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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.

Highlights

  • Full-day Battle of Somme battlefield tour from Arras, with air-conditioned transport and lunch
  • Explore the key sites of the World War I attritional campaign of 1916
  • Walk in the footsteps of soldiers at Beaumont Hamel's trenches, Pozieres Bridge and Schwaben Redoubt
  • Pause at the Thiepval Memorial and learn the in-depth story of the campaign at the Visitor Center
  • Visit other pivotal sites and monuments, including the Australian Memorial and Lochnagar Mine Crater
  • Hear the stories of soldiers and the main Somme offensives from a knowledgeable guide
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people for a more personalized atmosphere

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What You Can Expect

The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras

Original WW1 trenches

Customer Reviews

margolism

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

If you are looking for French history, pick this company! Knowledge was the best, took time to explain the different areas and even though we had the WW1 tour, Ron explained about events that took place in WW2 in our area.He picked us up from our hotel and started the tour before he had us driving! He took the time and patience with my special needs adult son to make him feel at home and enjoy the trip!

The Battlefields Experience - If you are in the area, USE THIS COMPANY! You wont regret it!

Mike H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

An excellent your with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide, and the transportation was also very comfortable. I can highly recommend this tour.

Patrick G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic day. Jackie was not only highly knowledgable but also very entertaining. I was there to try and find out more about my Great-Uncle who fought with the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and Jackie was a great help to the extent of driving to a point where I could get a good view of the slope where they would have attacked across on 1st July 1916. Lunch was very good and all-in-all a really interesting day and well worth it. Highly recommended.

Ian B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What a fantastic day, worth every penny! Rod our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. The whole day was very relaxed yet we managed to fit so much in. I don and #39;t believe there could be a better way to tour the Somme, see so much and get such detailed background and information. Can and #39;t recommend it enough

mary m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

very moving ,informative day spent at the Somme in the Company of our excellent Guide ,Jackie--and now that we,re home, and the Commemoration ceremonies are on ,we realise just how much we saw/learnt--we would totally recommend

Ian W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent trip with a very well informed and helpful guide. He was willing to adjust his programme to suit our needs and was the source of a great deal of information which has already helped with future research. A throughly pleasant day.

maurice v

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

We were the only ones on the Tour. Our guide was excellent taking into account some of the places of interest that we wanted to see which may not have been on the official itinerary. No rush. The lunch was also excellent. All in all a very good tour and value for money.

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