Explore Canada’s role in World War I on this full-day Somme battlefield tour from Arras. Explore tunnels and trenches used by Canadian forces during the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1916 with a guide. Visit the Courcelette Canadian Memorial, Neuville St. Vaast Canadian N°2 Cemetery, and Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, and learn of the many lives laid down in battle. After lunch, visit WWI battle trenches at the Beaumont Hamel New Foundland Memorial Park. Tour includes round-trip travel from your Arras hotel.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceYou will stand at the Memorial on Hill 145, walk iin the German and Canadian trenches. You will go down in the Grange Tunnel where Canadian troops stood hours before the battle. Have a look at the newly built visitor centre.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Cimetiere du Cabaret Rouge, Souchez, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceSee where the Canadian Unknown Soldier was exhumed from.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Courcelette Canadian Memorial, Courcelette, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceStand on the battlefields where Canadians fought at the fall of 1916.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lochnagar Crater, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceSee the crater, the result of an undergound explosion triggered on the morning of 1st July 1916.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceThis memorial is the largest built by the CWGC, it is bearing the names 72 000 soldiers who have no known grave.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceYou will stand near the Caribu and walk on the preserved battlefield from the allied to the German lines passing near the "Danger Tree", "Y Ravine" and the memorial to the 51st Highland division before having a look the New Foundland Visitor Centre.Duration: 1 hour