Vimy And Flanders Fields Canadian Battlefield Tour From Lille

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up at all central hotels or at the train station.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • 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

Explore Canadian World War I history in Vimy and Belgium on this 12-hour battlefield tour from Lille or Arras. Follow a guide through Vimys WW1 trenches and discover sites of interest including Hill 145, the Canadian Passchendaele Memorial, the St. Julien Memorial, and the Tyne Cot Military Cemetery. See where John McRae wrote his famous poem In Flanders Fields. Then, finish your tour at the Last Post ceremony in Ypres. This tour of Canadas WW1 sites includes round-trip travel from Lille or Arras.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • 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

You will stand at the memorial, will walk in the Canadian and German trenches, go down in the Grange Tunnel and will see the newly built visitor Centre

Duration: 3 hours

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

You will drive along Ploegsteert Memorial and Hill 63.

Pass By: Messines Ridge, Mesen, West Flanders Province

Driving through Messines and the battlefields of June 1917.

Stop At: Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Canadian Memorial

Stand at Hill 62 or Mount Sorrel where Canadian troops fought at the spring of 1916.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: PPCLI memorial

You will stand at Frezenberg where the Patricia's were nearly wiped out in May 1915

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The largest CWGC's cemetery.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Seeing the Brooding Soldier Memorial where the Germans used gas for the first time.

Duration: 15 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

You will stand on the main square of Ypres seeing the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral and some other nice builddings. You will have some free time to spend in town.

Duration: 1 hour

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

You will attend the daily Last Post under the Menin Gate before heading back to your hotel.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Lille or Arras

Guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Lunch

Bottled water

Private transportation

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Nov-2017

    Personalized tour with a guide who could relate to the histyory of the battles. The guide also provided axtra detours of some of the Memorials which we wanted to see.

  • 21-Jun-2017

    This was an excellent tour to learn about the Canadian experience in WWI. It is a tour in a small van 6/7 people max so very personal attention and we were very fortunate to be the only clients that day. Claude, our, guide was very knowledgeable about Canada's role in the battles and the impact. We visited the key sites including Vime, Passchendale , Ypres etc There was a good mix of cemeteries, battle sites and museums. Claude kept it interesting and paced things well. The day ended with the last post at the Menin Gate. A very memorable full day. Highly recommended. I should also mention the wonderful student guides at Vimy.

  • 25-Sep-2016

    The guide was fabulous. Easy to understand and very knowledgeable. Probably our best tour. Thanks Claude!