The Great War took place in several parts of Europe and cost the lives of more than 22 millions people among civilians and soldiers. After the first year of war (1914), the opposing armies changed from a mobile war into static one, the infamous trenches war. The major effort of the British Empire Forces was in France and Belgium, also known as the Western Front. On the other hand the most memorable war event for the U.S. army was in the Marne Valley who fought the German around the town of Chateau-Thierry. Austraian soldiers fought at Villers-Bretonneux, and Canadian forces were battling in Vimy. This tour gives an opportunity to follow the itinerary of those soldiers.
— Drive from your hotel in Paris to the sites of Vimy where took place the Battle of Vimy Ridge from 9 to 12 April 1917. Four divisions of the Canadians Corps fought against three divisions of the German Army.— A stop for coffee and croissants half-way (not included in price);— Historical introduction to the battles of WW1;— Visit to the memorial Canadian National Vimy Memorial dedicated to the memory of Canadian Expeditionary Force members killed during the First World War. The monument is the centerpiece of a 100-hectare (250-acre) preserved Battlefield Park;— Lunch in a local restaurant (not included in price);— Visit to Beaumont Hamel. At the time of WWI, Newfoundland was a British Colony to raisevolunteer army;— Stop at the impressive Lochnagar crater (if time), the largest crater ever made by man in anger; — Visit to Peronne whith the Historic Museum of the Great War;— Drive back to your hotel in Paris;Entrance fees not included.* Additional: During the tour, it is possible to visit a very special place known as Creute de Froidmont where young American soldiers werestationed and left their print in the stone of that former stone quarry. This requires perfect physical conditions as the access to the cave is done by ladder. In case you would choose that option it would replace the Aisne et Oise Cemetery.