Australian And New Zealand Battlefield Day Tour In The Somme From Lille Or Arras

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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
    Train station in Lille or Arras
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Le Hamel where John Monash used for the 1st time tanks and infantry on a modern way, Albert and Thiepval Memorial and Pozires, the Windmill are the other places you will also visit that day.

Highlights

Family friendly

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Lunch included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: cole Victoria

You will stand at the Victoria School rebiuld with the help of Australian school Children.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Australian War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, Hauts-de-France

You will stand at the memorial bearing 11 000 names of Australians that died in France during WW1 and have no known grave. You can go up in the tower to have a view on the battlefields.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sir John Monash Centre, Fouilloy, Somme, Hauts-de-France

You will spend an hour and a half to see the Centre.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Australian Corps Memorial, Le Hamel, Oise, Hauts-de-France

You will stand on the German lines and see from where Sir John Monash launched the assault on 4 July 1918.

Duration: 1 hour

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

You will stand near the Crater.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

For Australian visitors spending time in Pozires to see the 1st Australian Division Memomrial, Moo Cow, and the Windmill Memorials.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Longueval, Somme, Hauts-de-France

For New Zealand visitors focus on the Caterpillar Cemetery and the Memorial. Going to...

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: NZ Memorial

Seeing the Memorial and the Caterpillar valley.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Historial de la Grande Guerre - Musee de Thiepval, Thiepval, Somme, Hauts-de-France

Visit of the Thiepval Memorial and the museum

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

All taxes, fees, and handling charges

Lunch

Bottled water

Air-conditioned vehicle

Private transportation

Entry/Admission - Historial de la Grande Guerre - Musee de Thiepval

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks

Souvenirs, photos

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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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  • 06-Oct-2022

    Claude is extremely knowledgeable and took us to some great places. We really enjoyed our day. Highly recommended.

  • 04-Feb-2020

    Claude was prompt in picking us up from our hotel in Lille and then took us to see the final resting places of two of our family members, who were both killed in 1918. He was very flexible and worked in with our plans to visit these two graves at two different war cemeteries. He then took us around numerous battlefield sites and war cemeteries, involving New Zealanders, and his knowledge was first class. For that special day in connecting with those special soldiers, contact Claude and he will make it happen.

  • 08-Aug-2019

    Claude met us at our hotel on time and took us to the Monash Memorial We proceeded to see various War cemeteries around the Somme valley. The tour was first rate and Claude's knowledge was impressive. Week worth the cost.

  • 16-Nov-2017

    Exceptional tour of the Memorial in France. The guide gave us a fantastic overview of WWI conditions, battles and history

  • 16-Nov-2017

    Exceptional tour of the Memorial in France. The guide gave us a fantastic overview of WWI conditions, battles and history

  • 30-May-2017

    Claude was a very competent and knowledgeable guide. The day's history lesson was conducted in a lovely air conditioned vehicle which was handy as it was a little hot and humid. We had a relative that we had hoped to see mentioned on a memorial and Claude ensured that this was accomplished. My voucher said that we had to pay for lunch but Claude was a very kind host and gave us lunch. The lunch could have been delayed as the tea rooms were crowded so he ordered the food and took us off to see a mine crater so that we didn't lose any time from the day. Because one of the museums was unexpectedly closed, he took us to another cemetery in Arras and then took us through the Citadel. These last were not part of the normal tour but he made sure we had a fabulous day

  • 30-May-2017

    Claude was a very competent and knowledgeable guide. The day's history lesson was conducted in a lovely air conditioned vehicle which was handy as it was a little hot and humid. We had a relative that we had hoped to see mentioned on a memorial and Claude ensured that this was accomplished. My voucher said that we had to pay for lunch but Claude was a very kind host and gave us lunch. The lunch could have been delayed as the tea rooms were crowded so he ordered the food and took us off to see a mine crater so that we didn't lose any time from the day. Because one of the museums was unexpectedly closed, he took us to another cemetery in Arras and then took us through the Citadel. These last were not part of the normal tour but he made sure we had a fabulous day

  • 14-Aug-2016

    Excellent tour to the Somme. Claude picked us up from our hotel in Lille and spent 8 hours with us showing us the Australian battlefields and monuments on the Western Front. He was very knowledgeable on the history of the war and answered all our questions. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants an insight into the war fought by Australians.

  • 14-Aug-2016

    Excellent tour to the Somme. Claude picked us up from our hotel in Lille and spent 8 hours with us showing us the Australian battlefields and monuments on the Western Front. He was very knowledgeable on the history of the war and answered all our questions. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants an insight into the war fought by Australians.

  • 05-Jun-2016

    We would highly recommend, Claude our guide was exceptional, very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for his clients

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