Picking up at Arras railway station or your hotel, the Somme day tour visits the momentous locations of the War's most infamous campaign, from the disasters of the 1st july 1916 to the attrition of the autumn. You will visit the must see sights, trenches, mine craters, learn about the weapons, communications and mining ... More info ›
Picking up at Arras railway station or your hotel, the Somme day tour visits the momentous locations of the War's most infamous campaign, from the disasters of the 1st july 1916 to the attrition of the autumn. You will visit the must see sights, trenches, mine craters, learn about the weapons, communications and mining. In the afternoon we concentrate on the 1918 battles around Amiens and includes a visit to the Australian Memorial to the Missing at Villers Bretonnex and new Monash Centre (opening May 2018). If you have a relative or a particular interest we can build that into your itinerary, using the latest GPS software you will literally walk in the footsteps of heros.
At 0900hrs – Your guide will collect you at your hotel or at Arras Station,
The guide will meet you at the glass doors at the station entrance.
Firstly we discover the underground warfare and see the awe inspiring Lochnagar mine crater at La Boiselle.
We follow the path of the soldiers through Sausage Valley up to the line in Pozieres and stop at the Casualty Corner, every soldier wounded at Pozieres Ridge passed through this triage point.
Pozieres Ridge and the Gibraltar Blockhouse, The Australian First Division Memorial, The Windmill and the Tank Corps Memorial.
Thiepval visitors centre
Beaumont Hamel preserved trenches, here we can 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.
Now we will follow the path of the German Advance with the 1918 Battles around Amiens, visiting the new Monash Centre
where you can get some lunch and explore at your leisure,
To get the most out of your visit to the Sir John Monash Centre we recommend you do the following before arriving.
1.Download the SJMC app from Google Playstore or Apple App Store
2.Fully charge your mobile device
3.Bring headphones or ear buds for each member of your party.
The Australian Memorial to the Missing and Cemetery, where 11000 names are etched to ensure that, although they have no known resting place, they will never be forgotten.
Villers Bretonneux School and Museum the living evidence of ‘Mateship ‘ between the Australian and French peoples
Le Hamel and Monash's command of the Australian Corps and the Americans.
We will see the Crash site of the Red Baron before returning to Arras, dropping off at 1800hrs.