SOmme Battlefield tours
Ypres - Passchendaele
Thank you to Annette & Christian“This was the most amazing tour I have ever participated in. Annette and Christian's knowledge of history is incredible. I feel we were so privileged to have been placed with these two amazing people. They are so genuine and passionate. As they had researched both our relatives whereabouts on the western front this was an extremely emotional tour to be taken back to where they fought and try to understand what these men endured day and night, their extreme bravery and persistence. We have both returned home feeling extremely fortunate to be descendants of men who fought alongside all of these brave men on the Western front. We feel extremely proud to be Australians". Norm & Adele
We booked a 3 day tour and were very happy with this "boutique" tour--in fact, we were the only two people on this particular tour! What a bonus! Annette & Christian, our tour guides, did much reading and research to enhance our experience of exploring the battlefield. They tailored the itinerary to fit with the stories of our three grandfathers and a great-uncle who had fought in this area. Annette surprised us with information about our great-uncle that we knew nothing about. An amazing discovery! We visited all the sites we'd hoped to see--and more. Our understanding and appreciation of this area of history was greatly enhanced by Annette & Christian. We are pleased we booked this tour. Bob & Lyn
private pick-up, Private transport
escorted guided visits & Accommodation
Tours start on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
departing at 9h30 from Lille railway stations (Lille Europe or Lille Flanders).
Tour ends at 19h00 at Lille railway station. (16h for 4 day - tour). Those tours are designed for travellers willing to visit the Somme Batlefields in depth.
Somme Battlefield Tour Itinerary(sample itinerary subject to be modified)
2 day - battlefields Discovery Tour600 Euros pp (1 night acommodation)
single traveller - 645 Euros
3 day - battlefields Complete Tour820 Euros pp (2 nights accommodation)
single traveller - 930 Euros
4 days - Battlefields and beyond1040 Euros pp (3 nghts accommodation)
single traveller - 1180 Euros
tour includes:• pick up from Lille station or hotel in Ypres.
• the services of a driver guide.
• lunch and drinks every day.
• entrance fees to the museums.
• Maps and booklet with pictures.
• Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Ypres.
• Drop off in Lille or other place on request.
During the tour, your guide will lead you to the most relevant World War One battlefield sites such as Hill 60, Hill 62, Tyne Cot cemetery, Polygon Wood, Messines Ridge and others in the Ypres Salient. In the Somme,you will stop at Thiepval, Pozieres, Mouquet farm, Villers Bretonneux tolist a few. Upon request, your guides can also take you also to specific sites such as a small cemetery where a relative is buried or a less known battlefield where he fought and was wounded or received an award.
Our guides Annette and Christian grew up in the area. They know the place inside-out. Having local contact, they are able to take you to some hidden places. Annette and (or) Christian will drive you to the most relevant trenches and significant battlefield sites. If you are interested in tracing the movements of one of your ancestor buried here, Annette and Christian are able to do the necessary research. (as long as you provide information about regiment, battalion and division prior arrival!). With such experienced and dedicated guides at your side, you will never forget your tour in the Somme.
deluxe mercedes van
Travel in maximum comfort. Our new Mercedes Viano's are easy to get in and out. They are equipped with confortable individual chairs, automatic air conditioning, microphone system, DVD & Audio all surround. Umbrellas, binocular and computer are also on board.
You will be satying at the Novotel in Ypres - The Novotel Ieper Centrum Flanders Fields is situated in the old town, a short walk from the Menin Gate. Hammam and fitness centre available. Free WiFi throughout the hotel.