Get a Quotation . The   picture   above   is   that   of   one   of   the   very   first   Self-Drive   tours   trundling around   the   raw   Ypres   battlefield   still   littered   with   the   debris   of   war,   including the   fallen   buried   in   make-shift   graves   whose   remains   had   still   to   be   recovered.     Almost   unbelievably,   this   photo   was   taken   in   early   1919,   just   a   few   months after   the   guns   fell   silent,   following   a   guide   produced   by   the   Michelin   Tyre Company.  To get a personal quotation please drop us a quick email using the link below. Just tell us: Roughly when you wish to travel How many persons How many nights away How many rooms What sort of rooms (singles, doubles, twins etc) Do you want to include a Channel crossing - ferry or Eurotunnel? Now just send to jamespower@btinternet.com We’ll be back to you ASAP with your personal quotation! If   it   helps   at   all,   here’s   some   guidance.   And   lastly   don’t   forget   that   we   are   not some   faceless   internet   company   but   real   people   sat   at   a   desk   here   in   Dorset who you can phone and/or email if you would prefer!
How many people? Please    mention    the    age    of    any    children    and    any    other factors   we   may   need   to   know   such   as   disabilities   etc.   Also bear   in   mind   the   per-person   cost   is   less   the   more   there   are in a group. When to travel? Just   give   us   a   rough   idea.   Please   bear   in   mind   that   the   cost is   pretty   much   the   same   throughout   the   year   and   regardless of   weekdays.   You   may   wish   to   avoid   either   side   of   these   key dates   when   it   can   be   quite   busy:      25   April,   1   July   (Somme), 11   November   (Ypres),      Also   check   online   for   French   and Belgium public holidays etc. How many nights? For   either    the   Somme   or    Ypres   try   and   earmark   at   least   3 nights   as   this   will   give   you   2   ‘clear’   days.   4   nights   is   about right   for   either   or   both   the   Somme   and   Ypres.   5   nights   even better.   At   a   push   3   nights   for   both   Somme   and   night   Ypres   is possible   but   a   bit   of   a   rush.   Don’t   forget   this   is   your   tour and    we    can    structure    everything    to    the    time    you    have available! (See also ‘planning’ link below left) How many rooms? Most   of   the   hotels   we   work   with   have   double   rooms   (i.e. one   bed   for   two   persons)   or   twin   rooms   (two   single   or   two double    beds).    Somme    of    our    Somme    hotels    have    triple rooms   usually   comprising   a   double   and   a   single   bed.   Our Ypres   hotels   have   triple   rooms   comprising   a   double   and   a roll-out bed which is more suited for younger guests. We   need   to   know   how   many   rooms   of   each   type   you’ll   need please   (as   triple   rooms   usually   harder   to   come   by   it’s   helpful to back it both ways). Which battlefields? At   present   our   Self-Drive   guides   cover   the   Somme   1916   and Ypres   (‘Flanders’)   battlefields.      We   also   have   a   guide   to   the Villers   Bretoneux   battlefield   of   1918.   Please   have   a   look   at our   ‘planning   a   Self-Drive   Tour’   under   ‘Helpful   Downloads’   to the   left   of   this   page.   We   may   be   able   to   help   in   other   ways for   battlefields   not   included   in   our   guide   such   as   having   a personal   guide   (see   below)   and/or   supplying   trench   maps etc to help you explore battlefields not included. Channel crossing? This   option   is   only   of   interest   to   those   travelling   from   the UK .      Just   enter   ‘No’   if   you   will   already   be   in   France   or Belgium.   We   are   pleased   to   offer   Eurotunnel’s   super-quick Channel   crossing   from   Folkestone   to   Calais.         This   is   the   only route   we   offer   at   present   so   please   feel   free   to   make   your own arrangements for services from Portsmouth, Hull etc. Personal guide? Please   have   a   look   at   the   ‘A   Personal   Guide’   option   from   the main   menu.      A   personal   guide   can   work   out   quite   expensive, but   well   worth   the   expense   (you   need   to   book   early).      We only   work   with   the   best   guides   who   will   pick   you   up   at   your hotel   using   their   transport   for   a   whole   day’s   exploration   (half or   split   days   not   possible).      This   option   is   invaluable   if   you want   to   follow   the   footsteps   of   a   distant   relative   or   explore   a battlefield   not   included   in   our   Self-Drive   guides.   Bear   in mind   you’ll   need   to   start   and   finish   from   the   same   hotel   (we show   this   cost   as   an   option   so   you   don’t   need   to   decide now).
Somme Battlefield Tours Ltd  Wimborne  Dorset BH21 1EJ  Tel: +44 (0) 7776 195773 or +44 (0) 1202 840520 info@battlefield-tours.com
Security of payments Please         note         -         Somme Battlefield      Tours      Ltd      fully complies    with    the    provisions of   the   UK   Tour   package,   Tour Travel    etc    Regulations    1992. We      are      fully      insured      in accordance          with          these regulations    and    comply    with all     provisions     regarding     the handling     of     client's     monies. The   above   regulations   provide that   all   such   monies   be   held   in a      separate      Trust      Account which   can   not   be   released   to our    company    until    the    tour has   been   provided   (always   be cautious   of   anyone   asking   for cheques      etc      to      be      made payable    to    an    individual    as opposed   to   a   Trust   Account   or similar). Full     details     of     our     trustees (Barclays    Bank)    are    available upon      request.            We      also operate     as     Google     Verified company    as    well    as    a    fully registered     Limited     company and   as   such   our   accounts   are open     to     inspection     by     any person    (upon    payment    of    a small       fee       to       Companies House). Please     also     note     that     for security   reasons   we   prefer   not to    take    credit    or    debit    card payment      by      way      of      the internet   (best   phone).   We   are fully   registered   with   Barclays Merchant           Services           for accepting     payment     by     Visa, MasterCard or Debit Card.
The   picture   above   is   that   of   one   of   the   very   first   Self-Drive   tours trundling   around   the   raw   Ypres   battlefield   still   littered   with   the debris   of   war,   including   the   fallen   buried   in   make-shift   graves whose   remains   had   still   to   be   recovered.      Almost   unbelievably, this   photo   was   taken   in   early   1919,   just   a   few   months   after   the guns   fell   silent,   following   a   guide   produced   by   the   Michelin   Tyre Company.  To   get   a   personal   quotation   please   drop   us   a   quick   email   using the link below. Just tell us: Roughly when you wish to travel How many persons How many nights away How many rooms What    sort    of    rooms    (singles,    doubles,    twins etc) Now just send to info@battlefield-tours.com We’ll be back to you ASAP with your personal quotation! If   it   helps   at   all   here’s   some   guidance.   And   lastly   don’t   forget   that we   are   not   some   faceless   internet   company   but   r eal   people   sat   at a   desk   here   in   Dorset   who   you   can   phone   and/or   email   if   you would prefer! See ‘Contact Us’ .
How many people? Please   mention   the   age   of   any   children   and   any   other   factors   we may   need   to   know   such   as   disabilities   etc.   Also   bear   in   mind   the per-person cost is less the more there are in a group. When to travel? Just   give   us   a   rough   idea.   Please   bear   in   mind   that   the   cost   is pretty   much   the   same   throughout   the   year   and   regardless   of weekdays.   You   may   wish   to   avoid   either   side   of   these   key   dates when    it    can    be    quite    busy:        25    April,    1    July    (Somme),    11 November   (Ypres),      Also   check   online   for   French   and   Belgium public holidays etc. How many nights? For   either    the   Somme   or    Ypres   try   and   earmark   at   least   3   nights as   this   will   give   you   2   ‘clear’   days.   4   nights   is   about   right   for either   or   both   the   Somme   and   Ypres.   5   nights   even   better.   At   a push   3   nights   for   both   Somme   and   night   Ypres   is   possible   but   a bit   of   a   rush.   Don’t   forget   this   is   your   tour   and   we   can   structure everything   to   the   time   you   have   available!   (See   also   ‘planning’ link below left) How many rooms? Most   of   the   hotels   we   work   with   have   double   rooms   (i.e.   one   bed for   two   persons)   or   twin   rooms   (two   single   or   two   double   beds). Somme     of     our     Somme     hotels     have     triple     rooms     usually comprising   a   double   and   a   single   bed.   Our   Ypres   hotels   have triple   rooms   comprising   a   double   and   a   roll-out   bed   which   is   more suited for younger guests. We   need   to   know   how   many   rooms   of   each   type   you’ll   need please   (as   triple   rooms   usually   harder   to   come   by   it’s   helpful   to back it both ways). Which battlefields? At   present   our   Self-Drive   guides   cover   the   Somme   1916   and Ypres   (‘Flanders’)   battlefields.      We   also   have   a   guide   to   the   Villers Bretoneux   battlefield   of   1918.   Please   have   a   look   at   our   ‘planning a   Self-Drive   Tour’   under   ‘Helpful   Downloads’   to   the   left   of   this page.   We   may   be   able   to   help   in   other   ways   for   battlefields   not included    in    our    guide    such    as    having    a    personal    guide    (see below)   and/or   supplying   trench   maps   etc   to   help   you   explore battlefields not included. Channel crossing? This   option   is   only   of   interest   to   those   travelling   from   the   UK .     Just   enter   ‘No’   if   you   will   already   be   in   France   or   Belgium.   We   are pleased   to   offer   Eurotunnel’s   super-quick   Channel   crossing   from Folkestone   to   Calais.         This   is   the   only   route   we   offer   at   present so   please   feel   free   to   make   your   own   arrangements   for   services from Portsmouth, Hull etc. Personal   guide? Please   have   a   look   at   the   ‘A   Personal   Guide’ option   from   the   main   menu.      A   personal   guide   can   work   out   quite expensive,   but   well   worth   the   expense   (you   need   to   book   early).     We   only   work   with   the   best   guides   who   will   pick   you   up   at   your hotel   using   their   transport   for   a   whole   day’s   exploration   (half   or split   days   not   possible).      This   option   is   invaluable   if   you   want   to follow   the   footsteps   of   a   distant   relative   or   explore   a   battlefield not   included   in   our   Self-Drive   guides.   Bear   in   mind   you’ll   need   to start   and   finish   from   the   same   hotel   (we   show   this   cost   as   an option so you don’t need to decide now).
Somme Battlefield Tours Ltd  Wimborne  Dorset BH21 1EJ  Tel: +44 (0) 7776 195773 or +44 (0) 1202 840520 info@battlefield-tours.com

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Security of payments Please     note     -     Somme     Battlefield     Tours     Ltd     fully complies   with   the   provisions   of   the   UK   Tour   package, Tour   Travel   etc   Regulations   1992.   We   are   fully   insured in   accordance   with   these   regulations   and   comply   with all     provisions     regarding     the     handling     of     client's monies.   The   above   regulations   provide   that   all   such monies   be   held   in   a   separate   Trust   Account   which   can not    be    released    to    our    company    until    the    tour    has been   provided   (always   be   cautious   of   anyone   asking for   cheques   etc   to   be   made   payable   to   an   individual   as opposed to a Trust Account or similar). Full     details     of     our     trustees     (Barclays     Bank)     are available    upon    request.        We    also    operate    as    Google Verified   company   as   well   as   a   fully   registered   Limited company    and    as    such    our    accounts    are    open    to inspection   by   any   person   (upon   payment   of   a   small   fee to Companies House). Please   also   note   that   for   security   reasons   we   prefer not   to   take   credit   or   debit   card   payment   by   way   of   the internet    (best    phone).    We    are    fully    registered    with Barclays   Merchant   Services   for   accepting   payment   by Visa, MasterCard or Debit Card.