1 to 3 day tours available – all tours can be adjusted to client’s needs to follow the footsteps or visit the grave of a relative.
This tour is recommended for people who have a general curiosity to visit WW1 sites and learn more about how the Great War unfolded in this region and harsh conditions that soldiers went through.
Starting from Arras we begin the visiting France’s largest military cemetery; Notre Dame de Lorette and also visit the recently inaugurated Ring of Remembrance which carries the names of over 580, 000 soldiers who were killed in the Nord Pas de Calais region between 1914 & 1918. Following this we stop to visit the Lens 14-18 visitor centre. We then cross through the Vimy Ridge and spot the Canadian Memorial and travel to the largest German Military cemetery in France. Light lunch in Arras.
Afternoon will take us through to the 1916 Battle of the Somme, visiting Lochnagar Crater, Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme (largest in the world) and preserved trenches & battlefield at the Newfoundland Memorial Park where you can get a idea of what “going over the top” meant. Powerful site.