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Somme and Ypres battlefields
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Our most recent unedited letter from the front. . . from clients who explored the battlefields using our self-
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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-
We are also one of the very few fully registered UK battlefield tour companies who have been established for over 17 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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From Tracey Healey (& family) June 2016
It seems very appropriate to write to you today on the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.
Our reason for booking our Spring Bank Holiday trip was that our 14 year old son was missing a similar trip organised by his school. He loves history and so we decided to explore the idea of doing our own tour.
How fortunate we were to discover your web page -
It was everything we wanted and more !!! So wonderful to get off the beaten track and explore the now peaceful French and Belgian countryside, imagining how things were for the men fighting for their country 100 years ago. Almost around every corner a monument or a story to observe.
Early on in our tour, near Serre, we met a French farmer who insisted we go and see a huge collection of bullets, shells and rifles he had dug up from his fields. He then showed us a picture of a veteran who had returned for the 50th anniversary -
The hotels you booked in Albert and Ypres were lovely too -
Thank you for your very personal service and checking whether our outward and return journeys went without a hitch.
This was a tour that was well thought out, enlightening and very moving. Highly recommended !!