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Battlefields of the Somme

 

First Australian Division Memorial, Somme
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Pay your respects on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme
    • Gain insight from a knowledgeable Battlefields Guide
    • Visit key areas involved in the Battle of the Somme
    • Discover the Historal de la Grande Guerre in Peronne, Mons, and the Somme 1916 Museum

    Pay your respects to the brave men who fought for King and country in the Battle of the Somme, many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice. During our moving Grand Tourer Battlefields tour, we take in key sites, such as the Historal de la Grande Guerre in Peronne, the city of Mons and the Somme 1916 Museum.

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    • Great for - City
    • Great for - History


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  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Hotel de l'Univers

    • Hotel de l'Univers
    • Hotel de l'Univers
    With modern decor and spacious guest rooms, as well as excellent hotel facilities, the Hotel de l'Univers makes a great place to stay when in Arras.
    • All rooms are en suite
    • Lift access
    • Bar area
    • Restaurant
    • Terrace
    • Wi-Fi (additional charges apply)
    • Official four-star rating
  • Gallery
  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    First Australian Division Memorial, Somme
    Full Day: Arras & Albert area

    With our expert guide we explore key sites of the Arras and Albert areas including the Somme 1916 Museum in Albert, which shows scenes of trench life in World War I; the Arras Memorial, Vimy Ridge, an important strategic area; and the Canadian Memorial Park.

    The Somme 1916 Museum is located within a tunnel that dates from the 13th century and which displays various weapons and items used by soldiers in the trenches to give us a greater understanding of what life would have been like for these men. Many scenes of trench-life have been recreated at the museum as well, including scenes of the winter months, first aid post and more.

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    Full Day: Peronne Area

    With our expert guide we travel through the fields of the Somme to Peronne, where we visit key sites including the interesting Historial de la Grande Guerre Museum; Impressive Thiepval Memorial and moving Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park.

    The Historial de la Grande Guerre Museum is dedicated to displaying the events of World War I, and includes artefacts and information relating to it. This will give us a better understanding of what happened during the Great War, including why it happened and how it was resolved.

    Half Day: Mons

    During this excursion, we’ll visit the city of Mons, which can be found in Belgium and was the site of the Battle of Mons during World War I. This was the first battle that the British took part in in 1914. The city wasn’t re-captured by the Allies until the final days of the war, when the Canadian army took back control. Here, we’ll learn more about the city’s history during the war, and will also get to explore some of Mons’ attractions, such as the Grand Palace and the Belfry.




    EXTRAS

    Welcome drink on arrival
    Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival

What's included

  • Coach Travel
  • Four nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, four evening meals
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Porterage
  • Three included excursions
Hotel de l'Univers

Hotel de l'Univers

With modern decor and spacious guest rooms, as well as excellent hotel facilities, the Hotel de l'Univers makes a great place to stay when in Arras.

Learn more about the hotel

Hotel de l'Univers

  • Hotel de l'Univers
  • Hotel de l'Univers
With modern decor and spacious guest rooms, as well as excellent hotel facilities, the Hotel de l'Univers makes a great place to stay when in Arras.
  • All rooms are en suite
  • Lift access
  • Bar area
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Wi-Fi (additional charges apply)
  • Official four-star rating
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