War Poets English, Media and Performing Arts
4 days/3 nights from only £239pp
Our tour to the Somme blends history and poetry to reveal the true landscape of war; locations and events with the experiences of those who bequeathed to us some of the most emotionally potent literary works of the 20th Century. We provide a copy of each of the poems discussed during the tour for you to read at each site.
Although this tour is to the Somme, we can also arrange WWI Poets tour to Ypres or combine both destinations, with expert guides in each.
Here is a sample 4 day/3 night tour…
Travel from school to your accommodation in the Somme
Meet your guide for full day tour. Visits include Thiepval memorial (Tom Kettle) – Ovillers-la-Boiselle and the Lochnagar Crater (Ivor Gurney) – Fricourt (Victor Ratcliffe – Siegfried Sassoon – Noel Hodgson) – Mametz (Robert Graves – David Jones) – Meaulte (Leslie Coulson).
Morning guided tour focussing on Wilfred Owen. En route to Serre – where Wilfred Owen fought – visit the original trench system at Newfoundland Park. On your return – stop at Louvencourt to visit the grave of Roland Leighton. Afternoon visit to Ors to visit the memorial and visitor centre dedicated to Wilfred Owen and then his grave.
Return to school
Edmund Blunden, Wilfred Owen and Alan Herbert at Serre
Alec Waugh’s “Albert to Baupaume Road” at Pozieres
John William Streets ‘A Soldiers Funeral’
Robert Binyon ‘For the Fallen’
Charles Sorley “When they see the millions of the mouthless dead…” at Thiepval
William Noel Hodgson’s“Before Action” at Mametz Wood
Seigfried Sasson HQ dugout near the village of Fricourt
✓ Use of the coach during the tour
✓ Return ferry crossing via Dover / Calais
✓ Accommodation on a b&b basis
✓ Multi-bedded rooms for students
✓ Single/twin rooms for leaders
✓ Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
✓ Comprehensive travel pack
✓ 1:10 leader place ratio