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kim t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Wow such an emotional tour and so glad it was only 10 of us. Our tour guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable. To see where our soldiers are and to walk around the most beautifully looked after cemetery was completely eye opening. This place is huge so much bigger than I ever imagined.

Gavin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This tour was exellent. The guide and driver were very good with a very extensive subject knowledge.

John W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

A long day but great! First, our guide for the day was perfect. Very informed open and paced the visits perfectly to visit all locations and being back in Paris on time. The visit to the British, New Zealand, Australian, and Canadian as well of French of course battles was eye-opening. I suggest viewing the series Apocalypse WW I before visiting the battlefields. Learning the history first and then experiencing the locations and visuals that the soldiers saw and experienced is all the more moving. For those interested in WW I and wishing to become more immersed in the experience I highly recommend this tour.

nest

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

A moving day which gave us a lot of time to explore the Somme area. Our guide Regis had great knowledge of the area and with his iPad brought many interesting pictures and facts to life for us The Australian memorial was most moving and the the visit to the first and third division memorials gave great insight into the huge loss of life and a generation. A must tour for Aussies

Vicki R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

While the weather on the day was not good,it helped put in perspective the conditions that the soldiers had to endure. For an Australian with a grandfather who had served in France in WW1 it was both sobering and uplifting to see the recognition that is still present at Villers Bretonneux and Poziers. Regis the tour guide was very passionate and his knowledge was encyclopaedic when it came to WW1. He was very accommodating and on request made a minor amendment to the schedule to show the Australians the famous windmill site at Poziers. The wind was absolutely howling at the time which added to the effect. It was a rewarding experience.

Viator

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Tour was very informative and the whole experience so moving. Our guide was extremely knowledgable of the war history and went out of his way to show us all he could.

MCP

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This trip was really worth and our guide was full of very relevant information. He was able to cover detail on the varios armies. He also took us to his favourite view of the river Somme. A great day out and well worth it if you are interested in modern history.

driver.1038 New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This your was exceptional. We had a small group of 14 people from all over the world and we all got on well. The tour guide was great. Very passionate about tbe sunject and very knowledgable. He gave us some very interesting personal insider bits of information. Highly recommend this tour

Martha K USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Outstanding! Whether you know a lot or a little about WWI, this tour is informative and moving. Kudos to our guide, Regis, who did his best to personalize the tour for each participant. This tour was the highlight of our 8-day trip to France!

Randall S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Tremendous guide, who varied tour depending on nationality of those on tour. We had couple from Newfoundland so visited in detail battlefield where Newfoundland regiment was annihilated. Really appreciated that the whole area is one big cemetery and how entire units were destroyed in hours or days. Impressive 30 meters deep by 90 meters wide from huge mine one of first sights.

breebowden

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Extremely interesting tour. Our tour guide was fantastic! A very enjoyable day for anyone whether you are interested in world war history or not.

aesmyth

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

I would recommend this tour. There were a total of 4 people on our tour. An Australian couple and ourselves from Northern Ireland. The tour was completely customised for us all, visiting sites where both Australian and Ulster soldiers so bravely fought.
It's a very moving experience and its good to have a guide to be able to personalise a tour so much. This was without a doubt one of the best tours I have ever been on and well worth the money.

Joanne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Can I give 6 stars?? It's a very moving experience, and it's all about respect. Respect for the history, respect for the frailty of life, respect for the villagers, respect for the clients.
It's good to have a guide able to personalise a tour so much. We were lucky enough to have only one other couple with us, and we were able to ask so many questions ALL were answered, by the way, so knowledgeable!.

Krystina.durdin226

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Great tour. Guide was fantastic. Very informative and knowledgeable. Information told and places that we visited suited the people on the tour. Would recommend this tour to anyone, especially Australians.

Paul S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

My wife and I cannot speak highly enough about this tour.
Being Australian, the very knowledgable guide Nicola, structured the tour to suit our interests, as well as those of the other couple on the tour with us, who were also Australian.
Anyone with an interest in the Western Front campaign of WW1 would be advised to avail themselves of this tour.

Peter H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

By far one of the best tours you will ever do if you are Australian or Canadian. A real eye opener! The tour guide was fantastic!

james m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

My husband and I did a full day tour and we were impressed with Nicola's passion for her job and the information imparted to us,had a lovely lunch at the old blighty,where they have some amazing war memarobilia on display.

Mandy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Fantastic tour. Saw all the key sites around the WW1 Somme battlefields where Australians fought. Our tour guide Nicola was extremely knowledgeable and gave heaps of background information. Small group of 10 people was fabulous. Our driver Julian was friendly and did a great job negotiating the peak hour traffic upon our return to Paris.

Ken L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This was a big tick item for me on my trip to Europe. I was so glad we did it and the commentary along the way by Herbert was informative, accurate and interesting. It was a very personal tour and we even dropped into a local identity's place for an unexpected highlight. It was great to visit our lads who did us and the French so proud.

Kate

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Absolutely brilliant day. An amazing experience and a brilliant guide made it very worthwhile.

Connie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

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.

Lynette C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Fantastic day. Rojis our tour guide very informative. Small group which was great we all got on very well. Would recommend.

Paul A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

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.

mandy f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

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.

Michael T Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Guide and driver were very good. The tour was most informative and lived up to our expectations. I would recommend it to others.

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