Tour duration: 12 hours
Daytrip in 8 seater to the Somme WW I sites at Villers-Bretonneux, Le Hamel, Pozières, Thiepval and Beaumont Hamel
We visit the sites where the Battle of the Somme was fought between June and November 1916. Memorials and cemeteries at Pozières and Thiepval recall the huge losses which were suffered for a negligible territorial gain.
At Villers-Bretonneux we visit sites which recall Australia's role in the battles of April 1918 to counter the German spring offensive and eventually push them back. The Sir John Monash Centre tells the story of Australian soldiers on the Western Front in France and Belgium.
Do you want to see the biggest crater which was created by a 60, 000 lb underground mine? I will take you to Lochnagar Crater during this tour.
You are picked up at the cruise terminal of Zeebrugge or Antwerp or at your hotel in Brussels or in a radius of 100 kms (60 miles) of Brussels.
We drive to Villers-Bretonneux where we visit
•The "École Victoria": the Victoria School and Franco-Australian Museum
•The Australian National Memorial and the Sir John Monash Centre
We drive to Le Hamel where we visit
•The Australian Corps Memorial Le Hamel
We drive to Ovillers-la-Boisselle
•The Lochnagar Crater
We drive to Pozières where we visit
•Mouquet / Moo Cow Farm
We drive to Thiepval where we vist
•The Thiepval Memorial
•The Ulster Tower
•The Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
You are brought back to the cruise terminal of Zeebrugge or Antwerp or to your hotel in Brussels or in a radius of 100 kms (60 miles) of Brussels.
The tour can be customized; it is a proposal, open to questions, changes, remarks and suggestions. You will find me flexible on the day, both with regards to timing and contents.