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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.
This tour was really good. Our guide, Sebastien, had a degree in military history and his knowledge of miliary strategy and the history of the area exceeded our expectations. As an Australian, these battlefields are of particular interest and we were not disappointed. Sebastien also recommended a lovely restaurant for lunch in the town of Peronne (price not included in the tour), so we went along. The cost was very reasonable and we had one of the best meals that we ate during our whole two weeks in France. This is a long day trip but is well worth doing for anyone with an interest in World War 1. Highly recommended.
The guide was very knowledgeable and the tour covered ever thing we wanted to see.
I enjoyed the whole day and felt that the trip covered as much as was possible in one day. Our guide was excellent and very, very knowledgeable. He was able to answer all our questions and give us interesting and accurate information.
Excellent! Nicola the guide absolutely went the extra mile and was clearly interested in her subject. What a great day!
Very good and moving tour the guide was excellent and we had a great day.
We had a great day. The tour was well designed and had intelligent stops and breaks as well as seeing the battlefields and memorials. I recommend thid tour to people interested in visiting the Somme battlefields.
Excellent. Great to have an all Aussie tour, visiting such special sites in our military history. RECOMMEND!!
We had a wonderful day on July, 08, 2013 touring the Somme with Gwen. Gwen was very informative and a great driver would happily use Viator on our next overseas trip.
This was excellent - I learned so much about World War I that day. I had not realized how uneducated I was until this trip. The guide was great, the van comfortable and the choice for lunch was very enjoyable.
What a trip this was.
Went with my 17 year old son and had a fantastic time.
Hair raising experience seeing places that are so special in our history.
The guide was very informative.
The tour was extremely good and exceeded my expectations - the guide (Bertrand) was extremely knowledgeable and conveyed his knowledge in a way that made you really feel like you could experience the site and the battles that had taken place there. It is pricy, but worth the cost if you have an interest in WWI sites. Although Delville Wood is on the listed itenary, the tour doesn't always go there - make sure to ask to go - it is really worth seeing even if you aren't South African.