Private Vimy And Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour From Bruges

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up at your hotel in Bruges, send us name and address.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Stand in the tunnels in Vimy, walk in the trenches where Canadian troops stood in April 1917. See the CWGC's largest cemetery in Europe, come to see the Brooding Soldier where the first gas attack took place. Attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. See the dressing station where John McRae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields".

Highlights

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

We are leaving towards Vimy Ridge where you will stand near the Memorial and have a view on the Douai plain. You will walk in the Canadian and German preserved trenches, go down in the Grange Tunnel, where Canadian troops stood hours before the battle and see the newly built visitor centre.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: The Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut Province, Wallonia

See Ploegsteert Memorial to the missing

Stop At: Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Canadian Memorial

Stand on Hill 62 where Canadian soldiers fought at the spring of 1916.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: PPCLI memorial

Stand at the place, Frezeberg, where the regiment was nearly wiped out in May 1915.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Is the largest CWGC's cemetery, 12 000 burials and the Memorial is bearing the names of 35 000 soldiers who have no known grave.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Saint Julien Memorial, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

See the "Brooding Soldier" erected where the 1st gas attack took place at the spring of 1915.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Langemark Cemetery, Langemark, West Flanders Province

See a German Cemetery and feel the difference between this ones and the allied cemeteries.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Where John McRae wrote the poem " In Flanders Fields".

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Stand on the Main Square and see the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral and some other nice buildings in Ypres. You have some free time to wander in town.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Last Post ceremony, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

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

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Lunch

Professional guide

Private tour

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Local taxes

Driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

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.

Traveler Reviews

  • 18-Jun-2018

    Man's folly knows no end, Rows of Hydra's teeth sitting in a tranquil garden surrounded by miles of Battlefields, a never to be forgotten tour, Bruges and death walk hand in hand, loads of adequate museums are dotted around the area, also a number of pubs, I recommend trying a fruit beer, even if you hate beer as I did.

  • 28-Jun-2016

    The guide did not give any history along the drive from Bruges to Vimy for 1.5 hours he did not point out anything of interest.. there were lots of things he could have pointed out .. we had to ask what was what.

    The handouts he gave us at end of the trip .. were not in order and some we backwards.

    He should have had a map that showed the area and what was happening in the war on the map .. and where the fronts were etc ... key battles etc ...

    Should explain where we are going and what the significance was to the war etc ...

  • 28-Jun-2016

    The guide did not give any history along the drive from Bruges to Vimy for 1.5 hours he did not point out anything of interest.. there were lots of things he could have pointed out .. we had to ask what was what.

    The handouts he gave us at end of the trip .. were not in order and some we backwards.

    He should have had a map that showed the area and what was happening in the war on the map .. and where the fronts were etc ... key battles etc ...

    Should explain where we are going and what the significance was to the war etc ...