Our sample itinerary visits five varied locations. We begin with an early visit to La Grande Mine usually known as the Lochnagar Crater, at La Boisselle. It remains a burial ground and is the largest mine crater on the Western Front.
We move on to the sombre and impressive Anglo-French Memorial to the missing at Thiepval. A short distance away we visit the Newfoundland Memorial Park at Beaumont Hamel, ground sacred to all Newfoundlanders. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides escort the group around the entire battlefield and explain all that took place here.
Lunch may be taken at Avril Williams auberge at Auchonvilliers. After lunch Avril will show the party the former trenches and bandaging station underneath the house.
Finally, we visit Vimy Ridge where there are many opportunities for learning, including the opportunity to explore with a guide the tunnels by means of which the Canadians undermined German positions prior to their heroic capture of the Ridge in 1917.
There are many other sites
in the Somme you could fit into a one or two day tour. As always we are here to discuss all your itinerary options with you.
For your overnight visit to the Somme we would suggest starting with a trip to Vimy Ridge.
The cost for this trip includes visits to Thiepval Memorial, Newfoundland Park; any additional visits will incur a small supplement. There are many other sites in the Somme that could be fitted into a two or three-day programme and we are always happy to accommodate your needs for such a visit.