- 1 day (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
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.
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Family friendly
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Bottled water
- Private driver
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Fuel surcharge
- Landing and facility fees
- Food and drinks
Your hotel in Paris
24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
— Drive from your hotel in Paris to the sites of Villers-Bretonneux where the Australian Army came to assist the British Army in 1916. Villers-Bretonneux became famous in 1918, when the German advance on Amiens ended in the capture of the village by their tanks and infantry on 23 April;
— A stop for coffee and croissants half-way (not included in price);
— Visit to the Adelaide Cemetery that was begun early in June 1918 and used by the 2nd and 3rd Australian Divisions.
— Historical introduction to the battles of WW1;
— Visit to the Australian National Memorial erected to commemorate all Australian soldiers who fought in France and Belgium;
— Visit to the Franco-Australian Museum, which tells the story of the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War, particularly on the Western Front in 1918;
— Lunch in a local restaurant (not included in price);
— Drive to Le Hamel where took place a successful attack launched by the Australian Corps ofthe Australian Imperial Force and several American units against German positions;
— Stop at the impressive Lochnagar crater (if there is time), the largest crater ever made by man in anger;
— Visit of Beaumont Hamel. At the time of WWI, Newfoundland was a British Colony to raise volunteer army;
— Visit to Peronne where sith 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 were
stationed 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.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.