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World War I History Tours in Nord-Pas-de-Calais

By Viator, September 2018

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Nord-Pas-de-Calais in Northern France sits along part of what was the Western Front of World War I. The region and its immediate surroundings were the setting for many key clashes, with the Central Powers and the Allies battling almost constantly for control. Here is what you can expect from WWI history tours in the region.
 
Highlights
  • Visit key battle sites and trenches from the Battle of the Somme, which took place along the upper reaches of the Somme River and was one of the bloodiest battles of WWI.
  • Explore the role of British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, and other international troops stationed in the trenches of Europe’s Western Front.
  • Learn about the events of pivotal battles, such as the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the Battle of Cambrai.
  • Descend into the underground tunnels of Arras, which housed more than 20,000 Allied troops and were equipped with running water, electricity, and a fully functioning hospital.
  • Pay tribute to those who lost their life in WWI at moving memorials, such as the Thiepval Memorial, the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, the Australian Memorial Park, and the Memorial to the Missing at Tyne Cot Cemetery in neighboring Belgium.
  • Cross the border to Ypres in Belgium to watch the Last Post ceremony, which takes place nightly at Menin Gate and remembers those who fought here during a solemn ritual that includes bugle calls and a minute of silence.

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The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras, Arras, null
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The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Picking up at Arras railway station or your hotel, the Somme day tour visits the momentous locations of the War's most infamous campaign, from the disasters of ...  Read more

Location: Arras, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $151.86
Fromelles and Ypres Day Tour from Arras, Arras, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Fromelles and Ypres Day Tour from Arras

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Visit Fromelles and Ypres, and delve into Europe’s World War I history on this fully guided day tour from Arras. Explore famous WWI battle sites including ...  Read more

Location: Arras, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $231.29
Round trip transfer: Arras or Lens to Vimy Ridge, Arras, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Round trip transfer: Arras or Lens to Vimy Ridge

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

I will pick you up at the train station or at your hotel and drive you  at Vimy Ridge. We set together the time of return and i pick you up at Vimy and ...  Read more

Location: Arras, France
Duration: 20 minutes (approx.)

From USD $14.02
9 Hour Canadian WW1 Somme Battlefield Tour departing from Arras or Lille, Lille, Airport & Ground ... 
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9 Hour Canadian WW1 Somme Battlefield Tour departing from Arras or Lille

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Stand in the tunnels where Canadian troops stood before the assault on Vimy Ridge, visit the Canadian and German trenches. You will see the scattered landscape ...  Read more

Location: Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $338.76
Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Lille, Lille, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Lille

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Explore Canadian World War I history in Vimy and Belgium on this 12-hour battlefield tour from Lille or Arras. Follow a guide through Vimy’s WW1 trenches and ...  Read more

Location: Lille, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $309.55
Half-Day Tour From Arras or Lens to Beaumont-Hamel Memorial and Thiepval, Arras, Historical & ... 
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Half-Day Tour From Arras or Lens to Beaumont-Hamel Memorial and Thiepval

I will pick you up at the train station or at your hotel and drive you in an air-conditioned vehicle for this 4-hour tour at Beaumont-Hamel (Newfounland ...  Read more

Location: Arras, France
Duration: 3 to 4 hrs

From USD $44.39
ANZAC Day Memorial Services and Battlefield Tour from Arras and Amiens, Arras, Cultural Tours
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ANZAC Day Memorial Services and Battlefield Tour from Arras and Amiens

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Fully-guided coach tour commencing from Arras or Amiens, visiting the Dawn Service at Villers Bretonneux Australian Memorial, Villers Bretonneux town. You will ...  Read more

Location: Arras, France
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.22
Full-Day Canadian WW1 Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras, Arras, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Full-Day Canadian WW1 Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras

Explore Canada’s role in World War I on this full-day Somme battlefield tour from Arras. Explore tunnels and trenches used by Canadian forces during the Battle ...  Read more

Location: Arras, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $385.48
Small-Group Australian Battlefield Tour in Flanders and Fromelles from Arras, Arras, Day Trips
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Small-Group Australian Battlefield Tour in Flanders and Fromelles from Arras

Explore Australia’s World War I history in Flanders and Fromelles on this 9-hour small-group battlefield tour from Arras. Travel through Flanders and Fromelles ...  Read more

Location: Arras, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $311.51
Small-Group Australian Battlefield Tour in Fromelles and Flanders from Lille, Lille, Day Trips
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Small-Group Australian Battlefield Tour in Fromelles and Flanders from Lille

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore Flanders and Fromelles, and delve into Australia’s World War I history on this 9-hour small-group battlefield tour from Lille. Travel through Flanders ...  Read more

Location: Lille, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $309.55

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