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Discover the Somme Battlefields with an English speaking guide. The tours, which can be booked through museums, tourist offices or private guides, can be tailored to your requirements and are available for groups, mini-groups and individuals. Many of our private guides have their own 8 seater minibuses and can drive you around the battlefields, others can climb abord your own vehicle. We highly recommend that you book your tour well in advance.
 
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All of our guides are members of the Somme Battlefields' Partner network

 


Battlefields Experience

 

Rod Bedford
Jackie and Rodney BEDFORD
2 rue des Cordeliers
80560 Mailly-Maillet
Phone: +33 (0)3 22 76 29 60 or +33 (0)607 332 965 or +33 (0)6 74 09 08 82
jackie@battlefieldsexperience.co.uk
www.battlefieldsexperience.co.uk
Military History Tours throughout Europe
Bespoke and Groups on request
Australian Somme Day Tour -Pick up/drop off at Amiens . Cost €120 per person 1-3 people
Australian Somme and Fromelles Day Tour : Cost €150 per person
British and Canadian Somme Day Tour Pick up/drop off at Albert : Cost €98 per person
Somme and Arras Day Tour - pick up at Albert : Cost €120 per person
Guide with minibus who can drive you around the battlefields.
 


Chemins d'Histoire Battlefield Tours

Olivier Dirson©Benjamin Teissedre (93)
Olivier DIRSON
20, rue Gabriel Fauré
02100 Saint-Quentin
Phone: +33 (0)6 31 31 85 02
contact@cheminsdhistoire.com
www.cheminsdhistoire.com/
Somme, Flanders and Hindenburg Line battlefields tours. Bespoke tours on request. Regular (up to 7 people) or private tours.
Full day tours start from €250 (1-3 people). Themed tours depending on nationality.
Guide with minibus who can drive you around the battlefields

 


Cobbers Battlefield Tours

Colin et Brian Benjamin Teissedre(47)
Colin GILLARD
8 rue Fore
62450 Ligny Thilloy
Phone: +33 (0)3 21 73 46 16 ou +33 (0)6 80 08 68 63
colingillard@orange.fr
www.anzac-tours.com
Groups (on request) - €250 per bus, per day
Individuals (6-8 people)
From: Somme 1916 Museum, Albert
half-day: € 45 per person - full day: € 75 per person.
Personalised tours from Amiens:
half-day: € 130 1-3 person(s) - full day: € 228 1-3 person(s)
Guide with minibus who can drive you around the battlefields
 


 Historical Consulting Tourism & Patrimony

Murielle Castier
 Murielle Castier

54, rue d’Epargnemailles
02100  Saint-Quentin
Tél.: +33 (0)6 67 75 47 11
info@hctp.net   
www.hctp.ne

Forgotten by history, the American troops were also present on the battlefield of the Somme in 1917 and 1918 and fought alongside the Allies and also under their command. The best known battle is Cantigny but other units were also involved, such as the 80th Division in August 1918 near Serre, the 33rd Division at Le Hamel in July and then in August 1918 at Gressaire Wood. Finally the exploits of the 6th Engineers in defense of Amiens and the 11th Engineers during the Battle of Cambrai in September-through to November 1917. All these stories will be told to you ending with a visit to the Somme American Cemetery where most of them are buried. Of course, other notable sites are not forgotten like the Thiepval Memorial and the Newfoundland Memorial at Beaumont-Hamel.
Half day: €50 - full day €90 (per person)
Guide who can travel in you own personal vehicle

 


John Anderson Battlefield Guide

John Anderson
John Anderson
Le Verger
2 Ter, Rue de Bazentin
80360 Longueval.
Tel. + 33 (0)7 86 60 87 16.
tedrepairs@hotmail.com
Personalised guided battlefield tours, fully researched to follow your relative. Price depending on research required and battlefields visited.
Guided day tours of the Somme or Ypres Battlefields from 250 euros per group.
Specialist tours for British, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian & South African clients.
Pick up and drop off locations by prior arrangement to suite you.
All tours are guided personally by John Anderson & only your group members will be on the tour.
From 1 to 6 people. Coach groups by arrangement.
Guide with minibus who can drive you around the battlefields


Skylark Battlefield Tours

 

Vic and Diane PIUK
Vic and Diane PIUK
10, rue du Mantier
80360 Hardecourt-aux-Bois
Phone/fax +33 (0)3 22 85 14 56 or +33 (0)6 71 78 40 74
lesalouettes2003@yahoo.co.uk
www.lesalouettes.net
Personalised guided tours of the battlefields of Ypres in Belgium, the Somme, Arras, Verdun and Slovenia. 
Full day tour from 290€ (1 to 3 persons)
Guide with minibus who can drive you around the battlefields

 


Tour Guide Services Travel Consultant

M Smith 003
Michael SMITH
6 rue Jules Barni
80580 Pont-Remy
Phone : +33 (0)3 22 27 20 80
guideservice@aliceadsl.fr
Groups : from mid-April to mid-October: full day €280
from mid-October to mid-April: full day €210
Guide who can travel in your own personal vehicle

 


Old Blighty Battlefield Tours

Jon Haslock
Jon Haslock
Contact: + 33 (0)3 22 64 09 16
old_blighty@hotmail.com
www.oldblighty.com
Guided tours of the Western Front during the Great War, and also the Belgian sites of the Waterloo campaign of 1815.
€280 per day for a max. of 6 persons.
Visits can be from the perspective of any of the nations involved.
Prior research can be carried out concerning a family member (subject to availability of information).
Guide with minibus who can drive you around the battlefields

 


Somme Memory Tours

SOMME MEMORY TOURS_Carole Laevens
Carole Laevens
11 Grande Rue
80300 Carnoy
+33 (0)6.32.23.52.42
laevens.carole@gmail.com
carole.laevens@laposte.net
www.somme-memory-tours.com
Battlefield set tours or personalised tours.
Half day: €30 per hour - full day: from €200. Guided tours in coach for adult and school groups.
Guide who can travel in your own personal vehicle


Simme(R)-Ballade

 

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Julia MAASSEN
31, rue Lepage
80560 Mailly-Maillet
Phone : +33 3 22 75 25 01
Email : maassen@somme-r-ballade.eu
Website : www.somme-r-ballade.jimdo.com
Guided tours of the battlefields in French, English and German. Tours in the footsteps of the war poets for adult and school groups
€40 per hour
Guide who can travel in your own personal vehicle

 


Terres de Mémoire

 

Sylvestre Bresson

Sylvestre BRESSON, Léa SALAUN and Valentin PIERME
BP 70191
80204 Péronne cedex
Phone: +33 (0)3 22 84 23 05
contact@terresdememoire.eu
www.terresdememoire.com
Guided tours of the battlefields of the Somme, Arras, Flanders...
Individuals, groups and school groups, themed tours (Australian and Canadian tours)
Regular tour every day from Amiens station & Private tours on request .
€130/person for a full day tour, half-price for children
Tour groups kept to small size, up to 8 people
Guide with minibus who can drive you around the battlefields


The Western Front Revisited

 

Carl Ooghe
Carl OOGHE
+32 (0) 457 81 06 08 ou +33 (0)7 88 24 59 01
carl.ooghe@gmail.com
www.the-western-front-revisited.fr
Guided tours of Flanders, Artois, the Somme and the Meuse for a maximum of 8 people in Dutch, English and French.
Guide with minibus who can drive you around the battlefields
 


True Blue Digger Tours

 

Olivier Dirson©Benjamin Teissedre (129)
Barbara LEGRAND
2 rue de l'Eglise
80300 Bresle
Phone : +33 (0)3 22 51 56 21 or +33 (0)6 01 33 46 76
lesroises@gmail.com
www.trueblue-diggertours.com
Guided battlefield tours : Somme and Flanders. Private tours in French, English and German in minibus (8 people).
Half-day tour and full-day tour from €60 to €120 per person
Guide with minibus who can drive you around the battlefields

 


Walkabout Digger Tours

Myriam Thompson

Myriam Thompson
3 rue de Bray
Ligny-Thilloy 62450
Tel: +33 (0)6 64 54 16 63
contact@walkaboutdiggertours.com.au

www.walkaboutdiggertours.com.au

Individual,  adult & school group guided battlefield tours in English or French. 8 passenger vehicle. Tours adapted to different nationality needs.
Price range from €50 to €250
Guide with minibus who can drive you around the battlefields


Historial, Museum of the Great War

 

Péronne historial entrée
Château de Péronne
BP 20063
80201 Péronne cedex
Phone :+33 (0)3 22 83 14 18
info@historial.org
www.historial.org
Groups: fixed price € 158 for a 4 hour tour

 


Haute Somme Tourist Office

Equipe OT Haute Somme

16, place André Audinot
80200 Péronne cedex
Phone : +33 (0)3 22 84 42 38
accueil@hautesomme-tourisme.com
www.hautesomme-tourisme.com
School groups : €80 per coach (for whole group)
Adult groups : €4 per person (based on 20 paying participants)
 


"Somme 1916" Museum

 

albert musee somme 1916 souterrain

Rue Anicet Godin
80300 Albert
Phone: +33 (0)3 22 75 16 17
musee@somme1916.org
www.musee-somme-1916.eu
Groups (adult and school): guided tour of battlefields: 30km itinerary; 2.5 hrs: €90 per coach
Individuals (1 to 7 people): including museum entrance fee and 2.5 hr guided tour of the Remembrance Trail in a minibius with driver: €32 to €148 depending on number of passengers.

 


Poppy Country Tourist Office

 

Equipe OT Pays du Coquelicot
9 rue Léon Gambetta
80300 Albert
Phone : +33 3 22 75 16 42
officedetourisme@paysducoquelicot.com
www.tourisme-paysducoquelicot.com
School groups: €2.50 per student - free for accompanying adults
Adult groups: €80 for 3hr guided tour - €100 for 5hr guided tour - €160 for full day tour
 
 


Other ways of visiting the battlefields....

By bicycle

Carl Ooghe

Carl OOGHE
+32 (0) 457 81 06 08 or +33 (0)7 88 24 59 01
carl.ooghe@gmail.com
www.cyclingthewesternfront.co.uk

Guided cycling tours: day trips or longer.  Itinerary suitable for road bikes. A hybrid bike can provide a more relaxed tour.

 


By 4x4 

Battlefields 4x4

Carl Liversage, Nigel Stevens, Nick Gage and Keith Bowen
Phone: + 44 (0)701 424 1418
info@battlefieldsby4x4.com
http://www.battlefieldsby4x4.com

Battlefields by 4x4 offers guided tours for owners of standard four wheel drive vehicles.
We'll take you on a journey of discovery and remembrance, through the battlefields, stopping at cemeteries and memorials along the way giving a unique insight as to what happened so many years ago. You'll receive commentary via CB radio direct to your vehicle.

 


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Inspired by the national flowers of remembrance - the poppy for the British and Commonwealth countries, the cornflower for the French and the forget-me-not for the Germans - the 'Association Picarde des Parcs et Jardins' created the "Rose Somme 2016" for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. In celebration of its first anniversary, the Rose Somme 2016 is now in full bloom at the Elysée Palace.

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