We     are     one     of     the     longest-standing     companies specialising   in   small-group   tours   to   the   Somme   and Ypres   battlefields.      Having   taken   over   300   groups   on tours    to    the    battlefields    of    WW1    we    have    now transferred   that   expertise   to   a   Self-Drive   format   so that   you   can   explore   these   battlefields   on   your   own   or with   family   or   friends,   without   being   tied   to   a   coach tour. In   a   nut-shell   you   chose   when   you   wish   to   travel   and for   how   long.   You   take   your   car   and   we   arrange   your hotel    accommodation,    Channel    crossing    and,    most importantly   of   all,   we   provide   you   with   our   acclaimed self-drive    Somme    and/or    Ypres    battlefield    guides    - your   ‘window   to   the   past’,   including   all   the   directions, maps   etc   you’ll   need.      No   other   self-drive   guides   have so   much   detail   and   are   so   easy   to   follow!      Please   read on. . .
Welcome to Somme Battlefield Tours Ltd, the specialist in  Self-Drive tours to the Somme and Ypres battlefields of the Great War 1914-1918
As    you    may    already    have    found,    there    are    many companies   offering   battlefield   tours,   especially   at   the centenary   of   the   Great   War   spanning   2014-2018.   Our tours   however   are   quite   different.   It’s   only   when   you receive    our    guide    pack    that    you    realise    just    how different   and   how   detailed   our   self-drive   guides   are   (a comment   we   receive   time   after   time).   Our   self-drive guides    are    also    much    more    detailed    and    easier    to follow compared with other self-drive options. From   my   personal   experience,   visiting   the   battlefields of   the   Great   War   is   quite   a   moving   experience,   an experience   best   appreciated   in   the   company   of   close friends   or   family   (or   alone),   without   any   restrictions such   as   the   rigid   timetable   of   a   coach   tour   dictating   the pace.   It   can   be   quite   frustrating   to   see   the   battlefields passing   before   your   eyes   without   being   able   to   stop wherever    and    whenever    you    want    to    stop,    and    to explore   where   you   want   to   explore.   The   freedom   to truly   comprehend   the   impact   of   the   battlefields   at   your own   pace,   equipped   with   your   own   detailed   ‘then   and now’   guide(s),   is   what   I   always   set   out   to   achieve,   and perhaps what today sets our tours apart. Rather   than   me   clutter   up   this   page   (as   I   tend   to   do…), please   follow   the   menu   links   at   the   top   (left)   of   the page   to   find   out   more   about   the   Self-Drive   tours    we specialise   in   organising,   so   that   you   just   ‘pack   and   go’ leaving   us   to   make   all   the   arrangements   and   to   provide you with the best Self-Drive guide available. Thank you for visiting our website which we designed and built ourselves so it’s completely free of all the tracking ‘cookies’, adverts and other nonsense which bedevil us today. James Power Managing Director and owner Somme Battlefield Tours Ltd (Established 1996) James Power is an Associate Member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides and Western Front Association
Vanity Fair Best Battlefield Tour
From Diane Kenwood  Editor  Women's Weekly It   was   a   profoundly   moving   and fascinating   trip,   which,   thanks   to your     stunningly     detailed     and thorough      organisation      went without a hitch. . . Your     attention     to     detail     is astonishing.    .    .    You    really    did bring   every   location   to   life   in   the most   fantastic   way.   (I   loved   your personal   remarks   dotted   through the    commentary).    It    was    so marvellous    to    be    able    to    do everything   at   our   own   pace   and spend   however   long,   or   short,   a time   as   we   chose   at   the   places we stopped. Thank      you      so      much      for everything   -   for   your   help   in   the early   stages   sorting   out   what   the best     itinerary     and     approach would   be,   for   organising   all   the bookings    and    for    the    brilliant support    packs.    I    have    raved about   your   company   to   everyone I've   spoken   to   since   my   return (and   will   definitely   write   about   it in   the   magazine)   and   I   know   at least   one   person   who's   definitely going   to   book   through   you   as   a result.   I   hope   you   get   inundated with bookings!
Country Life  "If            you're            fiercely independent,   you   could   do   no better   than   to   sign   up   for   the highly    acclaimed    self-guided tours     provided     by     James Power.       His       painstakingly researched   itineraries   are   the work of a master logistician"
Somme Battlefield Tours Ltd  Wimborne  Dorset BH21 1EJ  Tel: +44 (0) 7776 195773 or +44 (0) 1202 840520 info@battlefield-tours.com
The Sunday Telegraph 2013 The only Self-Drive company to be nominated ‘Best Battlefield Tour’
Please click the poppy to hear one of the most moving readings of Col John McCae’s 1915 poem ‘In Flanders Fields’
Welcome to Somme Battlefield Tours Ltd, the specialist in  Self-Drive tours to the Somme and Ypres battlefields of the Great War 1914-1918 (click a poppy…)
We     are     one     of     the     longest-standing     companies specialising   in   small-group   tours   to   the   Somme   and Ypres   battlefields.      Having   taken   over   300   groups   on tours    to    the    battlefields    of    WW1    we    have    now transferred   that   expertise   to   a   Self-Drive   format   so that   you   can   explore   these   battlefields   on   your   own or    with    family    or    friends,    without    being    tied    to    a coach tour. In   a   nut-shell   you   chose   when   you   wish   to   travel   and for   how   long.   You   take   your   car   and   we   arrange   your hotel    accommodation,    Channel    crossing    and,    most importantly   of   all,   we   provide   you   with   our   acclaimed self-drive   Somme   and/or   Ypres   battlefield   guides   - your     ‘window     to     the     past’,     including     all     the directions,   maps   etc   you’ll   need.      No   other   self-drive guides   have   so   much   detail   and   are   so   easy   to   follow!     Please read on. . .
As    you    may    already    have    found,    there    are    many companies   offering   battlefield   tours,   especially   at   the centenary   of   the   Great   War   spanning   2014-2018.   Our tours   however   are   quite   different.   It’s   only   when   you receive    our    guide    pack    that    you    realise    just    how different   and   how   detailed   our   self-drive   guides   are   (a comment   we   receive   time   after   time).   Our   self-drive guides   are   also   much   more   detailed   and   easier   to follow compared with other self-drive options. From   my   personal   experience,   visiting   the   battlefields of   the   Great   War   is   quite   a   moving   experience,   an experience   best   appreciated   in   the   company   of   close friends   or   family   (or   alone),   without   any   restrictions such   as   the   rigid   timetable   of   a   coach   tour   dictating the    pace.    It    can    be    quite    frustrating    to    see    the battlefields   passing   before   your   eyes   without   being able   to   stop   wherever   and   whenever   you   want   to stop,   and   to   explore   where   you   want   to   explore.   The freedom    to    truly    comprehend    the    impact    of    the battlefields   at   your   own   pace,   equipped   with   your   own detailed   ‘then   and   now’   guide(s),   is   what   I   always   set out   to   achieve,   and   perhaps   what   today   sets   our   tours apart. Rather   than   me   clutter   up   this   page   (as   I   tend   to do…),   please   follow   the   menu   links   at   the   top   (left)   of the   page   to   find   out   more   about   the   Self-Drive   tours   we   specialise   in   organising,   so   that   you   just   ‘pack   and go’   leaving   us   to   make   all   the   arrangements   and   to provide you with the best Self-Drive guide available. Thank you for visiting our website which we designed and built ourselves so it’s completely free of all the tracking ‘cookies’, adverts and other nonsense which bedevil us today. James Power Managing Director and owner Somme Battlefield Tours Ltd (Established 1996) James Power is an Associate Member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides and Western Front Association
Somme Battlefield Tours Ltd  Wimborne  Dorset BH21 1EJ  +44 (0) 7776 195773 or +44 (0) 1202 840520 info@battlefield-tours.com