William Alfred Turner – The Somme
THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF ALFRED WILLIAM TURNER DURING WW1
It has been our privilege to create this very personal tour, paying homage to your grandfather’s war story.
Enclosed is a draft itinerary that we have based on our extensive research of your grandfather’s service history. It is intentionally brief, as we want the story to unfold as you follow in his footsteps across the battlefields of The Somme.
The package cost is an all-inclusive price, incorporating transport, accommodation, meals and refreshments and museum entries – as well as your expert, personal guide who will be on-hand throughout your tour.
- Private transport to and from France
- Eurotunnel tickets
- 2 nights in stunning French lakeside chalet
- All meals provided: breakfast, lunch and dinner (one drink included with each)
- Ancestry and military research to reconstruct your grandfather’s war story
- Guided tours to major battle sites
- Museum visits to help bring the story of your grandfather’s experience to life
- Portfolio compiled of your grandfather’s story following your tour, with photographs of your journey
Depart West Midlands for Folkestone
Brunch stop at port
Eurotunnel crossing to Calais
Travel to Albert, France
Stop en-route at Vimy Ridge
Check in to lakeside chalet
Breakfast at chalet
Visit sites of interest across the Somme and WW1 Museum
2.30 – 5.30pm:
Guided tour through Alfred’s personal journey
Evening meal at restaurant in Albert
Return to chalet
Breakfast at chalet
Check out of chalet
Visit Lochnagar Crater and Thiepval
Travel to Lille
Lunch and free time in Lille
Travel to Calais
Return to England via Eurotunnel
Depart Folkestone for home
We offer transportation throughout the tour either in our executive 8-seater Mercedes-Benz Vito or a minibus for larger groups, so you can sit back and enjoy the company of your fellow tour guests.
Eurotunnel tickets and any journeys on public transport are included.
We source unique accommodation for each tour, often steering away from hotels to find quirkier places for exclusive use by your group.
This is so we can offer hidden gems that might pass you by as individual travellers. Quality is key, however, and we ensure any accommodation booked meets our high standards.
TOUR PACKAGE COST
Based on 2 tour guests: £725pp
Based on 4 tour guests: £580pp