Day trip

Arras: Canadian WW1 Vimy and Somme Battlefield Tour

Arras: Canadian WW1 Vimy and Somme Battlefield Tour

From US$ 343.50 per person

Visit Vimy and follow the fate of fallen Canadian soldiers on World War I’s Somme battlefields on this private day trip.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch, French
Pickup included
I can pick you up at hotels or train stations in Lille or Arras.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 7 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the Memorial on Vimy Ridge & stand in the tunnels where Canadian troops stood hours before the battle
  • Walk through the preserved trenches of the famous Canadian offensive in April 1917
  • See a panoramic view of the battlefield at Beaumont Hamel by standing near the Caribu
  • Pause to reflect at the Canadian Cemetery No 2, Courcelette Memorial and Thiepval Memorial
Full description
You will be picked up from your hotel and driven towards Vimy. Once arriving, see the famous Canadian National Vimy Memorial and walk in the Grange Tunnel where the PPCLI, the Black Watch, and the Royal Canadian Rifles stood hours before the battle. Spend some time in the Visitor Centre before going to the Memorial on the top of the ridge. We will then head towards the Somme, stopping at Courcelette Memorial near Pozieres, where tanks were used for the first time in September 1916. Afterward, there will be a short lunch break. Then you will see the Lochnagar mine crater and the Thiepval Memorial, which bears the names of 72,000 soldiers who died on these battlefields. Proceed to the Beaumont Hamel New Foundland Memorial Park to see its original WWI trenches, where the tour ends. Walk through the trenches that lead Allied forces towards the German trenches. After, you will be driven back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • A booklet for recording the event
  • VAT
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Souvenirs
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Comfortable shoes
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