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Private Canadian WW1 Vimy & Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras or Lille

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Lille, France

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Explore the battlefields of France on this 9-hour Canadian World War I Somme battlefield tour from Arras or Lille. Travel into the WWI battlefields of the Somme with your guide. Explore the tunnels from which Canadian troops attacked German lines in the Battle of Vimy. Walk through Canadian and German trenches as your guide details the struggles the soldiers faced. Sights you'll see include Courcelette Memorial to fallen Canadian soldiers, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park, and Thriepval Memorial.
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Hassle-free tour with hotel pickup included
  • No need to bring snacks—lunch is included
  • Learn fascinating insights about WWI from your guide
Private tour
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Lunch
A booklet recording the event
Bottled water
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you up at your hotel in Lille or Arras or at their train stations.

Departure Time

8:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Ploegsteert Sector Battlefield Experience

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Canadian WW1 Vimy & Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras or Lille?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Private Canadian WW1 Vimy & Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras or Lille.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Canadian WW1 Vimy & Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras or Lille?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Canadian WW1 Vimy & Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras or Lille.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Canadian WW1 Vimy & Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras or Lille?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Canadian WW1 Vimy & Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras or Lille.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Canadian WW1 Vimy & Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras or Lille?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Canadian WW1 Vimy & Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras or Lille.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Canadian WW1 Vimy & Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras or Lille?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Canadian WW1 Vimy & Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras or Lille.

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This excursion was completely over...
Brian M
, Aug 2017
This excursion was completely over and above anything we expected! Claude, our guide, is top notch. Very knowledgeable and helpful. We would highly recommend this excursion.
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Our guide, Claude, was outstanding...
mjwoods3524
, Jun 2017
Our guide, Claude, was outstanding. We originally planned to tour the WW1 sites by ourselves, but opted for the tour. Solo would have been very difficult due to poor signage and other factors. The tour was good value and well worth the money. We departed from Lille. Claude was knowledgeable!
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This was an excellent all day tour...
Bruce C
, Apr 2017
This was an excellent all day tour which we highly recommend. Our guide Claude picked us up directly at our hotel at 9:00 and we went straight to the Vimy Ridge site, where we spent the majority of the morning. We visited the memorial, museum, cemetery and tunnels and drove around the site. We then drove to the Battle of the Somme sites where we had a good lunch at a small country restaurant restaurant. In the afternoon we visited Australian battlegrounds and cemetery, a large crater created by an explosion under the trenches, and the British memorial and museum. Canadians were also involved at these sites as evidenced by gravestones in the cemeteries. As we had visited the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland memorial a few days before, Claude took us instead to the peaceful South African memorial in a forest. Claude provided with us with expert information on all of the sites that we saw, the major WW1 battles in both France and Belgium, and all sorts of other information on northern France and Belgium. We had ample opportunities to ask questions and get further elaboration.
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We saw what was advertised including...
daboulet
, Nov 2016
We saw what was advertised including Vimy Ridge, Neuville Saint Vaast Canadian N2 Cemetery, Courcelette Canadian Memorial, Thiepval Memorial, and the Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. We also stopped in front of but did not get out to walk around a number of other memorials including a memorial to one of the Australian divisions involved in the Battle of the Somme I'm pretty sure that we would have been able to walk around if we had asked. Probably my favourite location was Vimy Ridge although every stop was quite interesting in its own way. The Thiepval Memorial to the missing is really quit staggering with the 73,000 names of soldiers with no known graves. Our guide, Claude, spoke excellent English, was quite personable and really knew his stuff. He provided in-depth descriptions of each site and was able to easily answer every question we asked. We also never felt rushed.

Product code: 10604P1

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