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WWI Memorials & Battlefields 2018

5 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE.
Welcome to Paris! Balance of the day at leisure.

Day 2 PARIS–MEAUX–VILLERS-BRETONNEUX–AMIENS.
At 8 am, start your thrilling journey to the World War I battlefields at Meaux to visit the MUSÉE DE LA GRANDE GUERRE, to get a better understanding of the “Great War.” Then, enter the Somme department, and visit the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MEMORIAL and the FRANCO-AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM in Villers-Bretonneux. Arrive in Amiens, the city where the Battle of Amiens took place in 1918, which resulted in the end of the war. (B,D)

Day 3 AMIENS. EXCURSION TO FROMELLES & VIMY.
First stop is in Fromelles to visit the VC CORNER AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY & MEMORIAL as well as the MUSEUM OF FROMELLES, then, head for Vimy to visit the CANADIAN NATIONAL MEMORIAL. Also visit the fascinating CARRIÈRE WELLINGTON MUSEUM, and marvel at the tunnels that were created in the former chalk quarries, mainly built by miners from the New Zealand Tunneling Company in 1916. (B)

Day 4 AMIENS–POZIÈRES–LONGUEVAL–PÉRONNE–PARIS.
Visit the AUSTRALIAN FIRST DIVISION MEMORIAL in Pozières, the NEW ZEALAND MEMORIAL of Longueval, and the NEWFOUNDLAND MEMORIAL PARK at Beaumont-Hamel. Continue to Péronne, take pictures of the AUSTRALIAN MEMORIAL of Mont Saint-Quentin, and visit the MUSEUM OF THE GREAT WAR before returning to Paris. (B)

Day 5 PARIS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Map
All This Included
Step back in history on this WWI Memorials & Battlefields guided tour. Your escorted tour begins and ends in Paris with two overnights also in Amiens, the city where the Battle of Amiens took place in 1918, resulting in the end of the “Great War.” During your three days of touring the sites, you’ll visit memorials and museums dedicated to the fallen soldiers.

Honor the Canadian soldiers with visits to the Canadian National Memorial at Vimy and the Newfoundland Memorial Park at Beaumont-Hamel, dedicated to the over 800 Newfoundland soldiers who died in WWI and had no known graves.

Visit the Australian First Division Memorial in Pozières; VC Corner Australian Cemetery & Memorial in Fromelles, which holds the graves of 410 Australian soldiers killed in the Battle of Amiens; the Museum of Fromelles; the Australian National Memorial, commemorating all Australian soldiers who fought in France and Belgium during WWI; and the Franco-Australian Museum, which depicts the story of the Australian Imperial Force, especially on the Western Front in 1918. Also take photos at the Australian Memorial of Mont Saint-Quentin.

Pay homage to New Zealand soldiers at the New Zealand Memorial and visit the Carrière Wellington Museum, a museum dedicated to the men who built the network of tunnels—mainly miners from the New Zealand Tunneling Company—and who fought in the Battle of Arras in 1917. At the start of your tour, you’ll visit the Musée de la Grande Guerre in Meaux, where you’ll get a better understanding of the war – culminating with the Museum of the Great War in Péronne. This escorted World War I Memorials & Battlefields tour is a must for anyone interested in history and particularly World War I!
  • Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 three-course dinner with wine
  • Motorcoach/minibus. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Headsets throughout the tour.
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
  • Professional tour director, local hosts, and local guides
  • Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
  • Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
Highlights
  • MEAUX Visit the Musée de la Grande Guerre
  • VILLERS-BRETONNEUX Australian National Memorial and Franco-Australian Museum
  • FROMELLES Visit the VC Corner Australian Cemetery & Memorial and the Museum of Fromelles
  • VIMY Visit the Canadian National Memorial and the Carrière Wellington Museum
  • POZIÈRES Visit the Australian First Division Memorial
  • LONGUEVAL Visit the New Zealand Memorial and the Newfoundland Memorial Park at Beaumont-Hamel
  • PERONNE Take pictures of the Australian Memorial, visit the Museum of the Great War
Accommodations
Paris: Paris Marriott Rive Gauche
Amiens: Mercure Amiens Cathédrale 
Paris: Concorde Montparnasse 
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra nights per person in Paris:
Pre tour: in single room $249-$582, in twin $135-$301, in triple $154-$395
Post tour: in single room $208-$355, in twin $114-$188, in triple $146-$243
Notes
  • Option to join on Day 2 in Paris. Please call for details.
    No triple room reduction.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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