The Australian Somme Private Battlefield tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

161226


Categories

Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

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

Full day tour with transportation Fromelles, Villers Bretonneux, Le Hamel, Bullecourt etc...


We are leaving your accommodation in Ypres, Bruges or Lille we are driving towards Villers Bretonneux, the Victoria School and museum, Adelaide Cemetery to see the grave of the Australian unknown soldier, the Villers Bretonneux Cemetery and memorial where the dawn ceremony happens on the 25th April.
Le Hamel Australian Memorial.
we are passing near Albert and the basilica with the Golden Madonna.

Lunch

The Lochnagar crater at Pozières and the 1st Australian Division Memorial.
Bullecourt, the Jean and Denise Letaille Museum, the Slough Hat and the Statue in the Australian Park.

Some free time in Ypres before attending the Last Post at the Menin Gate.

Back to your accommodation

I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests

Itinerary

Bruges to Villers-Bretonneux is 2 hours driving, an hour from Lille. Le Hamel, Pozieres and Albert is 30 minutes driving, another 30 minutes to Bullecourt, an hour to Ypres.
After the Last Post 30 minutes to Lille or 40 to Bruges

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Tours starts at your hotel in Ypres, Bruges or Lille or at the train station of Ypres, Arras or Lille.

End location: The tours are ending where they started or on request at another place.

Duration: 12 hours

Transportation

For the tours I use an Mercedes Vito minibus, it is comfortable, fully-insured and fully-equipped for tour purposes - umbrellas, binoculars, digital maps, photographs, videos and refreshments etc.

What’s Included

Your guide, transport in our vehicle, all taxes and insurances, entrance fees of the visited places, a lunch (a sandwich, soup, or omelette with a drink) and a booklet recording the event

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Euro - Some money to spend to buy some souvenirs

What’s Extra

Tours can start and end at your accomodation in the Ypres area, or on other places as train stations in Ypres, Lille or Arras, ask for a quote.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

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