WW1 Battlefield Tour Options

By arrangement, your battlefield tour can start in the Kent town of Faversham (other pre-arranged pick up points are possible e.g Amiens, Arras, Bruges etc.) Your bespoke trip will be an ideal opportunity for you and your family or friends to visit some of the most historically important World War One battlefields (including The Somme).

Places in The Somme that can be visited include Wavans, Doullens, Louvencourt, The Sunken Road, Serre, Auchonvillers, Hawthorn Crater, the preserved battlefield at Beaumont Hamel, The Ulster Memorial, Thiepval, Ovillers, Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, La Boisselle, Fricourt, Mametz, High Wood, Deville Wood (Longueval), Albert, Guillemont, Villers Bretonneux (the Australian memorial), Le Hamel and Baron Von Richthoven's crash site.

Places in Flanders which may be visited include Nieuwpoort, Dixmude, St Julian (Brooding Soldier), Poelkapelle, Passchendaele, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Hill 62, Hill 60 Messines Ridge including craters from the June 7th 1917 battle, and The Island of Ireland Peace Park.

4 Day Itinerary:

Day 1

• Travel to the farmhouse from pre-arranged pick-up point via:
• Vimy Ridge (Canadian Memorial Park nr Arras) tunnel and trench visit or La Carriere Wellington in Arras
• Notre Dame de Lorette (French national World War I memorial and cemetery)
• La Targette and Cabaret Rouge cemeteries and Neuville St. Vaast German cemetery

Or

• Wimereux Cemetery - John McCrae's grave
• Chinese Cemetery near Boulogne
• Etaples Military Cemetery
• Montreuil sur Mer (where Haig was based from 1916-1919

Day 2

• Loos September 1915 (Dud Corner and St Mary's ADC cemetery)
• Neuve Chapelle March 1915 Indian Memorial
• Fromelles (1916) including The Cobber Memorial, VC Corner and the new Pheasant Wood Cemetery
• Messines Ridge 1917 including the Spanbroekmolen Lone Pine Tree Crater, the Khaki Chums Christmas Truce Memorial & The Ploegsteert Woods
• Passchendaele & Tyne Cot Cemetery
• Polygon Wood
• Zillebeke (Hill 60, Caterpillar Crater)
• Meal in Ypres
• Ypres Menin Gate Ceremony

Day 3

Somme 1916 Tour - we will select from the following places:

• Wavans Cemetery (McCudden VC grave)
• Doullens Hotel de Ville - Salle de commandement unique
• Louvencourt Cemetery (Grave of Roland Leighton, Fiance of Vera Brittain)
• The Lochnagar Crater at La Boisselle
• Mouquet Farm & Poziers (Australian sites)
• High Wood and Caterpillar Valley
• The Butte de Warlencourt
• Mametz Wood and Delville Wood (South African memorial)
• Montauban
• Devonshire Cemetery
• The Thiepval Memorial & visitors' centre
• The Ulster Tower at Thiepval
• Newfoundland National Park (Beaumont Hamel)
• Auchonvillers trench visit
• Sunken Road
• Serre

Day 4

Somme 1918 Tour (Battle of Amiens)

• Albert 1914/1918 Trench Museum (in tunnels under the town) or Australian Museum in Villers Bretonneux
• Red Baron's crash site near Vaux sur Somme
• Villers Bretonneux (Australian Memorial)
• Australian Memorial at Le Hamel
• Adelaide cemetery
• Return to UK/ pre-arranged destination

Or

• Vimy Ridge (Canadian Memorial Park nr Arras) tunnel and trench visit or La Carriere Wellington in Arras
• Notre Dame de Lorette (French national World War I memorial and cemetery)
• La Targette and Cabaret Rouge cemeteries and Neuville St. Vaast German cemetery
• Return to UK/ pre-arranged destination

Railway Hollow Cemetery, Serre
Railway Hollow Cemetery, Serre

Edwin Lutyens Thiepval Memorial
Edwin Lutyens Thiepval Memorial

Sunken Road, nr Auchonvillers
Sunken Road, nr Auchonvillers

Trench behind "Ocean Villas" cafe
Trench behind "Ocean Villas" cafe

Trench behind "Ocean Villas cafe
Trench behind "Ocean Villas cafe

Newfoundland National Park
Newfoundland National Park

wreath Laying
Wreath Laying

Engraver Etaples military cemetery
Engraver Etaples Military Cemetery

Ovillers Military Cemetery
Ovillers Military Cemetery