Day trip

From Lille: Australian Battlefield Private Tour of the Somme

From Lille: Australian Battlefield Private Tour of the Somme

From US$ 372.61 per person

Walk in the footsteps of the Australian soldiers who fought in the Somme during World War 1. Travel to the battlefields of Pozières and Mouquet Farm on a guided tour through History.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch, French
Audio guide included
English, Dutch, French
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Victoria School in Villers-Bretonneux
  • Learn the history of Australian soldiers in World War 1 on a guided tour
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Australian Soldiers in Pozières, Mouquet Farm and Le Hamel
  • Stand at the Thiepval Memorial
Full description
Step onto the battlefields of the Somme and experience the history and legacy of the Australian Soldiers on a guided tour. Start your adventure in Lille and meet your expert guide. Head to Villers-Bretonneux and make your first stop at the Victoria School. See the Australian Memorial Wall that bears the names of nearly 11,000 soldiers. Have lunch and take a moment to explore the Sir John Monash Centre. Then, continue to the site of the historic Battle of Hamel lead by Australian Lieutenant-General, Sir John Monash. Travel to the site of the Battle of Pozières and marvel at the Basilica which still stands today. See the Lochnagar Mine Crater, the Memorial dedicated to the 1st Australian Division, and walk through Mouquet Farm while your guide tells you the history of the battle that took place there. Stand at the Thiepval Memorial, which honors 72,000 soldiers of the British Empire before finally coming to the Windmill famously captured by Australian soldiers.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Information booklet
  • Entry Tickets
  • Taxes and toll expenses
  • 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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