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New Zealander WW1 Somme Western Front 1 Day Tour

New Zealander WW1 Somme Western Front 1 Day Tour

9 hours From
AU$253 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Small groupSmall group
  • France Region
    Somme
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    BEX-19-4589
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Sun
9 hours From
AU$253 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Small groupSmall group
  • France Region
    Somme
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    BEX-19-4589
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Sun
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AdmissionAdmission All entrance fees includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideTourTour Visit Somme battlefields and memorial sitesTransportationTransportation Transportation by minibus/van

Summary

Pay homage to the bravery of New Zealanders who answered the call of duty during WW1. Explore the battlefields of the Western Front of Somme in this full-day tour.

At 9:00 am, your guide will collect you at Arras Station. Start the journey in La Boiselle, discovering the underground warfare and the awe-inspiring Lochnagar mine crater. Follow the path of the soldiers up to the line in Pozieres and stop at the Casualty Corner, every soldier wounded at Pozieres Ridge passed through this triage point. Visit other iconic landmarks and memorial sites as well, such as Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, New Zealand Memorial, Longueval and the September attack, Flers and High Wood. Stop by the Thiepval Visitor Centre to see an educational exhibition about the First World War and in particular the Battle of the Somme and Thiepval itself.

Lunch.

Continue to Hamel preserved trenches, where you will discover a preserved section of the original 1916 front line and discuss tactics and why it all went so badly on the 1st July 1916. Explore Mailly Maillet and La Signy farm, reliving the scene of the New Zealanders success against the German offensive of March 1918. Visit the Carrière Wellington (underground tunnels and memorial dedicated to the work of the New Zealanders).

Drop off in Arras at 6:00 pm.

Departure Time: 9:00 am
Meeting Point: Arras train station

Inclusions

  • Inclusive of transportation as indicated (max 8-seat minivan)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Museum Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Train tickets
  • Lunch

Important Notes

  • There is the opportunity to visit a relative’s cemetery where it falls within the itinerary area. Please contact us in advance for assistance.
  • Please be aware that some of the sites can be slippery and therefore suitable footwear should be worn.

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