Australian Battlefields Private Tour In Flanders From Brussels

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Stationsplein, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Return Details :
    Brussels, Belgium
  • 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

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 to understand the Battle on July 19 & 20, and learn how the 250 soldiers were exhumed.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Stand in the Cemetery where these soldiers have been reburied.

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, see from where the battle was launched.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Is the only exlisve Australian in France.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Another cemetery where many Australians are resting.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Driving through Armentires and seeing the Pub where she was.

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

Passing near the Memorial and hill 63 where all Australians were in the winter of 1917-1918.

Stop At: Messines Ridge, Mesen, West Flanders Province

Stand on the battlefield where the Australians were in action 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 Tunneling Cie.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Stand neat the Memorial to the 5th Australian Division and see the NZ Memorial. This is als the place where Dawn Service is held on ANZAC Day.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Spend some time in the very best WW1 musdeum

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 the main square of Ypres, see the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral and some other nice buildings, you will have some free time 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 we are heading back to your hotel.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Local taxes

Lunch

Driver/guide

Hotel 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

Most travelers can participate

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-May-2016

    This is a great experience to get a feel for what the troops encountered while fighting in this region. Our tour guide Claude was excellent and made the day very special for us. Even though it is a long day it is well paced. The Last Post Ceremony in Ypres was a great way to finish our very informative and emotive day. Would highly recommend this tour.