I am planning a battlefield tour of Ypres and the Somme for early next year. So far everything regarding Ypres is falling into place re accommodation, tours, transport from Brussels etc. Can anyone tell me would it be possible (and comfortable) to explore the Somme area while staying in Ypres or would it be better to stay somewhere else? If there is a better base area could you recommend good accommodation there? Also, I am looking at Salient Tours or Flanders Battlefield Tours for Ypres...I think they do tours of the Somme too? Or would there be another company nearer to the Somme area if we were to change accommodation? A final question, is there a high / low season for such a trip, for instance could we go at a time when there would be difficulties getting a tour? I'm thinking about going in April or May. Please excuse my ignorance on all these points, I am planning this trip for my husband's birthday and I don't know much about how to start organising such a trip. I plan on spending about 4-5 days on the trip altogether. Thanks in advance for your help!