WW1 Australian battlefield tour in Flanders and the Somme

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Tour Number

Activity Level

297033


Categories

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

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.
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.

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 Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

Duration: 2 days

Transportation

For transport we use a fully equiped Mercedes Vito.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Lunches, bottled water, and a booklet recording the event.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

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

What’s Extra

  • Souvenirs

Other: Your hotel or accommodation, alcoholic drinks.

A Recent Review of this tour

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.
Andrea Dennis

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    297033


    Categories

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

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 7

    Language(s)

    explanation

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

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