About our Somme Tours

The Battle of the Somme (French: Bataille de la Somme, German: Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire.

It took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on both sides of the River Somme in France. It was one of the largest battles of World War I, in which more than 1,000,000 men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history.

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17

Jan

2019

J01 – Western Front – Jan 19

4 day tour | 7 Places

These 4 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

14

Feb

2019

J02 – Western Front – Feb 19

4 day tour | 7 Places

These 4 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

25

Feb

2019

J03 – Western Front – Feb 19

4 day tour | 5 Places

These 4 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

07

Mar

2019

J04 – Neuve Chapelle & Western Front – Mar 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France including Neuve Chapelle.

14

Mar

2019

J05 – Western Front – Mar 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

28

Mar

2019

J06 – Western Front – Mar 19

4 day tour | 7 Places

This 4 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

06

Apr

2019

J07 – Arras & Western Front – Apr 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France including actions around Arras.

23

Apr

2019

J09 – ANZACS Commemoration & Western Front – Apr 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

On this five day tour we stay the first two nights at our preferred hotel in Ypres, the 4 star Ariane.

On the final 2 nights we stay at our preferred hotel in Cambrai, the 3 star Beatus.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - for those clients wishing to join this tour, please be aware that in order to attend the Dawn Service commemoration you will normally be required to register for an attendance pass.  For confirmation, please visit

www.overseascommemorations.ticketek.com.au/

 

for more details.

01

May

2019

J10 – Western Front – May 19

4 day tour | 7 Places

These 4 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

08

May

2019

J11 – Aubers Ridge & Western Front – May 19

4 day tour | 7 Places

These 4 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France including Aubers Ridge.

23

May

2019

J13 – Western Front – May 19

4 day tour | 7 Places

These 4 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

06

Jun

2019

J15 – Messines & Western Front – Jun 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France with particular attention to Messines.

11

Jul

2019

J18 – Western Front – Jul 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

25

Jul

2019

J19 – Western Front – Jul 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

03

Aug

2019

J20 – Western Front – Aug 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

We usually base ourselves at the 3 star hotel Beatus in Cambrai, France.

Whilst this tour, like all of our tours, is individually designed according to the relatives we are following, we will attend some of the following;

Beaumont Hamel. Here we visit preserved trenches and follow the exploits of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment on the 1st of July, 1916. Of over 800 men who attacked in the second wave, only 69 answered roll call the following morning.

Lochnagar Crater. This was one of several mines exploded by the British at 0728 hours on the 1st of July, 1916.

Hawthorn Ridge Crater. This mine was exploded 10 minutes before the attack on the 1st of July at 0720 hours. Here we also visit the sunken Road where many of the Lancashires attacked from on the 1st of July.

Villers Bretonneux. As well as the Australian Memorial to their Missing in France (nearly 11,000) we visit the Museum in the school in the town. This town was re-captured by mainly two Brigades of Australians on Anzac Day, 1918.

Poziers and Mouquet Farm. These were attacked by 3 Australian Divisions. In 45 days during 19 attacks, some 23,000 became casualties.

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. Over 72,000 names are recorded on this, the largest British War Monument in the world, including 833 South Africans. At the visitor centre we gain an overview of the 1916 battle of the Somme.

The tour price is based on the sharing of twin rooms with private facilities. For a single room there is a supplement of £30.00 per night. This is a direct charge to us by the hotel and is beyond our control. Payments for battlefield Journeys may be made by Cheque, electronic transfer, card payment online via Paypal or by Sterling Bank Draft payable to BBJ Journeys (trust) account.

Three day Tour: £ 985

Four day Tour: £ 1,205

Five day Tour: £ 1,425