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