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Exploring the Remembrance Trail

Visit the main historical sites and memorials of the Somme and learn about this terrible chapter of history with a knowlegable tour-guide… Péronne, Pozières, Lochnagar Crater, Albert, Beaumont-Hamel...

DAY 1

Morning:

10.00: visit the Historial, where a guide will explain the events and ways of thinking of the time. An unprecedented experience, the result of an historical research campaign carried out in France, Great Britain and Germany.
12.00 : Lunch in Péronne : pack lunch (sandwich with ham or cheese - crisps - 1 drink)

Afternoon:

1.00 :Remembrance tour of the Great War with an English speaking guide : Rancourt, chapel maintained by the French remembrance association, South African memorial and museum in Longueval, Pozières tank memorial, the Lochnagar Crater in La Boisselle.
5.00 :Back to Péronne
Dinner in a restaurant in Amiens
Accommodation in your hotel in Amiens in twin room

DAY 2

Morning:

Breakfast
10.00 : A ride in the small Froissy-Dompierre Steam Train, which will take you along the canal, up the hill (across the woods and through a tunnel), then down to the marshes, guided coach tour in the Upper Valley of the river Somme and over the eel-ponds. Panoramas on the river, old mansion-houses...
12.00 : Lunch in Albert : pack lunch (sandwich-crisps-fruit-cake-1 drink)

Afternoon:

1.30 : Somme 1916 Museum : a visit of the diorama about the Great War, in the shelters of Albert : underground galleries dug in the 16th century and turned into anti-aircraft shelters.
2.30 : Leave for the Newfoundland Memorial Park of Beaumont-Hamel, with its caribou overlooking the trenches. Then, the Ulster Tower, and Thiepval, the major British Memorial of the Battle of the Somme.
5.00 : End of our services

PRICES 2017

165€ per person with a minimum of 30 persons
The price includes :
- guided tours and courier guide
- ride on the steam train
- 1 dinner and 2 pack lunches
- accommodation in double room and 1 breakast
- extra : no charge for the driver and tour leader for a minimum of 30 persons

The price does not include:
- transport, insurance and tips
- extra charge for single room: from 42€ to 48€ per person per night
- taxes : from 0.80€/night/person

Infos / Booking

Somme Tourism Board
Booking agency
21, rue Ernest Cauvin
80000 Amiens
Tél. +33 (0)3 22 71 22 74
Fax +33 (0)3 22 71 22 69
Contact Richard
r.gambier@somme-tourisme.com