La Somme battlefields & Vimy Ridge tour


Visit and sightsee some of the costliest battlefields on lives at La Somme. As well as Vimy Ridge - the symbol of  Canadian national sacrifice and achievement.

img


Aerial view of Beaumont-Hamel area

img


The famous Canadian monument at Vimy Ridge

img


Ameins cathedral & the labyrinth

1000

Highlights of the tour

  • Beaumont-Hamel trenches & other
  • Lochnagar crater
  • Amiens Cathedral
  • Vimy Ridge
  • Compiegne
  • Multiple short stops (stories, sightseeing...)

Full Description

The price of the tour is 1000 Euros

  • Price for the group: 1 to 7 guest
  • From 6:30am to 8pm / duration +13h
  • Direct pick up / drop off to your accommodation
  • Private guide / driver (same person)
  • Tour itinerary and flexibility to change the tour
  • Spacious, aircoditioned minibus

More Included

Full description of the tour

PROPOSED ITINERARY

6:30am depart Direct pick up from your accommodation in Paris
Frise Belvedere Hill overlooking The Somme Valley gives a great visual on the battlefields
Beaumont-Hamel The most moving and admirable example of a battlefield on the front. A network of preserved trenches, no mans land and craters after bomb explosions
Le Hamel memorial Commemorates a decisive American - Australian victory in 1918
German trench Part of recently uncovered trench
Traditional lunch Traditional local restaurant of sandwiches in the car (can decide on the day)
Lochnagar Crater A huge crater as a result of an underground explosion
Amiens cathedral One of the most beautiful cathedrals of France wich is holding a unique relic - John the baptist's piece of skull!
Vimy Ridge Canadian sector of WW1 trenches and monument
Compiegne Train wagon where the armistice of WW1 & the French surrender of WW2 was signed
Other sightseeing Multiple short stops while driving through the French countryside. Stop by many interresting sites & stories related to WW1 & WW2
+/- 4:30pm depart Direct drop off to your accommodation in Paris around 8pm depending on traffic

Request Form

WHATS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Governmental tax - No hidden extra fees
  • VIP Private Trip 1 to 7 guests – Price is for the group
  • Private spacious and luxury Van – Full option 7 seater mini bus
  • English speaking driver / guide
  • Insurance while guest in the car (transportation insurance)
  • Pick up and drop off from and to the hotel/accommodation in Paris
  • Full transportation including all road charges (petrol, parking, highway fees)
  • Planning and Flexibility of the itinerary
  • Suggestions and booking of hotels & restaurants (If needed)
  • For multiple day tour - guides accommodation, breakfast and dinner are covered

WHATS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks & snacks expenses
  • Entrance fees to any museums, activities, visits and tastings
  • Your own hotel - accommodation - overnight stay
  • Guides lunch on guests expenses (20Euros max)
  • Any additional or personal expenses
  • Guides gratuity (optional)
  • Each guest personal insurance : The guest has to be covered with his own private international travel insurance for any accidents or sickness while being on the tour as Private Trip does not take any responsibility for it

Useful informations

Appropriate clothing ! Good walking shoes and wind/water proof jacket are essential. In winter months extra clothing is recommended. Take an extra bag with clothes into the car - the van is spacious !

We operate in any weather conditions such as rain, wind or for. In a case of a very bad weather we can recommend an alternative day if possible. If you can, do not leave the La Somme & Vimy Ridge tour to your last day of stay - this will give you the flexibility to move the tour for a better experience.

Drive to the sites takes over two hours each way. You will stop with your guide for a break on the way in for coffee & croissant and on the way back for a small refreshment. There is a big choice of snacks at the place you will stop but feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks for the day.

Request Form

Tour request, any additional questions, special needs or changes in trip…