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World War I Sites in Europe

By Viator, January 2018

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Across the historic World War I battlefields that run through France, Belgium, and Turkey, memorials, bunkers, and underground tunnels shine a light on the struggles faced by soldiers on all sides. Here are a few places to delve into World War I history in Europe.
 
World War I Sites in Belgium
Key sites of WWI interest in Belgium include the fortified city of Liege, the Lille and Flanders regions, Passchendaele, and Ypres Salient—where Allied forces clashed with those from Germany. The trenches and memorial grounds span from valley floors to mountain peaks, and cover a wide range of terrain including forests and swamps where hundreds of thousands of soldiers fought and lost their lives. Today many of these historic sites have been thoughtfully preserved in tribute to the Allied American, Australian, Canadian, and European forces.
 
World War I Sites in France
Perhaps the most significant WWI site in France is the Somme Valley, where the infamous Battle of the Somme was fought in 1916 and the Allies marched to victory in 1918. Somme battlefield tours take in sites of interest such as the Delville Wood Cemetery at Longueval, the Lochnagar mine crater, Pozieres, and the well-preserved trenches at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. In northern France’s Picardy region, sites including Belleau Wood, the western-front locations of Aisne and Marne, and the Museum of the Great War in Meaux attract visitors keen to learn more about the region’s WWI history.
 
World War I Sites in Turkey
Turkey’s northwestern city of Canakkale is the gateway to the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli, and provides a good base from which to explore. Sites of interest nearby include ANZAC Cove, Brighton Beach, and the Nek and Walker’s Ridge. Travelers can also pay their respects at memorial grounds such as Ari Burnu, the Beach Cemetery, Chunuk Bair, the Johnston’s Jolly Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, the Lone Pine Cemetery, and the Canakkale Martyrs’ Memorial.

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World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels, Brussels, null
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World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 204 Reviews

Follow the trail of World War I soldiers on this poignant full-day tour of the Flanders battlefields from Brussels. Focusing on the tributes that pepper the ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.82
Small-group WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris, Paris, Day Trips
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Small-group WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 263 Reviews

On this small group tour of the Somme battlefields, you will discover a part of France that suffered severely in the violent and bloody battles of the Great ...  Read more

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

From USD $252.70
Small-Group WWI Day Trip from Paris: Verdun and Meuse-Argonne Battlefields, Paris, Day Trips
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Small-Group WWI Day Trip from Paris: Verdun and Meuse-Argonne Battlefields

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Immerse yourself in the history of World War I on this day trip from Paris to Verdun and Meuse-Argonne, the sites of two major WWI battles. Your professional ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $311.11
World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Bruges, Bruges, Day Trips
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World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Bruges

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Explore Flanders’ World War I battlefields on a full-day tour from Bruges, following in the footsteps of soldiers from around the world. With an expert guide ...  Read more

Location: Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.51
Private WWI Day Trip from Paris: Aisne-Marne Battlefields, Belleau Wood and Museum of the Great ... 
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Private WWI Day Trip from Paris: Aisne-Marne Battlefields, Belleau Wood and Museum of the Great War

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Immerse yourself in World War I history with a day trip from Paris north to France’s Picardy region. Visit Aisne and Marne, two major parts of the western ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $205.71
4-Day World War I Battlefields Tour from Paris, Paris, Day Trips
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4-Day World War I Battlefields Tour from Paris

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I with this emotional and enlightening 4-day tour of World War I battlefields, cemeteries and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $1,539.54
ANZAC Day Trip from Paris: Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux and WWI Somme Battlefields Tour, ... 
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ANZAC Day Trip from Paris: Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux and WWI Somme Battlefields Tour

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Don’t miss this year’s ANZAC Day, an Australian day of remembrance that marks the anniversary of Australia and New Zealand’s first military action during World ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $266.67
Viator Exclusive: Private World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels, Brussels, Day ... 
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Viator Exclusive: Private World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels

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To mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I and the 100th anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele (1917), take this profoundly moving ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $198.93
Troy and Gallipoli Day Trip from Canakkale, Canakkale, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Troy and Gallipoli Day Trip from Canakkale

This is a great tour for those who have limited time in Canakkale and want to see the ancient city of Troy and Gallipoli ANZAC Battlefields in one day. This ...  Read more

Location: Çanakkale, Turkey
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.49
Small-Group Day Trip from Paris: Tour of the Ypres Salient WWI Battlefield in Belgian Flanders, ... 
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Small-Group Day Trip from Paris: Tour of the Ypres Salient WWI Battlefield in Belgian Flanders

Spend a day discovering the fascinating history of the Ypres Salient, a battlefield in the Belgium Flanders region that saw many battles during World War 1. ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $269.21

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