Australian Battlefields Private Tour In Flanders From Bruges

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick you up at Hotels or at the train station in Bruges
    Ports
    Zeebrugge
  • 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

You will stand in the footsteps of the Australian soldiers in Fromelles, Ploegsteert and Messines. You will see some of the mine craters laid by the 1st Australian Tunneling Cie. Polygoon Wood, and Passendale will be visited. You will finish your day at the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres

Highlights

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Museum of the Battle of Fromelles, Fromelles, Nord, Hauts-de-France

Visit the museum and understand the Battle of Fromelles and how the 250 soldiers have been exhumed and reburied.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, Fromelles, Nord, Hauts-de-France

Stand in the cemetery where the 250 soldiers are now resting.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Australian Memorial Park, Fromelles, Nord, Hauts-de-France

Stand on the German lines and look towards no man's land where the Australian troops launched the attack on 19 July 1916.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: VC Corner Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, Nord, Hauts-de-France

Is the only exclusive Australian cemetery in FRance

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rue Pettilon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France

Another cemetery where many Australian soldier are now resting.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Mademoiselle from Armentieres, Armentieres, Nord, Hauts-de-France

Driving through Armentires and seeing where the pub in which Mlle from Armentires was.

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

Passing near Ploegsteert Memorial and Hill 63.

Stop At: Messines Ridge, Mesen, West Flanders Province

Stand where the Australians attacked Messines in June 1917.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hill 60, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

Stand on the Hill, see the Caterpillar Mine Crater and the Memorial dedicated to the 1st Australian Cie.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Battle of Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West Flanders Province

See the Memorial to the 5th Australian Division and the NZ Memorial.
It is the place where Dawn service happens on ANZAC Day.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Visit the most ineteresting WW1 museum in Belgium

Duration: 1 hour

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

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

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stand on Ypres main square, see the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral and some other nice buildings, you will have some free time to spend in town.

Duration: 1 hour

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

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

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Local taxes

Lunch

Driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Bottled water

Private transportation

Entry/Admission - Museum of the Battle of Fromelles

Entry/Admission - Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

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

  • 25-Nov-2019

    My husband and I were met at our hotel in Bruges by Claude (who had emailed days prior to confirm pick up location and time). Claude was a wealth of knowledge and his tour was professional and informative. The lunch provided was home cooked and a delight (thanks Nelly). The finale of the tour was the wreath laying ceremony at Menin Gate which is an experience we will never forget. I can recommend this tour without hesitation for anyone interested in Commonwealth WW1 history.Thank you so very much Claude. Regards Wayne & Janet

  • 19-Jul-2018

    Claude is an excellent and knowledgeable guide who went out of his way to provide us with a memorable tour of the battlefields from Fromelles to Ypres. A brilliant day (12 hours) in a very comfortable vehicle. The take away folder of maps and narrative added to the experience. Highly recommended.

  • 25-May-2017

    This tour was very interesting and emotional. A must for all Australians

  • 25-May-2017

    This tour was very interesting and emotional. A must for all Australians