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Take an immersive and powerful 4-day journey through the World War I battlefields of northern France and Belgium. Beginning in Paris, travel with an expert historian guide to sites where European history was altered and countless lives were sacrificed, including Flanders Fields in Belgium and the crucial battlefields of Somme and Amiens in France. Visit memorials, cemeteries and museums that serve as a reminder of the human cost of the war more than a century after it began. The tour includes all guided transport, entrance fees, three nights of accommodation and breakfast each day.

Highlights

  • 4-day World War I battlefields tour from Paris
  • Tour WWI battlefields, museums and memorials with your historian guide
  • See Flanders Fields, Tyne Cot Cemetery and the Last Post ceremony in Ypres
  • Visit evocative monuments to fallen soldiers such as the Canadian National Memorial at Vimy Ridge and the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux
  • Marvel at Lochnagar Crater, an incredibly large hole created by explosions at the start of the Battle of the Somme
  • Three nights of accommodations and three breakfasts included

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What You Can Expect

4-Day World War I Battlefields Tour from Paris

Take a moment to remember the fallen at Tyne Cot Cemetery

Reflect on the centennial of the Great War with this emotionally stirring, 4-day tour. Travel by air-conditioned coach from Paris to a carefully curated selection of battlefields, cemeteries, memorials and museums in northern France and Belgium. Learn about the pivotal role these sites played in determining the course of world politics, and place the staggering statistics of World War I into human and geographic context. An expert historian guide will accompany you to all sites and illuminate the facts and stories of this dark chapter in human history.

Departing from Paris, travel to Flanders Fields in Belgium and witness the nightly Last Post memorial ceremony in Ypres. Spend the night in Lille, France, and continue on in the morning to the battlefields and landmarks of northern France, including Fromelles and Amiens. 

In the now-tranquil region of Somme, travel along the Circuit of Remembrance to see crucial battlefields, trenches, and the massive Lochnagar Crater. Learn about the contributions of Canadian, South African, New Zealand and Australian troops at several different memorials and the Franco-Australian Museum.

Honor fallen soldiers at the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, and walk on the hallowed ground of battlefields at Le Hamel and Perrone before returning to Paris.

See Itinerary below for complete tour description.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Brian W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This 4 day tour was remarkable! We visited most of the major WW1 sites in Northern France and Belgium. The two hotels were very modern and comfortable and the breakfasts were fantastic. Our coach was configured with fewer seats than normal so there was lots of legroom. Our guide Caroline was professional, knowledgeable and very friendly. Our driver Suli was highly skilled. My impression is that all 22 participants fully enjoyed the trip and I would highly recommend it.

TourTaker123 Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was a fantastic tour. We saw a lot of beautiful countryside, learned a lot about WW1 and made new friends. We took our teenage boys on this tour and they really enjoyed this tour as well -- even though they were by far the youngest on the tour.

Allan W

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Excellent trip covering a large number of the important and some minor WW1 Battlefields.
The Menin Gate Last Post visit was very moving.
The local expert guides were excellent with their intimate knowledge of the particular battlefields and the associated memorials. The coach was comfortable and the drivers expertise around the tiny village streets was quite amazing. Hotels were clean and comfortable.
We would recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in the WW1 battlefields.
One point- check initial start time of tour, we were advised 8.00am be there at 7.30. tour did not pick up until 9.00am.

Kae F

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Great tour, very interesting. The tour is run by Insight Vacations and not by EvanEvans Tours as stated by Viator. Apparently the paperwork will eventually arrive in Australia about the same time as we arrive home mid October. If you book this tour direct with Insight you get the option of staying in the hotel where the tour begins. And you get all the correct paperwork making it much easier to find your tour. Not good enough Viator very misleading advertising.

Joanne G

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

The battlefields tour was wonderful and I enjoyed very minute of it. The only problem I had with the tour was that no one at Viator told me that it would be the local tour operator picking me up at the hotel, and I started to panic when I did not see a Viator bus show up. It got figured out out when the tour director paged me in the lobby, but I think it would be a good idea to let your clients know which tour bus is picking them up. Other than thst glitch, it was a fabulous tour.

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