3 days on Australian WW1 battlefields starting from Ypres or Lille

Cultural & Theme Tours in Ypres

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I am very flexible tours can be amended to go to visit some graves of your relatives. All tours are private. For transport I use a comfortable Mercedes Vito Tourer fully equiped for tours.I spent my life on these battlefields and I am guiding people since 20 years.I can provide a walker or a wheelchair.
ItineraryDay 1: Australians in Flanders; Fromelles, Messines, Passendale and YpresStop At: Museum of the Battle of Fromelles, Fromelles, Nord, Hauts-de-FranceThe museum will explain how these 250 soldiers were found and how they have been laid to rest in Pheasant Wood Cy.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, Fromelles, Nord, Hauts-de-FranceThe last resting place of the 250 soldiers found in the mass grave of Fromelles.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Australian Memorial ParkStand near the "Cobbers" statue on the 1st German line and see No Man's Land and the allied lines.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: VC Corner Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, Nord, Hauts-de-FranceThe only exclusive Australian cemetery in FranceDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Rue Pettilon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceAnother burial place where many Australian lay to rest.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: The Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut Province, WalloniaOne of the many memorials it stands near Hill 63 where the 1st Australian Tunneling Cie built the CatacombsDuration: 15 minutesStop At: NZ Messines Ridge Memorial, Mesen, West Flanders ProvinceStand on the battlefield where ANZACs launched the battle in June 1917.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Hill 60See the Caterpillar Crater and the memorial dedicated to the 1st Australian Tunneling Cie.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Polygon Wood CemeteryViisit the Polygon Wood and the memorial to the 5th Australian Division.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Zonnebeke, West Flanders ProvinceVisit the very best WW1 museum in Flanders.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders ProvinceThe largest CWGC's cemetery.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders ProvinceStand on the main square in Ypres see the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral and spend some free time in town.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Last Post ceremony, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders ProvinceAttend the Last Post at the Menin Gate before heading back to your hotel.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: The battlefields of the Arras - Bullecourt areaStop At: Le Memorial International De Notre-Dame-De-Lorette, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceA ring of Remembrance built by the French GovernmentDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceThe French largest WW1 cemetery.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Lens' 14 - 18 Centre d'Histoire Guerre et Paix, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceSpend some time in a nice WW1 musuem.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: German War Cemetery Saint-Laurent-Blangy, Saint-Laurent-Blangy, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceSee the difference, compare a German cemetery with the others.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Canadian National Vimy MemorialA stunning memorial dedicated to the action of the Canadians.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Carriere Wellington, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceSee how the armies took advantage of the local quarriesDuration: 1 hourStop At: The Bullecourt Digger, Bullecourt, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceStand in the Australian Memorial park in Bullecourt.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Bullecourt 1917, Jean and Denise Letaille museumA nice little museum that was made by the local mayor Mr Letaille and his wife.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 3: The Somme, Villers-Bretonneux, the SJMC, Le Hamel and PozieresStop At: École VictoriaSee the famous school rebuilt with the help of Australian schoolchildrenDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Australian National Memorial near Villers-BretonneuxThe memorial commemorates 11 000 Australian soldiers.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sir John Monash CentreVisit the centre build by the Australian Government.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Australian Corps Memorial Le HamelStand on the battlefield where Sir John Monash led the battle won in 94 minutesDuration: 45 minutesPass By: Basilique Notre-Dame de BrebièresThe basilica with the Golden Madonna and the Child on the top.Stop At: Lochnagar Crater, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceSee one of the Somme mine cratersDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Pozieres Memorial, Pozieres, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceStand near the 1st Australian Division MemorialDuration: 30 minutesStop At: The WindmillOne the strong points captures by the AustraliansDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Tank Corps Memorial, Pozieres, Somme, Hauts-de-Francestands at the place where tanks are used for the first time on 15 Septembre 1916.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, Hauts-de-Francethe largest of all these memorial bears the names of 72 000 soldiers.Duration: 5 hours 30 minutesStop At: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceEnding the tour at the New Foundland Memorial Park.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 3x Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • A booklet recording the event
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of the Battle of Fromelles
  • Entry/Admission - Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
  • Entry/Admission - Lens' 14 - 18 Centre d'Histoire Guerre et Paix
  • Entry/Admission - Carriere Wellington
  • Entry/Admission - Bullecourt 1917, Jean and Denise Letaille museum
  • Entry/Admission - Sir John Monash Centre

What’s not included

  • Souvenirs and drinks out of the lunches

Itinerary

Day 1: Australians in Flanders; Fromelles, Messines, Passendale and Ypres Stop At: Museum of the Battle of Fromelles, Fromelles, Nord, Hauts-de-France The museum will explain how these 250 soldiers were found and how they have been laid to rest in Pheasant Wood Cy. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, Fromelles, Nord, Hauts-de-France The last resting place of the 250 soldiers found in the mass grave of Fromelles. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Australian Memorial Park Stand near the "Cobbers" statue on the 1st German line and see No Man's Land and the allied lines. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: VC Corner Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, Nord, Hauts-de-France The only exclusive Australian cemetery in France Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Rue Pettilon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France Another burial place where many Australian lay to rest. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: The Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut Province, Wallonia One of the many memorials it stands near Hill 63 where the 1st Australian Tunneling Cie built the Catacombs Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: NZ Messines Ridge Memorial, Mesen, West Flanders Province Stand on the battlefield where ANZACs launched the battle in June 1917. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Hill 60 See the Caterpillar Crater and the memorial dedicated to the 1st Australian Tunneling Cie. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Polygon Wood Cemetery Viisit the Polygon Wood and the memorial to the 5th Australian Division. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Zonnebeke, West Flanders Province Visit the very best WW1 museum in Flanders. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders Province The largest CWGC's cemetery. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province Stand on the main square in Ypres see the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral and spend some free time in town. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Last Post ceremony, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province Attend the Last Post at the Menin Gate before heading back to your hotel. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
Day 2: The battlefields of the Arras - Bullecourt area Stop At: Le Memorial International De Notre-Dame-De-Lorette, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France A ring of Remembrance built by the French Government Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France The French largest WW1 cemetery. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Lens' 14 - 18 Centre d'Histoire Guerre et Paix, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France Spend some time in a nice WW1 musuem. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: German War Cemetery Saint-Laurent-Blangy, Saint-Laurent-Blangy, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France See the difference, compare a German cemetery with the others. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Canadian National Vimy Memorial A stunning memorial dedicated to the action of the Canadians. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Carriere Wellington, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France See how the armies took advantage of the local quarries Duration: 1 hour Stop At: The Bullecourt Digger, Bullecourt, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France Stand in the Australian Memorial park in Bullecourt. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Bullecourt 1917, Jean and Denise Letaille museum A nice little museum that was made by the local mayor Mr Letaille and his wife. Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
Day 3: The Somme, Villers-Bretonneux, the SJMC, Le Hamel and Pozieres Stop At: École Victoria See the famous school rebuilt with the help of Australian schoolchildren Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Australian National Memorial near Villers-Bretonneux The memorial commemorates 11 000 Australian soldiers. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Sir John Monash Centre Visit the centre build by the Australian Government. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Australian Corps Memorial Le Hamel Stand on the battlefield where Sir John Monash led the battle won in 94 minutes Duration: 45 minutes Pass By: Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebières The basilica with the Golden Madonna and the Child on the top. Stop At: Lochnagar Crater, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, Somme, Hauts-de-France See one of the Somme mine craters Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Pozieres Memorial, Pozieres, Somme, Hauts-de-France Stand near the 1st Australian Division Memorial Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: The Windmill One the strong points captures by the Australians Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Tank Corps Memorial, Pozieres, Somme, Hauts-de-France stands at the place where tanks are used for the first time on 15 Septembre 1916. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, Hauts-de-France the largest of all these memorial bears the names of 72 000 soldiers. Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes Stop At: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, Hauts-de-France Ending the tour at the New Foundland Memorial Park. Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
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