2 Day Canadian Somme And Flanders Fields Battlefield Tour From Ypres Or Bruges

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up possible at the train station or hotels in Ypres or Buges
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The first day you will stand at Tyne Cot Military Cemetery, Passendale, Crest Farm, Essex Farm and at the Menin Gate.
The second day you will stand in the Tunnel at Vimy Ridge, near the Memorial, in Courcelette and Thiepval, at Lochnagar Crater and you will visit the battlefield at Beaumont Hamel.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders Province

It is the largest CWGC's cemetery, the memorial is bearing the names of 35 000 soldiers who have no known grave.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Passchendaele Canadian Memorial (Crest Farm)

The last strong point captured by the Canadian troops the Battle of Passendale, you will also the "Canada Gate" one of the latest memorials.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Zonnebeke, West Flanders Province

Spend some time in the very WW1 museum

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Canadian Memorial

Stand on Hill 62 where Canadian troops fought at the spring of 1916. You will also stand at the Memorial dedicated to the PPCLI at Frezenberg where they suffred a huge number of casualties at the spring of 1915.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Essex Farm Cemetery, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

The place where John McRae wrote wrotre the poem "In Flanders Fields".

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

You will stand on the main square, seeing the Clothe Hall, the Cathedral and many other nice buildings. You can spend some free time in town.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

You will stand under the Menin Gate to attend the Last Post, after the service I will bring you back to your hotel.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Memorial de Vimy, Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France

Leaving your hotel towards Vimy Ridge where you will walk in the German and Canadian trenches. You will go down in the Grange Tunnel where Canadians stood hours before the assaulst on 9 April 1917, having a look at the newly build visitor centre before going to the Memorial on ridge 145. You will read the 11 285 names of Canadian soldiers remebered on the Memorial, have a view on the Douai Plain.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Courcelette Canadian Memorial, Courcelette, Somme, Hauts-de-France

Stand near the Memorial dedicated to the Canadian troops that fought there at the fall of 1916.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lochnagar Crater, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, Somme, Hauts-de-France

Seeing the crater, it is the result of an underground explosion triggered on the morning of 1 July 1916.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, Hauts-de-France

The memorial is the largest one built by the CWGC, it is bearing the names of 72 000 soldiers who have no known grave.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, Hauts-de-France

You will stand near the Caribu, see the preserved battlefield where New Foundland troops suffered a large number of casualties. Walk along the "Danger Tree", the Y Ravine, the 51st Highland Division Memorial and see the Visitor Centre before heading back to your hotel.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Local taxes

Bottled water

Lunch

Driver/guide

Professional guide

Hotel drop-off

Hotel pickup

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks

Hotel

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate