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

The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras

The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras
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  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13265P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
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
Duration
8h
Departure details
Gare d'Arras, Place du Maréchal Foch, 62000 Arras, France Please wait at the glass doors at the station entrance.
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
Departure details
Gare d'Arras, Place du Maréchal Foch, 62000 Arras, France Please wait at the glass doors at the station entrance.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gare d'Arras
    Place du Maréchal Foch, 62000 Arras, France
    Please wait at the glass doors at the station entrance.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sir John Monash Centre
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Franco-Australian Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Lochnagar Crater
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 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
    See details
  • 8
    Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Gare d'Arras
    Place du Maréchal Foch, 62000 Arras, France
    Please wait at the glass doors at the station entrance.
    See address & details
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5.0
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Tim B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
A once in a lifetime experience.
Jul 2021
What a remarkable tour this is! Our guide, Jackie was the perfect, friendly host. She provided all the background information to help us get the most out of the day and was able to answer all of our many questions. We were particularly grateful to be given so much time and space to reflect and to soak everything in - so important on such a journey. I will never forget this moving experience. Don't miss this! Thank you Jackie for the most amazing day.
Written 13 July 2021
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Carey B
London, UK2 contributions
Hands down the BEST tour I have ever taken!
Aug 2020
Hands down the BEST tour I have ever taken! An absolutely FANTASTIC day!! I’ve lived and travelled all over the globe (North America; Caribbean Europe; Africa; Middle East) and I can honestly say “The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras” was by far the best experience I have ever had. My guide for the day (Jackie) was a star! Knowledgeable; interesting; engaging; personable; Jackie demonstrated a genuine passion for the subject matter. Thank you for an unforgettably amazing day.

Carey Barrett
Written 20 August 2020
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Jackie Bedford B
Wow Carey, thank you. It was great to get back in the saddle and see how the tour worked with the COVID 19 restrictions, so having a vehicle large enough that you can sit a good distance behind the driver yet with the PA system still hear everything, and using our hand sanitiser everytime you re enter the vehicle keeps everyone safe-the outdoor nature of these tours means it has got to be one of the safest ways to see the battlefields. All our tours are private now so we were pleased to be able to adjust the itinerary to take in your Canadian heritage. Have a great time in the UK.
Written 21 August 2020
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nina
St Austell, UK1 contribution
somme guided tour
Jan 2020
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
Written 24 January 2020
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Jackie Bedford B
Thank you for taking the tile to leave a review, I am glad you enjoyed your time with us.
Written 27 January 2020
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David R
3 contributions
Arras Private Tour
Dec 2019
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 the area and we were very grateful that he suggested we see the Wellington Caves under Arras also. Thank you Rod and Jackie for the detailed planning of our special day.
Written 31 December 2019
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Jackie Bedford B
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.
Written 2 January 2020
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Kathy
1 contribution
We expected a lot but got a lot more!
Nov 2019
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 very diverse needs, well done Rod!Rod is English and to our real joy we felt he knew about the Australians in these sectors of the war. As mentioned we expected a lot and were delivered much much more. I would strongly recommend this tour to Australians and other nationalities
Written 4 December 2019
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Jackie Bedford B
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.
Written 2 January 2020
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janice B
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Totally amazing.
Oct 2019
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.
Written 5 November 2019
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Jackie Bedford B
Dear Janice Thank you for your review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your tour.
Written 8 November 2019
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Caroline V.
12 contributions
Very informative tour
Oct 2019
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 Chipilly which they were able to do.. Having done this tour i will definitely be coming back to the area and will be booking another tour with Battlefield Experience.. I can highly recommend this company.
Written 29 October 2019
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Jackie Bedford B
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.
Written 8 November 2019
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Victoria H
3 contributions
battle of Somme tour
Oct 2019 • Couples
Booked the tour after reading the reviews regarding Jackie’s knowledge etc. Our tour was actually taken by a guy called Soren. He was awesome. Very knowledgable with a true passion for WW1. Not much this guy didn’t know. Had a great group with some Aussie couples and overall an amazing day which I will never forget.

Thank you so much :)
Written 4 October 2019
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Jackie Bedford B
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your Somme tour. Soren is a great guide who helps us out from time to time- I will pass on your appreciation to him.
Written 7 October 2019
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Brian T
5 contributions
A very worthwhile experience
Sep 2019
We did both the Somme and the Fromells/Ypres tours and both were excellent.. Both guides were very knowledgeable and did a great job of painting a picture of what you were seeing.
Written 14 September 2019
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Jackie Bedford B
Hi Brian, thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed your time on tour with us.
Written 7 October 2019
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Michelle H
Toowoomba, Australia4 contributions
Fantastic day
Sep 2019
This tour was absolutely fantastic. Jackie had amazing information but also shared this in a way that personalized it and made it come to life. We looked into a few tour operators but so glad we went with these guys. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
Written 12 September 2019
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Jackie Bedford B
Thank you Michelle, we do try hard to make everyone's experience unique to them and the group.
Written 7 October 2019
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Paul R
Paul R
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Great, Informative & Educational Tour - Highly Recommend
Jackie and Rod were fantastic in arranging a special tour for my wife, my son and I to visit the areas where my gre
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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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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
PAPatraveler
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
Virtuosolegal
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
MickB526
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
Raymor56
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
kazzymonstah07
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
Bill R
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
Jessica B
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
Pamela L
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
Douglas K
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
J5359ZUsandrab
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
JaneDoe411
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
Sandra B
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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