ARRAS AND VIMY RIDGE
Daily tours from St-Quentin, Amiens, Albert, Péronne or Arras (for other towns, please contact us)
For up to 7 people
Starting at 9.30am and finishing at 5pm
In 1915, the French and British armies tried, unsuccessfully, to reclaim Vimy ridge from its German stronghold. However, in conjunction with the Battle of Arras in the spring of 1917, the four Canadian Divisions, together for the first time, planned and successfully launched an impressive attack.
Using a rolling barrage on 9th April 1917, 20 000 Canadian soldiers crept out of their trenches. The battle lasted for 4 days, ending on April 12 with the capture of a heavily fortified position known as “the pimple”.
The casualties were heavy. Out of 10,602 injured, 3 598 died of their wounds. 20,000 German soldiers were injured or killed.
4 Victoria Crosses were awarded during this battle.
This tour includes :
Pick up at the train station
Drop off at the train station
Transportation in a very comfortable air-conditioned Citroën Jumpy minibus
Please, contact us for the cost, dates and further information
We run tours every day but it’s better to book in advance.