Battle of Vimy Ridge, The Somme: Canada in the Great War
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Battle of Vimy Ridge, The Somme: Canada in the Great War

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On the paths of the Canadian Army during World War One, Private Tour from Amiens


The Battle of Vimy Ridge from the 9th to the 12th of April, 1917 marks the most important victory of the Canadian Forces. At the cost of several thousand deaths, they managed to take control of Hill 145 on the 12th of April, 1917.

Let's visit the battlefield, its aerial trenches but also underground as well as its interpretive centre.

The visit will continue on the Somme sector and especially on the Newfoundland Memorial Park in Beaumont Hamel, emblematic place where on the 1st of July, 1916, its soldiers where engaged in the battle with visit of the trenches and the visitors center. Flers-Courcellette and the Canadian Memorial commemorating the battles of 1916.

Allow me to bring this battle closer to you, as one soldier wrote in his letter home: "I could hear these shells coming over I really began to know what fear was"!
Let's experience this historical moment again, from a historical point but also from a personal side as well, all good and bad, it is our common history and it should be remembered.

ITINERARY

- Departure from your hotel in Amiens between 08:30am and 09:00am towards Vimy
- Visit of Vimy Ridge interpretive center and its trenches
- Stop for lunch (optional)
- Beaumont Hamel visitors center and trenches
- Hawthorn Crater
- Thiepval and the Mouquet Farm
- Tank memorial, Pozières
- Flers Courcellette Canadian Memorial
- Back to Amiens

This tour can be also customized at your request for a pilgrimage tour. Same, if you would like to start from another city, please send me a message.

MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station (Amiens train station), Hotel

Duration: 3 hours

TRANSPORTATION

For the tour and depending of the number of guests I use a comfortable car with AC.

I can also customize the tour for a larger group, up to 7 travelers max, by fully-equipped with AC. Please contact me.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Bottles of water in the vehicle for travelers

ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED

40 EUROS - per person for the lunch, drink and souvenirs

WHAT’S EXTRA

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

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