Canadian battlefields in Vimy, Flanders and the Somme

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Tour Number

Activity Level

297032


Categories

Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, 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 at 09h00 towards Tyne Cot Military Cemetery and Memorial. Going to Crest Farm Memorial in Passendale
and visiting "Passendale 1917 Museum" in Zonnebeke.
Lunch.
Visit at Hooge Crater, Hill 62 Sanctuary Wood, Mount Sorrel and the Brooding soldier. Essex Farm where Dr John McRae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields.
Some free time in Ypres before attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.
Back towards your hotel.

Day 2:
Leaving your hotel at 9:00 am towards Vimy Ridge. You will go down in the Grange Tunnel, the Canadian and German trenches, spend some time in the visitor Centre before going to the Memorial on the top of the ridge.
We will now drive towards Thiepval stopping for a visit to Courcelette Canadian Memorial.
Lunch
standing near the Lochnagar mine crater, see the Thiepval Memorial, heading to Beaumont Hamel Canadian Memorial Park where you see some of the original WW1 trenches.
Back to your hotel

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

Itinerary

From Lille to Passendale 45 min. driving. Zonnebeke and Hooghe are just a few minutes driving away. On day 2 Lille to Vimy 45 minutes. Another 45 minutes drive to Courcelette, Ovillers, Thiepval and Beaumont Hamel are 10 min. away from eachother. An hour to go back to Lille.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meeting 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

Other: The price includes : 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

Other: Your hotel or accommodation, souvenirs alcoholic drinks.

A Recent Review of this tour

Claude was an absolutely fabulous tour guide. His knowledge of the history was vast and he took the time and care to make sure that we learned as much as possible and had all of our questions answered. We certainly got much more than our money was worth and we would recommend the Canadian Battlefields tour and especially our guide Claude to anyone interested in WWI history. The tour was the highlight of our European holiday.
Brenda Leskiw

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