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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.
This is an excellent put together tour, with a very knowledgeable tour guide who was also the driver.
Would highly recommend and it was also very special as an Australian to visit this area.
This was the most fantastic day. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Our guide Regis was extremely knowledgeable, patient and knew exactly ( on a long day and emotional day) when we needed a little rest! I had my 9 year old son with me who is fascinated by World War 1 and we were lucky to be travelling with a party of Australians which added a different dimension to the trip for us 2 Brits. The mini-bus was very comfortable and although a long day, a little catnap each way enables one to keep the energy levels up!
We enjoyed the whole day. Regis (driver/guide) was so informative and well-informed (and given that my wife is very well read on the subject of WWI, she is not easy to impress) however she was! A great day! Thank you (and Regis).
Our trip to the Somme was all that we hoped for. Julie, our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the Somme battles. We were pleased to be able to locate the grave of a relation as was another of our tour guests. While it was a very long day, it was very worthwhile with the commentary about the areas keeping us engaged.
Fortunately the weather was perfect
Being from Newfoundland I loved this tour! I found it very emotionally moving. It was worth every penny and recommend to not just fellow Newfies but any Canadian. The Australian sites are gorgeous and also very moving and very much worth seeing! The tour covers both sides equally and respectfully!
We were picked up exactly on time by our very friendly tour guide, all our companions for the day were Australian which was a plus, not sure if that was organised or by change but it worked out very well.
Our guide's knowledge was amazing he could answer any questions we asked and was a wealth of information about WW1 and WW2 and all the places we visited. It was a very emotional day but we had a great day helping each other find relatives names, one couple had a relative buried in a cemetery that wasn't on our agenda but our guide made a special detour for them which was lovely, all in all it was a great experience that I can highly recommend.
Loved the tour a very sombre quiet place and our guide was very well informed
Outstanding, small bus of Aussies, very emotional trip. Sebastian the guide was brilliant and brought the battle to life and had a great sense of humour. He found a great place for lunch, undoutably the highlight ofour trip to paris. Everybody should go, great value for money
As a young Australian couple, we were enthralled by this tour. It was one of the most interesting we have done. Villes Bretonneux was fascinating and it was a surprise to see where our Unknown Soldier came from. Our tour guide, Sylvan, could not be faulted- he was easy going and very knowledgable.
Definitely recommend this tour, value for money. Regis our tour guide was excellent with his knowledge of all the sites visited and was funny. Our group were all from Australia, which was a nice touch to the day. If you have time, this is a must do if you're interested