the Lancashire Fusiliers sheltered before Zero Hour and Hawthorn Ridge, where a huge mine was blown and filmed for posterity. We then examine the fighting for the Thiepval Ridge, seeing the memorial to the 36th (Ulster) Division and visiting the Thiepval Visitors' Centre and Thiepval Memorial. We end the day at the Leipzig Salient, seeing the memorial to the Dorsetshire Regiment.

Day 3 – Continue the story of 1st July 1916 we begin in Mash Valley at Ovillers, looking at the fighting there, then move to the Lochnagar Mine crater at La Boisselle, before seeing where regiments from Yorkshire fought at Fricourt. After lunch, we look at the story of Devonshire Trench at Mametz, and see where Captain Billie Neville and his men kicked footballs over the top and where the British lines met with the French. We end the day looking at the next stage of the battle with the fighting at Mametz Wood involving the 38th (Welsh) Division.

Day 4 – The Battle of the Somme continued beyond July and we follow the course of fighting at High Wood and Delville Wood, seeing 'Crucifix Corner' and Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, following the story of New Zealand's Unknown Warrior. We spend lunchtime in Albert with time to visit the Somme museum. In the afternoon, we look at the Australian attack on Pozieres, visiting the Gibraltar Bunker and Pozieres Windmill site, and seeing where tanks were used for the first time at Flers-Courcelette. We end the tour at the Butte de Warlencourt, now a memorial site, where the Somme battle came to a conclusion on 18th November 1916.

Day 5 – Journey to Calais, then return home.

What's Included


- Travel by coach
- Convenient local joining points (Some locations carry a supplement)
- 4 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
- Specialist Battlefield Guide
- Battlefield visits as described

Whats Extra
Entrance fees to museums and places of interest

Departure Date


4 Days

r personPrices based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms available at a supplement.

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