World War 1 Battlefield Tours – 2016 (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 Tour – Tanks in the Great War

14th–17th September
4 Days, 3 Nights
£550.00

A special 100 year Anniversary Tour covering the use of tanks in the Great War. Please click here for full details of this battlefield tour.

WORLD WAR 1: Armistice, Ypres and Somme visit

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

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: Armistice at Thiepval and Ypres visit

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 Armistice 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.

Union Jack WORLD WAR 1: 100th Anniversary Tour – 51st Highland Division at Beaumont Hamel

12th–15th November
4 Days, 3 Nights
£550.00

A special 100 year Anniversary Tour covering the actions of the 51st Highland Division at Beaumont Hamel. Click here for full details.