24th November 2008
Albert is most famous as the site of the Battle of the Somme in World War I and is a must for those interested in visiting the historic battlefields - whether it be a personal trip or an educational excursion!
Since World War 1 and World War 2 are taught as part of the national curriculum, the battlefield break is becoming increasingly popular with schools taking pupils to see the battle sites, trenches and war graves first hand.
With Remembrance Day marking the 90th anniversary of the armistice recently and a number of websites and TV programmes tracing family trees, it isn't any wonder that interest in the Battlefield Tours are in popular demand!
Not only is Albert a great base from which to explore the Somme area and its historical importance, but it is a vibrant French town in it's own right oozing with culture and set amongst stunning scenery in the beautiful region of Picardie. Albert is in easy access to Picardie's historic capital - Amiens and to the north east, the city of Lille - voted European Capital of Culture in 2004.
For all schools and groups out there, if you have more than 10 people travelling, why not use our dedicated group booking service to book your flights to Albert? Benefits include a personalised non obligation quote, a low deposit, and name confirmation just 2 weeks before date of departure! Visit www.jet2.com/groups today!
Jet2.com will be the first airline to offer scheduled services into Albert between April and June 2009 and flights start from £60.99 one way including taxes from Leeds Bradford airport.
Visit the website now for details on schedules and of course, check out the low fare finder to search the best fares for you flights!
Book your flight to Albert (Somme) now!