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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  11 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Small-group WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

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 !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

A fabulous day. We loved the experience. The tour guide was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

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 !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

fantastic experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

We had a wonderful tour and could not have asked for a better guide or driver. They were so friendly and full of knowledge. This tour made our trip to France well worth while and is embedded as a memorable time in France I can highly recommend Viator

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Would highly recommend this tour. Our guide Nicola and driver Julian were the best. We had a fantastic day. Nicola is very knowledgable and enthusiastic about history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

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.

Rosalie T
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

It was the best day I have had. Tour guide was brilliant. Would recommend tour to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Would highly recommend this tour. Our guide Nicola was the best. We had a fantastic day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Brillient tour.
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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great tour and very informative. We we last on bus so didn't getverygoodseats but no other concerns

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was more than expected,very moving with a great very knowledgeable guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

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.

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