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Somme Day Experience - New Zealander Itinerary

Somme Day Experience - New Zealander Itinerary

9 hours From
AU$281 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Small groupSmall group
  • France Region
    Somme
  • Tour Code
    BEX-19-3497
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Sun
9 hours From
AU$281 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Small groupSmall group
  • France Region
    Somme
  • Tour Code
    BEX-19-3497
  • 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

This full-day tour of Somme will take you to the historic battlefields, landmarks and memorial sites of the region, paying homage to the bravery and fighting spirit of the New Zealand troops who perished in a series of battles during World War I.

A guide will pick you up in Arras at 9:00 am. Travel to the south of La Boisselle through a comfortable 8-seat minivan to catch sight of the Lochnagar Crater. Soon after, head to the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, where the Unknown Warrior was exhumed in 2004, and then to New Zealand Memorial to the Missing, which commemorates 378 officers and men of the New Zealand Division who were killed in the vicinity, with no known grave.

Continue to other important sites that hold a special place in New Zealand's military history, such as Longueval and High Wood, the scene of New Zealand’s first involvement in the Battle of the Somme on 15th September 1916.  Stop by the Thiepval Visitors Centre, just a short distance from the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme and the Thiepval Anglo-French Cemetery.

Lunch.

Visit the Hamel preserved trenches to see 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 5:30 pm.

Departure Time: 9:00 am
Meeting Point: Arras

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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