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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.
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
A wonderful but sad experience to the Somme Battlefields and led by the very knowledgeable guide Regis.
This was a must do trip and proved to be extremely moving. Our guide Julian made this a memorable day with his knowledge and inflexible attitude. Highly recommended.
First rate from start to finish. Regis was a super guide - informative, engaging and professional. I was there with my 14 year old son and we spent the day with Regis and 4 other travellers visiting a number of sites in and around the WWI battlefields, travelling around in a luxury people carrier. As the day unfolded we all got to know each other and the questions and conversations around the tour and our various interests developed. I found the site visits emotional and sobering at times and undoubtedly thought-provoking. We went for a late but delicious lunch in a local bar prior to our last tour stop before heading back to Paris. This tour was a perfect mix of history, scenery, sightseeing and interaction with our guide, Regis, and our fellow travellers. Out of a 10 day holiday in Paris and the South of France with many highlights my 14 year old declared it the best day.
Great tour of the battlefields, so much sad history took place here. You really get a feel for the desperation of those doomed men. It was a moderately rainy day when we visited but that just made it feel more real. On this centenary year of the start of the Great War, it is good to remember the horror and sacrifice so that the chance of another is less.