World War 1 Battlefield Tours – 2015 (page 4)

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.

Union Jack WORLD WAR 1: 100th Anniversary of Battle of Loos

24th–27th September
4 Days, 3 Nights
£525.00

A special 100 year Anniversary Tour covering the actions of the Battle of Loos. Please click here for full details.

WORLD WAR 1: Anniversary of Armistice in Ypres and Somme visit

9th–12th November
4 Days, 3 Nights
£525.00

Day 1 – This Somme and Ypres tour accommodates Special Visits en-route to the hotel on the first day.

Day 2 – On day two we visit Albert, Thiepval, Beaumont Hamel, Delville Wood (Devils Wood), South African Memorial & Museum, Mametz Wood, High Wood, Lochnagar Memorial Crater, Pozieres, Ginchy, Guillemont and Butte De Warlencourt, taking in Special Visits and many other places of interest.

Day 3 – Armistice Day, we visit Ypres and participate in the Service of Remembrance at the Menin Gate, after which we have a tour of the Ypres Salient seeing such places as Passchendaele, Tyne Cot, Langemark, Pilkem Ridge, Essex Farm, Messines Ridge, Ploegsteert, The Cloth Hall, St George's Chapel and many other places of interest.

Day 4 – En-route home we visit Vimy Ridge, to see the preserved trenches and the Canadian Memorial.

Ypres Cemetry

Thank you for an enjoyable tour of the Somme. I was travelling on my own and everyone was friendly, and I did not feel left out.

Barbara Wheatcroft

WORLD WAR 1: Anniversary of Armistice at Thiepval Memorial

Somme and Ypres Battlefield visit.

9th–12th November
4 Days, 3 Nights
£525.00

Day 1 – This tour leaves from Birmingham to visit Ypres and the Somme, with Special Visits possible en-route to our hotel.

Day 2 – On our second day we visit Ypres and take a tour of the Ypres Salient visiting Ploegsteert, Messines Ridge, Passchendaele, Tyne Cot, Langemark, Pilkem Ridge, Essex Farm, The Cloth Hall, St George’s Chapel. We will also take part in the Service of Remembrance at The Menin Gate.

Day 3 – The third day is Armistice Day and we will attend the service at Thiepval. We will then visit Albert, Beaumont Hamel, Delville Wood (Devils Wood) and the South African Memorial and Museum, Mametz Wood , High Wood, Lochnagar Memorial Crater, Pozieres, Guillemont, Ginchy, Butte de Warlencourt and many other places of interest.

Day 4 – We'll visit Vimy Ridge to see the Canadian Memorial and the preserved trenches, on the way to our homeward ferry. Special Visits can be accommodated en-route to our hotel and on the return to the ferry on the final day.

Thiepval Memorial aerial view

World War I poppies in cemetry

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

WORLD WAR 1: Verdun and Somme

Including a visit to 'Des flammes... à la lumière'.

9th–13th July
5 Days, 4 Nights
£585.00

Day 1 –This tour visits Vimy Ridge Canadian Memorial and trench systems en-route to our overnight hotel.

Day 2 – On the second day we'll visit the Somme Battlefields, seeing Delville Wood, Thiepval, Lochnagar Memorial Crater and Albert, before making our way south to Verdun.

Day 3 – We visit the, now beautiful and quiet, countryside surrounding this ancient Citadel of France, now the World Peace Capital, and see for ourselves the terrible pounding the French troops took throughout WW1, 1916 in particular. We also visit the site of the huge German gun that fired the first shells on Verdun, and see the German concrete village where engineers experimented with concrete to build blockhouses.

We'll visit Fort Vaux and see the Pidgeon Memorial, Fort Douamont, the destroyed villages, Bayonet Trench, The Ossuary, Verdun Memorial Museum, Colonel Driant’s Headquarters and the Maginot Memorial.

Day 4 – On our fourth day we visit the Mort Homme Skeletal Memorial, Hill 304, the Butte De Vauquois and the Underground Citadel, where we will see where the French Unknown Soldier was chosen and where his comrades in death lie in the Cemetery. We'll also visit the Meuse-argonne, American Cemetery and Montfaucon Memorial and many other places of interest.

Special Visits will be made during our stay.

Douaumont Ossuaire

Trenches at Vimy

NOT TO BE MISSED!
On this tour we will visit Des flamme... à la lumière – a magnificent outdoor show depicting the history of Verdun before, during and after the War – with over 300 actors, 1000 projectors and 900 costumes.