Ypres Salient (pre tour)

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Additional Information

THEME :
AUSTRALIAN
CONFLICT :
WW1
Year :
2020
Start Location :
Lille, France
Tour operated by :
Spirit of Remembrance
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Day 1 
Arrive at your leisure. 

Accommodation has been reserved for you at this histori hotel Couvent des Minimes, in Lille.  Check in is at 1400, so should you wish an early check in simply let us know and we will organise it for an additional cost.

Lille is a vibrant and historic city full of fabulous retaurants, bars and the shopping is great!

The day and evening are at leisure - enjoy.

Accommodation:     Couvent des Minimes, Lille, France
Meals:                       None


Day 2 
After a delicious buffet breakfast we depart hotel for our short drive to the Ypres Salient.

During our day we will have visits to: 
Ploegsteert Visitor centre (entry included) 
Passchendaele Memorial Museum, Zonnebeke – entry included ​


Lunch at local restuarant 


Hill 60 - Australian Tunnelling Corps Memorial​​
* ​​​Menin Road & Polygon Wood - 5th (Australian) Division Memorial
Tyne Cot War Cemetery 3 VC winners are buried here. 



Late this afternoon we check-in to our hotel in Ypres where there is a short break so you can freshen up.

Dinner is in one of our favourite local restaurants only a short stroll away from our hotel and the famous Menin Gate.

This evening we experience the Menin Gate Last Post ceremony.  Walk back to our hotel or explore Ieper and its wonderful nightlife.

Accommodation:   Novotel Ieper Centrum Flanders Fields Hotel, Ieper
Meals:                     Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3
After an early breakfast and checkout we depart in our coach to the battlefield of Fromelles where we visit the tragic battlefield of 19 - 20 July 1916, where Australia incurred the greatest loss in its history.


We visit:  

VC Corner Australian Cemetery​
Cobbers' Memorial​
Pheasant Wood military cemetery (Fromelles) – including the WW1 Museum
Thiepval Memorial​
Mouquet Farm​
Pozieres – Windmill Memorial & Tank Memorial & 1st Division Memorial

Highlights

Item Details
Date  
Duration  
Starts  Lille, France 
Finishes:   Lille, France 
Tour Code:  
YOU PAY (EURO)  TBC


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Tour includes: 

• Services of an expert highly qualified Battlefield Guide & Historian
* coach throughout the tour with the services of two experienced coach drivers
• Breakfast daily
• Lunch

 

Tour does not include:

• Meals and snacks as not included as above

• Museum fees (if applicable) unless specified as above
• Items of a personal nature
• Drinks