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The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, dedicated to the soldiers whose graves are unknown

Multi Day Somme and Ypres Tour

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The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, dedicated to the soldiers whose graves are unknown
Pay homage to the heroes of World War I and gain insight into the history of Somme and Ypres through this 4-day small group tour.
Battlefields
Bespoke small groups

Highlights

Discover important WWI memorial sites in Ypres,  including Cobbers Memorial in Fromelles, Polygon Wood or Hill 60, Passchendaele Tyne Cot Cemetrey, and the Menin Gate

Explore  Somme's battlefields and memorial sites, including Villers–Bretonneux Australian National Memorial, Sir John Monash Centre, Slouch Hat Memorial, and the underground tunnels in Arras

From Amiens, travel to Ypres in Belgium where many cemeteries and war museums honor the battles that unfolded in the Western Front. Stop by the Cobbers Memorial in Fromelles before moving on to Polygon Wood or Hill 60, Tyne Cot Cemetery and the Menin Gate. Back in France, continue your journey exploring Somme, a battle site in the Hauts-de-France region which also played a significant role during WWI. Visit Villers-Bretonneux, Albert, Beaumont-Hamel, Sir John Monash Centre and other memorial sites. You may also visit the underground tunnels in Arras or depart to Péronne and Mont Saint-Quentin.

This tour is available daily and concludes in Amiens. 

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Included

3-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel
Daily breakfast
Transportation in a comfortable minibus
English-speaking driver-guide
Entry to all sites and monuments listed in itinerary

Itinerary

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Day 1
Amiens

Arrive in Amiens at leisure. Stay overnight at Grand Hotel de l’Univers.

Day 2
Ypres

Following breakfast at your hotel, you will depart for a full day tour of Ypres. En route from Amiens to Ypres, stop at the Cobbers Memorial in Fromelles. Continue to Ypres in Belgium to visit Polygon Wood or Hill 60, then Tyne Cot Cemetrey and the Menin Gate. 

NOTE: The Last Post (evening ceremony at 8:00 PM) at Menin Gate is not included in this tour.

Breakfast
Day 3
Somme Region

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your hotel before departing for a full day tour of the Somme region. Visit the areas of Villers Bretonneux, including Albert, Beaumont Hamel’s preserved Trench Park, Villers Bretonneux National Memorial and the Sir John Monash Centre. Visits to the Franco-Australian Museum may also be possible, depending on the amount of time spent at the Sir John Monash Centre. 

Breakfast
Day 4
Somme Region

After breakfast, you will visit Bullecourt and stop at the Slouch Hat Memorial and the Bullecourt Digger at the Australian Memorial Park. You will also have the option to visit either Arras to see the underground tunnels which housed 26,000 New Zealand groups underground during the battle of Arras or visit Peronne and Mont St Quentin. Drop off at Amiens station at 5:15 pm.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French
Currency
EUR
3 nights
from AUD1,756
per person, twin share
Amiens
1 January - 31 December 2020
France & Monaco Brochure
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Important notes

It's possible to visit a relative’s cemetery if it falls within the itinerary area. Please inform us with the details in advance.

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