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Somme and Ypres Battlefield Tours: from Belgium to France

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): Belgium   France  
Specialty Categories: Military History   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 743 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 743 Euro (EUR)

This tour is ideal for anyone wanting to follow the Anzacs in France and Belgium during the First World War, The tour includes accommodation in good quality Hotels in Ypres, Belgium and Albert (subject to availability) Your tour operators have been working for 10 Years in France and are registered and insured with the local Authorities, our one aim is to ensure your experience is one that you will treasure forever. Your guide is a professional Historical English Guide who lives in the area and has many years experience of guiding.

Day 1: After picking you up in Lille we will travel to the wonderful Medieval town of Ypres where we will see as much of the Australian battlefield as possible, including Messines, Plugstreet, Hill 60 Polygon Wood, Passchendaele, Tyne Cot and Langemark and in the evening we will attend the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. Overnight at The Ariane Hotel, Ypres

Day 2: After breakfast we travel to the Somme, visiting on route the Fromelles Battlegrounds, Pheasant Wood and the New Fromelles Cemetery, the Australian Memorial to the Missing and the Diggers Memorial. Then we see Bullecourt and the Battle of Arras 1917. Overnight accommodation at the Hotel Royal Picardie, Albert.

Day 3: This morning you retrace the footsteps of 1st, 2nd and 4th Aus Division who, in 45 days, launched 19 attacks and lost 23,000 men in an area of about 2 square miles. You also visit the preserved trenches of Beaumont Hamel, Albert, Pozieres village and 'the Windmill', Mouquet (Mucky) farm, Fricourt German cemetery, the Lochnagar mine Crater and the Thiepval memorial. Then onto Villers Bretonneux, where the AIF stopped the German advance of 1918, and retook Villers Bretonneux at Mid Night 24th April. The next day was the 3rd ANZAC day, you also travel to the school and Museum, Adelaide Cemetery, Australian National Memorial, Australian Corps Memorial Park and Le Hamel. You will walk the battlefields where after Monash`s detailed tactic's resulted in all objectives being taken in 93 minutes. Then we will drop you off at Amiens to catch your train to Paris or Lille.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Pick up from Lille, Two nights accommodation based on two people sharing a twin/double en suite room with breakfast, fully guided tour for three full days in our vehicle.
- 3 days fully guided tour in our executive style vehicle (Mercedes Viano with extra long wheelbase)
- 2 nights accommodation in a top quality B&B
- Breakfast and one lunch and one evening meals

Price Excludes:
- Drop off at Amiens or Lille/Paris for an additional fee of 150 Euro
- Single supplement of 40 Euro.

About This Supplier
Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2002

We are a family run company offering fully guided, made to measure tours to the Battlefields of Europe, for individuals or small groups. Rod - your guide - has served for 16 years in the Grenadier Guards, and as an Color Sergeant Instructor at the famous Royal Military Academy Sandhust, he knows the Battlefield and its...

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