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The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras provided by The Battlefields Experience

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The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras

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2 adults
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You'll start at
Arras Station
Place du Maréchal Foch, 62000 Arras, FrancePlease wait at the glass doors at the station entrance.
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  • 1
    Sir John Monash Centre
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 2
    Franco-Australian Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Lochnagar Crater
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    1st Australian Division Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Windmill Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 6
    Mouquet Farm
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 7
    Thiepval Memorial
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 8
    Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
Arras Station
Place du Maréchal Foch, 62000 Arras, FrancePlease wait at the glass doors at the station entrance.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Arras Station, Place du Maréchal Foch, 62000 Arras, France
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off in central Arras
  • Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Franco-Australian Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Thiepval Memorial
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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nina wrote a review Jan 2020
St Austell, United Kingdom1 contribution
Booked on a tour with Jackie. Took me around all the sights I wanted to see and to visit one my relatives that was buried in albert. A very kind and knowledgeable lady who obviously cares about the customers. Thank you for everything. x
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Jackie Bedford B, Owner at The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras
Responded 25 Jan 2020
Thank you for taking the tile to leave a review, I am glad you enjoyed your time with us.
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David R wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I must thank Rod for our private Battlefield tour of Arras and surrounds on December 17th. It was very moving to see the places that my Grandfather was when he was enlisted in The British Troops, Norfolk Regiment in WWI. Rod had such an extensive knowledge of the war history of
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Jackie Bedford B, Owner at The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras
Responded 31 Dec 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review- and on New Years Eve! We take a lot of time and effort to personalise each private tour so that we can give you the best experience possible. We wish you and all our clients out there-past and future- a very happy 2020.
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Kathy wrote a review Dec 2019
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I am well read on the First World War and this tour showed me how little I really knew. Rod delivered this tour professionally and very well catering for both me and my wife who had not read about this part of our Australian history. This was exceptional to cater for both our
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Jackie Bedford B, Owner at The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras
Responded 31 Dec 2019
Thank you for your review- Rod is used to keeping the wife happy!! I have trained him well over the last 31 years! Seriously though, we like to give our clients the bigger picture, then we focus onto the sites of action for their Nationality and then the individual stories that come out of those battles- including any relatives they might have. We work with a lot of Australians and have visited Australia a couple of times now researching Military History.
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janice B wrote a review Nov 2019
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
if you are interested in our history, this tour is definitely worth the time. the guide was amazing, his knowledge and stories made the whole experience more valuable.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Jackie Bedford B, Owner at The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras
Responded 6 Nov 2019
Dear Janice Thank you for your review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your tour.
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Caroline V. wrote a review Oct 2019
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I booked a Tour of the Somme and was not disappointed with my choice. Jackie the Tour guide was very knowledgable and we covered a lot of the main sites. Also they were very accommodating in that i wanted to visit the Memorial of The soldier comforting his Wounded Horse at
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Jackie Bedford B, Owner at The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras
Responded 6 Nov 2019
Thank you for your review- we always try to accommodate personal requests where practicable- it is a lovely memorial and I know the whole group appreciated the quick detour! It is great to get out of the main cities and see a bit of real rural France- we are so blessed to live here.
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FlyingGranny101
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Book with confidence
Just wanted to say many thanks to Jackie for the positive and timely way our cancellation and refund was handled re
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carefreeblue
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Somme Half Day Tour.
We did the half day tour prior to driving on to the Menin Gates in time for the Last Post. We had visited all the s
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PAPatraveler
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Knowledgeable and Thoughtful
We asked Battlefields Experience to give my parents a private tour of the WWI battlefields, following the steps of
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Virtuosolegal
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Informative and insightful visit to the Battlefields
Despite the awful weather we had an amazing and fabulously educational visit around Arras and the Somme. Rod was a
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MickB526
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France for a day
Fantastic insight into a very important part of Australian history that more people should be aware of. Rod is a gr
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Raymor56
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Value-added privilege
We booked a Fromelles 123rd anniversary day tour with The Battlefields Experience (through Boronia Travel, Vic, AUS
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kazzymonstah07
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3 day tours
Thank you very much for your time it was very informative and we have come away with appreciation of what sacrifice
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Bill R
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Bill and Carol
Great guide who knew his stuff, left the Somme with a greater understanding of the difficulties the Allies faced
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Jessica B
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A full day visiting
We booked a family of 4 on the Vimy and Bullecort Day Tour. I would highly recommend this tour we learnt a lot and
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Pamela L
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2 Day WW1 Somme Wester Front, including Fromelles & Ypres Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony
Our tour Guide Jackie Bedford did a wonderful job driving and imparting to us historical facts and events undertake
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Douglas K
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Just a great day
I booked the tour in conjunction with a visit to my grandfathers grave in Arras. Jackie met me at the hotel on tim
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J5359ZUsandrab
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Amazing!!!
Well what can I say? we did two day trips with Rod who has become known between us as Mr encyclopaedia! If I knew 1
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JaneDoe411
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Contact
Hi there, do you have an email that I can contact you on re arranging a tour? Do you also arrange tours of Normandy
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Sandra B
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Fascinating and Moving Day
My husband and I were picked up by Rod at Arras Railway Station at 9am to commence our day tour. The day was extre
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67LezaH
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Anzac Day Villers-Bretonneux
We had the most amazing day, highly organised and wonderful details and stories shared by our guide Jackie. She is
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