Our battlefield tours

Battlefield Exploration offers a range of battlefield tours, either focusing on specific themes or on specific areas.

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> Highlights of the Somme
> Highlights of Picardie
> Mons & the Glorious Retreat

Battlefields of the Somme

The battlefields of the Somme are renowned for the bloodshed of July 1916. It is very hard to picture the horror that the many New Armies had to face. Yet, a visit to the battlefields of the Somme always leaves a huge impression. A tour along the many sites and cemeteries brings alive so many incredible stories.

The most interesting sites

The sites listed underneath are those sites that cover the highlights of the area. Of course, any cemetery or specific location can be added to the tour to make it a very personal experience.

The highlights of the Somme battlefields are :

  • Thiepval Memorial to the Missing & visitors' centre
  • Newfoundland Memorial Park (Beaumont Hamel)
  • Ulster Tower (Thiepval)
  • Sheffield Memorial Park to the Pals Battalions (Serre)
  • Lochnagar Crater (La Boiselle)
  • South African Memorial & Museum Delville Wood (Longueval)
  • French national military cemetery of Rancourt
  • Historial de la Grande Guerre (Péronne)
  • Musée Somme 1916 (Albert)
  • Australian National War Memorial (Villers-Bretonneux)
  • Australian Corps Memorial (Le Hamel)


The tariff depends on the sites you would like to visit and the available time for the visit. Please note that from Ypres it's a 1 hour drive to the Somme, so a minimum of 8 hours should be reserved.

Please contact us for all details and a specific itinerary to the battlefields of the Somme.