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If you’re a history buff visiting France, this guided tour from Lille is the perfect way to immerse yourself in World War I history and landmarks. This two day tour takes you to pay your respects at Europe’s largest World War I cemetery and several memorials. Visit the Passendale 1917 Museum, located on a major battlefield site and see the actual trenches and no-man’s land where the soldiers fought. Leave transportation and navigation to your professional guide.
On this history-packed, small-group tour, you’ll travel in a Mercedes minivan to WWI sites, from Vimy Ridge to the Newfoundland Park of Beaumont-Hamel. Pay your respects to fallen soldiers at the National Canadian Memorial and Vimy battlefields, and get a first-hand peek at the original preserved trench system used during the war.
See where Australian soldiers served in France and Belgian Flanders in World War I on a full-day private tour from Lille. With a knowledgeable driver-guide and flexible itinerary customizable to your preferences, visit some of the pivotal locations where Australians fought and died. Visit Fromelles Memorial Park to remember the disastrous Australian losses here in 1916; explore the Plugstreet 14-18 Experience at Ploegsteert; and see Messines mine craters laid by the 1st Australian Tunneling Company in 1917. End with time at Tyne Cot and the Last Post Ceremony in Ypres.
Discover the trenches and terrible story of World War I’s Battle of the Somme on a full-day battlefield trip from Arras with an expert guide. Traveling to key battle sites and memorials by minivan, learn about the planning, execution and human cost of the infamous 1916 Western Front campaign. Visit must-sees including Pozieres Ridge and the Beaumont Hamel trenches; pay homage at Thiepval and other memorials; hear soldiers’ individual stories; and explore the grim events further at the Thiepval visitor center. Numbers are limited to eight for a small-group experience and entry fees and round-trip transport from Arras train station are included.
NAUSICAA is one of the largest aquariums in Europe, and it's the perfect day activity for any weather condition. By booking a ticket in advance, you’ll avoid long visitor lines, so you get straight to the action. If you’re traveling with kids, it’s a great way to keep them entertained. Aquarium highlights include a submarine tunnel, hammerhead sharks, manta rays, clownfish, and sea lion training.
We pick you up at the train station or at your hotel and we drive you in a comfortable vehicule for a visit to the Vimy Canadian Memorial. We deposit you on the site where you will find english and french speaking guides. We set together the time of return, we pick you up at Vimy and we drop you off at the train station or at your hotel.
Remember that this is more of a transportation service than a tourist guide service. However Michel and Rahma are native to the region and know perfectly the sites on which they take you.
You are traveling in a VW Tiguan Carat or other.
Visit key World War I battle sites on this 12-hour Fromelles and Ypres day tour from Arras. Travel by minivan through the killing fields of Fromelles as a guide shares the fallen soldiers’ stories. Discover WWI command posts, bunkers and tunnels, and learn of the war’s legacy at the Fromelles Museum. Pay your respects at the Cobbers Memorial, Tyne Cot and the V.C. Corner Memorial, then head through Flanders Fields to Ploegsteert Wood for lunch. Afterward, attend the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres.
Explore the Canadian World War I battlefields of France and Belgium on a private full-day tour from Lille or Arras. Witness the preserved tunnels and trenches of Vimy, where Canadian troops stormed German forces in April 1917. Learn about the Canadian assault and visit the Hill 145 memorial. After lunch, see some key Belgian WWI sites including the St Julien Memorial and Tyne Cot Cemetery, and attend Ypres’ Last Post Ceremony. The itinerary is flexible, so inform your guide if there’s anything you want to see more or less of.
Jazz up your visit to Lille with a stylish ride in a vintage 2CV, perfect for first-time visitors to France’s fourth-largest city. Cruise past the top attractions of Old Lille, from Flemish Renaissance buildings to ornate fountains. Your driver doubles as guide, giving you an impressive run-down of the monument-filled center—designated France’s “City of Art and History.” A Champagne break is included.
Take a unique approach to exploring Lille on two wheels with this 2-hour bike tour of Lille. Hop onto your bicycle, an authentic and comfortable Dutch model, and follow your guide through Lille’s attractive streets. During your two hour cycling adventure, discover popular sites of interest alongside hidden hotspots known only to the locals. Spin along the banks of Lille’s tranquil waterways, and listen as your guide shares insight into the city’s rich history and heritage.
See the highlights of the historic city of Lille during a 1.15hour minibus tour of the city. Pass Lille's main attractions, interspersed with pretty parks and gardens, and learn more about this northern French city from its 11th century beginnings to the modern metropolis.
Explore Lille’s Old Town in a different way on this treasure hunt with beer tasting in Lille. At your designated start time, set off through the city streets with your guide. Meet Gambrinus, a folk hero and European icon of beer, and learn of his legendary back-story. With your treasure hunt clues to hand, explore Lille with your guide and help Gambrinus in his age-old plight. Along the way, sample different beers and gain insight into the malty or hoppy flavors at play.
Explore the battlefields of France on this 9-hour Canadian World War I Somme battlefield tour from Arras or Lille. Travel into the WWI battlefields of the Somme with your guide. Explore the tunnels from which Canadian troops attacked German lines in the Battle of Vimy. Walk through Canadian and German trenches as your guide details the struggles the soldiers faced. Sights you'll see include Courcelette Memorial to fallen Canadian soldiers, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park, and Thriepval Memorial.
Step back in time on this small-group history tour of Arras, forever associated with the fierce battles fought here during World War I. Meet your guide in the morning at the Arras station or your local accommodation, and travel in a comfortable vehicle. You’ll visit the site of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, will see WWI–era trenches and tunnels, and pay tribute at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. After lunch, you have the option of extending the tour to a full-day outing, and continuing onwards to Bullecourt.
Discover the most important WWI battlefields, museums, and monuments on a 2-day sightseeing tour from Lille or Arras. Skip the stress of car rental and navigation, and relax in private end-to-end transportation on both days. The comprehensive itinerary takes you to a long list of locations which are of particular interest to Australians, including Fromelles and the Australian Memorial Park. Enjoy having entrance to all museums included, as well as a delicious lunch.
Leave Arras to trace the fates of Canadian soldiers on World War I’s Somme battlefields on this private day trip. With an expert guide providing in-depth commentary, visit Vimy to experience the tunnels and trenches of the famous Canadian offensive in April 1917. Walk around the Canadian Cemetery No 2 and Courcelette Memorial, and pay tribute to the lost at the Thiepval Memorial and Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park, where a 1916 attack by the Newfoundland Regiment saw terrible losses. Air-conditioned transport, entrance fees and a light lunch are included.
Delve into World War I history on this 9-hour Australian and New Zealand Somme Battlefield tour from Lille or Arras. See Le Hamel Australian Memorial, the Jean and Denise Letaille Museum and Thiepval Memorial, the largest WWI memorial bearing the names of more than 73,000 soldiers. Lunch, entrance fees and round-trip transportation from your hotel are included.
Depart Arras and honor the Australian World War I soldiers who fought and died at Fromelles and Flanders on this private day trip, accompanied by an expert driver-guide. Adjust your sightseeing around your interests with a flexible itinerary, and stand at battlegrounds and memorials forever associated with Australian endeavor. See the Messines craters caused by mines deployed by Australian tunnelers; visit Tyne Cot Cemetery and Polygon Wood; and view the ‘Cobbers’ statue and more at Fromelles Memorial Park. Finish with a visit to Ypres to witness its Last Post Ceremony.
The Lille City Pass makes sightseeing within Lille and the greater Nord-Pas de Calais region easy and hassle-free. Pass holders ride local transport for free, get free admission to area museums and attractions, and even receive discounts at eateries and shops around town. This must-have card saves you both time and money.
This tour is for History Lovers, who want to explore World War II history and visit key battle sites by themselves, get the history alive.
Your local licensed driver guide will pick you up in your hotel in Rouen or Paris and take you through this amazing tour.
During the tour, you will visit:
•The Pointe do Hoc: One of the key features of the German defensive fortifications
•Omaha Beach: Where you will be able to admire the monuments that honor the battalions.
- Omaha beach Vierville Sur Mer.DDAY 1 exit .ruines of the artificial port Mulberry A.
- Omaha beach between Vierville and St Laurent .the primitive cemetery before 1956
- Omaha beach Saint Laurent Sur Mer .the memorial the flame for the braves
- Omaha beach Le Ruquet
- Omaha beach german pillbox WN 62, the strongest place defended by the Nazis. 1 st infantry division lands there.
•Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial: Visit of the American Cemetery and visitors center.
Drop off in your accommodation in Rouen or Paris.
Discover the Arras and Vimy Battlefields for a Day Trip in northern France, easy accessible coming from Paris or Lille by train for the day.
Our tour groups are kept to small size, up to 8 people, in a Mercedes minivan.
All the tours are in English, with a certified and WW1 expert guide.
We fully understand the importance of being able to visit a family member's grave, for this reason our itinerary is subject to change depending on private requests. Let us know in adance if you have a particular site or grave to visit.
Delve deep into World War II history and gain insight into the sacrifices made on this full-day tour of Northern France’s WWII battle sites from Bruges. Explore France’s Opale Coast and gaze out toward England from the Atlantic Wall near Cap Griz Nez. You'll also see one of Northern France's biggest bunkers in Eperlecques. Another highlight is seeing a V1 launching site—Bois des Huit Rues. Take the stress out of navigating by having transport in an air-conditioned minivan included.
Commemorate the New Zealand Corps that fought in Flanders during WWI on this full-day tour from Arras. Follow the path of the ANZAC troops as you walk the battlefields, peer into mine craters and visit key WWI sites like Polygon Wood, Passendale and Tyne Cot Cemetery. Visit the poignant Messines Ridge memorial; tour the Nine Elms Cemetery, where former All Blacks Captain David Gallaher is buried; and attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. This small-group tour is limited to 8 people for a personalised experience.
French cuisine is renowned around the world and this hands-on cooking class reveals the secrets behind some of the most popular dishes. Prepare a variety of regional or seasonal dishes with a local chef at their home and learn the techniques needed to recreate them at home. Finally, sit down with your host for a delicious home-cooked dinner, accompanied by French wine and an indulgent dessert.