Trip Overview

Traces of World War I in France and Belgium

Tour rating: 4.82 / 5, Based on 8 Reviews
Private tour to France

Turn back the clock to 1914-1918 and traverse WWI landmarks of France and Belgium. Visit iconic World War I related places such as the Christmas Truce Monument, destinations connected with the five-month battle of the Somme, the fortress city of Verdun and Chateau-Thierry. 

Traces of World War I in France and Belgium

6 days3 cities
France1 country
Private tour to France
From
$3,838
Tour rating: 4.82 / 5, Based on 8 Reviews

Turn back the clock to 1914-1918 and traverse WWI landmarks of France and Belgium. Visit iconic World War I related places such as the Christmas Truce Monument, destinations connected with the five-month battle of the Somme, the fortress city of Verdun and Chateau-Thierry. 

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Day-By-Day

Paris

first destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Paris
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Paris! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the arrivals hall of the airport and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Hotel Opera Richepanse, Paris
4

The gorgeous Hotel Opera Richepanse boasts a top location right in the center of the prestigious district of Paris. It’s just a 5-minute walk from the amazing Champs Elysees and dozens of luxury shops.

train
Paris
Lille
1 hr

Hop on a train ride and enjoy a one-of-a-kind journey across the romantic sceneries of northern France. Traversing some of the most charming French towns it is a great way to discover the authentic side of the country. 

Lille

second destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 2
Train to Lille & Last Post Ceremony in Ypres
Day tour
Day tour

Today following breakfast you check out and have the morning at leisure. You then reach Ypres, the lovely Belgian city which endured the incredible highs and lows in its history.

4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

train
Lille
Verdun
2 hrs 20 min

Enjoy the scenic train ride while traveling from Lille to Verdun in France. The trains all feature comfortable seating with plenty of legroom, storage compartments for your belongings, power sockets and other amenities. 

Verdun

third destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Reminders of Somme Offensive & Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge
Museum
Museum
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast you check out from the hotel, meet your guide-driver and embark on one more emotional journey around military sights.

Day 4
Verdun and the Surrounding Battlefields
Day tour
Day tour
Museum
Museum

Today after breakfast you meet your driver-guide and start another day-tour which takes you around the famous battlefields, cemeteries and memorials.

4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

train
Verdun
Paris
1 hr

Relax and enjoy the journey while comfortably seated on a modern train with all the necessary amenities provided. During the train ride make sure to gaze through your window for some truly picturesque views. 

Paris

fourth destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
American Monuments around Chateau-Thierry & Compiegne Museum
Day tour
Day tour
Museum
Museum

Following breakfast you check out from the hotel, meet your guide and drive about 2 hours to the east from Verdun. Your first stop is near the powerful Croix Rouge Farm Memorial.

Day 6
Departure from Paris
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your tour dedicated to the First World War. After breakfast your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Hotel Opera Richepanse, Paris
4

The gorgeous Hotel Opera Richepanse boasts a top location right in the center of the prestigious district of Paris. It’s just a 5-minute walk from the amazing Champs Elysees and dozens of luxury shops.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation in 4* or boutique centrally located hotels in Paris, Lille and Verdun;
  • Delicious breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfer and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets: Paris - Lille, Compiegne - Paris;
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to: Fort de la Pompelle Museum, Memorial de Verdun Museum, Armistice Museum in Compiegne;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, visas, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Visiting Berks Cemetery Extension, the Christmas Truce Monument and the Hill 60 memorial and park
  • Attending the Last Post Ceremony under the Ieper Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium
  • Touring places connected with the five-month battle of the Somme
  • Seeing Fort de la Pompelle and the American Monument, situated on Blanc Mont Ridge
  • Exploring the fortress city of Verdun and places connected with the Meuse-Argonne Offensive

What To Know

  • French breakfast is not as heavy as other European breakfast meals, it usually includes sweet pastries, toast, fruit, yogurt, cereal
  • Tipping in French restaurants might be included in the bill, "service compris" (tip included) or "service non-compris" (tip not included), but in any case, if you liked the service you can leave few Euros on the table either way
  • Most communication equipment takes 220/110 volts, you will need an adapter plug (type E) to make your plug fit into the socket
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