Tour Over Three Days (One full day and two half days) -
from £429 for your vehicle, driver and one passenger
Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
The Hundred Days Offensive was the final period of the First World War, during which the Allies launched a series of offensives. The Second Battle of the Somme, 1918, was fought over the same ground that had seen such fierce fighting just two years before. During the last weeks of that summer, through the fields of Picardy, the British Third and Fourth Armies made considerable advances pushing the Germans back - from Albert and Bapaume in the north, and through the open valleys of the River Somme and Peronne further south. The German Second Army was pushed back on a 50-mile front. While the Americans were supporting the British in an advance on Arras, the British Army and American Second Corps captured Albert. Bapaume fell to the New Zealanders at the end of August, the Australians crossed the River Somme and then advanced towards Peronne breaking the German line at Mont St Quentin and forcing them into full retreat.
•Le P’tit Train at Froissy•Rancourt•Dernancourt•Le Hamel•Villers-Bretonneux•Bray-sur-Somme•Peronne Museum of the Great War•Ligny-Thilloy•Butte de Warlencourt
OurtourstartsfromthehistoricaltownofPeronne,anareainwhichmostvisitors travelaroundthebattlefieldsbycarorbus;however,onourtourswerarelyseeother vehicles on the lanes we use to traverse the area. Overthreedayswewillgiveyouaninsightfromadifferentperspectiveofthisfamous battlefield, traveling in a small convoy of 5-6 vehicles, on tracks once trod by infantry. You’llreceiveCBcommentaryaswedrivealongourroutesoyoucanreallygeta sense of where troops came from and what their objectives were. Tobook,clickonthelinkforyourchosendate.Weonlyrequirea£100depositper vehicleorfullpaymentifthetourislessthansixweeksaway.Eightweeksbeforethe tourwewillsendyouabalancerequestandinvoice.Oncethebalanceispaidwewill sendyouaninformationpackincludingmeetingplaces,times,bookingreferences etc.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Example Itinerary:Day 1 Independent travel to Peronne, Somme. Welcome, introductions and briefing. The tour starts with a visit to the Historial de Peronne / Museum of The Great War, entrance is via the castle. On leaving the museum we head out of town and drive along some tracks stopping along the route at key battlefields points.Arrival time back at Albert around 17:30 We usually have a table booked for 19:30 at a well-appointed restaurant just outside Albert. This is optional but gives you chance to relax after your journey and also get to know each other over four delicious, typically French courses in a local restaurant. The cost is approx €35pp including wine.Day 2 Meet at a local supermarket so you can stock up on fuel and provisions for the day before setting out, using many green lanes, to venture to key areas of the battlefield.We visit Dernancourt where Australians fought so gallantly. On to Corbie and Baron von Richthofen’s crash site. We continue to Villers-Bretonneux and the Australian Memorial then visit the scene of the first ever tank on tank battle. The battle at Hamel will also feature in today’s routeDay 3During the last day of the Tour we take in the German cemetery at Rancourt, the site of William Anderson’s VC of 25th March 1918, the Hawker VC Memorial, the stronghold of the Butte de Warlencourt before heading towards the final stop, close to Albert. (Non-contractual Tour example, subject to alteration when necessary)
Tour cost includes your vehicle, driver and one passenger
•Extra adults are £149 each for the tour•Children aged 11-15 are £99 when sharing a room with parents•Children aged 10 and under are free, when sharing a room with parents
What’s included in the tour?
Hotel room for Hotel based tours - based on two sharing. Extra rooms are
charged at cost, currently around £200 for the two nights
Hotel rooms are twin bedded (can be changed to double room on request, subject
to availability) and include breakfast
An information pack that includes a colour bound booklet containing a series of
photographs pertinent to the Tour as well as additional reading pages (not taster
All campsite and electric fees for camping based tours
•Museum visits as part of the tour
A memorable Tour using your own vehicle
Loan of a handheld CB radio if required
‘Special Anniversary Tours’ include a three/four course meal at a local restaurant
and other exclusive offerings
What's not included:
Food and refreshments
•Ferry or Eurotunnel Crossing•Any extras at campsite
Any extras, bar, restaurants etc at hotel.
Hotel on camping based tours
Visits to museums and visitor centres outside of the tour
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