Canadian Battlefield Tour: 4 days / 3 nights

Based on 2 people 1210 euro per person


Day 1 : Vimy and the Somme

After we pick you up in Lille we travel to Vimy Ridge, Taken by the 4 Canadian divisions on the 7th April 1917. We visit the memorial and see the names of the 11.285 Canadians missing in France during. We visit the tunnels. At Notre Dame de Lorette we visit the new Memorial with the names of all the soldiers who died in the North of France during WW1.

In Beaumont Hamel we visit the trenches scene of battle for the New Foundlanders on the 1st July 1916. After a stop at Adanac Cemetery we visit the memorial of Courcelette, Pozieres, Mouquet Farm and Thiepval. After a visit to the Lochnagar crater and Albert we drive back to Ypres.

included pick up in Lille or Ypres entrée fees, lunch, accommodation ***hotel Ypres.

Day 2 : Messines and Ypres

We visit the area of Ploegsteert and the Christmas Truce. Discover the battlefields of the explosion of the mines on 7 June 1917, British craters at Hill 60. Discover the sacrifice of the Canadians at Mount Sorrel, St Eloi and Hill 62 with a visit to the trenches and museum Hooge Crater. We visit Maple Copse cemetery and understand the strategic importance of the landscape. At the end of the day: Last Post at the Menin Gate.

included breakfast, entrée fees, lunch, accommodation *** hotel  Ypres.

Day 3 : Langemark and Passchendaele

Today we visit Essex Farm where John McCrae wrote his famous poem: In Flanders Fields.

We visit the German Cemetery in Langemark. We discover the site of the second battle of Ypres where Canadians defended Vancouver Corner, St Julien and Kitchener Wood. We follow the route to Passchendaele like the Canadians did in October 1917 and start in s’ Graventafel. In a farm we discover that each year a lot of ammunition is still discovered in the fields of Flanders. In Zonnebeke we visit the Memorial Passchendaele museum with reconstruction of trenches and tunnels.In Passchendaele we visit the Canadian memorial at Crest Farm, Tyne Cot cemetery in Passchendaele the biggest Commonwealth cemetery of the world.

included breakfast, entrée fees, lunch, accommodation *** hotel Ypres.

Day 4: Behind the front Line and Poperinge

In Poperinge we visit Talbot House and find out about the life of the soldiers and the civilians behind the front line. We visit Lijssenthoek cemetery. In the visitor center we discover the organization for the wounded. Two Canadian hospitals on this site took care of thousands wounded during the battle of Passchendaele. We visit the rooms where some Canadians left a graffiti on the walls of their cells before to be shot at dawn the next day.

At the end of the tour around 17.00 hour we take you back to Lille for the continuation of your holiday.

included breakfast, entrée fees, lunch, drop off Lille or Ypres.

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