WW1 Australian battlefield tour in Flanders and the Somme

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Tour Number

Activity Level

297033


Categories

Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

German (basic), French (fluent), Dutch (fluent), English (fluent)

Two day battlefield tour with transportation and a private guide


Day 1:
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.

Day2:
Leaving at 09:00 towards Villers Bretonneux, the Victoria School and museum, Adelaide Cemetery, the Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Le Hamel Australian Memorial.

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.

I can create a customized tour for you .

Itinerary

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 Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: at your hotel in Lille or Ypres

End location: at your hotel or accommodation

Duration: 2 days

Transportation

For transport we use a fully equiped Mercedes Vito.

What’s Included

Transport in our vehicle from and back to your hotel or accommodation. Entrance fees, lunches, bottled water, and a booklet recording the event. All taxes.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 Euros - Some cash for a souvenir or a drink out of the lunch.

What’s Extra

Your hotel or accommodation, souvenirs alcoholic drinks.

A Recent Review of this tour

Fantastic tour in every respect. Claude was excellent, highly informative, professional, happy to customise the itinerary, flexible, hospitable and engaging. Highly recommended.
Ross Lyons

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