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$148.43 Cultural & Theme Tours

Somme WWI Battlefield Day Tour from Arras

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Australian Corps Memorial, Le Hamel, Oise, Hauts-de-FranceYour 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 minutesStop At: Franco-Australien Museum, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceYou 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 minutesStop At: Sir John Monash Centre, Fouilloy, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceYou will see the Australian National Memorial and the Sir John Monash Centre. You will have the chance to get some lunch from the cafe there.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: 3rd Australian Division Memorial, Sailly-le-Sec, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceYou will see the Memorial en route to AlbertStop At: Lochnagar Crater, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceLearn 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 PozieresDuration: 10 minutesStop At: 1st Australian Division Memorial, Pozieres, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceSee 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 minutesStop At: Windmill Memorial, Pozieres, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceThe 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 minutesStop At: Historial de la Grande Guerre - Musee de Thiepval, Thiepval, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceYou will visit the interpretation centre at Thiepval and see the British Memorial to the Missing for the 1916 Battle of the SommeDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceHere 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

$226.06 Cultural & Theme Tours

Fromelles and Ypres Full-Day WWI Sightseeing Tour from Arras

Begin your tour with a 9:00am pickup at your centrally located Arras hotel or Arras train station. Then, take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan for the onward journey to the WWI battle fields of Fromelles. During your 13 hour tour, take in key sites of WWI interest including Aubers Ridge and Pheasant Wood, and visit the Fromelles Museum (subject to opening hours) before travelling to the battlefield itself. Perhaps pay your respects at the famous Cobbers’ Memorial, then travel through the historic villages and towns of Flanders Fields — where Allied soldiers spent time between offensives. Cross the border into Belgium for lunch at Ploegsteert Wood, then see the memorials to the Christmas truce of 1914. After lunch, head onward to Messines Ridge, the Spanbroekmolen Mine Crater Memorial, and Hill 60. Follow the path of the advance during the 3rd Battle of Ypres with your guide, and see reconstructed trenches and underground dugouts at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Visit the Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial — the largest WW1 Commonwealth cemetery in the world — then enjoy free time to explore the historic town of Ypres at your leisure. From here, perhaps head onward at 6pm to your centrally located hotel in Ypres to conclude your tour. Alternatively, attend the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate then leave Ypres at 8:30pm for Lille, or return to your centrally located hotel in Arras at approximately 9:45pm.

$291.14 Cultural & Theme Tours

Australian and New Zealand Battlefield Day Tour in the Somme from Lille or Arras

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: École VictoriaYou will stand at the Victoria School rebiuld with the help of Australian school Children.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Australian War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceYou will stand at the memorial bearing 11 000 names of Australians that died in France during WW1 and have no known grave. You can go up in the tower to have a view on the battlefields.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sir John Monash Centre, Fouilloy, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceYou will spend an hour and a half to see the Centre.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Australian Corps Memorial, Le Hamel, Oise, Hauts-de-FranceYou will stand on the German lines and see from where Sir John Monash launched the assault on 4 July 1918.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lochnagar Crater, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceYou will stand near the Crater.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Pozieres Memorial, Pozieres, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceFor Australian visitors spending time in Pozières to see the 1st Australian Division Memomrial, Moo Cow, and the Windmill Memorials.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Longueval, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceFor New Zealand visitors focus on the Caterpillar Cemetery and the Memorial. Going to...Duration: 1 hourStop At: NZ MemorialSeeing the Memorial and the Caterpillar valley.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Historial de la Grande Guerre - Musee de Thiepval, Thiepval, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceVisit of the Thiepval Memorial and the museumDuration: 2 hours

$13.70 Transfers & Ground Transport

Round trip transfer: Arras or Lens to Vimy Ridge

It takes about  20 minutes  to get to the Vimy site. We have 2 cars and can take up to 8 passagers at the  same time.At the Canada National Vimy Memorial , you will see: - the new interpretation centre, underground Grange tunnel, and restored trenches. - Canadian Cemetery N°2 and Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery. - the Moroccan Division Memorial. - the Monument.The memorial at Vimy is Canada’s largest war memorial. It is dedicated to the memory of the 66,000 Canadians who died during the First World War. Canadian sculptor and architect Walter Seymour Allward captured the emotion of a nation faced with the sacrifice of its fellow citizens, as well as Canada’s deeply held values of peace and freedom. The memorial site is on land given to Canada in thanks by the people of France. It offers an impressive view overlooking the plain of Artois.  During the Great War, in France, in the north-Pas-de-Calais, at Vimy, near Arras, Canada was recognized by this battle as a free and Indépedante nation. Dedicated to peace and remembrance, the Canadian Vimy Memorial, the most prestigious Canadian monument in Europe, was erected to commemorate this hard battle of the trenches, to celebrate the birth of the Canadian nation and to ensure that this great War is the last.There are English and French speaking guides in the interpretation centre and tours of the Grange tunnel. The rest of your visit to the site is self-guided. 

$388.19 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full Day Tour of WW2 in Northern France, the Atlantic Wall ,V1 and V2 launching sites departing from Arras or Lille

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cap Gris Nez, Audinghen, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceStanding on the German bunkers on the Cliffs and if the weather is clear you will see the white cliffs of Dover.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Batterie Todt, Audinghen, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceYou will visit the museum in a Todt Battery bunker.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, Eperlecques, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceIt is the largest bunker built by the Nazis in Northern France. It was built to be a V2 launching site. It is big, a part was destroyed but is is still a huge building.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bois des Huit Rues V 1 Rocket Site, Hazebrouck, Nord, Hauts-de-FranceNow you will visit a V1 launching site with its famous ski shaped buildings, only the non magnetic building was destroyed the rest is still there.Back to your hotelDuration: 1 hour

$85.63 Cultural & Theme Tours

Vimy and Bullecort Day Tour

0900hrs pick up at ArrasVimy Ridge and the preserved Battlefield- the landscape bears witness to the ferocity of WW1. Tour the trenches and underground tunnels and see the stunning Canadian Memorial to the Missing.St Vaast German Cemetery- the largest WW1 German cemetery outside Germany with over 44,000 burials.1230hrs we break for lunch and a chance to explore the Medieval squares in Arras.At 1345hrs we visit the Carriere Wellington underground quarries and the 1917 attack on the Hindenburg line we follow the Hindenburg line to Bullecourt, the furthest end, here we will see the Battlefield and ‘Outpost Villages’ , the ‘Australian Digger’ and Bullecourt Memorial to the Missing and the Bullecourt Museum-the village Mayors private collection.Drop off in Arras at 1800hrs