" A wonderful way to experience the battlefields..."
" A wonderful way to experience the battlefields..."

THE TWO DAY TOUR FROM THE SOMME TO YPRES (in Belgium)

Day One: Regular Tour of the Somme battlefields from & to AMIENS

Overnight at AMIENS

Day Two: from the Somme to Arras, Vimy and Ypres

End of the Tour at YPRES (Belgium)

DAY ONE: Somme Tour (Regular Somme Tour, up to 8 passengers)

 

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 72000 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.

Overnight at Amiens

 

DAY TWO: Somme to Ypres (Belgium)

(We can take your luggage on board)

 

On that second day we cover the Somme, Artois and the French Flanders battlefields. The tour starts at AMIENS station (or hotel), on the morning we continue our visit of the Somme battlefields driving in the beautiful valley of the Somme river on the way to Arras where we will stop for lunch on the "Grand'place" (the main square) which was severely damaged in WW1. After a stop at Vimy Ridge to see the imposing Canadian monument and the preserved trenches, we will continue northwards to Fromelles, the site of the discovery of a mass grave from the 1916 battle. Crossing the Belgian border in the afternoon we will arrive at Ypres, a beautiful town which was the theatre of five furious battles during the Great War.

The tour finihses at Ypres, where you can attend the Last Post cermeony at the Menin Gate at 8.00pm. For this reason we strongly reccommend to stay overnight in Ypres.  

 

The 2 Day Tour finishes at Ypres and doesn't return to Amiens

 

 

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

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