WWI Battlefields

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                      WWI Battlefields
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                      WWI Battlefields
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                      WWI Battlefields

The Concept

Experience some of the WWI battle sites where ANZACs fought alongside their European allies, creating an indelible link between France and Australia. This 3-day optional extension to our tour ‘The Great French Train Journey’ features a journey to the beautiful town of Amiens and a guided tour of local historical battlefields and memorials.

Ideal for secondary school history or French language students, this extension will assist language skills, and increase an understanding of WWI history and the historical ties between Australia and France. This extension can ideally be added either right before or after travelling to Tours.

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 PARIS – AMIENS (D)

Depart Paris by train for Amiens and enjoy a guided tour of the town that afternoon, including Notre Dame Cathedral and Jules Verne’s home.
Dinner included.

DAY 2 THE SOMME (B, L, D)

Following breakfast this guided tour of the historic battlefields and memorials includes the Museum of the Great War in Peronne, Pozieres Tank Memorial, Albert, Le Hamel and Villers-Bretonneux. Lunch and Dinner included.

DAY 3 AMIENS – PARIS (B)

Breakfast at accommodation followed by check out. Return to Paris by train.

Optionals (at additional cost)

Ypres, Belgium (Flanders) extension available on request

Inclusions
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with private facilities
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 1 lunch
  • Half day guided visit in Amiens and full day guided tour of battlefields
  • 1 Day private coach and museum entrance
  • Return Rail sectors Paris - Amiens