On 1st July 2016 there were moving national and local commemorations of the First Day of the Battle of the Somme in many parts of the UK, as well as the international commemorative ceremony at the magnificent Thiepval Memorial in Picardy, in the heart of the battle area. The overnight vigil in Westminster Abbey ended with two minutes’ silence at 7.30 am, the actual start of the battle.  The battle itself, which raged from 1st July to 18th November 1916, was Britain’s bloodiest battle – our worst ever military disaster.

Our one-day Somme Centenary Tour on Saturday 17th September 2016, which is fully guided, visits some of the Somme’s battle sites and memorials.  The price of £65 (£45 for 12-17’s) includes a light lunch.  We are now taking bookings: please email or call on 01424 775730 for fuller details and a booking form.  

For more details of sites included in the tour, click on the TOURS tab on this site and look under SOMME and VIMY RIDGE.

Our Somme Centenary Tour in April was reviewed in the Hastings Observer on 6th May – a big thank you to Malcolm Robinson for writing this.  Copies are available from our office.   Somme tour articleONE-DAY TOUR TO FLANDERS FIELDS

Another one-day tour to Flanders Fields is planned for Autumn 2016, open to adults and children aged over 12.  Email if you would like more information.


We provide fully-guided one-day tours for schools to Flanders Fields or to the Somme, visiting memorial sites, trenches and cemeteries, specially designed for both school parties and for adult groups and tailored to meet your specific requirements.  Our aim is to bring history to life by telling some of the human stories to illustrate the tragedies and triumphs of The Great War.  We offer:

  • A flexible itinerary that can be individually tailored to meet your needs
  • Special tours for school parties studying the history of World War One
  • An unforgettable experience for your students or group members.

For further information, a quotation and a sample itinerary, or to arrange for our Tour Director to visit you, email on or telephone on 01424 775730.

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