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World War 1 Battlefields

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 Trip Length
4 Days
 Trip Starts
Paris
 Trip Finishes
Paris
4 Day World War 1 Battlefields Itinerary (Insight Vacations)
Countries Explored: France Belgium
Accommodation
4 - 4.5 Star
Max. Group Size
40
Trip Style
Special Interest
Trip Code
EWW1

Overview

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Insight Vacations 4 Day World War 1 Battlefields. Live through the history and grit of World War I during this 4-day guided tour of its key battlefields and monuments. Journey from Paris to the Ypres Salient battlefields and see the Passchendaele Memorial and Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, the largest cemetery in the world for Commonwealth forces.

Later, visit the Australian Fromelles Military Cemetery, where 250 British and Australian soldiers were buried after the Battle...read more of Fromelles. Meet a Local Expert for a tour of the key battlefields of the Somme and see the church in Albert where many weary soldiers stopped for comfort on the way to those battlefields. On the way to Paris, visit the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux and the Franco-Australian Museum in the local Victoria School.

Itinerary

Depart Méridien Etoile Paris at 09:00 bound for Flanders Fields. Visit the Ypres Salient battlefields, including Hill 60, Polygon Wood, the Passchendaele Memorial and Tyne Cot Cemetery. In the town of Ypres, hear the Last Post sounded at the Menin Gate. Continue to your hotel and join your Travel Director for a Welcome Drink. Stay: Mercure Lille Centre Grand Place Hotel.

See the Australian cemetery of Fromelles, commemorating one of the darkest days in Australian military history. Explore Arras with Insight Choice. Spend time at Vimy Ridge and walk among original trenches or learn about the efforts of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Continue to Amiens and perhaps visit the impressive cathedral? (B) Stay: Mercure Amiens Cathédrale Hotel, Amiens.

Meet your Local Expert to explore the key battlefields of the Somme. Visit the Lochnagar Crater, the South African and New Zealand Memorials at Longueval, Newfoundland Memorial and Museum and the Franco-British Memorial at Thiepval. Enjoy a stop in Albert to see the church and hear the legends of the Golden Virgin statue atop - once a beacon to many soldiers who passed through the town during the Battle of the Somme. Afterwards, explore Beaumont-Hamel, one of the largest allied offensives of the war, and return to Amiens where you will have the afternoon at leisure. Maybe do a little shopping or spend some time in the historic Saint-Leu district? (B/DW)

Visit the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux and the Franco-Australian Museum in the local Victoria School. Stop to explore Le Hamel and then continue to Péronne. On return to Paris, a stop is made at Charles De Gaulle Airport. For those departing in the evening, please do not schedule flights before 20:00. Alternatively, the coach will drop you at the Méridien Etoile Paris hotel. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Ypres: Tour the Ypres Salient Battlefields and hear the final salute to the fallen as the Last Post is sounded at the Menin Gate.
  • Fromelles: See the Australian cemetery, commemorating one of the darkest days in Australian military history.
  • Amiens: Enjoy a city orientation with your Travel Director and see a medieval town tastefully rebuilt after WWII.
  • Albert: Hear the legends of the Golden Virgin, and later Leaning Virgin statue atop the church.
  • Beaumont-Hamel: Explore Beaumont-Hamel, once the site of one of the largest allied offensives of the war.
  • Villers-Bretonneux: Visit the Franco-Australian Museum in the local Victoria School and learn how Australian soldiers saved this town.
  • Le Hamel: Learn about the battle that lasted just 93 minutes, 3 minutes more than calculated by Lieutenant General John Monash.
  • Peronne: Like many others, this town was almost completely destroyed during German occupation, and was finally liberated by Australian Troops in September 1918.
  • Amiens: Venture through the battlefields of the Somme, as your local historian explains how brave soldiers fought tirelessly for five months.

Choose between two carefully selected activities

  • Arras: Visit the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Experience to commemorate the 1.7 million Commonwealth causalities from the First and Second World Wars.
  • Vimy: Visit the Canadian National Memorial, dedicated to a battle that defined Canada as a nation, and walk among the original 100-year-old trenches.

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

  • Amiens: Indulge in a sustainably produced dinner, made with local ingredients.
  • Dining Summary: 3 Breakfast (B), and 1 Dinner with Wine (DW)

  • Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 20 or more guests).
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Trip Reviews (2) Most Recent 'World War 1 Battlefields' Reviews

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Interesting World War One Tour 2 , QLD, Australia, Sep 2018
The tour was very interesting and also confronting, well worth taking this tour. Guides were very informative and certainly had in depth knowledge and were very helpful. The first day of the tour was too long. The issues were that the coach was a little crammed and not as spacious as other coaches we have travelled on. Wifi was a bit intermittent. It ...read more would have been nice to have one organised dinner.
Comprehensive and very informative 5 , QLD, Australia, Aug 2015
The WW1 battlefields tour was very comprehensive and very informative. It certainly increased our knowledge of the battles and losses that occurred in this part of France and Belgium. As well as learning more about the part the Australian soldiers played in WW1, it was interesting to learn of the British and Canadian involvement as well. It was nice ...read more to discover that the French and Belgium people still speak so highly of the Australian soldiers and their sacrifices. I couldn't help feeling a little sad by the end of the tour at all the losses, the many sad stories and the massive number of headstones throughout the countryside. It was also a surprise to learn of how many soldiers did not have headstones and were never identified. I would recommend this tour both for war history enthusiasts and for anyone who is interested in the human side of war.
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