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.
- La Boisselle
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
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.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Euros - To covers costs of lunches, any drinks or snacks.
I am unable to arrange for accommodations.