WW1 Battlefield Tours, France
Walkabout Digger Tours offers you the possibility to be guided through the Great War battlefields by an local Australian guide, Myriam Thompson. Our tours are suited for your individual needs. Tours can be tailored around a relative who fought on the Western Front, which would also consist of visiting his grave, and/or simply following the tracks of Allied forces.
The war that would end all war they were told... It would all be finished before Christmas they were told... Your country needs you, do your duty! This was how millions people from all over the wor...
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. 1 Day Somme/Arras Tour: This NZ focused tour starts from Arr...
We provide a range different tours for each nationality movements. We have range of standard tours all along the Western Front, from the Somme through to Arras to Ypres. The tours can all be adjus...
A collection of past and present battlefield photos. Also see a video item on Walkabout Digger Tours as featured on Getaway.
What Our Clients Say
We have been planning for many years to visit the Somme on the centenary of my husband's great uncle's death. There are other companies that offer war tours of the Somme, but to find a personalised tour done by an Australian really helped to make the visit everything we hoped it to be. Myriam had researched our relatives war records and was able to take us to the last known location on the night he was killed. She was knowledgable and sensitive to the emotion that such visits can bring. Highly recommended!
-Personal and Professional
My 14-year-old daughter and I had one day to tour the Somme and visit my great-great uncle's grave. Myriam had taken a lot of trouble to tailor the tour to our particular family history (Devonshire regiment), while also giving us a very good overall picture of the battle. She was also great at explaining complicated background to a 14-year-old, and for both of us there was so much detail that we would never have known about without her expertise - many thanks, and highly recommended.
-Fascinating and moving personalised WW1 tour
Myrian was a fantastic guide for our students (Yr 11 & 12) and they had a terrific day learning and just being 'present' in these amazing places. Her stories and explanations were interesting and moving. Can't recommend her work highly enough.
-Kilmore Battlefields Tour
Miriam is an Australian living in France who has an in-depth knowledge of the WW1 battlefields involving Australians and provides a personalised, respectful guide experience. She also speaks fluent French which makes travelling around the area much easier. On this visit, my wife also wanted to explore a little more of the region and Miriam was very accommodating in arranging a day trip to visit the Chateau de La Roche-Guyon and Claude Monet Garden at Giverny. They also stopped at a little provincial French café for lunch. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her day and nothing was too much trouble for Miriam. Would definitely utilise her guide services again.
Les mots ne peuvent pas exprimer ma gratitude avant le sentiment que nous après nos journées, ainsi qu'à Robert. Elle a personnalisé notre visite ne considérait que les actes de nos offres bien-père. Nous sommes allés à l'endroit où il a battu et marché à travers les champs où il marcha depuis 100 ans. Myriam nous a dit que des anecdotes sur ce qui nous a fait nos proches et nous y sommes allés pendant que la nuit tombée dans l'histoire. Elle nous a aussi trouvé que la tombe d'un perdus de vue depuis longtemps cousin, nous sommes convaincus que nous avons tout d'abord membres de la famille pour visiter sa tombe. C'était vraiment une merveilleuse journée et notre seul regret est de ne pas avoir pu y rester plus longtemps qu'on pouvait entendre histoires. J'aimerais beaucoup y retourner pour faire une autre excursion pour voir davantage de villers breatenoux qui était fermé la plupart du temps parce qu'il était entre Noël et le Jour de l'An. Miriam a été aussi heureux de répondre à toutes les questions que nous avions après la visite par e-mail.. Merci Myriam pour une journée inoubliable.
-Une journée inoubliable