1 Day New Zealand WW1 Arras and Somme Battlefield Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

385755


Categories

Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. i have 2 child car seats 0 to 25kg

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent)

Western Front private tour


Our NZ focus tour starts from Arras heading to the Somme, the Village of Flers where the New Zealand memorial stands in the middle of a field. The field that would see the New Zealanders first major actions on the Western Front. A horrific welcoming for these men from "the Utter Most Ends of the Earth" to the Western Front. In the nearby village of Longueval, we stop at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery that carries a New Zealand memorial to their missing in 1916.

After a quick lunch, continuing the tour we head to Lochnagar Crater, a massive vestige of the Great war along with a visit to the Newfoundland memorial Park where we can walk through preserved trenches and battlefield.

En route for a return to Arras where we visit the Wellington Quarry - NZ tunnellers had left their marks in Arras and here you will walk 20 metres deep under Arras to see how they prepared 17th century quarries for 24, 000 men who would participate in the Battle of Arras 1917.

Itinerary

- Bapaume
- Flers
- Longueval
- La Boisselle
- Beaumont-Hamel
- Arras

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Arras train station (direct trains from Paris or Lille) or hotel

End location: Arras train station or hotel

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

Tours can be adjust to special requirements such as following the footsteps or visiting a grave of a soldier

Transportation

Ford Tourneo Custom Titanium 2014 - My own 7 passenger vehicle. Fully air-conditioned, modern, comfortable and clean.

The vehicle can accommodate 5 people with lots of space and comfort. I can take up to 7 people, but there will be less space for all. Please contact me for the details if interested.

What’s Included

My time and service as your private guide, museum entrance fees, soldier research

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 Euros - To covers costs of lunches, any drinks or snacks.

What’s Extra

- Lunch
- Any personal purchases or expenses.

The vehicle can accommodate 5 people with lots of space and comfort. I can take up to 7 people, but there will be less space for all. Please contact me for the details if interested.

Restrictions

I am unable to arrange for accommodations.

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