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WWI Battlefield Tours

  • Tailor Made Programme
  • Full Day on the Ypres Battlefields
  • Tyne Cot, Langemark German Cemetery, Hill 62, Menin Gate
  • Full Day on the Somme Battlefields
  • Beaumont Hamel, Newfoundland Park, Thiepval, Lochnagar Crater
  • Mix and Match with other products
  • Prices from £89

It is not until you visit the cemeteries, trenches and memorials do you fully appreciate the true history of the First World War. As most families in the UK had relatives either killed or wounded, this surely makes the Battlefields Guided Tours a must for every School visiting Le Château.

Our expert Guides concentrate on the Battlefields of the Somme and Ypres, and will work in association with History Teachers to provide a tailor-made tour to maximise the pupils experience whilst in France.

Our Château is based in the Somme, where in 1916 sixty thousand British Soldiers, half of the attacking force, and every man a volunteer, were lost on the first day of the battle alone.

Further afield we travel to Ypres or 'Wipers' as it was known to the troops, which was a beautifully preserved medieval town in 1914, and remained in British hands but by 1918 was totally obliterated.

The few square miles to the east, the Ypres Salient, became a lunar landscape of craters and the village of Passchendaele, became a byword for horror. In 1917 the British Army inched forward for an agonising three miles and 35 died for every muddy metre gained.

Battlefield Visit Locations

Newfoundland Park, British and German trenches at Beaumont Hamel, the Thiepval Memorial, the Lochnagar Crater, Tyne Cot British Cemetery, Langemark German Cemetery, Hill 62/Sanctuary Wood, the Menin Gate Memorial.

Battlefield Tours Course Benefits

Respect for others, Development of social skills, Develops responsibility, Generate new interests, Humbling, Appreciation of sacrifice, Historically motivating, Brings classroom to life

" On our guided tours to the Somme you will visit such famous sites as the Newfoundland Park, British and German trenches at Beaumont Hamel, the Thiepval Memorial to the missing and the enormous Lochnagar Crater. At Ypres, now rebuilt to its original splendour, you will see the Tyne Cot British Cemetery (the largest in the world), Langemark German Cemetery, Hill 62/Sanctuary Wood, preserved British trenches and the Menin Gate Memorial to the missing. Party Leaders can produce their own tailor-made programme to suit the objectives of the school trip. Mix and match the various options of the Guided Battlefields Tours, excursions and activities."

Alan Johnson - Tour Guide, Albert Museum

Sample 5 Day Course

Day Session 1 (am) Session 2 (am) Session 3 (pm) Session 4 (pm) Session 5 (evening)
Monday       Travel to Le Château to arrive for evening meal Château Olympics
Tuesday Tour of the Ypres Battlefields Tour of the Ypres Battlefields Tour of the Ypres Battlefields Tour of the Ypres Battlefields Quiz Night
Wednesday Trip to Paris, Disney or Parc Asterix Trip to Paris, Disney or Parc Asterix Trip to Paris, Disney or Parc Asterix Trip to Paris, Disney or Parc Asterix Trip to Paris, Disney or Parc Asterix
Thursday Tour of the Somme Battlefields Tour of the Somme Battlefields Tour of the Somme Battlefields Tour of the Somme Battlefields Evening Walk
Friday Zip Wire* Fencing* Depart for School after lunch    

*Optional extra
Entrance fees are extra

2017 Battlefield Tours Prices

2018 Battlefield Tours Prices

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