Two day battlefield tour with transportation and a private guide
Leaving your hotel at 09:00 towards Fromelles "Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery", the museum and seeing where the mass grave was. Standing where the Australians launched their assault on 19 July.
You wll see "VC Corner Cemetery" and the Statue of Simon Fraser.
Driving towards Ploegsteert, lunch.
Going through Messines to Hill 60, the Caterpillar crater, the memorial to the 1st Australian Tunneling Cie, Polygoon Wood, the Memorial to the 5th Australian Div. Visiting Tyne Cot Mil Cy and the German cemetery of Langemark. Seeing Ypres, the cloth hall and the Menin Gate, attending the Last Post at 20:00 before heading to your hotel.
Leaving at 09:00 towards Villers Bretonneux, the Victoria School and museum, Adelaide Cemetery, the Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Le Hamel Australian Memorial.
Visit of the Sir John Monash Centre.
Lunch near Pozières, the Windmill, Moo Cow Farm and the Memorial Park. Bullecourt the museum and the standing Digger in the park.
Driving back towards your hotel.
Lille to Fromelles take halfan hour, the trip to Ploegsteert another 30 minutes. The places visited that afternoon are all a 10 or 15 minutes away from each other.
On the second day, Lille - Villers-Bretonneux is an hour and twenty minutes driving.
From VB to Pozières is a 30 min. trip and 30 more minutes to Bullecourt. At the end of the tour a 45 minutes drive back to Lille.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
Duration: 2 days
For transport we use a fully equiped Mercedes Vito.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Euros - Some cash for a souvenir or a drink out of the lunch.
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This is a fantastic way to see and learn about the WW 1 history, battlefields and experiences. We did a 2 day tour and found both days to be very informative and worthwhile. Claude was a exceptionally professional and charming guide. We cannot recommend him and his company highly enough.