WW1 Somme Battlefields in English or French

WW1 Somme Battlefields in English or French

This is a living history visit of events that took place in the 20th century
There is so much preserved here, that we could imagine that these battles happened yesterday.
There is nothing "tacky" here. There is a tremendous sense of honour and respect.
On certain days there is a nearby steam railway, constructed to carry troops and war materials during the First World War.
The circuit of remembrance is in beautiful, rural countryside.
There are specific circuits, depending on your nationality. Villers-Bretonneux has four Australian sites to visit,
Your guide has lived and worked on The Somme for a little over 30 years.
Other additional visits possible: micro breweries, steam railways, gardens.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Rue de l'Eglise, 80300 Beaumont-Hamel France

Preserved battlefield where you can walk in the trenches and across no-man's-land. Follow in the footsteps of the soldiers of 1st July, 1916

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Thiepval Memorial, Rue de L'Ancre, 80300 Authuille France

Monument to the 60,000 missing or never identified. There is a small, free, but excellent museum here.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lochnagar Crater, Route de la Grande Mine, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle France

The largest mine crater in France, caused by an enormous explosion, dtonated at 07.30 on 1st July, 1916

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Pozieres Memorial, 80300 Pozieres France

The monument to the first tank battles on this planet shows the different kinds of tanks used. Across the road from the monument is the site a windmill, destroyed during the WW1 battles. Some 2000 Australian soldiers lost their lives here;

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ulster Memorial Tower, Route de Saint-Pierre-Divion, 80300 Thiepval France

The tower is a replica of Helen's Tower in County Down, Northern Ireland, where the soliders of the British 16th division trained before engaging in the Battles of The Somme. The assault on the German positions herecost many Irish lives.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: 80560 Auchonvillers, France

An ideal spot for refreshment as there is a café here with original WW1 trenches in the back garden. there is a lot of WW1 memorabilia here, and a small, but beautifully presented museum (included)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"



Start Time: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 3/5/2022 - 8/26/2023
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Duration: 5 To 9 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
I'll have a sign with your name, unless you prefer otherwise

Airports

  • Charles De Gaulle Airport, 95700 Roissy-en-France France


Ports

  • Calais car ferry, Calais, France



Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Bottled water

Not Included

  • Snacks
  • Lunch

Facilities


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