WWI Poets of the Somme

3 days / 2 nights

From only £219pp


3 days / 2 nights From only £219pp

Our Guided tour to the Somme blends History and Poetry in order for your students to gain a deeper understanding of the key war poets such as Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Noel Hodgson.

Poems will be read at each location providing an unforgettable insight into the impact of the Great War on these iconic writers.

Curriculum focus

  • AQA AS A: WWI Literature

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Return ferry crossing via Dover / Calais
  • Hotel Accommodation on a Half Board basis
  • WW1 Literature Guide
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Vamoos Travel App
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:8 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Travel to the Somme. Visit the area where Wilfred Owen fought including Sheffield park and Serre 2 Cemetery. Evening meal and activities at hotel.

  • Day 2

    Breakfast at hotel. Board coach and visit Fricourt, Mametz and Devonshire Cemetery (Noel Hodgson’s grave). In the afternoon visit Cambrai and Ors visitor centre, memorial and grave of Wilfred Owen. Evening meal at hotel.

  • Day 3

    Breakfast at hotel. Board coach and visit Thiepval and Newfoundland Park. Return to school.


Enhance your trip

  • Located in Albert the museum is housed in a series of underground passages. The museum evokes the grim reality of trench warfare with a series of displays depicting trench life for both sides as well as the evolution of weaponry and uniforms.
  • As well as viewing the impressive Canadian memorial you can visit a series of trenches and dugouts with local guide.