10 day World War I – Western Front Tour
Stretching from the French-Swiss border to the North Sea the Western Front was the main theatre of the First World War with the costliest offensives at Verdun, at the Somme, and at Passchendaele with millions of casualties combined. Our tour visits all major sites of this front, and beyond offering lessons and discussions on how the out of date tactics and the new military technology turned this conflict to one of the largest and deadliest wars ever. Under General John. J. Pershing over 2 million doughboys fought in several battles: Cantigny, Belleau Wood, Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel, and the Meuse-Argonne. We will take you to fields no other tour operator will, including trenches and mine chambers, destroyed villages and the border of Zone Rouge: "Completely devastated. Damage to properties: 100%. Damage to Agriculture: 100%. Impossible to clean. Human life impossible". You will be touring with local historian experts who will have the key to these places.
Single Supplement: $399
2022 Departures: November 5 - 14
3 nights in FLANDERS FIELDS, BELGIUM • Pick-up at the airport in Brussels, flights must arrive by 10 a.m. • City tour of Ypres • Flanders Fields Museum • Battlefield tour of Ypres • Hill 62 • Yorkshire Trench • Ypres Salient • Flanders Field American Cemetery • Advanced Dressing Station, Essex Farm • German Command Post in Zandvoorde • Battle of Passchendaele • Tyne Cot Cemetery
• 2 nights in THE SOMME REGION, FRANCE • Battlefield tour of Vimy Ridge • Hill 145 • Newfoundland Memorial Park • Lochnagar Mine Crater Memorial • La Boisselle • Somme Battlefields • Somme American Cemetery and Memorial • Chateau-Thierry American Monument • Belleau Wood Marine Monument
• 3 nights in VERDUN, FRANCE • Butte de Vauquois • Verdun Museum • Fort Douaumont • Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial • Maginot Line (Fort Hackenberg) • Montfaucon American Monument • Reims Notre-Dame Cathedral • Compiegne Armistice Museum
• 1 night in Roissy, PARIS, FRANCE • Drop-off at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, flights can depart at any time
What is included in the price?
• 9 nights’ accommodations at 3-star hotels and 9 breakfasts • Airport transfers on first and last day of tour • Transportation throughout the tour • Tour guide during the day • All departures are guaranteed
Can I Upgrade?
Absolutely! If you upgrade your tour, it will include the following: all the programs listed above with all the entrance fees to attractions. Accommodation in a 4-star hotel. Light lunch (to save time) and dinner. The price of the upgrade for this tour is: $ 990. Please note that you might be traveling with those who decide not to upgrade.