The full horror of 20th century industrialized warfare was nowhere more intense than in the Somme in 1916.  By the end of 1st of July that year, some 57,000 Commonwealth soldiers had become casualties - and by the end of the offensive in November, more than 1 million soldiers had been wounded, captured or killed.

Come join a day of remembrance and discover some of the areas which suffered severely in the violent and bloody battles of the Great War.  You will start the day at the 1918 battlefields around Villers-Bretonneux and pay your respects to the fallen at The Australian Memorial where you will also visit John Monash Centre.  You will then be driven to the 1916 sites starting with the Lochnager Crater at La Boisselle, Pozieres and the Thiepval Memorial to the 72,000 British and South African soldiers who were killed and have no known grave.  You will finish this moving day with a tour around the Newfoundland Memorial Park at Beaumont-Hamel with its preserved trenches and then free time to explore the Great War Historial in Peronne.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Per Person, Ages 18-65):
$238.39
Senior Rate
(Per Person, Ages 66+):
$227.25
Child Rate
(Per Person, Ages 3-17):
$227.25
Infant Rate
(Per Person, Ages 2 and Under):
$227.25

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Tour / Activity Details

approximately 11 hours
6:50 am on Wednesday (May through October)

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour does not include hotel pick up; the convenient meeting location in Paris will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for travelers and guides in public areas and vehicles
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Tour operator is a signatory of Caring Attitude, the health commitment charter of the city of Paris

 

Included

  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Small group tour (maximum 8 persons per tour)
  • Admission to John Monash Centre

 

Not Included

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food or beverages (but there is a stop for you to get lunch on your own)
  • Optional guide gratuity

 

Longueval

At Longueval, the South-African national memorial honor the South African troops who underwent their baptism of fire in Delville Wood, known as "Devil's Wood". Of the 3,200 men who went into the attack of 15 July 1916, only 143 came out unharmed 5 days later.

 

Lochnagar Crater

Located at La Boisselle, the Lochnagar Crater is an impressive mine hole 100 meters across and 30 meters deep.

 

Thiepval

Thiepval was one of Bitterly contested places of the battle of the Somme, during which some 1,300,000 persons lost their lives. The Thiepval Memorial was inaugurated in 1932 to commemorate the 73,000 Commonwealth dead without a known grave.

 

Beaumont-Hamel

The Newfoundland Memorial offers a realistic and moving view of these battles in its remarkably well-preserved trenches system.

 

Villers-Bretonneux

This imposing white stone memorial, inaugurated in 1938, set behind a Commonwealth War Grave site, includes a high central tower joined to two corner pavilions by simple walls on which are engraved the names of the 11,000 Australian soldiers who died in France. Every year an ANZAC DAY ceremony is held here.

 

The Historial at Peronne

The Historial is an international and cultural museum of the first world war [1914-1918]. It explains the conflict, its origins and its consequences. The Historial boasts a unique collection of over 50,000 original objects and documents of everyday life during the war.

 

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour does not include hotel pick up; the convenient meeting location in Paris will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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