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2day Australian WW1 battlefield tour in Flanders the Somme from Lille and Arras

The first day you will stand in Fromelles, visit the museum and the Pheasant Wood cemetery, go to VC Corner Cemetery and the Australian Memorial Park. You will see one of the mine craters of Messines, Hill 60, Polygoon Wood and Tyne Cot Cy. in Passendale. That night you will attend the Last Post at the Menin Gate in Ypres.

The second day will put the focus on the Somme, Villers Bretonneux, the Memorial, Le Hamel where General Monash will use new tactics and Pozières and its Windmill and Moo Cow Farm.

per adult from

$812

AUD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Hotel pickup
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of the Battle of Fromelles
    • Entry/Admission - Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
    • Entry/Admission - Australian National Memorial
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Hotel
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Museum of the Battle of Fromelles, Rue de la Basse Ville, 59249 Fromelles France

    You will stand near the Pheasant Wood see where the 250 soldiers were buried, stand in the newly built cemetery and visit the museum.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Australian Memorial Park, Rue delval, Fromelles France

    You will see the German and Australian lines, no man's land and the statue called "the Cobbers"

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: VC Corner Australian Cemetery, 91 rue Delval Next to the Australian Memorial Park, 59249 Fromelles France

    You will stand in this exclusive Australian cemetery in France.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Messines Ridge, N314, Mesen 8957 Belgium

    You will see Messines captures by Australian, New Zealand, British and Irish troops in June 1917.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hill 60, Zwarteleenstraat 36-40, Ieper (Ypres) 8902 Belgium

    You will walk on the hill, see the Caterpillar Crater and the meomorial dedicated to the 1st Australian Tunneling Cy.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Polygon Wood Cemetery, 8980 Zonnebeke, Belgium

    You will see the memorial to the 5th Australian Division, the New Zealand Memorial and the cemetery. This is also the place wher the Dawn Service is held on ANZAC Day

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Berten Pilstraat 5a, 8980 Zonnebeke, Belgium

    You will spend an hour in the very best WW1 museum.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Tynecotstraat, Zonnebeke 8980 Belgium

    This is the CWGC's largets cemetery.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Grote Markt 34, Ieper (Ypres) 8900 Belgium

    You will see the main square, the cloth hall and some of the nice buildings in Ypres

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Menin Gate Memorial, Menenstraat Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900 Belgium

    You will stand under the gate to participate at the Last Post before heading back to your hotel.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: École Victoria, 9 Rue Victoria, 80800 Villers-Bretonneux, France

    You will stand near the school rebuilt with the help of Australian school childeren.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Australian National Memorial, route de Villers Bretonneux D23, 80800 Fouilloy France

    You will stand at the Memorial and go up in the tour to have a stunning view on the surrounding battlefields.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Australian Corps Memorial, 80800 Le Hamel France

    You will stand on the German lines and will see from where Sir John Monash launched his troops on 4 July 1918.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lochnagar Crater, Route de la Grande Mine, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle France

    You will see the crater, it is the result of an underground explosion triggered on 1 July 1916.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pozieres Memorial, 80300 Pozieres France

    You will see the meorial to the 1st Australian Division, the Moo Cow Farm Memorial and the Windmill before heading back to your hotel.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    I will pick you up at hotels or train stations in Lille or Arras.
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Ploegsteert Sector Battlefield Experience

Activity ID: V-10604P24

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