Following the footsteps of the Australians on the Somme with a local experienced guide. Including the visit of Sir John Monash Centre
Please note that Sir John Monash Centre will be closed for is annual closure from 17th December to 13th January Leaving from Amiens at 9.30am, we’ll start with a visit to Villers-Bretonneux Memorial and Sir John Monash Centre. The Australian National Memorial, where the 11,000 names of soldiers, who died in France and whose graves have never been found, are engraved. Afterwards, we’ll drive to the 1916 battlefields of the Somme, passing through the Red Baron crash site in April 1918. After visiting the Lochnagar Crater, a huge crater left by a tremendous mine explosion on 1st July 1916, we’ll have a lunch break in a local restaurant/café. After lunch we’ll continue the visit to the village of Pozières, where the bloodiest Australian struggle on the Western Front took place. Vestiges of the Gibraltar bunker remain and memorials including the First Australian Division Memorial, the Windmill and the Tanks Corp Memorials. We’ll then head towards Thiepval, we will also make a stop at Mouquet Farm (Moo-Cow farm), another terrible part of the Pozières battle. To understand trench warfare, we’ll visit the Newfoundland Park in Beaumont Hamel and in particular its well preserved trench system. The visit will end either at your hotel or at the railway station in Amiens at 4.30pm This tour could also starts and ends in Arras or Saint-Quentin on request.