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
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 @ £8 per session (included in French Adventure only)
Guaranteed no currency surcharges


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Monday - Friday 388 423 465 530 464 405
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Wednesday - Friday 243 263 284 316 271 240
Friday - Monday 320 354 383 433 356 320
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Wednesday - Friday 210 229 250 283 238 205
Friday - Monday 254 287 315 366 288 252
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Friday - Monday 282 316 345 389 318 294
Monday - Friday 388 423 465 530 442 383


Early Bird Prices for 2022

Book your Battlefield Tour by 31st July 2021


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Friday - Monday 282 316 345 389 330 293
Monday - Friday 388 423 465 530 464 405
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Wednesday - Friday 243 263 284 316 271 240
Friday - Monday 320 354 383 433 356 320
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2 Days - 1 Night 113 125 131 141 118 107
Monday - Wednesday 198 217 238 270 225 198
Wednesday - Friday 210 229 250 283 238 205
Friday - Monday 254 287 315 366 288 252
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Monday - Wednesday 215 235 256 288 242 215
Wednesday - Friday 227 246 267 301 256 223
Friday - Monday 282 316 345 389 318 294
Monday - Friday 388 423 465 530 442 383


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