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Small-group WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5045T80
On this small group tour of the Somme battlefields, you will discover a part of France that suffered severely in the violent and bloody battles of the Great War. A dramatic period of history took place here, and you will see the major sites including memorials, cemeteries and traces of battles. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 18 people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.
Visit the cemetery of Delville Wood at Longueval, situated on the edge of the Somme. See the Lochnagar Crater "Located at La Boisselle" - an impressive mine hole 100 meters across and 30 meters deep.

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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Departure Point:
Centrally located Paris hotels (Zip codes 75001-75020)
Departure Time:
Until 8 November, 2013: 7:00am
From 1 April, 2014: 6:10am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:00pm

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Small-group WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris

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Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entrance to the Historial of the Great War in Péronne (7.50 euros)
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 18 people)
Exclusions:
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • 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
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Lynne H, August 2014

First rate from start to finish. Regis was a super guide - informative, engaging and professional. I was there with my 14 year old son and we spent the day with Regis and 4 other travellers visiting a number of sites in and around the WWI battlefields, travelling around in a luxury people carrier. As the day unfolded we all got to know each other and the questions and conversations around the tour and our various interests developed. I found the site visits emotional and sobering at times and undoubtedly thought-provoking. We went for a late but delicious lunch in a local bar prior to our last tour stop before heading back to Paris. This tour was a perfect mix of history, scenery, sightseeing and interaction with our guide, Regis, and our fellow travellers. Out of a 10 day holiday in Paris and the South of France with many highlights my 14 year old declared it the best day.

Reviewed by: James M W, August 2014

Great tour of the battlefields, so much sad history took place here. You really get a feel for the desperation of those doomed men. It was a moderately rainy day when we visited but that just made it feel more real. On this centenary year of the start of the Great War, it is good to remember the horror and sacrifice so that the chance of another is less.

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Tour code: 5045T80