I am very flexible, it is possible to make a detour to go to visit the grave of one of your relatives.You will visit the battlefields on an easy way, I provide a personalized service.For transport I use a Mercedes Vito Tourer fully equiped for tours.I can provide a walker or a wheelchair.
ItineraryDay 1: Canadian battlefields in Flanders; Messines, Ypres, Passendale, and Hill 62Stop At: The Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut Province, WalloniaStand at the Memorial to the Missing in Plugstreet where Canadian troops fought in 1915 pass along the so called "Henessy Chateau" where Canadian soldiers found a wine cellar.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Messines Ridge, Mesen, West Flanders ProvinceStand near the Irish Memorial and visit the church where Hitler was in the crypt and the Visitor Centre.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Canadian MemorialStand on the ridge captured by the Canadian Army at the spring of 1916 and understand why it was so important.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry MemorialThis is the place where the PPCLI was nearly slaughtered in May 1915.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Zonnebeke, West Flanders ProvinceVisit the very best World War 1 museum in the area.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders ProvinceThe largest CWGc's cemetery in the world.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Langemark Cemetery, Langemark, West Flanders ProvinceVisit a German Cemetery, this one contains 44 000 burialsDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders ProvinceSee the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral and the main square of Ypres, spend some free time in town.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Last Post ceremony, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders ProvinceStand under the Menin Gate in Ypres to attend the Last Post before heading back to your hotel.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch: We will stop for a lunch in one of the many nice restaurants.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Vimy, Arras and Bourlon Wood battlefieldsStop At: Memorial de Vimy, Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceSee the Memorial on Vimy Ridge, the preserved German and Canadian Trenches, walk in the Grange Tunnel where Canadian troops stood minutes before the battle. See the newly build visitor centre and one of the cemeteries.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cimetiere du Cabaret Rouge, Souchez, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceThis is the cemetery where the Unknown Canadian Soldier was exhumed.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Anneau de la Memoire, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceThe Ring of Remembrance built by the French Government to remember all the soldiers who died in WW1 in tha area. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lens' 14 - 18 Centre d'Histoire Guerre et Paix, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceA very nice museum about WW1 on the Western Front.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bourlon Wood Canadian War MemorialClimb on Bourlon Wood ridge and see the Memorial.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial, Vis-en-Artois, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceA very nice memorialDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Monchy-le-Preux Newfoundland Memorial, Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceSee the place where New Foundland troops were in action.Duration: 20 minutesMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 3: The Somme battlefields, Villers-Bretonneux, Thiepval, Courcelette and Beaumont-HamelStop At: Parking Rue De La RepubliqueYou will see the Victoria School in Villers-Bretonneux.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Australian National Memorial near Villers-BretonneuxSee the Memorial where the names of 11 000 Australian Soldiers are commemorated.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sir John Monash CentreTake some time to see the new Visitor CentreDuration: 1 hourStop At: Australian Corps Memorial Le HamelStanding where Sir John Monash led his troops to victory using new modern tacticsDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Basilique Notre-Dame de BrebièresDriving in Albert see the BasilicaDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Lochnagar CraterSee one of the minecraters, the result of an underground explosion.The mine was triggered on 1 July 1916.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: The Tank Corps MemorialA Little memorial dedicated to the Tank Corps. It is there that tanks have been used for the 1st time on a battlefield on 15 September 1916.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Courcelette Canadian MemorialThe memorial commemorates the involvement of the Canadian Army in the Battle of the Somme at the fall of 1916.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Historial de la Grande Guerre - Musee de Thiepval, Thiepval, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceVisit the new museum.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceThis is the largest of all these memorials, it is bearing the names of 72 000 soldiers who have no known grave.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceThe memorial was unveiled in 1925, so it is one of the oldest.The memorial remembers the effort of New Foundland during WW1.Duration: 45 minutesMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.