OCTOBER 01 or OCT 08 2016
* Includes ALL taxes and service charges
FLIGHTS ARE EXTRA
This three-day introductory tour allows visitors to see the major areas of British and Commonwealth involvement across the Western Front. All the major Commonwealth countries including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India, together with Great Britain played major roles in ensuring ultimate victory. Importantly, the tour offers flexibility to ensure that visitors from all countries will see the memorials to their country’s fallen, as well as gaining a greater understanding of the overall conduct and strategy of the war.
- 2 nights’ accommodation
- Specialist Battlefields driver/tour leader
- Mini-coach transportation
- European breakfast daily
- 1 x evening meal
- Included Entrances: Hooge Crater Museum, Hooge Trenches & Fromelles Visitor Centre.
- By travelling in small, intimate groups we can offer our clients the opportunity to visit specific cemeteries and pay their respects to a fallen relative.
Lille – The Somme – Villers-Bretonneux – Ypres
We visit the Somme battlefield to see the Newfoundland Memorial Park at Beaumont Hamel, the Ulster Tower and the Pozieres battlefield. We also visit the National War Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, before going to the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing. Stay two nights at Hotel Kasteelhof’t Hooghe. Overnight: Hotel Kasteelhof’t Hooghe (or similar)
Ypres – Ypres Salient – Ypres
We spend today in the Ypres Salient to see some of the most important sites that remain: John McCrae’s Dressing Station at Essex Farm Cemetery, Messines Ridge, Hooge Crater, Polygon Wood and Tyne Cot Military Cemetery. Walk the moonscape of the Hill 60 battlefield and see dozens of memorials to British, Australian, New Zealand and Canadian regiments and units. This evening we attend the Last Post ceremony. Overnight: Hotel Kasteelhof’t Hooghe (or similar)
Ypres – Fromelles – Vimy Ridge – Lille
On the Fromelles battlefield, we visit the new Pheasant Wood Cemetery. We also see where Adolf Hitler served and the bunker he is reputed to have used as a billet. We cross the Loos battlefield on our way to the Canadian Memorial Park at Vimy Ridge, where we take a trench and tunnel tour (weather permitting) and spend time at the massive and imposing Vimy Memorial. Our tour ends in Lille