Your Tour Itinerary - Battlefields of the Somme

Day 1: UK to Valenciennes / Arras

To Calais and on to your chosen hotel. (D)

Day 2: Somme Battlefields

With our expert battlefields guide we explore the battlefields area around Arras and Albert. (B,D)

Day 3: Valenciennes / Arras

At leisure or join an optional excursion to Mons. (B,D)

Day 4: Somme Battlefields

Our expert battlefields guide accompanies us to the key memorials in and around Peronne. (B,D)

Day 5: Valenciennes / Arras to UK

To Calais, back to the UK and then home. (B)

Departure dates & prices 2018 Battlefields of the Somme (5 days) - 5% discount on all dates

Shearings brochure price from £264

Travel 55 discount price from  £251

Tel Shearings reservations on 0844 824 3535 and quote Travel 55 ref: S9990 + tour code ECFRHAB

*The prices quoted here are based on Shearings lead in prices and will fluctuate as and when departure dates are taken up. For the latest up to date prices check with Shearings when you book. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code S9990 to receive your 5% discount. Tel Shearings reservations on 0844 824 3535.

April 29

August 19

May 20

September 23*

June 24

October 14*

July 29

5 Days by Coach: Hol. Code: ECFRHAB | Dep. Code: X | Discount prices from only  £251
• 4 nights half-board
• 2 included excursions
• Departs: Sunday

Single room supplement £114

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room. * Tour available from departure code Y.

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Shearings Holidays
Battlefields of the Somme

5 Day Coach Holidays - 5% Discount

Prices from only £251

The Battle of the Somme symbolizes the futility of trench warfare and on the first day of the battle alone the British army suffered its greatest losses in one day. The Somme Offensive took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916 and was one of the largest of World War I. More than 1,000,000 men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in history. This break gives an insight into this bloody battle which raged for four months of 1916. 

To book this Battlefields of the Somme tour staying at the Grand  Hotel, Valenciennes with Shearings call them direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote the Travel 55 discount code S9990 to receive the 5% discount.    

It’s never been more important to book with an operator you can trust. Your Shearings holiday will be fully protected by our membership of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents). Travel by coach and you’re also protected by the Bonded Coach Holidays protection scheme, and air holidays are protected by our ATOL licence.

Travel 55 offer you 5% discount on Shearings holidays and tours. To book, call Shearings direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote S9990 for the Travel 55 discount price. 

Holiday Highlights

  • Benefit from the services of our knowledgeable Battlefi elds Guide
  • Gain an insight into key events of the Battle of the Somme, in this poignant centenary year
  • Visit the Somme 1916 Museum, used as aircraft shelters in World War II and uncover the history and stories at the Historial de la Grande Guerre Museum

Included Excursions

Full day: Arras & Albert area

With our expert guide we explore key sites of the Arras and Albert areas including the Somme 1916 Museum in Albert, which shows scenes of trench life in World War I; the Arras Memorial, Vimy Ridge, an important strategic area and the Canadian Memorial Park.

Full day: Peronne area

With our expert guide we travel through the fields of the Somme to Peronne where we visit key sites including the interesting Historial de la Grande Guerre Museum; impressive Thiepval Memorial and moving Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park.

Stay at the Grand Hotel, Valenciennes

This family run hotel is located in the heart of historic Valenciennes. There is an art-nouveau style restaurant and a more informal brasserie.

  • All bedrooms have telephone, flat screen satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities, minibar and hairdryer
  • Lift
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge/bar
  • Official three-star rating

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