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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.
A great experience, with lots of history in perspective. Your guide often makes a tour; in our case Julie was fabulous. Clear and articulate, with a warm smile and friendly personality. Countryside is picturesque; hard to image the noise, mud and stench of the battlefields. If you want to see this part of France and have a limited time available, this is recommended. Thanks Julie. Bryan and Marianne Scherer, Adelaide, South Australia.
Great attention to the group by the guide who was engaging and informative of the individuals requests.
A great trip all round.
A day trip that was very interesting, good english speaking guide and lots of very touching war sites. Even the weather was very beatiful. We travellen in a van, 6 people, very comfortable and the whole day was very impressive and can be recommended to all that are interested in historical events.
This was an excellent day trip from Paris. Regis was a helpful guide who drove well and had very good knowledge about everything we saw, he was also interested in war history and made it interesting for us too.I was impressed with how beautiful and peaceful the memorials are and it was good to visit a wide range of places and learn so much about what went on in different parts of the landscape. It is a plus to to be picked up close to where one is staying in Paris and also be returned back there again especially when the trip starts so early in the morning.
Really long day but well worth it with a range of sites visited accompanied by an enthusiastic and extremely knowledgable guide. Although advertised as an Anzac tour there is also enough of interest for the British too.
This was a great tour that gave us a real sense of the battlefields' scale. Our guide, Régis was very knowledgeable.
My grandfather, Charles Gustaf Ostberg was killed on September 30, 1918 at the Battle of the Somme. I wanted to see the place where he lost his life. The tour guide, Regis, was very helpful in helping to pin down for me the exact location of his final days. We had a very lovely group of Australians along on our tour. They too were looking to find out about an individual who had died there. If you are an historian, or just someone who is very interested in World War 1, you will really enjoy your day.
Great tour, heart wrenching hearing about all the loss of life, very knowledgeable guide
This was amazing. Julia our guide was the most beautiful, caring lady I could wish for. We were lucky we had a car and only Julia and 3passengers. It rained all day but it could not dampen our spirits. We had a great lunch and great company. I would give this tour 6 stars and if anyone is going to tour the Somme Battle fields which every Aussie should do I recommend this tour. Julia had great knowledge of the area and the history of WW1 and WW2. Thankyou Julia for helping me find my Great uncle who lost his life in the Great War.
Sebastian picked us up from our accommodation exactly at the time we were expecting him to. We had a breakfast stop, at a large road house which was most welcome. Our first stop was at The Adelaide Cemetery at Ville -Bretonneux where Sebastian gave us an in depth history lesson about the horrors of WW!. We journeyed onto several other significant memorials, with Sebastian providing an immense amount of information about each site. . This was an exceptional day and we thank Sebastian for his amazing knowledge and skilled driving!
But for the poor weather, rained all day, a very stirring tour for any Aussie interested in the history of our servicemen and women who fought in WW 1. Bertrand our guide was fantastic, giving us great insight into all the battle fields and battles as well as the history of the area. One got quite emotional just being there. The trip to the museum was also fantastic. Highly recommend this tour five stars plus!
This was an amazing tour for anyone interested in WW1 battle sites. We were extremely pleased with Gwendoline's (our tour guide) knowledge of the history of the area. She made the sites come alive for us in spite of the weather. As the group included people from Australia and Newfoundland, it made the visit to those particular sites even more meaningful and Gwendoline's thoughtfulness and knowledge was outstanding. There is so many wonderful aspects to this tour - the visit to the small villages and the care and honor displayed by the citizens of France even though a 100 years have passed. My wife and I were grateful for the outstanding tour and highly recommend it.