From Lille: Flanders Battlefield Private Tour with Lunch
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 12 hours
Take a private full-day tour from Lille and see the most famous First World War battlefields and memorials in Flanders. Visit Ploegsteert, Messines, Passendale, and Ypres and learn the history of each one from your expert guide. After pickup in Lille, your first stop is Fromelles. Stand in the Australian Memorial Park, see the "Cobbers" statue, and visit VC Corner Cemetery, the only Australian cemetery in France. In Ploegsteert (Belgium) you will see where Sir Winston Churchill served in 1916, his office, and the place where his headquarters were. Stop for lunch in a local restaurant in front of Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing. See the memorial dedicated to the famous 'Christmas Truce of 1914' before going to the Irish Peace Park in Messines (Belgium). Continue to the New Zealand Memorial and the visitor center in Messines. Take the opportunity to stand near one of the 19 mine cr...
Take a walk through history and remember the lives of the Australian Soldiers who fought in World War 1. Learn the history behind each site from an expert guide. Make your first stop at "Cobbers" Memorial at the V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery and the only cemetery dedicated exclusively to Australian Soldiers. Continue towards Armentières, and stop at Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing. In Messines, see the Irish Tower, the New Zealand Memorial, and a mine crater that resulted from an underground explosion at the Battle of Messines. Visit sites of remembrance such as the memorial dedicated to the 5th Australian Division at Polygon Wood and the 1st Australian Tunneling at Hill 60. Travel to Tyne Cot Military Cemetery, the largest cemetery dedicated to commonwealth soldiers in Europe. Arrive at the town of Ypres and visit the Cloth Hall and Cathedral on the Main Square. Take some time...
See the famous battlefields of Flanders and the many memorials commemorating the sacrifice of these soldiers. In Bruges you will be picked up at your hotel or at the train station. The first stop is to visit is Passendale, where you'll see Tyne Cot Military Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery. Spend some time in its visitor centre and get to understand what happened there. You will see the famous village of Passendale with the Canada Gate Memorial and Crest Farm Memorial. Next, drive to Langemark to the German "Studentenfriedhof" one of the 4 German WW1 cemeteries in Belgium. You will stand at the "Brooding Soldier Memorial" a very moving Canadian memorial. Move on from this place and, on the road to Messines stop at Essex Farm where John McRae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields". In Messines go to the visitor centre, the New Zealand Memorial, and at the...
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