SOMME BATTLEFIELDS PRIVATE TOUR - 1 DAY – minimum 2 persons – (9H)
Departure from Amiens, Arras, Longueau or Saint Quentin
Daily departures from 09.00 to 18.00
Adult/Child: $289.52 per person
Visit the Australian 1st Division Memorial at Pozières and the site of Gibraltar pillbox fortification. Visit Pozières military cemetery where many Australian soldiers are buried from the fight for Pozières, their first major engagement in France. Then visit the windmill site, the highest part of the Somme battlefield, where a memorial stands honouring the 23,000 fallen Australians. Close by is the grave of Private Russ Bosisto who was found 80 years after the battle. Visit the preserved trenches at Beaumont Hamel and the memorial to the 36th Ulster Division. Then see the gigantic Lochnagar mine crater and the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing British of the Somme with its 73,000 names. In the afternoon we will head off to visit the where the fighting took place in 1918. We will stop at the 3rd Australian Divisional Memorial on the Morlancourt ridge continuing onto the Red Baron crash site. Next we will visit the National Australian Memorial in France dedicated to the 11,000 missing in France at Villers-Bretonneux. From there, you will be able to imagine how close the Germans came to taking Amiens in the spring of 1918 before being stopped by the Australians. In the town of Villers-Bretonneux is the Victoria school and museum* and from there we will see the famous playground sign “Never forget Australia”. In the area, we will also visit the Adelaide Cemetery, from where the unknown Australian Warrior was taken in 1993 and now rests in Canberra.
*Villers-Bretonneux Museum closed on Sundays
- Full access to all sites, entrances fees to the museums
- Official English speaking guide.
- Optional Gratuities
- Train tickets