3 days on Australian WW1 battlefields starting from Ypres or Lille

3 days on Australian WW1 battlefields starting from Ypres or Lille

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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Australians in Flanders; Fromelles, Messines, Passendale and Ypres

Stop At: Museum of the Battle of Fromelles, Rue de la Basse Ville, 59249 Fromelles 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, Rue de la Basse Ville, Fromelles France
The last resting place of the 250 soldiers found in the mass grave of Fromelles.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Australian Memorial Park, 58 Rue Delval, 59249 Fromelles, France
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, 91 rue Delval Next to the Australian Memorial Park, 59249 Fromelles France
The only exclusive Australian cemetery in France
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rue Pettilon Military Cemetery, D175 Rue du Pettilon, Fleurbaix France
Another burial place where many Australian lay to rest.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Ploegsteert Memorial, Rue de Messines Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton 7782 Belgium
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, N314, Mesen 8957 Belgium
Stand on the battlefield where ANZACs launched the battle in June 1917.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hill 60 Restaurant, Zwarteleenstraat 40, 8902 Ieper, Belgium
See the Caterpillar Crater and the memorial dedicated to the 1st Australian Tunneling Cie.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Polygon Wood Cemetery, 8980 Zonnebeke, Belgium
Viisit the Polygon Wood and the memorial to the 5th Australian Division.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Ieperstraat 5, Zonnebeke 8980 Belgium
Visit the very best WW1 museum in Flanders.
Duration: 1 hour

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

Stop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Grote Markt 34, Ieper (Ypres) 8900 Belgium
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, Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres) Belgium
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, Chemin de la Chapelle, 62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire France
A ring of Remembrance built by the French Government
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, 2 Place de Notre Dame de Lorette, 62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire France
The French largest WW1 cemetery.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Memorial' 14-18, 102 rue Pasteur Parking by Chemin de Lens to Souchez, 62153 Souchez France
Spend some time in a nice WW1 musuem.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: German War Cemetery Saint-Laurent-Blangy, Chemin de Bailleul, Saint-Laurent-Blangy, Arras France
See the difference, compare a German cemetery with the others.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Route départementale 55, Chemin des Canadiens, 62580 Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France
A stunning memorial dedicated to the action of the Canadians.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Carriere Wellington, Rue Arthur Deletoille, 62000, Arras France
See how the armies took advantage of the local quarries
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Bullecourt Digger, 10 rue des Australiens, 62128 Bullecourt France
Stand in the Australian Memorial park in Bullecourt.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bullecourt 1917, Jean and Denise Letaille museum, 1Bis Rue d'Arras, 62128 Bullecourt, France
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, 9 Rue Victoria, 80800 Villers-Bretonneux, France
See the famous school rebuilt with the help of Australian schoolchildren
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Australian National Memorial near Villers-Bretonneux, Route de Villers Bretonneux, 80800 Fouilloy, France
The memorial commemorates 11 000 Australian soldiers.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sir John Monash Centre, Route de Villers Bretonneux, 80800 Fouilloy, France
Visit the centre build by the Australian Government.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Australian Corps Memorial, chemin de 80340, 4 Chemin de Sailly Laurette, 80340 Le Hamel, France
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, 20 Rue Anicet Godin, 80300 Albert, France
The basilica with the Golden Madonna and the Child on the top.

Stop At: Lochnagar Crater, Route de la Grande Mine, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle France
See one of the Somme mine craters
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pozieres Memorial, 80300 Pozieres France
Stand near the 1st Australian Division Memorial
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Windmill Memorial, 80300 Pozières, France
One the strong points captures by the Australians
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tank Corps Memorial, D929 Albert-Bapaume road, 80300 Pozieres France
stands at the place where tanks are used for the first time on 15 Septembre 1916.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Thiepval Memorial, Rue de L'Ancre, 80300 Authuille 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, Rue de l'Eglise, 80300 Beaumont-Hamel France
Ending the tour at the New Foundland Memorial Park.
Duration: 30 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"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Vehicles are cleaned and sanitized after every tour."



Hora de Inicio: 9:00 AM
Duración: 3 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
I can pick you up at your hotel or accomodation.


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 - Museum of the Battle of Fromelles
  • Entry/Admission - Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
  • Entry/Admission - Memorial' 14-18
  • Entry/Admission - Carriere Wellington
  • Entry/Admission - Bullecourt 1917, Jean and Denise Letaille museum
  • Entry/Admission - Sir John Monash Centre

No Incluye

  • Souvenirs and drinks out of the lunches

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