You are urged to book as soon as possible for this all-inclusive tour of the Somme Battlefields in April 2014. We have been fortunate to secure the services of Old Salopian historian and professional tour guide, Peter Caddick-Adams (Ch 1974-78) who has agreed to lead the 2014 tour.
To secure your place, please book as soon as possible as there are now few places left. I would appreciate it if you could also fill in the booking form (see below) as fully as possible and email/post it to me after you have booked. The link goes to a PDF file but I am happy to email you on request a Word version which can be filled-in and emailed. Please email email@example.com
Payment of the deposit can be made by cheque or online, details below.
Who is coming? A list of those who have already responded to our earlier emails and priority booking is available here.
Wives/partners/children over 14 are welcome to accompany you. However, please note that places are limited and we are currently limiting people to 2 per booking. Please note that single rooms are also available on a limited basis and with a supplement of £120 per head.
The provisional itinerary for the 5-day tour will start and finish in Central London (venue t.b.c.) and is scheduled to include several sites of particular Old Salopian interest, including Gommecourt/Fonquevillers, Serre and Sheffield Memorial Park, Sunken Lane, Hawthorn Ridge, Ulster Tower/Thiepval Wood/Authuille, Pozieres, Bois Francais, Mametz Wood, Caterpillar Valley and the Delville Wood South African War Memorial. The tour will be based in the medieval town of Peronne and there will be also be time for sightseeing in the nearby cathedral city of Amiens.
Payment and booking
The all-inclusive price of £600 – 680 per person* includes travel to and from Central London by coach, the ferry crossing, hotel accommodation and all meals except lunch on the first and last days. Entry fees to museums and other sites are also included.
Download the booking form (pdf version) with all available information on how to book and pay your deposit of £150 per head (by cheque or online). A Word version to fill-in and email back can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please note that we cannot accept payments without a prior provisional booking.
Payment link here
Bookings will be taken on a strictly first-come, first-served basis and will only be secured by payment of the deposit.
* The price will depend on the numbers who book (more = cheaper). A single supplement of £120 will apply.
If this tour is not for you we hope to offer further opportunities during the First World War Centenary Period.