Private tour of the places of WW1
This full-day trip will take you to the key locations of the bloody battle of the Somme that took place between July and November 1916 and is regarded as one of the bloodiest conflicts ever recorded in history, with one million soldiers wounded or killed. After picking you up at your hotel, your private chauffeur will drive for about two hours north of Paris to the village of Peronne, where you will visit the First World War Museum. The museum is located inside a medieval castle and features a huge collection of articles, uniforms, photographs, and objects that retrace the conflict, while providing an insight into life during the war, both from a civilian and military perspective. Afterward you will visit the battlefields of Delville Wood in Longueval, Lochnagar Crater, Pozieres Thiepval, as well as the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and the Australian Memorial at Villers Bretonneux.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Entrance fees
- Expert Local Driver-Guide
- Private Tour
- Entry/Admission - Longueval Road Cemetery
- Entry/Admission - Pozieres Memorial
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: 80200 Péronne, France
For historical and cultural context, the best place to begin a visit to the Somme battlefields is the outstanding Historial de la Grande Guerre in Péronne, 60km east of Amiens. Located inside the town's fortified medieval château, this award-winning museum tells the story of the war chronologically, with equal space given to the German, French and British perspectives on what happened, how and why.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Longueval Road Cemetery, D197, 80360 Longueval France
Located near Longueval, Delville Wood Cemetery is the third largest cemetery in the Somme battlefield area. It is the final resting place of over 5,500 servicemen of the First World War, of whom more than 3,500 remain unidentified. Most of those buried died in July, August and September 1916.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Villers-Bretonneux, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, Hauts-de-France
Some 2400 Australian soldiers were killed or wounded in the April 1918 assault that wrested Villers-Bretonneux from German control. In the 1920s, Australian children donated funds to rebuild the town's primary school, creating bonds of friendship that remain strong to this day. Part of Victoria School is now a museum featuring highly personal artefacts donated by Australian ex-servicemen and their families. It's located 20km east of Amiens via the D1029.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Pozieres Memorial, 80300 Pozieres France
The Pozières Memorial is a World War I memorial, located near the commune of Pozières, in the Somme department of France, and unveiled in August 1930. It lists the names of 14,657 British and South African soldiers of the Fifth and Fourth Armies with no known grave who were killed between 21 March 1918 and 7 August 1918, during the German advance known as the Spring Offensive, and the period of Allied consolidation and recovery that followed.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, Paris, France
Traveler pickup is offered
Meet your Local Driver-Guide at your hotel or in an agreed address in the Paris city area
Departure Time :7:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Near public transportation
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.