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Tour code: BEWBFLL-0

Tour Inclusions

  • 4 Nights
  • 6 Meals 4 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • Battlefields
  • Driver
  • Tour Leader

WWI Battlefields

  • 5 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 Amiens and Ypres. With the flexibility to ensure that each of our guests has the chance to see memorials to his (or her) country's fallen, this tour provides a personalised experience that's as unforgettable as it is enlightening.

Map of WW1 Battlefields | BRT
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Take time to pay respects at your relatives' graves
  • Tour the well-preserved trenches and tunnels of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial
  • Attend the playing of the Last Post under the famous Menin Gate

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Lille - The Somme - Amiens

    After meeting in Lille, we’ll commence our first day by exploring the region of the Somme – the infamous site of one of the most costly battles of WWI. While we’re here, we’ll visit Newfoundland Memorial Park – where the original trench lines have been preserved – as well as the Ulster Tower and Pozières Cemetery. We’ll also have time to pay our respects at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme before we set a course for Amiens – where an included dinner awaits. Accommodation: Hôtel Le Prieuré (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Amiens - Naour - Amiens

  • Day 3 - Amiens - Villers Bretonneux - Ypres

  • Day 4 - Ypres - Ypres Salient - Menin Gate - Ypres

  • Day 5 - Ypres - Fromelles - Lille

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

4 nights in boutique accommodation

The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver

Transport

Premium mini-coach transportation

Reviews

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  • 30th July 2019
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    guide and driver were good for the tour. accommodation was very ordinary and the food on the opening night was disgusting. good coverage of the war memorials but seemed to be going around in circles and could have spent less time in the bus and more time in places such as the Manning Gate and Sir John Monash centre. Thanks
  • 29th July 2019
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    This was our third trip with Back-Roads. Again everything went really well!! Our tour leader Francis was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful in doing prior research to our arrival. His work enriched our experience
  • 27th July 2019
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    The guide, Mary, was brilliant, 110%. Excellent driver too. Our problems were with head office, who need to improve/
  • 24th July 2019
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    What made my tour so great was the Tour Manager/ leader. I feel this man ( Paul ) was exceptional in his care and guidance. But probably one of the main things was his own interest in the subject, his knowledge and how he made this so informative but in a way that was compassionate without being sad. Many people on the tour like me had a personal reason for visiting the battlefields. The hotels were also okay , some people complained about the hotel at Amiens, I though it was quirky and the staff were interesting characters. It was in a fantastic position. In fact the hotel at Lille was almost boring because it was like a good hotel anywhere in the world. The hotel a Ypres was perfect.
  • 22nd July 2019
    Review rating
    High quality