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

Highlights

  • 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 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Herbert and Julian provided an outstanding tour day. The tour was well planned for appropriate stops and rests. Their commentary and the side stops at out of the way places made it refreshing and very enjoyable. The coach was extremely comfortable and the group of ten or so we went to all enjoyed the day. The restaurant they arranged to dine at was outstanding, with quick and inexpensive meals for all. The Somme is a somber place with many cemeteries etc and they were appropriately addressed by the guides as well. This is a top notch tour and very highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Julian and Sylvian spelling ? were great tour guides. They are both very knowledgable as well as
Personable. They did a great job making. The tour a learning experience as well and an entertaining day. There was a family on my tour that asked about a member who had died in WWI and they made sure to bring us to see their final resting place. It was a memorial that was not on the normal visiting list but it made things complete for that family and shows the rest of us that this company cares about its clients. Thanks guys !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

fantastic experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a wonderful tour and could not have asked for a better guide or driver. They were so friendly and full of knowledge. This tour made our trip to France well worth while and is embedded as a memorable time in France I can highly recommend Viator

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Would highly recommend this tour. Our guide Nicola and driver Julian were the best. We had a fantastic day. Nicola is very knowledgable and enthusiastic about history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic! Better than I ever hoped it would be. Guide Nicola was knowledgable, informative and sensitive to war-related issues. I hear tily recommend this tour.

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