|Somewhere in France : bespoke
‘Somewhere in France’?
That’s easy. It’s all the soldiers were permitted to
letters were censored - by themselves, by their officers, by their
government. Once they had embarked on ‘active service’, as far as their
loved ones were concerned, they were always ‘Somewhere in France’. Even
when they were in Belgium.
that’s the name of the
company. But why should you choose us?
Well, for a start, we know what we are doing. Our
and principal guide is Jack Alexander, author of McCrae’s Battalion
and designer of the famous ‘Contalmaison Cairn’. Jack’s knowledge
and professional expertise, coupled with our solid logistical
experience, will make your pilgrimage unique, satisfying and memorable.
We will tailor your
trip to your most exacting requirements. Whether it’s a specific grave,
or the site of a specific wartime engagement, we will find it and
deliver you to the spot. Our luxurious minibus can accommodate parties
of up to fourteen guests in spacious comfort - with video and audio
loops for your information and entertainment. We‘ll even supply you
with an on-board refreshment hamper. Our drivers and guides are fully
qualified. ‘Private’ or ‘family’ tours are available on request - along
with corporate ‘team-building’ packages. We’re also fully insured.
You’ll travel in the
same dedicated vehicle from Edinburgh to France and back. Convenient
pick-up/drop-off points are available en route from Edinburgh to Hull -
at Berwick, Newcastle, York, or anywhere (within reason) that you care
to specify. You’ll enjoy a relaxing overnight break on a P&O ferry
in both directions - fine food, fine bars, dancing, cinemas and casinos.
hotels in the front-line towns of Ypres and Arras, you’ll embark each
morning on a stirring and evocative journey into the past. We’ll
introduce you to the infamous ‘Salient’ of Belgian Flanders and explore
the verdant killing fields of the Somme - all in the best of company.
Finally, to keep safe with your memories, we’ll supply you with a
complimentary souvenir of your trip - our exclusive Somewhere in
France memorabilia pack.