Australian Battlefield Tour: 3 days / 2 nights

820 euro per person based on twin/double room - Based on single room: 930 euro


Day 1 : Somme

Pick up at your hotel in Lille or train station around 9.30am.
We drive the front line of the Australian Battle of The Somme, Bullecourt, the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of The Somme, Lochnagar mine crater at La Boisselle, Pozieres (1st Div. Memorial at "Gibralter", 2nd Div. Memorial at The Windmill site) and Mouquet Farm.

Then we drive south to the Somme Valley via Albert to the Australian Memorial at Villers Bretonneux visit of the Victoria school, the battlefield park at Le Hamel, the Richthoffen crash site at Vaux-sur-Somme. (3th Australian Division Memorial).
New: Visit of the Monash Centre

included lunch, entrée fees, accommodation in hotel New Regina Ypres

Day 2 : Ypres Salient

Visit to the Messines Ridge, Messines, New Zealand Memorial Park, Irish Peace Park, Ploegsteert (Plugstreet Wood), 1914 Christmas Truce field at St Yvon, in St. Eloi, Hill 60 (1st Aus. Tunnelling Coy. Memorial), and The Caterpillar. Visit to the Menin Road, Hell Fire Corner, Hooghe Crater Museum, Clapham Junction, the Gheluvelt Plateau, Polygon Wood (AIF 5th Div. Memorial), Broodseinde Ridge, Tyne Cot Cemetery at Passchendaele, Last Post at the Menin Gate. Possible to lay a wreath.

included breakfast, entrée fees, lunch accommodation in New Regina Ypres

Day 3 : Fromelles and Poperinge

Visit the area where John McCrae wrote his famous poem: In Flanders Fields.
We visit Lijssenthoek cemetery and the visitor center to discover how the evacuation of the wounded took place. In Poperinge we visit Talbot House and find out about life of soldiers behind the front line when they had Rest and Recreation. Also what happened to the thousands of civilians.

Visit of Fromelles, VC Corner, Cobber memorial and Pheasant Wood.
End of the tour 17.00 hour (or other time on request)

included breakfast, entrée fees, lunch

It is possible that day 1 and day 3 will be reversed.

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