Somme Battlefields Small-Group Day Trip with John Monash Centre from Paris

Duration: 11 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 11 hours
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

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.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Delville Wood War Memorial, Route de Ginchy, 80360 Longueval France

Visit the cemetery of Delville Wood at Longueval, situated on the edge of the Somme. See the Lochnagar Crater "Located at La
Boisselle" - an impressive mine hole 100 meters across and 30 meters deep.

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

Thiepval Memorial

Stop At: Australian National Memorial, route de Villers Bretonneux D23, 80800 Fouilloy France

During this day-trip you will also see the the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.

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

Continuing to Thiepval, you will see the largest memorial dedicated to missing British Soldiers. You will also visit The Ulster
Tower, a memorial to the men of the 36th Ulster division, the Beaumont-Hamel and the Newfoundland Memorial which offers a realistic and moving view of these battles in its remarkably well-preserved trenches system.

Stop At: Historial de la Grande Guerre, Chateau de Peronne Café du musée & terrasse en accès libre, 80200 Peronne France

Finish the tour with a visit to the Historial at Peronne, an international and cultural museum of the first world war (1914-1918) which explains the conflict, its origins and its consequences.The museum boasts a unique collection of over 50,000 original objectsand documents of everyday life during the war.

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

Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

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

Lochnagar Crater

Stop At: Viator la Somme Tour, La Somme, Paris France

Viator la Somme Tour

Inclusions
  • Small group tour (maximum 8 participants)
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport by Air-Conditioned Minibus
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Delville Wood War Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Thiepval Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Australian National Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Ulster Memorial Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Historial de la Grande Guerre
  • Entry/Admission - Lochnagar Crater
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Lido, 116 bis Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France


Departure Time

6:50 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

11 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Ann_D

03 Nov, 2019

This tour is awesome... every place we visited was significant and beautifully maintained. The tour guide was very knowledgeable

Roxanne A

03 Nov, 2019

This tour was incredible. Long day but definitely worth it. Our tour guide was fantastic. The John Monash memorial was outstanding. Very emotional day and learnt tonnes! Highly recommend.

OwenV_J

06 Oct, 2019

I fell ill on the morning of this scheduled trip, so unfortunately I couldn't go. I have now been ill for four days.

Elston H

30 Sep, 2019

Great trip. Thank you for a great day. Very insightful and covered lots of areas. Special thanks to Rudolf, our guide.

michael c

16 Sep, 2019

Great job in picking important sites and explaining them to us.Ricardo was relaxed but great in moving us along to see as much as we could.

User's Picture Gallery

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The Last Landing

The field where the Red Barron landed after being shot down by Anti-Aircraft machine gun.

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British Memorial

View of the British Memorial

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View from the Australian Memorial

The view into the battle field from teh top of the memorial

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The Australian Memorial

Known as Hill 104 was part of the line from which the Australians advanced in the Battle of Amiens in August 1918.

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The Lochnagar Creater

The site of the largest attempted underground blast. Tunneling under the German positions the British Commonwealth forces set of this explosion. The Germans were aware of the tunneling and moved back.

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Starting Point of the first ever tank battle

Monument commemorating the starting point for the British tanks in the first ever tank battle.

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A little side stop in the Somme.

This is the farm of the charming Christianne in the Somme- covered in expended, and some defused shells from the fighting 99 years ago.

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Trenches

Allied trenches in Delville Wood

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SA memorial

South African war memorial at Delville Wood, the Somme

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Last tree

Last tree standing in Delville Wood after the battle

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Lost lives

Our tour of the somme

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View from Villers Bretonneux

View from the top of the Australian memorial at Villers Bretonneux.

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