Introduction and Commemoration of World War One and a taste of Northern France and Flanders Fields

4 days 3 Nights Departing Paris

  • Departure June 11 return to Paris 14 June
  • Departure June 25 return to Paris 28 June
  • Departure July 16 return Paris 19 July

Cost: 1675 US Dollars per person - based on twin share, breakfast included

Day 1

 

From Paris to Flanders Fields visiting the Ypres Salient Battlefields and attending the last post ceremony at the Menin Gate Ypres.

Free time to dine in Town before continuing to our Hotel Mercure Centre Grand Place, Lille

Day 2

 

Visit to the Canadian National Memorial at Vimy Ridge and area around Artois having free time to get lunch and explore Arras.

Continue to Amiens our hotel Mercure right next to the magnificent Cathedral.

Day 3

 

Visit the Somme's infamous battlefields of the Somme and various memorials that exist to commemorate the death of probable over a million soldiers during 5 months of fighting in unimaginable conditions.

Afternoon free to explore Amiens.

Day 4

 

Return to Paris via more famous battlefields

This is a fascinating tour and very poignant tour where I will give you a good background into World War 1 and you will be able to appreciate the enormity and difficulty of this war to end all wars by actually walking and seeing the terrain.

British, Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders and American all made sacrifices that are commemorated here, and we will study the most significant battles during the 1914-18 War in these areas.

The countryside today is really beautiful and the towns we visit are real gems in terms of architecture and ambiance, and a good balance of war history with free time to enjoy other aspects of this pleasant land.