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The Battle of the Somme has gone down in history as one of the bloodiest battles ever fought. In terms of casualties, the first day of the battle (1st July 1916) saw the highest number of British casualties in one day.
The Battle of the Somme was intended to be the Big Push to win the war. The key events of the battle will be brought to life for your students with visits to sites including the 1916 Somme Museum in Albert, Lochnagar Crater, Thiepval Memorial to the Missing and Newfoundland Memorial Park.
Short on time? We also offer this as a day trip. Low on numbers? You may like to consider teaming up with your school's English department to make this a cross-curricular trip if they're looking at WW1 poetry.
AfternoonVisit Vimy Ridge and Somme 1916 Museum
EveningEvening meal and games
Visit Thiepval Memorial, Delville Wood, Ulster Tower and Newfoundland Park
- 1 night's half-board accommodation
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Return Channel crossings
- Return executive coach travel
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- VAT at current rates to tour operators
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Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont-Hamel
On the first day of the battle of the Somme, eight hundred men of the Royal Newfoundland…
Somme 1916 Museum
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Thiepval Memorial to the Missing
The slaughter on the Somme wiped out a generation, and continues to cast a shadow on Bri…
The Ulster Tower is a memorial to the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division. It is located…
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Poppies d'Albert is a purpose built hotel, catering exclusively for school groups. It is located in the historic town of Albert, in the very heart of the battlefields of the Somme.
Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms all of which have an en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin. Breakfast is served at the hotel, and the evening meal in a local restaurant.
Each floor has a games room with a pool table and a drinks machine. There is also a staff lounge on each floor with computers, free internet access and a minibar. A room is available for group activities. Next to the hotel are a football pitch and a swimming pool, both of which can be used by the hotel's guests.
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