Welcome to Somme and Ypres Battlefield Tours Ltd
the specialists in ‘then & now’ Self-
Somme and Ypres battlefields
Is a self-
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Please read this bit first -
Firstly, if you are thinking of booking a self-
As you may already have found, there are many companies offering battlefield tours, especially at the centenary of the Great War spanning 2014-
Unlike many other tour operators, we are one of the very few fully registered UK battlefield tour companies who have been established for over 20 years and who specialise in the Great War (Western Front) and nothing else. We are also the only self-
You may be unsure as to whether a self-
For those truly seeking to reveal the legacy of the Great War, nothing can beat the freedom of exploring the battlefields without the rigid timetable of a coach/minibus group dictating the pace. How frustrating must it be to see the battlefields passing before your very own eyes without being able to stop wherever you want to stop, for however long you want to spend, exploring what you want to explore. The freedom to explore the battlefields at your own pace is what I always wanted, and what today sets our tours apart.
As you go through our website you’ll find helpful downloads, photos, documents and maps under the ‘Helpful Downloads’ tab beneath the main menu, such as the example to the left here. Just click any of the items to bring them to life.
So. . .rather than me waffle on any more, have a look around our website (which we made ourselves), especially the Introduction Page and our Self-
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Got back Sunday night from our tour.
We were both very impressed with the whole 6 day excursion. Incredibly well organised, highly detailed notes, directions and info. Even my wife couldn't help but successfully direct me to our next stop! . . . .Definite trip of a lifetime -
My wife who was at first slightly cautious of the trip thoroughly enjoyed it and was at times very moved. . . .Definite advantage of self-
Gordon & Enez Tompsett.
Gordon Tompsett (UK) July 2017
“Your itinerary was first rate and created the right balance between the big set piece such as a Tyne Cot or Thiepval and the more unusual corners of the battlefields, many of which were new to me despite having visited both areas a dozen times or more. . . The whole experience was superb and I want to thank you on behalf of the family for a truly memorable holiday. It was all the more poignant as we managed to visit the resting places of several former pupils in both Ypres and the Somme.”
David Burnett (UK) July 2017
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Robert Pringle (UK) June 2017
“We enjoyed the trip enormously and we came back on a high, despite the awful news of Grenfell Tower!
I am continuing to read your books and can still picture the battlefields in my mind.
Thank you very much.”
Ann Korta (UK) June 2017
“We wanted to let you know we had a fantastic time recently staying at the lovely Ariane hotel and Ypres. Your attention to detail is amazing , however we did manage to get lost a few times , nothing to do with your instructions , just us going off piste !”
Tracy Leone (UK) May 2017
“We have returned from our pilgrimage to the Somme and thought we should write to you and say that we had a great time with all the details that you furnished for us. Very detailed (sometimes a bit too much info for us fledglings) but none the less very thorough and we gleaned a lot out of it all.”
Kathryn Sargent (Australia) May 2017
“The directions and information provided were excellent and made efficient use of our limited time. In addition to the cemeteries detailed in your guides we stopped at others we encountered whilst driving and without exception found the experience powerful and very moving. We all thoroughly enjoyed the entire time and of course were able to pay our respects to long past family members.”
David Bryant (UK) April 2017
Tim Bennett May 2017
“The self drive books are incredible and contain everything necessary to take yourself around the battlefields. The maps both modern and pertinent to the First World War were comprehensive and the touring booklet of the actual battlefields was so easy to follow with all the directions and photos necessary.”
Christine Ottawaay (UK) July 2016
“I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you so much for providing us with the background to have a truly amazing tour of the Somme and Ypres battlefields. It is a trip I will never forget. Your information package, while daunting, was incredibly thorough. Separating the drive part from the all history and information part was a great idea, as it was much easier to follow the drive and then pick and choose what we had the time and interest to read in detail.”
Suzan Keddie (USA) July 2016