Australian Battlefields Private Tour In Fromelles And Flanders From Lille

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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
    Pick up also possible at train station Lille Europe at "Le Pub" hall 2.
    Airports
    Lesquin Airport, Lille France
    Airports
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  • 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

Explore Flanders and Fromelles, and delve into Australias World War I history on this 9-hour small-group battlefield tour from Lille. Travel through Flanders and Fromelles with a guide, and discover key sites of interest including the Cobbers Memorial, the Tyne Cot Cemetery in Passchendaele, and the VC Corner Cemetery Frances only exclusively Australian WWI cemetery. Learn of the thousands of Australian soldiers who laid down their lives, and see the many ways in which the Commonwealth War Graves Commission mark their sacrifice. This tour includes round-trip travel from your Lille hotel.

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

The museum explains the battle and how the remains of these 250 soldiers were found and exhumed.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stand in the cemetery where the soldiers are now resting.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stand on the German and look towards No Man's Land.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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 buried.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Driving through the city and seeing the pub where Mlle was.

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

Passing along he Memorial and Hill 63.

Stop At: Messines Ridge, Mesen, West Flanders Province

Stand on the battlefield where Australian troops were launched in the Battle in June 1917.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stand on the Hill and see the memorial to the 1st Australian Tunneling Cie and the Caterpillar Mine Crater.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Stand at Polygon Wood Memorial to the 5th Australian Division also 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 museum

Duration: 1 hour

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

Stand onYpres square and see the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral and some of the nice buildings, you have some free time in town.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Stand in CWGC's largest cemetery

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stand under the Menin Gate to attend the Last Post before heading back to your hotel

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Driver/guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Lunch

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 two 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

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  • 08-Oct-2022

    We cannot thank Claude enough for the wonderful experience we had touring the Australian World War I Battlefields. His knowledge is endless, and it is very obvious that he is passionate about the subject matter. The morning began in the pouring rain, with bright sunshine in the afternoon, and finished with the last post at the Menin Gate at 8 o’clock, which was a very moving end to an incredible day. We highly recommend this tour.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Claude was great - very knowledgeable about the battle sites and history of the area.
    English was first rate - and lunch was excellent

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Claude was great - very knowledgeable about the battle sites and history of the area. English was first rate - and lunch was excellent

  • 04-May-2019

    Our guide provided excellent insights and information as we toured selected WW1 sites in Northern France and Belgium during this one day tour. Being a small group we were able to easily interact with the guide, asking questions and gaining a better understanding of the Western Front. The Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate was wonderful & very moving. Highly recommend this tour.

  • 13-Jul-2018

    Claude is a fantastic host and guide. Amiable, knowledgeable and professional, he judged the pace of the tour and our interest in certain subjects to keep it from being boring. He explained the horrors of the War while being impartial. A great tour and a must for anyone interested in the history of this horrendous and wasteful time in history

  • 01-Jun-2018

    Claude is a fantastic host and guide. Amiable, knowledgeable and professional, he judged the pace of the tour and our interest in certain subjects to keep it from being boring. He explained the horrors of the War while being impartial. A great tour and a must for anyone interested in the history of this horrendous and wasteful time in history

  • 07-Nov-2017

    Claude went over the top on this tour. Excellent overview of the north end of the battle lines of WWI. Had a delicious lunch and found a great restaurant in Ypres. Final post (Taps for Americans) in Ypres was moving.

  • 08-Apr-2017

    This tour was amazing. Claude was a great guide. We saw everything in great comfort with plenty of time to stroll around. Highly recommend it

  • 08-Apr-2017

    This tour was amazing. Claude was a great guide. We saw everything in great comfort with plenty of time to stroll around. Highly recommend it

  • 16-Sep-2016

    We had a great day. Very informative guide. Very friendly and helpful!, would recommend Claude as a great guide!!

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