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Address: Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada, 62580 Vimy, France
Phone Number: 03 21 50 68 68
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$289*
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9 Hour Canadian WW1 Somme Battlefield Tour departing from Arras or Lille
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$228*
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Small-Group Day Trip to Arras and Vimy Ridge WW1 Battlefields from Paris

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Passing by the enormous mine crater surrounded by hundreds of other shell holes, I very nearly wept. This is a reminder of the stupidity of war. The only gripe is about a film in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Passing by the enormous mine crater surrounded by hundreds of other shell holes, I very nearly wept. This is a reminder of the stupidity of war. The only gripe is about a film in the welcome centre talking about Vimy as the birth of Canada as a nation - no need for that: the Canadians were incredibly brave in a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. The kids loved going into the tunnels and its a good example of trenches and how the war worked. Our tour guide Marcus was amazing. Thank you.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This memorial to WW1 was amazing to see. The Vimy memorial itself is massive and stunningly done. Seeing all of the names of those with no known graves etched into the sides of the memorial is very moving. A tour of the trenches and tunnels gives a perspective of what the soldiers would have went through. It really made us... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour from one of the students working here! Went through one of the trenches and went to the war memorial. Was very enlightening and eye opening! Would recommend!

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surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A new visitor centre is being constructed which means the car park is a bit further away from the trenches and old visitor centre.Otherwise no real change.

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West Island, Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had done the Vimy Ridge tour about 5 years ago and it was absolutely amazing. Well prepared, excited Canadian university kids happy with what they were doing. Just last week, I did the tour again with my daughter, and we didn't even do the whole tour. The kids were more interested in chatting among themselves than anything. I sure... More 

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a visit on the way back from the Alps. Such a moving memorial to those that gave their lives. It was very well done. If you have time do the free tour, which takes you down into the tunnels. Very informative and well worth a visit.

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adelaide south australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a private tour with Iain. He was passionate about what he did and extremely knowledgeable about his passion about World War 1. This was a visit to my Grandfather's grave in northern France, and very significant. Iain was sensitive to our family and showed us so much and had researched so much we felt that we were there... More 

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Chilterns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first venture to one of the most notable sites of the First World War. We approached via road from the bottom of the escarpment and could see the huge white towers gleaming in the sun against a cloudy sky and immediately felt some resonance with those who must have fought their way up hill some 100 years... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definately worth a visit if you are touring the Somme, the Canadian monument was an awesome sight and the tour of the tunnels and trenches undertaken by Canadian students was interesting and educational . Really lets you see the Canadians part in the conflict and what they went through. New visitors centre still under construction ( so expect a lot... More 

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