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WWI Somme

See the sacrifices made by the Commonwealth nations in the Battle of the Somme

Sample itinerary

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Depart for the Dover to Calais Ferry Arrive in Calais & travel south to Albert Check into your accommodation & have an evening meal
2 Visit to the Somme Museum 1916 located in an air-raid shelter 10m below ground in a tunnel dating back to the 13th century. There is a collection of objects, materials & weaponery used from WWI to see here along with the “Gallery of Heroes” which chronicles the lives of nine outstanding soldiers from that period Spend time at the Museum of the Great War in Peronne. The museum gives a view of the Great War from an international perspective not only from the field of war but from the home front Return to your accommodation for an evening meal
3 Travel through the Battlefields of the Somme. Visits to the Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland memorial, Ulster Tower & Thiepval memorial & visitor centre will inform students of the sacrifices of the men of the Canadian, Northern Irish, Irish, British & South African armies whose lives were lost during the Battle of the Somme & The Great War Visit Delville Wood Cemetery, the third largest in the Somme region where over 5,500 soldiers are buried.View Lochnager crater, at almost 91m wide and 21m deep this huge crater was as a result of a mine detonated on 1st July 1916 Return to your hotel for your evening meal
4 On your return journey to the ferry, spend some time at Vimy Ridge, where the Canadian military had a pivotal role not only during WWI but also in shaping the Canadian national identity Depart for home  

 

Read Sophie's first hand experience of visiting the Somme here