- 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
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.
We had wonderful experience on the tour to the Somme battlefields. There were just four couples and the tour guide could not have been more helpful. He was extremely knowledgable about the First World War and brought the group to all the cemetries which were applicable to the countries of origin of each of the couples and walked with them to monuments and to find relative's graves. We visited two museums and had lunch in a lovely little café. It was also great to have been picked up and dropped off right at our front door. All in all a great day!
Very good tour (there were four of us plus the guide/driver) in a mini van that was very comfortable. We got to see a lot in a day and our guide was very knowledgeable and courteous taking us through each site providing lots of interesting anecdotes and background historical information. While the tour was not cheap, I doubt we could have seen so much, and understood it, on our own, and it would have been a lot more frustrating and stressful. Well worth doing and the added bonus of being picked up and dropped off at your hotel added to the convenience of the tour.