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Small-Group Day Trip Somme Battlefields with John Monash Centre from Paris

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    What to Expect
    Take an unforgettable day trip from Paris to the Somme battlefields where the bloodiest battles of World War I were fought. The guide will help you learn about the Great War and the struggles faced in the trenches as you walk on the still scarred battlegrounds of the Somme.

    Highlights of the tour:

    A full-day adventure in the Somme region: Get away from the busy city of Paris for a day and explore something unique to World history at the same time.

    The Lochnagar Crater: The Royal Engineer tunneling companies used almost 30 tons of explosives to obliterate German dug-outs and create this massive crater.

    Walk in the trenches of WWI: At the Newfoundland Memorial in Beaumont-Hamel, you will be able to walk in the same trenches as the Canadian soldiers who fought to defend that front 100 years ago.

    Thiepval Memorial of the Missing: Pay your respects to the brave men in the row after row of tombs marked: “Here lies a soldier known only to God”.

    Museum Sir John Monash Centre: you'll be able to visit the brand new John Monash Centre.

    Cathedral of Amiens: On the drive back to Paris your day of discovery will include a visit to the 13th Century Cathedral of Amiens, the largest and one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in France.

    Learn about The Great War from an informative guide: Being experts in WWI history and very passionate storytellers makes guides true assets to each tour provide!

    Small group: You will be in a group with no more than 8 people and your guide! So individual attention and quality time with your guide can be guaranteed.

    Round-trip transportation by luxury van: The tour vans are brand new with leather seats, big clear windows, and of course Air-Conditioned.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Arc de Triomphe, Paris
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Driver/guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Entry/Admission - Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
    • Entry/Admission - Thiepval Memorial
    • Entry/Admission - Australian National Memorial
    • Entry/Admission - Historial de la Grande Guerre
    • Entry/Admission - Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
    • Entry/Admission - Lochnagar Crater
    • Entry/Admission - Pozieres Memorial
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Gratuities
    • Food
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Minimum age is 7 years
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Thoroughly enjoyed our tour and would highly recommend it. Oliver was a very knowledgeable guide with a good sense of humour. We learned a great deal about western front and the part Australia played. Was wonderful to see the respect shown to the fallen.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Sue B
    Reviewed 12 August 2019

    Oliver our guide and Blue Fox provided us with an excellent introduction to the Somme. Our tour was informative and tailored to take in key Australians related destinations such as the Australian memorial at Le Hamel and John Monash museum in Villers Brettoneaux

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Robert P
    Reviewed 28 July 2019

    Our tour of the Somme Battlefields was a very moving experience. Our group were all Australians and the sites we went to were all of great interest to us all. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and easy to chat to. A wonderful day indeed and...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank someone d
    Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

    We had a fantastic (long) day on this trip from Paris. As our whole group (of 8) arrived early we were able to get on the road before 7am. Our guide and driver “MoMo” was brilliant. He was an excellent driver and a knowledgeable guide...More

    Thank Honeysuckle123
    Claire_Fabre, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Fox Travel - Blue Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2019

    Hello Honeysuckle123, Thank you for taking the time to write this awesome review of our tour to the Somme Battlefield. It must have been a very moving visit for the group. Amaury was very touched by your comment! We hope to see you again

    Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

    Such an amazing day touring the Somme with Ollie as our tour guide! Would highly recommend this walk through history - very moving

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank helsey2016
    Claire_Fabre, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Fox Travel - Blue Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

    Hey helsey2016, Thank you for taking the time to post this review! We are glad that you enjoyed your time touring the WW1 Battlefields. Have a great stay in France

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