Small Group Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris (EX80)
Duration: Approx 11 hours
About The Tour
From 199 EUR
Tour available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (except some Bank holidays and unforeseeable events)
The full horror of 20th century industrialised warfare was nowhere more intense that in the Somme in 1916. By the end of 1st July some 57,000 Commonwealth soldiers had become casualties, by the end of the offensive in November, more than 1 million soldiers had been wounded, captured or killed.
Come and join us for a day of remembrance and discover some of the areas which suffered severely in these violent and bloody battles of the Great War. You will start the day at the 1918 battlefields around Villers-Bretonneux and pay your respects at the Australian memorial. You will then be driven to the 1916 sites starting with the Lochnager Crater at La Boisselle, Pozières 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 Péronne.
Tour departs and ends at the PARIS TOURIST OFFICE, 25 Rue des Pyramides 75001 PARIS.
Dress Code : Comfortable footwear
The Price Includes
Entrance fees to The Historial at Péronne
Transport by Air-Conditioned minibus (maximum group size 18)
The Prices Does Not Include
No hotel Pick-Up and Drop Off
A fantastic day filled with interest and history. Lionel our guide was friendly and knowledgable. I would highly recommend.
Fabulous Day Trip from Paris. Our tour driver Julie was extremely knowledgeable and gave us all a detailed description of the events and locations on this tour. Highly Recommended!