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World War I Sites in Europe

By Viator, March 2014

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Whether you’re captivated by European history or paying your respects to an ancestor who fought in the Great War, there are a vast number of World War I sites to explore in Europe. France and Belgium. They have the highest concentration of sites, with poignant memorials, cemeteries and military museums marking the Western Front where Britain, France and Belgium fought the German Army from 1914 to 1918.

The historic battlefields run across south-west Belgium and northern France, with underground tunnels, bunkers and battle site memorials dotted along the French-Belgium and French-German borders. Notable sites include the fortified city of Liège; the Lille Flanders region; Ypres Salient, where one of the largest battles of WWI took place; and the Somme Valley where the legendary Battle of the Somme was fought in 1916, along with the Allied Advance to Victory in 1918. The war sites and relics span river valleys, mountain summits, swamplands and forests; a wild variety of terrain that hints at the treacherous conditions once faced by the soldiers in the trenches and today many of the sites have been beautifully preserved as a lasting memorial to the Europeans, Americans, Canadians and Australians that lost their lives in the war.

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Small-group WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris, Paris, null
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Small-group WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 252 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 $214.42
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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 99 Reviews

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 $81.89
World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels, Brussels, Day Trips
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World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 166 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 $95.90
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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

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 $253.21
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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

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 $226.28
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 $1,184.49
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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

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 $231.66
Small-Group WWI Day Trip from Paris: Aisne-Marne Battlefields, Belleau Wood and Museum of the Great ... 
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Small-Group WWI Day Trip from Paris: Aisne-Marne Battlefields, Belleau Wood and Museum of the Great War

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

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 $174.56
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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

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 $175.99
2-Day WWI Tour from Paris: Ypres and Somme Battlefields, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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2-Day WWI Tour from Paris: Ypres and Somme Battlefields

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Spend two days immersing yourself in World War I history as you visit the battlefields, memorials and cemeteries of Belgium and northern France, where some of ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $785.50

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