Private Vimy And Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour From Brussels - Ghent

Overview

Stand in the tunnels in Vimy, walk in the trenches where Canadian troops stood in April 1917. See the CWGC's largest cemetery in Europe, come to see the Brooding Soldier where the first gas attack took place. Attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. See the dressing station where John McRae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields".

Highlights

  • 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

Details about this tour

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Kortrijk Station
See you at the train staion of Kortrijk near the taxi stop.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Memorial de Vimy, Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France
You will stand near the Memorial on ridge 145, walk in the preserved Canadian and German trenches, go down in the Grange Tunnel and see the newly built visitor centre.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Canadian Memorial
Stand on the "Mount Sorrel" where Canadians fought at the spring of 1916.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: PPCLI memorial
Stand at Frezenberg where the regiment was nearly wiped out in May 1915.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders Province
Is the largest CWGC's cemetery, 12 000 burials and the memorials bears 35 000 of soldier who have no known grave.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Saint Julien Memorial, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
See the "Brooding Soldier" erected wher the Germas used gas for the first time at the spring of 1915.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Langemark Cemetery, Langemark, West Flanders Province
See a German cemetery and feel the difference between Allied and German burial places.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Essex Farm Cemetery, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
Where John McRae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields"
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
You will stand on the Main square seeing the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral and some other nice buildings. You will hame some free time to spend in town.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Last Post ceremony, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
You will stand under the Menin Gate to attend the Last Post. After the Service I will bring you back to your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local taxes
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel drop-off

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 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

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • Laverne G
    27-Aug-2016

    Tour was amazing and Claude's vast knowledge of WWI made this a trip to remember

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