This page is
all about the hotels we offer as part of our popular
Self-Drive battlefield tours.
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important feature of all these accommodation options is the
Self-Drive guide(s) we provide as part of our Self-Drive 'package', for without such a guide one can
so easily end up looking at French/Belgium countryside, without
having much idea as to what took place back in the Great War.
Please also note that are guides are only available when you book
accommodation with us.
We are not
like Expedia or some other remote faceless computerised hotel booking
service. We only recommend hotels which we have personally
'tried and tested'. We prefer smaller privately owned hotels and
pride ourselves in maintaining a personal relationship with the
hotel owners so that our guests are looked after in the way we
expect (we have a reputation for being a bit fussy...). We
also tray to be as honest as possible so that if a hotel has a minor
shortcoming which we think worthy of mentioning we will do just that. Unlike Expedia etc, we
are here to answer any queries you may have, even whilst you are
away (and can be contacted 24 hours a day if really necessary!).
suggest you first read more about what's included in our Self-Drive tours
by turning to our
tour page, then choose from the accommodation options to the right
one you would like to stay at. When you've found the hotel/B&B
you would like to stay at please phone or e-mail us for a quotation.
We try to keep things as simple as possible. You don't need to submit a booking form - everything can be arranged
by phone and/or e-mail.
that we only recommend privately owned hotels and guest houses which
we have used ourselves when visiting the battlefields.
Why not include a personal conducted tour?
We can easily
arrange for an independent English-speaking guide to collect you at your
hotel and take you (in our guide's vehicle) on a one or two-day
tour of either the Somme or Ypres battlefields This will be a truly
personal service and as such you will not be joining a group comprising
other persons. This option costs a lot more when compared with joining a
fixed-itinerary ‘public’ tour, but is by far and away the best way to
see the battlefield, especially bearing in mind this may be your one
occasion to make the visit you are have in mind. A personal tour is
also better suited for the quiet exploration and reflection of past
events, without the possible distraction of others making up your group
- and the need for the tour leader to stick to a fixed time schedule!
The tour we
will arrange can easily focus on areas of specific interest to you,
such as battlefields where soldiers from any particular country or
regiment fought and died (especially helpful for those seeking to
explore battlefields where Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians
etc saw action). This service is included in the total cost you
will pay, thus making your battlefield visit a seamless experience
with everything arranged by us in advance.