World War 1 Battlefield Tours – 2016 (page 3)

The tour list gives the full index of all of our battlefield, pilgrimage and war graves tours covering the First World War. Expanded details are also available in our brochure, contact us for a copy.

WORLD WAR 1: Somme 100th Anniversary and Ypres visit

30th June – 3rd July
4 Days, 3 Nights
£550.00

A special 100 year Anniversary Tour to commemorate the Battle of the Somme. Please click here for full details of this battlefield tour.

Union Jack WORLD WAR 1: 100th Anniversary Tour – Battles of the Woods

9th–12th July
4 Days, 3 Nights
£550.00

A special 100 year Anniversary Tour covering the Battles of the Woods: the attack on Mametz Wood, High Wood. and Delville Wood. Click here for full details.

Union Jack WORLD WAR 1: 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles

18th–21st July
4 Days, 3 Nights
£550.00

A special dedicated 100 year Anniversary Tour covering the Battle of Fromelles and the actions of the Australians on the Western Front. Please click here for full details of this battlefield tour.

WORLD WAR 1: Battle of the Somme War Walk

Walk the front line of 1st July 1916 – our most popular war walk.

5th–8th August
4 Days, 3 Nights
£550.00

This tour visits the Loos Battlefield and Memorial on route to our Hotel. The next day sees us at Gommecourt, the most northerly part of the British Front Line on the fateful morning of Saturday 1st July 1916. With the assistance of trench maps we'll follow the line down through Serre, visiting the Sheffield Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel, the Ancre Valley, and up to Ulster Tower and Thiepval, Leipzig Salient, Ovillers and La Boiselle.

On day three we start off at La Boisselle, visiting Sausage and Mash Valleys, Fricourt, Mametz, Mansell Copse, Carnoy, and eventually Maricourt, where we visit the start of the French Front Line Trenches.

Our final day is taken up with a visit to Vimy Ridge and a guided tour of the tunnels, as well as Special Visits as requested.

The coach and courtesy car will accompany us during the walk, which will be completed at a leisurely pace, with regular breaks and battlefield presentations. Stout walking shoes are recommended.

World War 1 trenches

Back in New Zealand again, I enjoyed the trip and visits immensely.

Geoff Hughes

Can't make a trip? Want photographs of a Grave, Memorial or Battlefield site? Contact Ian at the War Research Society.