It's our Regular Somme Day Tour covering the main sites of the Somme battlefields.
The tour starts at Amiens station at 9.00am.
From there we will visit the 1918 battlefields, starting with Villers-Bretonneux where we will pay our respects at the imposing Australian Memorial which commemorates nearly 11.000 Australian soldiers who died in France and have no known grave. We will then visit a German cemetery on the way to Albert, where we will have a break for lunch.
In the afternoon we will visit the 1916 battlefields : the impressive Lochnagar mine crater, a huge mine which was blown up on the 1st of July 1916, Pozières, and the Thiepval memorial to the Missing. The names of 72.000 missing British and South African soldiers who died in the Somme before March 1918 are commemorated on this overwhelming monument. We will finally visit the Canadian Historic Site of Beaumont-Hamel and its preserved trenches. The Newfoundland regiment suffered here 90 % casualties on the 1st of July 1916.
After this extremely moving day we will return to Amiens.
The tour finishes at Amiens station at 5.00-5.30pm.
We fully understand the importance of being able to visit a family member's grave, for this reason our itinerary is subject to change depending on private requests. Let us know in adance if you have a particular site or grave to visit.
We run Tours every day of the week except on Sunday
BOOKING IN ADVANCE IS ESSENTIAL !
√ Tour groups kept to small size, up to 8 people
√ All the tours are in English
√ Pick-up and drop off at AMIENS or ARRAS, 1h10 train trip from PARIS
√ Access to all the sites and museum fees included
√ Travel in a top range minivan, Mercedes Vito or V-Class
√ Half-price for children
√ Expert WW1 certified and local French guides