WWI Battlefields

5 Day Small Group Tour from Lille to Lille with Back-Roads

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Back-Roads 5 Day WWI Battlefields. This introductory tour allows visitors to see the major areas of British and Commonwealth involvement across the Western Front. Most importantly, the tour offers flexibility to ensure that visitors...read more

     
5
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Lille
Lille
Battlefields Tour
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Countries Explored:
France, Belgium
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Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Lille
Today we’ll meet with the group in Lille and enjoy an included welcome dinner together. Over the following days, we’ll visit the principal areas of British, Commonwealth (Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, South African and Indian) and American involvement across the Western Front. With a unique opportunity to see the memorials to each country’s fallen, this guided tour will offer an unforgettable experience to those wishing to gain a greater understanding of WWI. (D) 
2 Lille – The Somme – Amiens
We’ll commence our first day by exploring the region of the Somme, which is infamous for the great losses suffered on the first day of battle, 1 July 1916. We’ll make stops at Newfoundland Memorial Park, where the original trench lines have been preserved, the Ulster Tower and the Pozières Cemetery. Afterwards, we’ll complete our day at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme before heading to Amiens for our overnight stay. After an insightful and history-filled day, you’ll be free to rest easy and enjoy time at your own leisure. (B)
3 Amiens – Villers-Bretonneux – Ypres
Today we’ll leave Amiens and travel to the Australian National War Memorial and Cemetery at Villers-Bretonneux. Later, we’ll take time to visit the Canadian Memorial Park on Vimy Ridge before we reach Ypres. (B/D)
4 Ypres – Ypres Salient – Menin Gate – Ypres
The beautiful city of Ypres was totally destroyed during the war, and sits in the epicentre of British endeavours during four long years of conflict. There is much to see around Ypres, including John McCrae’s Dressing Station at Essex Farm Cemetery, the German Cemetery at Langemark, Vancouver Corner and the Hooge Crater trenches museum. As a fitting end to the day, you’ll be invited to attend the daily playing of the Last Post under the Menin Gate Memorial. (B)
5 Ypres – Fromelles – Lille
We’ll spend today exploring Hill 60 and the area around Fromelles, VC Corner and the Australian Memorial Park. We’ll also visit the recent exhibition commemorating the finding of 250 previously unknown sets of remains in 2009 (and their now marked burial place) at Pheasant Wood Cemetery. Later, our tour will end in Lille, where we’ll say farewell to the group. (B)

Back-Roads Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Take time to pay your respects at relatives’ graves
  • Tour Vimy Ridge trenches and tunnels
  • Hear the Last Post at Ypres
Trip Inclusions
  • 4 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily European-style breakfasts (B), 2 evening meals (D)
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Canadian Memorial Park, the Memorial to the Missing, and Hooge Crater Museum
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.

Reviews (1)

5 Day WWI Battlefields reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Wonderful small group tour”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2017 2 Helpful Votes

Our Guide David was excellent! He provided excellent information on the historical background of the sites we visited. He was also an excellent driver and considerate. Surprised one of the couples on tour by taking them to the grave site of her relative - we were all very impressed that he had researched where he was! Van was excellent and had plenty of stops throughout the day. Hotel was quaint and very comfortable. We learnt so much about the sacrifices made by our brave soldiers in WW1. Highly...read more

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