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Absolutely brilliant day. An amazing experience and a brilliant guide made it very worthwhile.
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.
Fantastic day. Rojis our tour guide very informative. Small group which was great we all got on very well. Would recommend.
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.
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.
Guide and driver were very good. The tour was most informative and lived up to our expectations. I would recommend it to others.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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 !
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
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.
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
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.
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.
What a great tour! Our guide, Nicola, was fantastic. I learned so much about the history of the First World War on this trip. Tip... bring tissues.
It was the best day I have had. Tour guide was brilliant. Would recommend tour to anyone.
Bertrand was a very knowledgable and professional guide who detoured appropriately to particular points of interest for the different nationalities in the party. As Australians we particularly appreciated his fulsome tributes to the achievements of General Monash and the Australian Corps in the battles of 1918. Several facts he might add to his commentary are that in 1918 Australia' s 5 divisions were combined into the Australian Corp and Monash was appointed by the Australian government as its first commander, he was previously commander of the 3rd Australian Divisionalso that in recognition of his outstanding leadership and achievements he was knighted in the field by King George V , the first time in 200 years that a British sovereign bestowed this honour on a commander. He also had American troops fight under his command which I think is the first and last time the American government allowed its soldiers to fight under foreign command. It was a long day with a very early start , the information about the tour should include the fact that a short stop is planned for a quick breakfast and that lunch is to be taken at Peronne . We thought the tour was very worthwhile an tell conducted and would highly recommend it.
Would highly recommend this tour. Our guide Nicola was the best. We had a fantastic day.
This was an excellent day out. Advertised a small group tour of up to 16, there were only 3 of us. Our guide, Herbert, was very knowledgeable about Australia's part in the Western Front. He took us to many of the battlefields and cemetries relevant to Australian troops, as well as those of many other nations.
Tour was excellent. Our guide Nicola was fabulous. Her knowledge of the history was brilliant. Only stressful incident was the cab driver dropping us at the wrong office! Maybe include a small map of exact location on booking instructions. Thankfully Nicola came looking for us
There was not one thing our tour guide didn't know about WW1. And if she got a tricky question she quickly googled it or tried to get an answer. Even to what type of flowers were growing by the side of the road. She was very passionate.
Julien the bus driver was delightful.
It was a long day but didn't feel like it as there were many stops. They were very happy to accommodate any special requests.
Overall a great tour defiantly a highlight of our trip.