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Touring the World War One battlefields is a sombre but fascinating experience. Visit the Somme and Ypres as well as the countless peaceful memorials to a lost generation.
- Style: Small Group Guided Journey
- Duration: 5 days/4 nights
- Starts in: Lille
Guide Price £759
- Ulster Tower Memorial & Visitor Centre
- Canadian Memorial Park, Newfoundland Park
- Memorial to the Missing
- Victoria School & Adelaide Cemetery
- John McCrae’s Dressing Station at Essex Farm
- German Cemetery at Langemark
- Vancouver Corner
- Commonwealth Cemetery
- Vimy Ridge trenches and tunnels
- Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate
- VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial
Day 1 Amiens, France
Arrive in Lille and start today by exploring the battlefields of the Somme, where the British Army suffered the bloodiest single day in its history. Visit Newfoundland Memorial Park, Ulster Tower and Pozières before ending the day at Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. From here head to Amiens where you will spend the next two nights.
Day 2 Amiens
Today you will visit the underground city of Naours. Here you can wander the network of tunnels where hundreds of soldiers left their mark by leaving inscriptions on the walls – a touching insight into the lives and personalities of some of the brave soldiers who fought in WW1.
Day 3 Amiens to Ypres, Belgium
Leaving Amiens travel to the Australian National War Memorial & Cemetery at Villers-Bretonneux in Belgium. Afterwards, visit the Canadian Memorial Park on Vimy Ridge before continuing on to Ypres for the next two nights.
Day 4 Ypres
Spend today at your own leisure exploring Ypres. Why not visit sights including John McCrae’s Dressing Station at Essex Farm Cemetery, Vancouver Corner and the Hooge Crater trenches museum? Later, attend the emotive daily playing of the Last Post under the Menin Gate Memorial.
Day 5 Ypres to Lille, France
This morning explore Hill 60 and the area around Fromelles, Pheasant Wood Cemetery, VC Corner and the Australian Memorial Park. Later, head back to Lille where your tour comes to an end.
Departs:Selected departures, Apr - Nov 2020.
- 4 nights boutique accommodation
- 4 breakfasts & 2 dinners
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