The Battle Of The Somme Guided Day Tour From Arras

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Arras Station, Place du Maréchal Foch, 62000 Arras, France, , Traveler pickup is offered, Arras train station, ,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Picking up at Arras railway station or your hotel, the Somme day tour visits the momentous locations of the War's most infamous campaign, from the disasters of the 1st july 1916 to the attrition of the autumn. You will visit the must see sights, trenches, mine craters, learn about the weapons, communications and mining. In the morning we concentrate on the 1918 battles around Amiens and includes a visit to the Australian Memorial to the Missing at Villers Bretonneux and new Monash Centre ). If you have a relative or a particular interest we can build that into your itinerary, using the latest GPS software you will literally walk in the footsteps of heros.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Small group ensures personal service

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Your guide will explain the tactics and battlefield where Monash commanded Australian and American troops on the 4th July, you will also visit the Memorial.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Franco-Australien Museum, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, Hauts-de-France

You will see the Victoria School built with money raised by the people of Victoria. We will also visit the Museum above the school.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

You will see the Australian National Memorial and the Sir John Monash Centre. You will have the chance to get some lunch from the cafe there.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: 3rd Australian Division Memorial, Sailly-le-Sec, Somme, Hauts-de-France

You will see the Memorial en route to Albert

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

Learn all about the mining in WW1, you will see the largest mine crater on the Somme as we begin to follow the path of the soldiers along Sausage Vally to the German second line at Pozieres

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 1st Australian Division Memorial, Pozieres, Somme, Hauts-de-France

See the remnants of the Gibraltar Blockhouse, captured by the 2nd Battalion AIF on the 25th July 1916, learn about the offensives to take the German positions.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The highest point on the ridge, you will see how important this position was and what it cost to take it. You will see the remains of the Windmill captured by the 2nd Division and the War Animals Memorial and Pozieres field of Remembrance. You will also hear abut the roll of Tanks and see the Tank Memorial.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

You will visit the interpretation centre at Thiepval and see the British Memorial to the Missing for the 1916 Battle of the Somme

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Here you will walk through preserved trenches from the 1916 Battle of the Somme, hear about the offensives on the 1st July and the 13th November when the area was captured. Your guide will explain the tactics used and why things went so badly on the 1st July.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

Pickup and drop-off in central Arras

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Guide

Entry/Admission - Franco-Australien Museum

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

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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