The First World War ended on the 11th of November, 1918 after 4 years, 3 months and 13 days. In all that time, over 40 million causalities occurred, which made it the worst battle of that time and among the worse even today as well.
While you must have already watched programs and read books about these historical tales, nothing beats the excitement of walking on the surface that saw the carnage take place. Hence, battlefield tours are quite popular. Here are the best ones of these that cover the main sites of the First World War.
Passchendaele and Arras Tour
This tour covers all battlefield sites within the area, providing you details of the fights. Generally, the tour operators can also help you in finding someone’s grave or memorial by going through historical records and other information. During the journey, you also visit the French Western front as well.
Accommodation is usually arranged in Ypres or Arras where many key cemeteries and memorials are located such as Cambrai and Vimy Ridge.
Some tours usually last for around four days with a focus on the British Army Black day that took place on the 1st of July, 1916. The tour itinerary covers the Gommecourt battlefield and the Sheffield Memorial Park. Redan Ridge is also included where several casualties occurred.
WW1 and WW2 Tour
As the name implies, this tour covers main sites of both the First and Second World War. Accommodation is usually arranged at Lille for two nights. The Essex Farm Cemetery is the key highlight of the tour, where the famous poem, In Flanders Fields, was written. If the duration of the tour is long, Amsterdam and Paris may also be visited, but none of these are related to the wars.
Door2Tour offers battlefield WW1 and WW2 tours to several key sites. Visit our website for the details.