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The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras

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 The Sir John 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.

per adult from

$211

AUD

Duration

8 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Pickup and drop-off in central Arras
    • Guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Franco-Australian Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Thiepval Memorial
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Sir John Monash Centre, Route de Villers Bretonneux Memorial national australien, 80800 Fouilloy France

    Explore this amazing new visitors centre and learn about Australia's commitment to the Great War.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Franco-Australian Museum, 9 rue Victoria, 80800 Villers-Bretonneux 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: Australian Corps Memorial, 80800 Le Hamel 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

    Pass By: 3rd Australian Division Memorial, Corner Mericourt l'Abbe Rd/ & Sailly-le Sec Rd, Sailly-le-Sec France

    You will see the Memorial en route to Albert

    Stop At: Lochnagar Crater, Route de la Grande Mine, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle 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, 268 Route d Albert, 80300 Pozieres 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, D929, 80300 Pozieres 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: Mouquet Farm, La Ferme du Mouquet, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France

    One farm, six weeks, ten thousand casulaties

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Thiepval Memorial, Rue de L'Ancre, 80300 Authuille 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, Rue de l'Eglise, 80300 Beaumont-Hamel 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

  • Departure Point :
    Gare d'Arras, Place du Maréchal Foch, 62000 Arras, France
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
  • 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.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by The Battlefields Experience

Activity ID: V-13265P1

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