Full-Day Canadian WW1 Vimy And Somme Battlefield Tour From Arras

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up and drop off possible at the train station only 50 minutes away from Paris.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to your hotel or accommodation in Arras
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore Canadas role in World War I on this full-day Somme battlefield tour from Arras. Explore tunnels and trenches used by Canadian forces during the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1916 with a guide. Visit the Courcelette Canadian Memorial, Neuville St. Vaast Canadian N2 Cemetery, and Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, and learn of the many lives laid down in battle. After lunch, visit WWI battle trenches at the Beaumont Hamel New Foundland Memorial Park. Tour includes round-trip travel from your Arras hotel.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

You will stand at the Memorial on Hill 145, walk iin the German and Canadian trenches. You will go down in the Grange Tunnel where Canadian troops stood hours before the battle. Have a look at the newly built visitor centre.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Cimetiere du Cabaret Rouge, Souchez, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France

See where the Canadian Unknown Soldier was exhumed from.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stand on the battlefields where Canadians fought at the fall of 1916.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

See the crater, the result of an undergound explosion triggered on the morning of 1st July 1916.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

This memorial is the largest built by the CWGC, it is bearing the names 72 000 soldiers who have no known grave.

Duration: 1 hour

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

You will stand near the Caribu and walk on the preserved battlefield from the allied to the German lines passing near the "Danger Tree", "Y Ravine" and the memorial to the 51st Highland division before having a look the New Foundland Visitor Centre.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Guide

Transport

Lunch

Air-conditioned vehicle

Private transportation

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum two adults per booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

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

  • 16-Mar-2022

    Claude was fantastic, his descriptions and knowledge really brought everything to life. He was great at explaining the phases and various battles in the war and showed the various front lines. We covered so much more than we would have got round ourselves and he made it really interesting and informative. We would highly recommend the day.

  • 27-Nov-2021

    Clause was a great guide. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and also helped us solve a couple of issues related to timing and logistics. Highly recommended!

  • 26-Nov-2019

    Claude was an outstanding tour guide. The staff at the Vimy Ridge Center are all Canadian University students from across the country. They were proud to be working at such a historic place. The Newfoundland Memorial Park was also incredible to visit.

  • 25-Nov-2019

    Claude was an outstanding tour guide. The staff at the Vimy Ridge Center are all Canadian University students from across the country. They were proud to be working at such a historic place. The Newfoundland Memorial Park was also incredible to visit.

  • 24-Apr-2019

    Claude was very responsive to our communications and our personal interests. He was on time to pick us up and pleasant and personable. We were looking for a complete and unvarnished depiction of what happened at Vimy ridge and Claude showed that he was very knowledgeable, not just about the dates and facts, but also about the whys and context. He made what happened at Vimy come alive and this is what we were looking for. He answered all of our many questions with knowledgable insight.