Somme and Belgium

SOMME

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FULL DAY ITINERARY

OPTION 1


Take the train from Paris to Amiens to meet the local expert guide.

Visit Villers Bretonneux, the Victoria school and Australian Memorial, Peronne and Mont Saint Quentin (2nd AIF Division Memorial), Pozières area and Gibraltar, 1st AIF Division Memorial, Thiepval, Newfoundland park and trenches, Albert.

The guide then takes you back to Amiens to take the train back to Paris.

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OPTION 2

For Australians there is a new option which includes the recently opened cemetery at Fromelles.

Meet the guide in Amiens and visit Villers Bretonneux, the Victoria School and Australian Memorial, Peronne and Mont Saint Quentin, Pozières area and continue north to the new cemetery at Fromelles, “Cobbers” Memorial and VC corner.

The guide takes you to meet the TGV at Lille for the return trip to Paris.

SOMME AND BELGIUM

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TWO DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1


Same as Somme full day Option 1, but instead of returning to Paris after Albert, overnight accommodation is organised.

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DAY 2

Visit Fromelles, “Cobbers” Memorial, VC Corner, Armentières, Messines Ridge, Ypres and the Menin Gate, Polygon Wood, Passchendaele and Tyne Cot.

Drop off at Lille to take TGV back to Paris.  

* Our Somme guides are specialists in World War 1 and Australian History. They are also guides at the Historial Great War Museum at Peronne and work often for the Australian Embassy in France and other official Australian groups. They do quality historical research to find specific graves or follow in the footsteps of a soldier. They are flexible and tailor make each itinerary to suit individual requirements.   

Four day Somme and Belgium tour

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DAY 1

Transfer to Gare du Nord for train to Amiens.  Visit Villers Bretonneux, Victoria School, Australian Memorial,  Pozieres area: Gibraltar, 1st AIF div. 

Memorial, Thiepval,  Newfoundland park and trenches, 1916 battlefields, Albert. 

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DAY 2

Peronne Historial Great War museum, Mont Saint Quentin (2nd AIF div. Memorial), 1918 battlefields,  Bapaume.

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DAY 3

Bullecourt, Arras and the Wellington quarry (network of tunnels used in WWI),  Vimy Ridge, Fromelles – new cemetery, “Cobbers” Memorial, VC Corner. Drop off at hotel at Ypres where you will be able to attend the Last Post at the Menin Gate.

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DAY 4

Messines Ridge, Ploegsteert Wood, Hill 60 (First Tunnelling coy. Memorial), Ypres, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Passchendeale. 

Late afternoon drop off at Lille for TGV back to Paris.

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Contact French Travel Boutique for tour prices and dates.

Paris Options

The Normandy Beaches

Fromelles and the battlefields of Somme and Belgium

Cycle the Western Front