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During World War I, Ypres was the centre of intense and sustained battles between the German and the Allied forces. During the war, because it was hard to pronounce in English, British troops nicknamed the city 'Wipers'.

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Lions Led By Donkeys

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Tour Overview

5 day Premium quality tour from $1,860

Visiting - Paris, Peronne, Mont St Quentin, Fromelles, Bullecourt, Thiepval, Poziers, Le Hamel, Amiens, Villers-Bretonneux

Activities - History, Culture, Military History

Le Hamel Australian Memorial - Lions Led By Donkeys

The Somme is noted as one of the longest, most bitterly fought and bloodiest conflicts of all time. It is also a battle of great controversy, in which senior officers are noted for a senseless disregard and waste of life, as well as failing to achieve objectives. In the end over 1 million casualties was the cost.


Arrive in Paris

Day 1
27 April, 2015

Tonight you will share a welcome drink and dinner with fellow travellers. The perfect chance to get-to-know one another and meet your Tour Leader.

Accommodation in Mercure Paris Montmartre, or Timhotel Boulevard Berthier Paris or Ibis Paris La Villette


Day 2
28 April, 2015

Depart for the city of Amiens. En-route at Fromelles you will visit Australian cemeteries at VC corner, Pheasant Wood and the site of Australia’s first major Western Front battle, Memorial Park.

Across old Bullecourt battlefield is the ‘Digger’ memorial (with its poignant statue of an Australian soldier) and Jean et Denise Letaille Museum in Bullecourt, reopened on ANZAC Day 2012.

In 1918, Australian soldiers were integral to the defence of Amiens, where you will spend the next 3 nights. From your hotel in the city’s heart, most popular attractions are within walking distance. The cathedral is well worth a visit, for its medieval architecture and tribute to Australian and New Zealand soldiers.

Accommodation in Ibis Styles Amiens Cathedrale, or Campanile Amiens Centre Gare or Ibis Amiens Centre Cathedrale 

Amiens Cathedral - Lions Led By Donkeys


Day 3
29 April, 2015
breakfast & lunch

The Australian National Memorial at Villers Bretonneux is your morning destination. Today is a time for reflection on events that unfolded on the Somme battlefield in 1916. You will visit Australian memorials at Pozières (were 23,000 men lost their life in just six weeks), the vast and touching Thiepval Memorial to the Missing and Newfoundland Memorial Park.

Accommodation in Ibis Styles Amiens Cathedrale, or Campanile Amiens Centre Gare or Ibis Amiens Centre Cathedrale 


Day 4
30 April, 2015
breakfast & dinner
Bullecourt Monument, France - Lions Led By Donkeys

At the fringe of the quaint historical town of Péronne lays Mount St Quentin and the 2nd Australian Division memorial. After this visit, your tour crosses The Somme to Le Hamel and the Australian Memorial there.

The afternoon is devoted to Villers Bretonneux. Here, three years to the day after the Gallipoli landings, Australian courage and determination helped win victory and end the German advance.

Messenger dogs and handler near Villers Bretonneux - Lions Led By Donkeys

At the Victoria School within the village, you will visit the impressive collection of the Franco Australian Museum and revisit the Australian National Memorial. One final stop is the resting place of Australia’s Unknown Soldier, exhumed in 1993 and now lying at the Adelaide Cemetery.

This evening the tour party will enjoy a convivial dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation in Ibis Styles Amiens Cathedrale, or Campanile Amiens Centre Gare or Ibis Amiens Centre Cathedrale 

Return to Paris

Day 5
1 May, 2015

This morning it is time to bid farewell and make your way to Paris. Arriving around midday, tour drop-off points include Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris Gare du Nord station.

What's included

  • All excursions, scenic drives and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Fully escorted by our specialist Battlefield Tour Manager
  • Personal audio system whilst on tour
  • Travel by first class air-conditioned coaches
  • End of tour tips to your Tour Manager and Driver
  • 4 nights in tourist class hotels as described
  • Breakfast daily, 1 snack lunch, 2 dinners including farewell dinner in Amiens
  • Welcome drink Paris
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Extensive touring of the Somme Battlefields

Not included

  • International Airfares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Single room surcharge

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