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Somme personal tour

Tours for individuals or small groups will also be structured to meet the needs and requirements of the client as the tour is usually designed to support a tour investigating the activities, and often death, of a relative during the conflict that took place in the area we will visited. Hence, the outline itinerary below is only a framework to be adapted, or completely changed, for any particular client. It is an idea and not intended as a timetable to be followed rigidly. Our prime concern, with tours for individuals or small groups, is to meet the needs of our clients in what may be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

 

Day 1 : (Own Picnic/Packed Lunch Required)

The focus of the first day is the Somme battlefield, in particular the events of 1 July 1916. This would take us from Serre, via the Newfoundland Park, Ulster Tower, Thiepval, Blighty Valley, La Boiselle and Fricourt to the Mametz area.

Our evening rest would be at a local B&B, though hotel accommodation can be arranged if desired. There are links below to sample accommodation in the area.


Day 2 : (Picnic/Packed Lunch Required)

Today we will cover the ground gained during the remaining months of the battle of the Somme. We will examine the first use of tanks. We will look at the impact of the battles here within the context of the war as a whole. Naturally, we will visit locations upon which the client has a particular interest through their relative. Locations would include the

Ancre Valley, Pozieres, Delville Wood, Flers, High Wood, Courcelette, 

Lesboeufs, Guillemont and the Butte de Warlencourt

We return to our evening accommodation.

Day 3 : (Picnic/Packed Lunch Required)

We conclude our tour with wider view looking at the battles of 1918. This would include a visit to the museum at Peronne, while the main focus would be the area covered in the German attach in late March 1918 along the valley of the Somme. As well as crossing the battlefield of 1916, our visits could include 


the Manchester Redoubt, the bridges on the Somme, Noyon, Roye and Arras, leading us to the turning point at Villers-

Bretonneaux near Amiens where Austrlian tanks held the German advance and the Australian Memorial can now be found. We could follow the path of one battalion to see how it was affected in the chaotic retreat by the British.

 

Day 4 : (Picnic/Packed Lunch Required)

After leaving our accommodation, our final day takes us again to the wider battlefield to finish our tour. We then travel to the channel for our crossing and end the tour at an agreed location convenient for your travel home

Accommodation to suit your needs: Ask us for details

 

Includes:

  • Driver / military historian & battlefield tour guide
  • People Carrier Vehicle
  • Euro Tunnel return
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation and meals
  • 3 Packed Lunches
  • Driver-Guide
  • Research

Costs do not include:

  • Admission fees in museums and monuments
  • Beverages
  • Insurance – you must have travel insurance and an EHIC Card for minimum medical cover

* Subject to currency fluctuation & confirmation at time of booking

 

Terms & Conditions:

  • Deposit of £100 per person to confirm booking
  • Final Payment 62 days prior to departure
  • Please see website for full SoR Terms & Conditions. Supplier Terms & Conditions may apply
  • Please ensure that you have Travel Insurance.  

 

NB: Cheques payable to “Spirit of Remembrance” and mailed to :

Brecon House, 16 Albion Place, Maidstone, Kent ME9 7EY, England

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