WORLD WAR I WEEKEND BATTLEFIELD TOURS

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Written by Sara Dryden on 19th April 2010 at 16:06pm

2010 sees Back Roads Touring Company continue on its quest to offer the most detailed, evocative and memorable tours of 20th century battlefield sites amongst its comprehensive collection of small group tours...


2010 sees Back Roads Touring Company continue on its quest to offer the most detailed, evocative and memorable tours of 20th century battlefield sites amongst its comprehensive collection of small group tours.


Boasting a wealth of experience, Back-Roads Touring Co has been running small group tours to the battlefields of Western Europe for nearly a decade. Taking customers not only to the popular and well visited sites, its talented and highly educated guide also journey to less familiar and more difficult to find spots that have a specific resonance for many of those travelling. Recognising the difference between a tour and an experience, Back Roads highly trained, charismatic male and female tour leaders bring a wealth of passion and savvy local knowledge to every visit.


Back-Roads Touring Co offers one-to-three day weekend Battlefield tours that attract and enthral descendants and World War I & World War II historians and enthusiasts alike.


Join an expert guide on these intensely emotional, evocative journeys through some of Europe’s most renowned World War I relics and battlefield sites.


Most popular are the three one-day tours covering the British and Commonwealth involvement in the First World War.  Each day covers a set area; the Somme, the Ypres Salient and the Arras/ Vimy Ridge area and customers can select how many days they remain on the tour.  The most fulfilling is obviously the full three days, but many customers have come away enriched in knowledge and understanding having been with their guide for only a day.  For overseas visitors tracing the deep involvement of Allied countries on the Western Front, weekend tours also include visits to sites of bravery and sacrifice resonant to US, Canadian, Indian, South African, Australian and New Zealand involvement.


These tours can be taken from London (on Eurostar), or from Paris (by local train) to Lille, where the guide awaits in one of Back Roads Touring Company’s fleet of Mercedes mini-coaches.


Itineraries can vary slightly, especially if a personal request to visit a certain spot is known of in advance. Accommodation for weekend tours is provided in a typically family run guest house situated right on the front lines.


Back-Roads’ battlefield weekend tours run every weekend from April to 16th November 2010 and include services of a specialist battlefield guide, all transportation and accommodation on the two and three day tours.


Running a variety of battlefield tours throughout the year and with an intimate and educated knowledge of all the places it visits, Back-Roads Touring Company’s unwavering small group ethos means that it really can get beyond the ordinary to explore the heart, soul and history of its carefully chosen destinations.


For more information on small group European Battlefield touring with Back-Roads Touring Co and for a brochure on a variety of themed tours throughout the UK and Europe, visit http://www.abmc.gov 

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