World War I Battlefields
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Day 1 Ypres Battlefields and Lille
Depart Méridien Etoile Paris at 09:00 bound for Flanders Fields.Visit the Ypres Salient battlefields, including Hill 60, Polygon Wood, the Passchendaele Memorial and Tyne Cot Cemetery. In the town of Ypres, hear the Last Post sounded at the Menin Gate. Continue to your hotel and join your Travel Director for a Welcome Drink.
Day 2 Fromelles and Vimy Ridge
See the Australian cemetery of Fromelles, commemorating one of the darkest days in Australian military history. Explore Arras with Insight Choice. Spend time at Vimy Ridge and walk among original trenches or learn about the efforts of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Continue to Amiens and perhaps visit the impressive cathedral?(Breakfast)
Day 3 The Battlefields of the Somme
Meet your Local Expert to explore the key battlefields of the Somme. Visit the Lochnagar Crater, the South African and New Zealand Memorials at Longueval, Newfoundland Memorial and Museum and the Franco-British Memorial at Thiepval. Enjoy a stop in Albert to see the church and hear the legends of the Golden Virgin statue atop - once a beacon to many soldiers who passed through the town during the Battle of the Somme. Afterwards, explore Beaumont-Hamel, one of the largest allied offensives of the war, and return to Amiens where you will have the afternoon at leisure. Maybe do a little shopping or spend some time in the historic Saint-Leu district?(Breakfast)
Day 4 Return to Paris
Visit the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux and the Franco-Australian Museum in the local Victoria School. Stop to explore Le Hamel and then continue to Péronne. On return to Paris, a stop is made at Charles De Gaulle Airport. For those departing in the evening, please do not schedule flights before 20:00. Alternatively the coach will drop you at XXXX hotel.(Breakfast)
All This Included
An emotive and poignant journey through the countryside of Northern France, dotted with war cemeteries and memorials for those who fell in 'the war to end all wars'.
Included Insight Services
Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom
Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport
Top Rated Highlights
Ypres: Tour the Ypres Salient Battlefields and hear the final salute to the fallen as the Last Post is sounded at the Menin Gate.
Fromelles: See the Australian cemetery, commemorating one of the darkest days in Australian military history.
Albert: Hear the legends of the Golden Virgin, and later Leaning Virgin statue atop the church.
Beaumont-Hamel: Explore Beaumont-Hamel, once the site of one of the largest allied offensives of the war.
Villers-Bretonneux: Visit the Franco-Australian Museum in the local Victoria School and learn how Australian soldiers saved this town.
Le Hamel: Learn about the battle that lasted just 93 minutes, 3 minutes more than calculated by Lieutenant General John Monash.
Peronne: Like many others, this town was almost completely destroyed during German occupation, and was finally liberated by Australian Troops in September 1918.
Lille: Mercure Lille Centre Grand Place
Amiens: Mercure Amiens Cathédrale
* International travel often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
* If travellers have not booked their flights with Insight Vacations, flight details must be provided at least 60 days prior to departure.
* A valid passport with at least six months validity after your return date is required.
* Smaller coaches without washroom or extra legroom may be used. Comfort stops will be made.
* Day 1: This trip starts at the Le Meridien Etoile Paris hotel. Guests will depart the hotel at 9:00am. Transfers to this hotel are not included, pre-night accommodations are recommended.
* Day 4: On return to Paris a stop is made at the Charles de Gaulle airport, please be sure not to schedule flights before 8:00pm. Post-night accommodations are recommended
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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