3 day tour Canadians in WW1 starting from Lille or Ypres

3 day tour Canadians in WW1 starting from Lille or Ypres

I am very flexible, it is possible to make a detour to go to visit the grave of one of your relatives.

You will visit the battlefields on an easy way, I provide a personalized service.

For transport I use a Mercedes Vito Tourer fully equiped for tours.

I can provide a walker or a wheelchair.


Day 1: Canadian battlefields in Flanders; Messines, Ypres, Passendale, and Hill 62

Stop At: The Ploegsteert Memorial, Rue de Messines Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton 7782 Belgium
Stand at the Memorial to the Missing in Plugstreet where Canadian troops fought in 1915 pass along the so called "Henessy Chateau" where Canadian soldiers found a wine cellar.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Messines Ridge, N314, Mesen 8957 Belgium
Stand near the Irish Memorial and visit the church where Hitler was in the crypt and the Visitor Centre.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Canadian Memorial, Hill 62, Canadalaan 26, 8902 Ieper, Belgium
Stand on the ridge captured by the Canadian Army at the spring of 1916 and understand why it was so important.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Memorial, Grote Molenstraat 78, 8980 Zonnebeke, Belgium
This is the place where the PPCLI was nearly slaughtered in May 1915.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Passchendaele Museum, Ieperstraat 1, Zonnebeke 8980 Belgium
Visit the very best World War 1 museum in the area.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Tynecotstraat, Zonnebeke 8980 Belgium
The largest CWGc's cemetery in the world.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Langemark Cemetery, Klerkenstraat, Langemark Belgium
Visit a German Cemetery, this one contains 44 000 burials
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Grote Markt 34, Ieper (Ypres) 8900 Belgium
See the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral and the main square of Ypres, spend some free time in town.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Last Post ceremony, Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres) Belgium
Stand under the Menin Gate in Ypres to attend the Last Post before heading back to your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: We will stop for a lunch in one of the many nice restaurants.
Accommodation included: accommodation not included

Day 2: Vimy, Arras and Bourlon Wood battlefields

Stop At: Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Chemin des Canadiens Route D55, 62580 Givenchy-en-Gohelle France
See the Memorial on Vimy Ridge, the preserved German and Canadian Trenches, walk in the Grange Tunnel where Canadian troops stood minutes before the battle. See the newly build visitor centre and one of the cemeteries.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cimetiere du Cabaret Rouge, D937, 62153 Souchez France
This is the cemetery where the Unknown Canadian Soldier was exhumed.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Anneau de la Memoire, D58 E3 Chemin du Mont de Lorette Front the National Necropolis of Notre Dame de Lorette, 62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire France
The Ring of Remembrance built by the French Government to remember all the soldiers who died in WW1 in tha area.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Memorial' 14-18, 102 rue Pasteur Parking by Chemin de Lens to Souchez, 62153 Souchez France
A very nice museum about WW1 on the Western Front.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bourlon Wood Canadian Memorial, Av. du Bois, 62860 Bourlon, France
Climb on Bourlon Wood ridge and see the Memorial.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial, 1 route Nationale, 62156 Haucourt France
A very nice memorial
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Monchy-le-Preux Newfoundland Memorial, 2 Rue de la Chaussy Monchy-Le-Preux, 62118 Le Touquet – Paris-Plage France
See the place where New Foundland troops were in action.
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: The Somme battlefields, Villers-Bretonneux, Thiepval, Courcelette and Beaumont-Hamel

Stop At: Parking Rue De La Republique, 7 Rue de la République, 80380 Villers-Bretonneux, France
You will see the Victoria School in Villers-Bretonneux.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Australian National Memorial, Rte de Villers Bretonneux, 80800 Fouilloy, France
See the Memorial where the names of 11 000 Australian Soldiers are commemorated.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sir John Monash Centre, Route de Villers Bretonneux, 80800 Fouilloy, France
Take some time to see the new Visitor Centre
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Australian Corps Memorial Park, chemin de 80340, 4 Chem. de Sailly Laurette, 80340 Le Hamel, France
Standing where Sir John Monash led his troops to victory using new

modern tactics
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebières, 20 Rue Anicet Godin, 80300 Albert, France
Driving in Albert see the Basilica
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lochnagar Crater, Rte de la Grande Mine, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France
See one of the minecraters, the result of an underground explosion.

The mine was triggered on 1 July 1916.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tank Corps Memorial, Route de Bapaume, D929, 80300 Pozières, France
A Little memorial dedicated to the Tank Corps. It is there that tanks have been used for the 1st time on a battlefield on 15 September 1916.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Courcelette Canadian Battlefield Memorial, 1 N Route nationale, 80300 Courcelette, France
The memorial commemorates the involvement of the Canadian Army in the Battle of the Somme at the fall of 1916.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Historial de la Grande Guerre - Musee de Thiepval, 8 rue de l Ancre, 80300 Thiepval France
Visit the new museum.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Memorial de Thiepval, Rue de L'Ancre, 80300 Thiepval France
This is the largest of all these memorials, it is bearing the names of 72 000 soldiers who have no known grave.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Rue de l'Eglise, 80300 Beaumont-Hamel France
The memorial was unveiled in 1925, so it is one of the oldest.

The memorial remembers the effort of New Foundland during WW1.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Vehicles are cleaned and sanitized after every tour."
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"

Horário de Início: 09:00 AM
Duração: 3 Days
Ponto de partida: Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up at your hotel, ccommodation or at the train stations in Lille and Ypres.

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • A booklet recording the event
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Entry/Admission - Passchendaele Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Memorial' 14-18
  • Entry/Admission - Historial de la Grande Guerre - Musee de Thiepval

Não Incluído

  • Souvenirs and drinks out of the lunches


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