WWI Battlefield Tours
Guided Tours of Somme & Ypres
  •  Tailor Made Programme
  •  Full Day on the Ypres Battlefields
  •  Tyne Cot, Langemark German Cemetery, Hill 62, Menin Gate
  •  Full Day on the Somme Battlefields
  •  Beaumont Hamel, Newfoundland Park, Thiepval, Lochnagar Crater
  •  Mix and Match with other products
  •  Prices from £89

It is not until you visit the cemeteries, trenches and memorials do you fully appreciate the true history of the First World War. As most families in the UK had relatives either killed or wounded, this surely makes the Battlefields Guided Tours a must for every School visiting Le Château.

Our expert Guides concentrate on the Battlefields of the Somme and Ypres, and will work in association with History Teachers to provide a tailor-made tour to maximise the pupils experience whilst in France.

Our Châteaux are based in the Somme, where in 1916 sixty thousand British Soldiers, half of the attacking force, and every man a volunteer, were lost on the first day of the battle alone.

Further afield we travel to Ypres or 'Wipers' as it was known to the troops, which was a beautifully preserved medieval town in 1914, and remained in British hands but by 1918 it was totally obliterated.

The few square miles to the east, the Ypres Salient, became a lunar landscape of craters and the village of Passchendaele, became a byword for horror. In 1917 the British Army inched forward for an agonising three miles and 35 died for every muddy metre gained.

Newfoundland Park, British and German trenches at Beaumont Hamel, the Thiepval Memorial, the Lochnagar Crater, Tyne Cot British Cemetery, Langemark German Cemetery, Hill 62/Sanctuary Wood, the Menin Gate Memorial.

WWI Battlefield Tours Course Benefits


Sample 5 day course

Day Session 1 (am) Session 2 (am) Session 3 (pm) Session 4 (pm) Session 5 (evening)
Monday       Travel to Le Château to arrive for evening meal Château Olympics
Tuesday Tour of the Ypres Battlefields Quiz Night
Wednesday Trip to Paris, Disney or Parc Asterix
Thursday Tour of the Somme Battlefields Evening Walk
Friday Zip Wire* Fencing* Depart after lunch    

*Optional Extra
Entrance fees are extra.


WWI Battlefield Tours Prices


Prices Include
Standard coach (no toilet, DVD player), ferry costs, road tolls
Use of coach for local excursions (Subject to EU regulations)
Full board
En suite accommodation
All equipment and instruction (as specified)
Evening Entertainment
VAT on tour operator margins
1:10 free teacher places


Optional Extras
Entrance Fees to excursions
Meals en route
Pupils spending money
Travel Insurance £12
Small group supplement (i.e. less than 35 paying passengers)
Language Module @ £14 per half day
Battlefields Guided Tour @ £10 per person per day
Executive Coach £200 per coach (only 49 seats but includes toilet, DVD)
Double Decker Coach £15 per paying guest (only available on 49+ students)
Euro Tunnel £250 per coach (included in courses 3 days of less at Warsy)
French Language work book £2.50 per copy
Scottish schools, please call for supplements
Outdoor pursuits (as specified)


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Monday - Friday 343 376 414 474 413 359
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Wednesday - Friday 217 235 254 284 243 214
Friday - Monday 284 315 342 387 317 284
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Wednesday - Friday 186 204 223 253 212 182
Friday - Monday 223 254 280 326 255 222
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Wednesday - Friday 202 220 239 269 228 198
Friday - Monday 249 281 307 347 282 261
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Monday - Wednesday 173 191 210 240 198 173
Wednesday - Friday 184 202 221 251 210 180
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Wednesday - Friday 200 218 237 267 226 196
Friday - Monday 246 278 304 344 279 258
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