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2015 Tours

Anniversaries

World War 1 Battlefield Tours – 2014 (page 4)

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

 

WORLD WAR 1: Anniversary of Armistice at Thiepval Memorial

Somme and Ypres Battlefield visit

9th – 12th Nov
4 Days, 3 Nights

£499.00

Usual high quality, see you again soon ...

Norman & Anne Wilkinson

 
War Memorial Cross
Thiepval Memorial

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.

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WORLD WAR 1: Verdun and Somme

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

4th – 8th July
5 Days, 4 Nights

£560.00

The flexibility made the tour, easy going, caring friendly, thank you for an amazing 5 days.

John Chapman

 

 
Verdun Memorial
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.

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

The following day we will visit the Somme Battlefields, seeing Delville Wood, Thiepval, Lochnagar Memorial Crater and Albert, before making our way south to Verdun.

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 that the French troops took throughout the First World War and in particular in 1916.

We visit the site of the huge German gun that fired the first shells on Verdun and see the German concrete village where engineers were experimenting with concrete to build blockhouses.

We will visit Fort Vaux and see the Pidgeon Memorial, Fort Douamont, the destroyed villages, Bayonet Trench, The Ossuary containing some 130,000 remains, Verdun Memorial Museum, Colonel Driant’s Headquarters, the Maginot Memorial.

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.

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WORLD WAR 1: 100th Anniversary, Retreat to Victory – Mons/Marne

20th – 25th August
6 Days, 5 Nights

£670.00

 

The Retreat to Victory, a special 100 Years Anniversary tour covering the actions of ‘that contemptible little army’ and visiting Mons, Landricies, Le Cateau, Nery, The Marne and Aisne.

Please click here for full details.

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