Arras or Lille to Somme WWI Canadian Battlefield Full-Day Trip

Cultural & Theme Tours in Lille

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Stand in the tunnels where Canadian troops stood before the assault on Vimy Ridge, visit the Canadian and German trenches. You will see the scattered landscape of the Newfoundland Memorial Park in Beaumont Hamel. Thiepval Memorial, Courcelette Canadian Memorial will also been visited.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceSee the Memorial and spend some time in the visitor Center.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Memorial de Vimy, Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceYou will visit the trenches where Canadian and German soldiers stood just before the assault. You will go down in the Grange Tunnel where The PPCL and the Black Watch stood. You will visit the newly built Visitor Center and will walk around the impressive Memorial on ridge 145.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceYou will stand at the trenchesfrom where New Foundland troops went over the top on 1 July 1916, walk along the Danger Tree, stand near the Caribu and will have a sight on this preserved battlefield.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Lochnagar Crater, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceYou will see the crater cretaed by a mine explosion on 1 July 1916.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Courcelette Canadian Memorial, Courcelette, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceYou will stand near the Canadian Memorial, a Granit stone at Courcelette.Duration: 15 minutes

What’s included

  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • A booklet recording the event
  • Entry/Admission - Thiepval Memorial

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide