Private Canadian WW1 Vimy & Somme Battlefield Tour From Arras Or Lille

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up at your hotel in Lille or Arras or at their train stations.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Stand in the tunnels where Canadian troops stood before the assault on Vimy Ridge, visit the Canadian and German trenches. You will see the scattered landscape of the Newfoundland Memorial Park in Beaumont Hamel. Thiepval Memorial, Courcelette Canadian Memorial will also been visited.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, Hauts-de-France

See the Memorial and spend some time in the visitor Center.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Memorial de Vimy, Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France

You will visit the trenches where Canadian and German soldiers stood just before the assault. You will go down in the Grange Tunnel where The PPCL and the Black Watch stood. You will visit the newly built Visitor Center and will walk around the impressive Memorial on ridge 145.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, Hauts-de-France

You will stand at the trenchesfrom where New Foundland troops went over the top on 1 July 1916, walk along the Danger Tree, stand near the Caribu and will have a sight on this preserved battlefield.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Lochnagar Crater, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, Somme, Hauts-de-France

You will see the crater cretaed by a mine explosion on 1 July 1916.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Courcelette Canadian Memorial, Courcelette, Somme, Hauts-de-France

You will stand near the Canadian Memorial, a Granit stone at Courcelette.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions

Private tour

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Lunch

A booklet recording the event

Bottled water

Entry/Admission - Thiepval Memorial

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A maximum of 8 people per booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Vehicles are cleaned and sanitized after every tour.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 31-Jul-2018

    We had a wonderful day with Claude in July 2018. Started with easy communication with Claude during the booking process, and while I had mentioned I would have my daughters with me I had not specifically requested any carseats, and yet he very thoughtfully brought a perfect carseat for my youngest. We received a lot of great information during our day, he kept all of us very interested including even my kids. The visit to the Vimy tunnels was especially great for the kids, as well as the great walk around Beaumont-Hamel. The lunch was yummy and kid-friendly. My husband and I learned a lot and got exactly what we had wanted from our day, which was to learn much more about the WWI experience of Canadians.

  • 12-May-2018

    Excursion d’une journée complète du pied du TGV aux tranchées -tunnels avec un guide du richesse incroyable, excursion privée Seul avec SOREN , notre guide qui nous transmettait son savoir, ne calculant pas son temps, disponible et d’une efficacité remarquable cette visite guidée est hautement culturelle,méditative et commémorative.

  • 31-Dec-2017

    We took this tour with Claude in October 2017 , he was a terrific host and guide. Claude is very knowledgeable and the tour was well organized including lunch . We requested a tour of the Canadian sites in particular, and saw them all with some additions to round out the experience. A very informative and satisfying day. Thank you Claude !

  • 31-Aug-2017

    This excursion was completely over and above anything we expected!
    Claude, our guide, is top notch. Very knowledgeable and helpful.
    We would highly recommend this excursion.

  • 31-Aug-2017

    This excursion was completely over and above anything we expected!
    Claude, our guide, is top notch. Very knowledgeable and helpful.
    We would highly recommend this excursion.

  • 06-Jun-2017

    Our guide, Claude, was outstanding. We originally planned to tour the WW1 sites by ourselves, but opted for the tour. Solo would have been very difficult due to poor signage and other factors. The tour was good value and well worth the money. We departed from Lille. Claude was knowledgeable!

  • 06-Jun-2017

    Our guide, Claude, was outstanding. We originally planned to tour the WW1 sites by ourselves, but opted for the tour. Solo would have been very difficult due to poor signage and other factors. The tour was good value and well worth the money. We departed from Lille. Claude was knowledgeable!

  • 16-Apr-2017

    This was an excellent all day tour which we highly recommend. Our guide Claude picked us up directly at our hotel at 9:00 and we went straight to the Vimy Ridge site, where we spent the majority of the morning. We visited the memorial, museum, cemetery and tunnels and drove around the site. We then drove to the Battle of the Somme sites where we had a good lunch at a small country restaurant restaurant. In the afternoon we visited Australian battlegrounds and cemetery, a large crater created by an explosion under the trenches, and the British memorial and museum. Canadians were also involved at these sites as evidenced by gravestones in the cemeteries. As we had visited the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland memorial a few days before, Claude took us instead to the peaceful South African memorial in a forest. Claude provided with us with expert information on all of the sites that we saw, the major WW1 battles in both France and Belgium, and all sorts of other information on northern France and Belgium. We had ample opportunities to ask questions and get further elaboration.

  • 16-Apr-2017

    This was an excellent all day tour which we highly recommend. Our guide Claude picked us up directly at our hotel at 9:00 and we went straight to the Vimy Ridge site, where we spent the majority of the morning. We visited the memorial, museum, cemetery and tunnels and drove around the site. We then drove to the Battle of the Somme sites where we had a good lunch at a small country restaurant restaurant. In the afternoon we visited Australian battlegrounds and cemetery, a large crater created by an explosion under the trenches, and the British memorial and museum. Canadians were also involved at these sites as evidenced by gravestones in the cemeteries. As we had visited the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland memorial a few days before, Claude took us instead to the peaceful South African memorial in a forest. Claude provided with us with expert information on all of the sites that we saw, the major WW1 battles in both France and Belgium, and all sorts of other information on northern France and Belgium. We had ample opportunities to ask questions and get further elaboration.

  • 17-Nov-2016

    We saw what was advertised including Vimy Ridge, Neuville Saint Vaast Canadian N2 Cemetery, Courcelette Canadian Memorial, Thiepval Memorial, and the Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. We also stopped in front of but did not get out to walk around a number of other memorials including a memorial to one of the Australian divisions involved in the Battle of the Somme I'm pretty sure that we would have been able to walk around if we had asked. Probably my favourite location was Vimy Ridge although every stop was quite interesting in its own way. The Thiepval Memorial to the missing is really quit staggering with the 73,000 names of soldiers with no known graves.

    Our guide, Claude, spoke excellent English, was quite personable and really knew his stuff. He provided in-depth descriptions of each site and was able to easily answer every question we asked. We also never felt rushed.

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