Fromelles and Ypres Day Tour from Arras and Lille

Fromelles and Ypres Day Tour from Arras and Lille

Visit Fromelles and Ypres, and delve into Europe’s World War I history on this fully guided day tour from Arras. Explore famous WWI battle sites including Fromelles and the Pheasant Wood cemetery and Cobbers’ Memorial. We follow the path of the War through 1917, Messines Ridge and Hill 60, Polygon Wood, Passchendaele and the Tyne Cot Cemetery. Explore Ypres at your leisure, then take part in the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate before your onward travel to Lille or return to Arras. This is a long and emotional day and can be taken alone or added with another of our day tours. There is an opportunity to follow in a relatives footsteps or lay a wreath at the Menin Gate Ceremony in the evening.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Musee de la Bataille de Fromelles, Rue de la Basse Ville 10 rue d'Eglise, 59249 Fromelles France

Hear about the battle and the story of the mass graves at Pheasant Wood in this excellent museum and visitors centre

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, Rue de la Basse Ville, Fromelles France

We will pay our respects to the soldiers recovered from the mass graves at Pheasant Wood and re buried in this new cemetery

Duration: 15 minutes

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

See the famous Cobbers Memorial on the German front line

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Visit the only all Australian Cemetery in France

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Ploegsteert Memorial, Rue de Messines Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton 7782 Belgium

See where the 3rd Division will prepare for the Battle of Messines and hear about the 1st Australian Tunneling company who dug the Catacombs here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Christmas Truce Memorial, Chemin du Mont de la Hutte, Comines-Warneton Belgium

Learn about the Christmas Truce of 1914.

Pass By: Messines Ridge, N314, Mesen 8957 Belgium

Learn of the successes of this offensive as we drive along the ridge

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

See the preserved battlefield, the Bunkers and the two mine craters that the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company blew on the 7th June 1917

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Battle of Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke Belgium

Visit the Wood captured by the 5th Division on the 26th September 1917

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 5th Australian Division Memorial, Menin Road, N8 Meenseweg, Ieper (Ypres) 8980 Belgium

See the 5th Division Memorial in the New Buttes Cemetery

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Visit the largest Commonwealth Cemetery in the World and hear of the terrible Battle of Passchendaele, the final phase of the third battle of Ypres, here you will see the two Australian VC.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

At 1800hrs we arrive in Ypres, time to eat before the Last Post Ceremony at 2000hrs. You may lay a wreath here if you wish- please let the guide know.

Duration: 2 hours



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Infant seats available"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"



Horário de Início: 9:00 AM
Duração: 13 Hours
Ponto de partida: 1: Gare d'Arras, Place du Maréchal Foch, 62000 Arras, France
2: Crowne Plaza Lille - Euralille, an IHG Hotel, 335 Boulevard de Leeds, 59777 Lille, France

Traveler pickup is offered


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

Incluído

  • Hotel pick-up (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Guide
  • Drop-off in Ypres, Lille, or Arras
  • Entry/Admission - Musee de la Bataille de Fromelles

Não Incluído

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