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The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Discover the trenches and terrible story of World War I’s Battle of the Somme on a full-day battlefield trip from Arras with an expert guide. Traveling to key battle sites and memorials by minivan, learn about the planning, execution and human cost of the infamous 1916 Western Front campaign. Visit must-sees including Pozieres Ridge and the Beaumont Hamel trenches; pay homage at Thiepval and other memorials; hear soldiers’ individual stories; and explore the grim events further at the Thiepval visitor center. Numbers are limited to eight for a small-group experience and entry fees and round-trip transport from Arras train station are included.
  • Full-day Battle of Somme battlefield tour from Arras, with air-conditioned transport
  • Explore the key sites of the World War I attritional campaign of 1916
  • Walk in the footsteps of soldiers at Beaumont Hamel's trenches, Pozieres Ridge and Schwaben Redoubt
  • Pause at the Thiepval Memorial and learn the in-depth story of the campaign at the Visitor Center
  • Visit other pivotal sites and monuments, including the Australian Memorial and Lochnagar Mine Crater
  • Hear the stories of soldiers and the main Somme offensives from a knowledgeable guide
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people for a more personalized atmosphere
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Pickup and drop-off in central Arras
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
Gare d'Arras , Pl. du Maréchal Foch, 62000 Arras, France

Please wait at the glass doors at the station entrance.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Battlefields Experience
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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2 Aussies in France
, Mar 2022
I think whatever Jacqui doesn’t know about WW1 is not worth knowing. Her knowledge was unbelievable. And for her to not only know the Australian story, but the Canadian, Newfoundland (very important!) American (who knew!?) and British stories intimately - unbelievable. Taking us to sites that we didn’t think we would get to see, this tour is just the best. Thanks for an unforgettable day. We thoroughly loved every second of it.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Joel- it is always a privilege to share the stories of those who fought here, and after 22 years we have amassed a wealth of them from our research, thank you for your review.
Amazing tour of the Somme
, Nov 2019
I had an absolutely amazing and informative day touring the sites around Arras. Many thanks to my guide Rod for your obvious passion and knowledge of these sites
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you Gregory, I am glad you enjoyed your day
Great Day Trip
Meryl B
, Aug 2019
This day trip was excellent. We caught the train from Paris and were collected at the train station at promised. Travel by air conditioned van which was very comfortable. Rod's commentary was interesting and he's obviously very knowledgeable. Thank you. We both enjoyed the day.
Excellent tour. They provided a...
, Feb 2018
Excellent tour. They provided a thorough perspective on the history of this important battlefield in World War I. It was a thought provoking experience and seeing the tunnels and trenches and getting a sense of what it must have been like and seeing the memorials was profoundly moving. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the Somme. I brought my children along 2 and 13 because I believe it is important for them to know about these things and that they not be forgotten about. My children loved the tour and I think it will provide a foundation for a future greater understanding of history and the world we inherited and in which we live.
Great day and very informative...
Deborah R
, Oct 2017
Great day and very informative. Guide on time and knowledgeable and we were with a fun group. Throughly enjoyed the day and would recommend.
This was an amazing tour and our...
Jan M
, Jun 2017
This was an amazing tour and our Guide was so knowledgeable. The included meal was in her home, baked by her! This added to the cultural experience of the tour. She went out of her way, at the end of the day, to find the cemetry and find the grave of my uncle. She led us in saying the Oath! VERY SPECIAL. We would HIGHLY recommend this tour and it was cost effective!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Jackie was an amazing guide, went...
Gay G
, May 2017
Jackie was an amazing guide, went far beyond our expectations. Would recommend this tour to any traveller.
We stayed in Arras for the Vimy...
, May 2017
We stayed in Arras for the Vimy Ridge Celebration in April. Rod was our guide and he was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable about WW1 and about anything military! He was awesome. We had a very enjoyable day. We would definitely recommend this tour. Thank you!
We were in Arras for the Vimy Ridge...
, Apr 2017
We were in Arras for the Vimy Ridge 100 year Memorial We were extremely pleased with Jacquie's information, she took us to many sites that we would not have been able to locate. She kept the information on point and managed to manoeuver our small group through many large tours that were attending some sites at the same time. Would highly recommend and when we return will definitely rebook.
An excellent tour with a very...
Cath E
, Dec 2016
An excellent tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. It was well structured and really brought the scale and locations of the battles to life. It was a small group and our guide made every effort to tailor the visits to suit what we wanted to see. We were able to stay at Thiepval to attend the memorial service and she had researched where to find the names if our relatives who were killed in the battle. I would definitely recommend it and we have booked other Viator tours because we enjoyed this one so much.
If you are looking for French history...
, Oct 2016
If you are looking for French history, pick this company! Knowledge was the best, took time to explain the different areas and even though we had the WW1 tour, Ron explained about events that took place in WW2 in our area.He picked us up from our hotel and started the tour before he had us driving! He took the time and patience with my special needs adult son to make him feel at home and enjoy the trip! The Battlefields Experience - If you are in the area, USE THIS COMPANY! You wont regret it!
An excellent your with a very...
Mike H
, Sep 2016
An excellent your with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide, and the transportation was also very comfortable. I can highly recommend this tour.
Fantastic day. Jackie was not only...
Patrick G
, Aug 2016
Fantastic day. Jackie was not only highly knowledgable but also very entertaining. I was there to try and find out more about my Great-Uncle who fought with the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and Jackie was a great help to the extent of driving to a point where I could get a good view of the slope where they would have attacked across on 1st July 1916. Lunch was very good and all-in-all a really interesting day and well worth it. Highly recommended.
What a fantastic day, worth every...
Ian B
, Aug 2016
What a fantastic day, worth every penny! Rod our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. The whole day was very relaxed yet we managed to fit so much in. I don't believe there could be a better way to tour the Somme, see so much and get such detailed background and information. Can't recommend it enough
very moving ,informative day spent...
mary m
, Jul 2016
very moving ,informative day spent at the Somme in the Company of our excellent Guide ,Jackie--and now that we,re home, and the Commemoration ceremonies are on ,we realise just how much we saw/learnt--we would totally recommend
We were the only ones on the Tour...
maurice v
, Jun 2016
We were the only ones on the Tour. Our guide was excellent taking into account some of the places of interest that we wanted to see which may not have been on the official itinerary. No rush. The lunch was also excellent. All in all a very good tour and value for money.
Excellent trip with a very well...
Ian W
, May 2016
Excellent trip with a very well informed and helpful guide. He was willing to adjust his programme to suit our needs and was the source of a great deal of information which has already helped with future research. A throughly pleasant day.

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