1 Day Somme Australian Focused Battlefield Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

385538


Categories

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

Details

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

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent)

Private WW1 tour of the Western Front with transport


Once picked up from you location of choice (in either Arras or Amiens - both towns have direct train lines from Paris or Lille). We will start the day by visiting the Victoria School and museum then onward to the Australian memorial. The morning will be dedicated to Australian actions in 1918 and how Villers-Bretonneux became such a symbol to Australians still to date.

Stopping for a light lunch we then travel towards the 1916 Battle of the Somme. Here you will get a full understanding on what unfolded here and the disastrous human losses during the 4 and half months it dragged out. Along with visits to the main areas, this will include the Australian highlight which is Pozieres where in six weeks the AIF lost 23, 000 men in casualty.

The tour includes visits to major vestiges left behind such as a massive mine crater, where we will be able to discuss mining warfare, to trench warfare as you will get the opportunity to visit and walk through trenches from the battle of the Somme.

Itinerary

- Villers-Bretonneux
- La boisselle
- Pozieres
- Thiepval
- Beaumont-Hamel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or train station in either Arras or Amiens.

End location: Tour will end at suitable location either hotel or train station in Arras or Amiens

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

Tour can be adjusted to fit specific requirements such following the footsteps of a soldier to visiting a grave of a fallen 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

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

Estimated Local Cash Needed

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

What’s Extra

Other: - Meals
- 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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