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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Small-group WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris

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 16 people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.


  • Somme Battlefields of WWI tour of Paris by minivan
  • Personalized small group (maximum 16 people)
  • Visit the Delville Wood cemetery at Longueval
  • See the landmine Lochnagar crater
  • Visit the Australian battlefield sites at Poziere and Mouquet Farm
  • British memorial at Thiepval and Ulster Tower
  • Visit the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux
  • Tour the Historial Peronne WWI museum

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What You Can Expect

Small-group WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris

The Historial, Peronne

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Absolutely brilliant day. An amazing experience and a brilliant guide made it very worthwhile.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wow, wow, wow.... what an amazing, informative, emotional and fascinating tour. The drive through the countryside was lovely and the places we stopped off are so much a part of Australian history.
I went on this tour to honor my grandfather who fought on the Somme and it was like a pilgrimage. Thanks to our wonderful tour guide who provided lots of information and was extremely respectful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic day. Rojis our tour guide very informative. Small group which was great we all got on very well. Would recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and funny. The tour itself was well-planned. We met some interesting people. Walking through the trenches was especially poignant. All in all, a thoroughly worthwhile trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I just want to say that this tour was the highlight of my whole trip, only made so because of our guide Nicola.
Nothing was a problem in fact we got back into Paris two hours latter than planned. Nicola's passion is the history of the first world war. For an Aussie or Kiwi with any connection with the WW1 this tour is a must.
Thank you again Nicola.

Michael T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Guide and driver were very good. The tour was most informative and lived up to our expectations. I would recommend it to others.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was very informative, although there is quite a lot of information to take in! Our driver/guide handled our small group (only four on the tour) very well - he knew when to stop talking and when to find a spot for coffee! Well recommended due to the various sites visited in a short period.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Herbert was a very informative guide and we visited many significant sites for the Australian troops. A moving day but well worth the emotion. A great visit to an elderly lady in a small village to talk about through Herbert's translation what it was like in France during the German occupation in WWII.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour. thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Our driver was very knowledgable and has such a passion for his job that is contagious as he takes you on his tour. Great day and a must to do !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A fabulous day. We loved the experience. The tour guide was great.

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