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WW1 Battlefields

WW1 Battlefield tour in the Somme and Ypres in the Flanders

Reference: 23BRT

  • 6 Day / 5 Night tour 
  • 18 Passengers maximum
  • Tour starts and finishes in Lille

2023 WW1 BATTLEFIELDS
in the Somme and Flanders

SUMMARY

This fascinating and moving WW1 battlefield tour focuses on the major areas of British and Commonwealth involvement across the Western Front – from The Somme to Flanders. Providing guests with a level of flexibility to visit memorials to his (or her) country’s fallen and the expert knowledge of our Tour Leaders – this tour promises to be as unforgettable as it is enlightening.


WWI Battlefields BannerHIGHLIGHTS 

  • Have the opportunity to pay your respects at your relatives’ graves with visits to significant sites
  • Receive a fascinating insight into the lives of WWI soldiers at the Underground City of Naours
  • Attend the playing of the Last Post under the famous Menin Gate in Ypres

INCLUSIONS

  • 5 nights in hand-picked accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation

2023 Tour dates

  • Fri 28 Apr to Wed 3 May
  • Mon 8 May to Sat 13 May
  • Sun 28 May to Fri 2 Jun
  • Wed 7 Jun to Mon 12 Jun
  • Sat 17 Jun to Thu 22 Jun
  • Fri 14 Jul to Wed 19 Jul
  • Mon 24 Jul to Sat 29 Jul
  • Sat 19 Aug to Thu 24 Aug
  • Tue 29 Aug to Sun 3 Sep
  • Fri 8 Sep to Wed 13 Sep
  • Mon 18 Sep to Sat 23 Sep
  • Tue 10 Oct to Sun 15 Oct
  • Tue 7 Nov to Sun 12 Nov

From $2,100 to $2,200 per person Twin-share

Single supplement on request

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ITINERARY

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    Day 1 - Lille (France)

    • After meeting the group in Lille, we’ll kick off our battlefields tour with a delicious welcome dinner. Here’s to the incredible journey ahead. Accommodation: Hôtel Couvent des Minimes (or similar)
    • Meals -  Dinner

    Day 2 - Lille – Somme – Amiens

    • After breakfast, we’ll begin our first full day together by exploring the region of the Somme – the infamous site of one of the costliest WWI battles. While we’re here, we’ll visit Newfoundland Memorial Park – where the original trench lines have been preserved. Later, we’ll visit Ulster Tower – a memorial to the 36th (Ulster) Division – and Pozières Cemetery. We’ll also have time to pay our respects at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme before we set a course for Amiens. Accommodation: Hôtel Le Prieuré (or similar)
    • Meals Breakfast

    Day 3 - Amiens – Naours – Amiens

    • Today will begin with a visit to the Underground City of Naours. Here we’ll tour the vast cave network where hundreds of ANZAC soldiers left their mark. With the largest concentration of WWI inscriptions on the Western Front, this site provides a touching insight into the lives of the brave soldiers fighting on the front. Then: we’ll round off the day back in Amiens, where you’ll have some free time to explore at your own pace. Accommodation: Hôtel Le Prieuré (or similar)
    • Meals -  Breakfast

    Day 4 - Amiens – Villers-Bretonneux – Ypres (Belgium)

    • This morning, we’ll leave Amiens behind us – moving on to the Australian National War Memorial and Cemetery at Villers-Bretonneux. After taking some time to pay our respects, our next stop will be the Canadian National Vimy Memorial: Canada’s largest overseas National Memorial. This evening will see us dining together in Ypres – a town that was completely destroyed during WWI and rebuilt anew. Accommodation: The Albion Hotel (or similar)
    • Meals Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 5 - Ypres – Ypres Salient and Menin Gate – Ypres

    • The beautiful town of Ypres sits in the epicentre of British WWI endeavours, and there is much to see in the surrounding countryside. We’ll start with a visit to John McCrae’s Dressing Station at Essex Farm Cemetery – the site where his famous poem In Flanders Fields was written in 1915. Continuing our journey, we’ll visit the German Cemetery at Langemark and Vancouver Corner. Then, we’ll explore the fascinating Hooge Crater Museum – home to a unique collection of WWI artefacts and reconstructed trenches. An evocative end to the day is in store: we’ve an appointment to keep at the Menin Gate Memorial, where we’re invited to attend the Last Post ceremony. Accommodation: The Albion Hotel (or similar)
    • Meals -  Breakfast

    Day 6 - Ypres – Fromelles (France) – Lille

    • Today we’ll visit Hill 60 – a manmade promontory on the edge of the Ypres Salient where many fierce battles between the Germans and Allied forces took place. After, we’ll take some time to explore the area around Fromelles, VC Corner and the Australian Memorial Park – before having the opportunity to visit Pheasant Wood Cemetery: the final resting place of 250 Australian and British soldiers killed in the battle of Fromelles. After returning to Lille, our compelling journey will come to a close.
    • Meals -  Breakfast
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