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3 Days / 2 Nights

Day 1 - Lille - The Somme - Villers-bretonneux - Ypres
Our tour begins at The Somme. At the New found land Memorial Park at Beaumont Hamel, we make out the original trenchline. The Ulster Tower memorialto the 36th (Ulster) Divisionmakes a peaceful stoppingpoint, before we visit Pozières and the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. We end a moving first day at the Thiepval Memorial to theMissing. (D)
Overnight: Kasteelhof't Hooghe (or similar)

Day 2 - Ypres - Ypres Salient - Ypres
Surrounding the ancienttown of Ypres are the Salient battle fields. Here we see John McCrae's Dressing Station at Essex Farm Cemetery. And we visit battle grounds including Messines Ridge, Hooge Crater, Polygon Wood and Tyne Cot Military Cemetery. We walk the shell-scarred craters of the Hill 60 battlefield. We see dozens of memorials to Common wealth regiments and their units. Then as the sun sets, we contemplate the haunting sound of the Last Post ceremony. (B)
Overnight: Kasteelhof't Hooghe (or similar)

Day 3 - Ypres - Fromelles - Vimy Ridge - Lille
Starting at Fromelles, we explore Pheasant Wood Cemetery. Crossing the Loos battle field,we continue to the Canadian Memorial Park at Vimy Ridge o tour its trenches. And before our long weekend finishes, we pause for thought at the Vimy Memorial that commemorates the thousands of soldiers whose final resting places have never been found. (B)

Pick-Up & Drop-Off

This tour commences from Lille Europe Station, The Meeting Point, Gare de Lille-Europe, 59800, Lille at 8.30am. Please ensure you are at the 'Meeting Point', which you'll find in Hall 2, at least 15 minutes prior to departure.
The tour finishes at 6.00pm at Lille Europe Station, The Meeting Point, Gare de Lille-Europe, 59800, Lille.

         
    2017    
         
    Departure : April - October, 2017    
         
    Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
    Apr 22, 29 $955 $1,205
    May 06, 13, 20, 27 $1,050 $1,225
    Jun 03, 10, 17, 24 $1,050 $1,225
    Jul 01, 15, 29 $1,050 $1,225
    Aug 05, 12, 26 $1,050 $1,225
    Sep 02, 09, 16, 23 $1,050 $1,225
    Oct 07, 14 $955 $1,205
         
Inclusions:
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in boutique hotels
  • Specialist Battlefields driver/tour leader
  • Luxury mini-coach transportation
  • European breakfast daily (B)
  • 1 x evening meal (D)
  • Included Entrances: Hooge Crater Trenches and Museum and Musée de la Bataille de Fromelles.
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