Somme 110th Anniversary

5 days from £749pp

NEW About the tour: Somme 110th Anniversary

Tour Introduction

The 1st July 2026 marks the 110th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the defining battles of the Great War and a turning point in British history. Heralded as the ‘Big Push’, in one day alone more than 57,000 men became casualties, and in a battle that lasted 141 days it would become the graveyard of the Pals, of Kitchener’s Army. Join us as we travel to the haunting Somme battlefields and attend the ceremony at Thiepval on the anniversary.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
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(Deposits from £50pp)

Once you have booked your battlefield tour either online, or by telephone (), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can -

  1. Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  3. Send payments via cheque.
  4. Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Jun 29

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to our hotel in Belgium or northern France for a four-night stay.

Jun 30 - Gommecourt & Serre

Today we visit the battlefields of the Somme, where the 1916 battle took place and the British and Commonwealth forces lost over 450,000 casualties. We start at Gommecourt in the northern area, then visit Serre where the ‘Pals’ fought at the beginning of the operations.

After our lunch period in Albert, we visit Beaumont-Hamel and finish in the Ovillers and La Boisselle area.

Included meals: Breakfast

Gommecourt Cemetery

Gommecourt Cemetery (4)

Key Visits

  • Beaumont-Hamel
  • Ovillers Battlefield
  • Serre Battlefield
  • Gommecourt Cemetery

Jul 1 - Somme 110th Anniversary

Today is the 110th Anniversary of the battle and we attend a commemoration event at the Thiepval Memorial, and any local events in the Albert area. We will also visit 1st July sites at Fricourt, Mametz and Montauban.

Included meals: Breakfast

Somme Commemoration

Somme Commemorations (3)

Key Visits

  • Somme Commemorations
  • Thiepval Memorial

Jul 2 - High Wood, Delville Wood & Guillemont

We continue our look at the Somme Battlefields of 1916, examining the fighting beyond 1st July. We visit Mametz Wood, High Wood and Delville Wood, as well as the battlefields around Guillemont and Flers.

Included meals: Breakfast

Delville Wood

Delville Wood (3)

Key Visits

  • Delville Wood
  • High Wood

Jul 3

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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You will stay for four nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in Belgium or northern France.

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Executive Coach

Executive Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Drinks machines
  • Onboard toilet
  • Reclining seats

Silver Service Coach

Silver Service, refreshments
Silver Service, lounge
Silver Service, entertainment

Silver Service Features

  • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
  • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
  • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
  • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
  • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
  • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
  • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
  • Onboard toilet

Silver Service Seating Plan


Travel Extras

With an overnight stay or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...

Join coach at Interchange

Join your tour coach at the interchange.

On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.

Excludes tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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