3 day tour Canadians in WW1 starting from Lille or Ypres
  • 3 day tour Canadians in WW1 starting from Lille or Ypres

    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.

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Canadian battlefields in Flanders; Messines, Ypres, Passendale, and Hill 62

    Stop At: The Ploegsteert Memorial, Rue de Messines Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton 7782 Belgium
    Stand 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 minutes

    Stop At: Messines Ridge, N314, Mesen 8957 Belgium
    Stand near the Irish Memorial and visit the church where Hitler was in the crypt and the Visitor Centre.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Canadian Memorial, Hill 62, Canadalaan, 8902 Ieper, Belgium
    Stand on the ridge captured by the Canadian Army at the spring of 1916 and understand why it was so important.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Memorial, Grote Molenstraat 78, 8980 Frezenberg, Belgium
    This is the place where the PPCLI was nearly slaughtered in May 1915.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Ieperstraat 5, Zonnebeke 8980 Belgium
    Visit the very best World War 1 museum in the area.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Tynecotstraat, Zonnebeke 8980 Belgium
    The largest CWGc's cemetery in the world.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Langemark Cemetery, Klerkenstraat, Langemark Belgium
    Visit a German Cemetery, this one contains 44 000 burials
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Grote Markt 34, Ieper (Ypres) 8900 Belgium
    See the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral and the main square of Ypres, spend some free time in town.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Last Post ceremony, Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres) Belgium
    Stand under the Menin Gate in Ypres to attend the Last Post before heading back to your hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals 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 battlefields

    Stop At: Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Chemin des Canadiens Route D55, 62580 Givenchy-en-Gohelle France
    See 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 hours

    Stop At: Cimetiere du Cabaret Rouge, D937, 62153 Souchez France
    This is the cemetery where the Unknown Canadian Soldier was exhumed.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Anneau de la Memoire, D58 E3 Chemin du Mont de Lorette Front the National Necropolis of Notre Dame de Lorette, 62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire France
    The Ring of Remembrance built by the French Government to remember all the soldiers who died in WW1 in tha area.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Memorial' 14-18, 102 rue Pasteur Parking by Chemin de Lens to Souchez, 62153 Souchez France
    A very nice museum about WW1 on the Western Front.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bourlon Wood Canadian War Memorial, 62860 Bourlon, France
    Climb on Bourlon Wood ridge and see the Memorial.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial, 1 route Nationale, 62156 Haucourt France
    A very nice memorial
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Monchy-le-Preux Newfoundland Memorial, 2 Rue de la Chaussy Monchy-Le-Preux, 62118 Le Touquet – Paris-Plage France
    See the place where New Foundland troops were in action.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: The Somme battlefields, Villers-Bretonneux, Thiepval, Courcelette and Beaumont-Hamel

    Stop At: Parking Rue De La Republique, 7 Rue de la République, 80380 Villers-Bretonneux, France
    You will see the Victoria School in Villers-Bretonneux.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Australian National Memorial near Villers-Bretonneux, Route de Villers Bretonneux, 80800 Fouilloy, France
    See the Memorial where the names of 11 000 Australian Soldiers are commemorated.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sir John Monash Centre, Route de Villers Bretonneux, 80800 Fouilloy, France
    Take some time to see the new Visitor Centre
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Australian Corps Memorial Le Hamel, chemin de 80340, 4 Chemin de Sailly Laurette, 80340 Le Hamel, France
    Standing where Sir John Monash led his troops to victory using new

    modern tactics
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebières, 20 Rue Anicet Godin, 80300 Albert, France
    Driving in Albert see the Basilica
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Lochnagar mine, D20, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France
    See one of the minecraters, the result of an underground explosion.

    The mine was triggered on 1 July 1916.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Tank Corps Memorial, Route de Bapaume, D929, 80300 Pozières, France
    A 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 minutes

    Stop At: Courcelette Memorial, 1 N Route nationale, 80300 Courcelette, France
    The memorial commemorates the involvement of the Canadian Army in the Battle of the Somme at the fall of 1916.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Historial de la Grande Guerre - Musee de Thiepval, 8 rue de l Ancre, 80300 Thiepval France
    Visit the new museum.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Thiepval Memorial, Rue de L'Ancre, 80300 Authuille France
    This is the largest of all these memorials, it is bearing the names of 72 000 soldiers who have no known grave.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Rue de l'Eglise, 80300 Beaumont-Hamel France
    The memorial was unveiled in 1925, so it is one of the oldest.

    The memorial remembers the effort of New Foundland during WW1.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Stroller accessible"
    "Service animals allowed"
    "Near public transportation"
    "Infants must sit on laps"
    "Infant seats available"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



    • Hora de Inicio9:00 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
      We can pick you up at your hotel, ccommodation or at the train stations in Lille and Ypres.


    • Duración: 3 days
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • 3x Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Bottled water
    • A booklet recording the event
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
    • Entry/Admission - Memorial' 14-18
    • Entry/Admission - Historial de la Grande Guerre - Musee de Thiepval

    No Incluye

    • Souvenirs and drinks out of the lunches
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