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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.
A very interesting day out. Nicola, our guide, was amazing. Her knowledge of the area and it's history was outstanding. She even helped us find my husband's great uncle's grave at Villers Brettoneux. Our driver, Julian, did a great job and got us safely through the hail storm on the way back. Thank you Nicola and Julian for a great day out.
Great tour and very informative. We we last on bus so didn't getverygoodseats but no other concerns
Definitely recommended! A very good day.Educational, good insights into the battlegields and spectacular scenery.Our guide ,Nicola,was excellent- well informed, helpful and very accommodating. Our driver,Julien, was also very good.He engaged well with us and like Nicola had lunch with us
The whole experience was fantastic. Nicola our guide was so informative and sensitive to the emotional side as well. As we were visiting soon after Anzac Day there were still messages in the tombstones which we found very touching. Would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone.
This was more than expected,very moving with a great very knowledgeable guide
Fantastic Day. Loved the small group and Nicola was an excellent guide. She was so knowledgeable and made the whole day so interesting. We had an all Australian group but it was good to visit the different sites and get an appreciation of the scale of the war in the Somme. Would thoroughly recommend to all. Was extremely moving.
This was an amazing Tour! Well organised and we visited many of the places you normally only see on TV or read about in the newspaper! Our driver Julian did a great job, but it was our guide Nicola who made the day with her fantastic knowledge of both World Wars and of the Somme region! The highlight was climbing the tower at the Australian War Memorial at Villers Bretonneaux and looking over the surrounding fields and trying to imagine the devastation that took place here! Highly recommended!
This was an amazing trip for all Australians whose family fought in the war. Both our tour guide and bus driver were awesome and very knowledgeable, I was very comfortable all day and having only a small group was great. Would recommend to all to see.
Brilliant tour, awesome guide which incredible subject knowledge. Rural France is beautiful and it's worth getting out of the city for the day.
This tour was very relevant to us Australians. Having visited the sites a week before Anzac Day, the grounds were immaculate as they were being prepared for the Anzac Services, There were lots of Australian Flags placed on sites along with red Poppys very moving. Our Guide was English and her knowledge and history of the battlefields was superb. I would recommend this tour to other Australians
The Tour Was Really Good Value For Money. We Travelled With A Small Group 8 and Had A Great Guide.
Kerry and Margaret
Excellent tour! It was fascinating to visit the monuments and battlefields with an excellent guide. The Historial in Perrone was a great way to expand our knowledge of the war and its effects. Our early start enabled us to beat the crowds. It was also nice to be in a small group.
Fantastic tour. There were only seven of us on the tour and our tour guide, Regis, was wonderful. He is so knowledgable and friendly and definitely made this tour great. The places we visited were amazing, especially the Villers-Bretonneux memorial. Thank you Regis for a fantastic day, definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested.
An amazing day! Our group only had 6 people and our guide Regis was very knowledgeable and helpful. We saw many amazing sites and had time to look around and get a feel for this environment. Would highly recommend.
Amazing and informative day tour. Our guide was very approachable and was keen to share his knowledge about the battlefields. Certainly would recommend.
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.