Take a poignant day trip from London to visit the World War One battlefields of the Somme. If you have an interest in history or genealogy, visiting the Great War battle sites is something you will remember forever. This small group tour ensures you will have an enriching experience, and receive personal attention from your knowledgeable guide.
The Battle of the Somme was fought from July to November 1916, and was one of the major battles of World War One. What remains to be seen today remains truly awesome.
After traveling to France by Eurostar, you will be met at Lille to take a small group tour of the Somme by minivan. You will tour the Somme battlefield covering major sites from the calamitous first day, when the British Army suffered its greatest ever losses in a single day with nearly 60,000 casualties, through the whole five months of the battle.
You will see Delville Wood, the Welsh memorial at Mametz Wood, the huge Lochnagar mine crater, the sunken road where the Accrington Pals were virtually wiped out, the Pozières battlefield and Windmill Hill (both important sites for Australians), Courcellette, site of the first major use of tanks supporting Canadian troops, and the nearby the tank memorial. An undoubted highlight of the day is a guided walk around the preserved Beaumont Hamel battlefield site.
With a maximum group size of 16, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience of these sobering sites from World War One. Other sites can be added according to your interests.
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