Somme Battlefields Small-Group Day Trip With John Monash Centre From Paris

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  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    06:50 AM
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Overview

On this Small Group tour of the Somme battlefields, you will discover a part of France that suffered severely in the violent and bloody battles of the Great War. A dramatic period of history took place here, and you will see the major sites including memorials, cemeteries and traces of battles, as well as of course the newly opened Sir John Monash Centre at Villers-Bretonneux. Number of participants is limited to a maximum of 16 people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.

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The Sir John Monash Centre is set on the grounds of the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery in the Somme, adjacent to the Australian National Memorial. The Sir John Monash Centre is the hub of the Australian Remembrance Trail along the WGare de l|estern Front and its cutting-edge multimedia centre reveals the Australian Western Front experience through a series of interactive media installations and immersive experiences. A fascinating stop when visiting the Somme Battlefields.
Within the cemetery stands the Australian National Memorial erected to commemorate all Australian soldiers who fought in France and Belgium during the First World War. 10,729 Australian servicemen are officially commemorated by this Memorial where every year takes place the Dawn Service during the Anzac Day celebrations on April 25.
The memorial, located Close to the ruin of the Gibraltar blockhouse, was taken from the Germans when the Australian 1st Division attacked, took, and held Pozières village between 23 and 26 July 1916. The Memorial commemorates the officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the First Australian Division who fought in France and Belgium in 1916.
Thiepval Memorial
Lochnagar Crater

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The Sir John Monash Centre is set on the grounds of the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery in the Somme, adjacent to the Australian National Memorial. The Sir John Monash Centre is the hub of the Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front and its cutting-edge multimedia centre reveals the Australian Western Front experience through a series of interactive media installations and immersive experiences. A fascinating stop when visiting the Somme Battlefields.
Within the cemetery stands the Australian National Memorial erected to commemorate all Australian soldiers who fought in France and Belgium during the First World War. 10,729 Australian servicemen are officially commemorated by this Memorial where every year takes place the Dawn Service during the Anzac Day celebrations on April 25.
The memorial, located Close to the ruin of the Gibraltar blockhouse, was taken from the Germans when the Australian 1st Division attacked, took, and held Pozières village between 23 and 26 July 1916. The Memorial commemorates the officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the First Australian Division who fought in France and Belgium in 1916.
Thiepval Memorial
Lochnagar Crater

Inclusions

  • Small group tour (maximum 16 participants)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by Air-Conditioned Minibus
  • English Speaking Driver/Guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Public transportation options are available nearby

Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Be sure to arrive promptly for your tour.

The group will not wait if you are late and if you miss the tour due to a delay, you will not be entitled to a refund.

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  • 20-Jul-2023

    Visiting the Sir John Monash Centre and viewing the trenches were the highlights of the day. Small group with a guide who catered for both the Australians and Canadians in the group. Highly recommend.

  • 23-Jun-2023

    From start to finish we had a great day. Saw so much more than we expected and our guides commentary was wonderful - brought home to us the realities of that terrible time in history

  • 22-Jun-2023

    Tour guide very very knowledgeable. Visited all the places that l had wanted to see about the Anzacs in Villers Bretonneux. Our guide went slightly out of his normal route as l wanted to visit a NZ cemetery to locate a person that was listed as missing in action. We found him and l was able to put a poppy from home. This made my visit extra special. Thank you.

  • 13-Jun-2023

    An overall good day getting to experience and walk around the areas where Australian soldiers and my family went to war. The Sir John Monash centre was amazing. So very well done! Lost a star as I found the tour guide somewhat insensitive, being Australian and having family who fought in that area I really wanted to take a moment at certain sites like the cemetery to be silent. Yet, the guide was yelling and constant invading personal space. I did not feel he was knowledgable about WW1, at least not about Australia’s contribution or commemorative practices. He was factually incorrect about a few things which was disappointing. The transport was comfortable, would have preferred more time at the Sir John Monash centre.

  • 09-Jun-2023

    Exceptional experience. Our guide Regis was knowledgeable , efficient and friendly. He gave us a thorough and very full day visiting the Somme battlefields. A very worthwhile day trip from Paris

  • 01-Jun-2023

    Being Australian! There was so much interesting things to see and enjoy and so much that we need to be thankful for. Thank you for all who went to war

  • 17-May-2023

    We saw and were informed about the Australian soldiers involvement in WW1 in the Somme area. This was what we'd hoped to see & learn. It was fantastic led by a knowledgeable guide cum driver.

  • 30-Apr-2023

    Very informative day and also moving. To see the graves of the fallen regardless of the country they fought for was a somber experience. It was good to be able to visit the actual trenches at one of the memorials. Also seeing the land mine hole was amazing as it was HUGE! WWI is not often discussed and I admit I am not a student of the Great War but my visit to the Somme Battlefields has made me want to learn more. Additionally our tour guide, Regis, was very informative and cordial with us. He made the topic very interesting and he did a great job. The van we rode in was comfortable and our lunch at one of the towns was delicious.

  • 06-Oct-2022

    Visiting the battlefield sites and cemeteries was a deeply moving experience. The different museums do a terrific job of making the experience engaging. Cannot help but think of what the Ukrainien people are going through right now, more than one hundred years later. Our guide, Honare, was very knowledgeable, interesting and amusing. We would love to book other tours with him.

  • 24-Sep-2022

    This was an incredibly powerful and moving experience. Regis was a wonderful host with immense knowledge of the sites and surroundings we visited. He was thoughtful and kind helping my elderly parents at every stop. He truly went above and beyond what we expected. We went on the trip for my husband who is a history enthusiast and knew he would enjoy the trip but all seven of us came away amazed at how much we learnt and enjoyed. We highly recommend this trip to others and if you have Regis you will not be disappointed!! Fantastic experience. Thank you

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