Canadian Somme and Flanders battlefield tour 2 days starting from Lille or Arras

Canadian Somme and Flanders battlefield tour 2 days starting from Lille or Arras

Stand on the places where Canadians made History !

The first day you will stand at Tyne Cot Military Cemetery, Passendale, Crest Farm, Essex Farm and at the Menin Gate.

The second day you will stand in the Tunnel at Vimy Ridge, near the Memorial, in Courcelette and Thiepval, at Lochnagar Crater and you will visit the battlefield at Beaumont Hamel.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Tynecotstraat, Zonnebeke 8980 Belgium

Tyne Cot is the largest CWGC's cemetery, the memorial is bearing the names of 35 000 soldiers who have no known grave.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Passchendaele Canadian Memorial, Canadalaan, 8980 Zonnebeke, Belgium

Seeing the last strong point captured by the Canadian troops during the Battle of Passendale, you will stand near the newly build "Canada Gate"

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Passchendaele Museum, Berten Pilstraat 5A, Zonnebeke 8980 Belgium

Spend some time in the very best WW1 museum.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Canadian Memorial, Hill 62, Canadalaan 26, 8902 Ieper, Belgium

You will stand on Hill 62 where Canadian troops fought in 1916. See the PPCLI Memorial at Frezenberg where they suffered huge casualties at the spring of 1915.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Essex Farm Cemetery, east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres) Belgium

The place where John McRae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields".

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Grote Markt 34, Ieper (Ypres) 8900 Belgium

You will see the Cloth Hall and some of the nicest buildings of Ypres.

You will have some free time in town before attending the Last Post.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Menin Gate Memorial, Menenstraat Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900 Belgium

You will stand under the Menin Gate to attend the Last Post.

After the service I will bring you back to your hotel.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Chemin des Canadiens Route D55, 62580 Givenchy-en-Gohelle France

Leaving your hotel towards Vimy Ridge, you will go in the trenches where Canadian and German troops stood the morning of 9 April 1917, go down in the Grange Tunnel and see the newly build visitor centre. You will go at the Memorial see the 11 000 names of Cnanadian soldiers who died in France and have no known grave. You will see the Douai Plain and the area held by the Germans.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Courcelette Canadian Memorial, Nord Route Nationale, 80300 Courcelette France

You will see the Courcelette Memorial where Canadians fought at the fall of 1916.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lochnagar Crater, Route de la Grande Mine, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle France

See the crater, it is the result of an underground explosion triggered on the morning of 1 July 1916.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Memorial de Thiepval, Rue de L'Ancre, 80300 Thiepval France

Thiepval Memorial is the largest of the CWGC's memorials it is bearing the names 72 000 soldiers.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Rue de l'Eglise, 80300 Beaumont-Hamel France

The place wher New Foundland soldiers were massacred. You will stand near the Caribu, seeing "Danger Tree" going rom the allied lines towards the German lines, passing near the Memorial to the 51st Highland Division.

Going back towards your hotel.

Duration: 1 hour



Informacion Adicional
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"



Start Time: 09:00 AM
Duration: 2 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
At the train station in Arras or Lille

Airports

  • Lesquin Airport, Lille France


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Memorial de Thiepval
  • Entry/Admission - Passchendaele Museum

Not Included

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Hotel

Facilities


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