Full day tour with transportation including the Last Post at the Menin Gate
We are leaving your hotel at 09:00 towards Fromelles to visit "Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery", the museum and the site of the mass grave. You will stand on the frontline where the Australians launched their assault near the statue of Simon Fraser.
You wll see "VC Corner Cemetery"
Now driving towards Ploegsteert where we will have a lunch.
Driving through Messines towards Hill 60 to see the Memorial to the 1st Australian Tunneling Company and the Caterpillar mine crater. Going to Ploygoon Wood to the Memorial to the 5th Australian Division.
You will stand at Tyne Cot Military Cemetery and Memorial, it is the CWGC largest cemetery in Europe, the memorial is bearing the names of 53 000 soldiers who have no known grave. You will also see the German Cemetery of Langemark before heading to Ypres where you will have some free time before attending the Last Post at the Menin Gate.
Back to your hotel.
I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special
Kortrijk to Fromelles is half an hour driving, half an hour to Messines. Polygoon Wood, Hill 60 Zonnebeke, Passendale and Ypres are all 15 minutes away from eachother. An hour to go back to your departure place.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The tour starts at your hotel or accommodation in Bruges, Ypres Lille or Arras.
Important if you stay in Brussels we will meet at Kortrijk train station and drop you off at your hotel in Brussels.
This is to avoid traffic problems in Brussels.
Provide us the name and address and a mobile number on which we can call you.
End location: The tour ends at you hotel or accommodation or on another place on request.
Duration: 12 hours 30 min.
We use a Mercedes Vito fully insured and equiped for battlefield tours.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euros - Some money to spend to buy a souvenir.
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This tour of significant Australian sites in Flanders with Claude was outstanding. Highly knowledgeable, interesting and considerate, Claude was able to put the events in Flanders into a broader context that made the sites, museums, cemeteries and memorials we saw more significant as part of a whole. Next time we're in Europe we plan to do a similar tour of the Somme with Claude