Small-group WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris
See the Australian flag flying over Poziere in recognition of the sacrifices made by the ANZAC's in the battle that took place here during the battle of the Somme. This battle was followed by the battle of Mouquet Farm which you will also visit today.
Continuing to Thiepval, you will see the largest memorial dedicated to missing British Soldiers. You will also visit The Ulster Tower, a memorial to the men of the 36th Ulster division, the Beaumont-Hamel and the Newfoundland Memorial which offers a realistic and moving view of these battles in its remarkably well-preserved trenches system. During this day-trip you will also see the the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Finish the tour with a visit to the Historial at Peronne, an international and cultural museum of the first world war (1914-1918) which explains the conflict, its origins and its consequences.The museum boasts a unique collection of over 50,000 original objects and documents of everyday life during the war. Return to your Paris hotel.
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- Small group tour (maximum 16 participants)
- Admission to the Historial of the Great War in Péronne
- English speaking guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Be sure to arrive promptly for your tour. The group will not wait if you are late and if you miss the tour due to a delay, you will not be entitled to a refund.
Reviewed by: Maureen B, July 2015
Extremely interesting, at times emotional, funny and educational. Our driver and guide were entertaining and very knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in this subject despite the early start
Reviewed by: Steph, July 2015
Despite the rain, the WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip was an engaging and informative tour. Nicola was a most knowledgeable and friendly guide, willing to help with tracing relatives who served at the Somme and to go out of her way to discover what her group are most interested in experiencing. She provided a detailed history, which was thorough without being too simplistic. Julian, the driver, was friendly and always willing to help out, whether it be offering advice on where to eat or by opening the bus up early so we could escape from the teeming rain. We couldn't have asked for a better pair to guide us through the once-chaotic battlefields.