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  • 12 hours (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Explore Canadian World War I history in Vimy and Belgium on this 12-hour battlefield tour from Lille or Arras. Follow a guide through Vimy’s WW1 trenches and discover sites of interest including Hill 145, the Canadian Passchendaele Memorial, the St. Julien Memorial, and the Tyne Cot Military Cemetery. See where John McRae wrote his famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’. Then, finish your tour at the Last Post ceremony in Ypres. This tour of Canada’s WW1 sites includes round-trip travel from Lille or Arras.

Highlights
  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Lille or Arras
  • Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up at all central hotels or at the train station.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

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What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Chemin des Canadiens Route D55, 62580 Vimy France

You will stand at the memorial, will walk in the Canadian and German trenches, go down in the Grange Tunnel and will see the newly built visitor Centre

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: The Ploegsteert Memorial, Rue de Messines Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton 7782 Belgium

You will drive along Ploegsteert Memorial and Hill 63.

Pass By: Messines Ridge, N314, Mesen 8957 Belgium

Driving through Messines and the battlefields of June 1917.

Stop At: Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Canadian Memorial, Hill 62, Canadalaan, 8902 Ieper, Belgium

Stand at Hill 62 or Mount Sorrel where Canadian troops fought at the spring of 1916.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: PPCLI memorial, Oude Kortrijkstraat 75, 8900 Ieper, Belgium

You will stand at Frezenberg where the Patricia's were nearly wiped out in May 1915

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The largest CWGC's cemetery.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Saint Julien Memorial, Saint-Julien, Langemark, Ieper (Ypres) Belgium

Seeing the Brooding Soldier Memorial where the Germans used gas for the first time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Essex Farm Cemetery, east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres) Belgium

Where John McRae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields".

Duration: 15 minutes

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

You will stand on the main square of Ypres seeing the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral and some other nice builddings. You will have some free time to spend in town.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Last Post ceremony, Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres) Belgium

You will attend the daily Last Post under the Menin Gate before heading back to your hotel.

Duration: 1 hour

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

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

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