All students of 20th Century history will have their studies enhanced by a visit to the World War 1 battlefields of the Somme. All the major sites in this area have created museums, visitor centres and reconstructions to commemorate the suffering endured and to educate people of the horrors and consequences of war.
Given the proximity of the Somme Battlefields to Calais, most studies can be completed in a four day, three night visit.
Travel via the short sea crossing at Dover / Folkestone.
Visit en-route at Vimy Ridge Memorial and trenches.
A day with a guide to visit the crater at Lochnagar, Mouquet Farm, Thiepval Memorial and Beaumont Hamel preserved trenches. End the day with a visit to the 1916 Somme museum in Albert.
Half day visit to Peronne and the Historial Museum.
Half day in Amiens with a visit to the Cathedral and its tower.
Travel home via the coastal route with a visit to perhaps a bakery or sweet making demonstration.
Visits And Excursions
Each group will have its own special interests and curricular needs. That’s why every visit can be completely tailored to you. You’ll find some suggestions below, but you can always call us to discuss more options.