List of names of fallen soldiers at a WWI memorial.
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Tour code: BBFLL4

Tour Inclusions

WWI Battlefields

  • 6 days
  • France / Belgium
  • Max 18 Passengers

Overview

This fascinating and moving tour focuses on the major areas of British and Commonwealth involvement across the Western Front – from The Somme to Flanders. Providing guests with a level of flexibility to visit memorials to his (or her) country’s fallen, and the expert knowledge of our Tour Leaders – this tour promises to be as unforgettable as it is enlightening.
WWI Battlefields tour map for 2024.
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

Tour Highlights

  • Have the opportunity to pay your respects at your relatives’ graves with visits to significant sites
  • Receive a fascinating insight into the lives of WWI soldiers at the Underground City of Naours
  • Attend the playing of the Last Post under the famous Menin Gate in Ypres

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Lille (France)

    After meeting the group in Lille, we’ll kick off our battlefields tour with a delicious welcome dinner. Here’s to the incredible journey ahead. Accommodation: Hôtel Couvent des Minimes (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Lille – Somme – Amiens

  • Day 3 - Amiens – Naours – Amiens

  • Day 4 - Amiens – Villers-Bretonneux – Ypres (Belgium)

  • Day 5 - Ypres – Ypres Salient and Menin Gate – Ypres

  • Day 6 - Ypres – Fromelles (France) – Lille

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

- 5 nights in hand-picked accommodation

The Crew

- Experienced Tour Leader and Driver

Transport

- Premium mini-coach transportation

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  • 5th December 2023
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    Our tour guide Steve's love of history showed throughout the WWI Battlefield tour. His knowledge & passion gave a vivid representation of what it would have been like for the soldiers. We particularly liked that at every cemetery he told us about certain soldiers, the challenges they would have faced and about their life. It was at times somber and overwhelming for all of us to comprehend the sheer number of causalities and dead. The flexibility of the tour meant we could be in Ypres on 11th November, we attended the Poppy parade & returned for the service at the Menin Gates that night. It was special to be able to be there on Remembrance Day, a memory that we will always treasure. Terrific accommodation and amenities, I love that we stayed in a hotel that had once been an abbey and one that was previously a priory. Steve often recommended local restaurants for dinner; we all enjoyed our meals together and sharing a laugh. Alex (our bus driver) was friendly & courteous; he kept the bus clean & warm throughout the tour. Excellent service, in fact, after seeing our posts on Facebook every day several of our friends asked who we were touring with. We told them Back-Roads, we highly recommend them.
  • 21st November 2023
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    Yes i would recommend them to anyone. we had an exceptional trip low numbers. comfortable bus. tour guide Steve Western was incredible his knowledge was amazing, he was very flexible, easy to get along with, very considerate, all round great guy that made our trip the great experience that it was. Our Driver was also wonderful, always took our luggage, Alex is a nice person, made our trip . the accommodation was great. it really was a great experience for our first organized tour.
  • 17th November 2023
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    The itinerary was excellent if crowded. Tour guide (Steve) was simply outstanding. It provided good ‘surface level’ coverage of a wide range of aspects of WW1.
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