France World War I Memorials Tour - Globus® Escorted Tours

WWI Memorials & Battlefields (RW1)

5 Day Tour from Paris to Paris

2018 Tour Details

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!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

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

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • Option to join on Day 2 in Paris. Please call for details.

Transportation:

Motorcoach/minibus. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 three-course dinner with wine

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

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.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 PARIS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PHILIPPE TOUZET

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

A native of France, Philippe is an expert at showing visitors the very best of his country. From Paris' major attractions-the Louvre with its celebrated Mona Lisa, the Arc de Triomphe, iconic Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral-to the must-see highlights outside the city-Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles, the French Riviera, WWII landing beaches at Normandy, and the fantastic châteaux, wine regions, and places to savor French cuisine-he is eager to reveal the true spirit of France.

Tour Director - PHILIPPE TOUZET

 Accommodations

Paris
Amiens
Paris

Paris

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche

Superior First-Class

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche 17, Blvd St.Jacques, Paris,   France

17, Blvd St.Jacques
Paris, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Located on the Left Bank near the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Pres - Rooms feature contemporary decor.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Beauty Salon
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Voicemail
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Internet Access

Amiens

Mercure Amiens Cathédrale

First-Class

Mercure Amiens Cathédrale 21 23 Rue Flatters, Amiens,  France

21 23 Rue Flatters
Amiens, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Mercure Amiens Cathédrale hotel is located in the heart of the city center just a 10-minute walk from the train station. Right next to the Gothic cathedral, it is an ideal location for visiting the historic Saint Leu district, Jules Verne's house and the Les Hortillonnages gardens. The hotel offers Wi-Fi access and has 102 soundproofed and air-conditioned rooms, a bar and a restaurant.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk

Paris

Concorde Montparnasse

First-Class

Concorde Montparnasse 40 Rue Com.Mouchotte, Paris 14,  France

40 Rue Com.Mouchotte
Paris 14, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The 4-star Hotel displays a truly amazing interior design with warm and inviting colors. The high glass doors make the reception area and the O'40 Restaurant spacious and bright. On the other hand, The Wenge Bar gives the intimate feel of a private club thanks to its rich elegant colors and soft lighting.

Hotel Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper

 Optional Excursions

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Price Ranges

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