Price: Starting from USD $198.50 per person
Duration: 14 hours

This is a tour of the First World War battlefield site of the Somme in Northern France. You will depart London from Waterloo station on the Eurostar and be met in Lille where you board a special minivan. Over the following nine hours tour major sites connected with the Great War.

To most people the Somme signifies one day - July 1st 1916. It was the day that the British Army suffered its greatest ever losses in a single day with nearly 60,000 casualties. But the actual battle for the Somme raged until November of that year, and saw massive fighting again in 1918.
What remains is truly awesome. There are sites seen today that will be etched into your consciousness forever.

You will tour the Somme battlefield covering major sites from the calamitous first day, through the whole five months of the battle. You'll see Delville Wood, the Welsh memorial at Mametz Wood, the huge Lochnagar mine crater, the sunken road where the Accrington Pals were virtually wiped out, Sausage Valley, the Poziere battlefield and Windmill Hill (both important site for Australians), Courcellette, site of the first major use of tanks supporting Canadian troops, and the nearby the tank memorial.

Also included are Albert, the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing and the Ulster Tower. An undoubted highlight, however, will be a guided walk around the incredible preserved Beaumont Hamel battlefield site. Other sites will be added according to the interest of the tour participants.
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