World War I Battlefields (Summer 2018)

Tour Type: Regional Journey
Brochure Type: Europe 2018

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'.

Additional Included Highlights
  • Tour the Ypres Salient Battlefields
  • Hear the Last Post sound from the Menin Gate.
  • Tour the battlefields, War Cemeteries and memorials of the Somme
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.
  • Villers-Bretonneux: Visit the Franco-Australian Museum in the local Victoria School and learn how Australian soldiers saved this town.
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, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.


Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer valid through 9/30/2018
4 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1LILLEFrom Paris to Ypres Battlefields and Lille.: Depart Le Meridien Etoile, 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.
Mercure Lille Centre Grande Place.
Day 2AMIENSTime for reflection at Fromelles and Vimy Ridge, then onto Amiens.: See the Australian cemetery of Fromelles, before continuing to the Canadian National Memorial at Vimy Ridge. Take in a visit to the trenches preserved just as they were during the Great War with a Local Expert, who tells stories of battles that raged the now silent pastures. Continue to Amiens and perhaps visit the impressive cathedral? (Buffet Breakfast)
Mercure Amiens Cathedrale.
Day 3AMIENSThe 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 lunch stop in Albert to see the church. Afterwards, explore Beaumont-Hamel on the way back 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? (Buffet Breakfast)
Mercure Amiens Cathedrale.
Day 4ParisReturn 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 Peronne. 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 19:00. Alternatively the coach will drop you at Le Meridien Etoile. (Buffet Breakfast)

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DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
July 22, 2018Land Price - Definite Departure$1,395.00* (USD)Quote
August 05, 2018Land Price - Definite Departure$1,395.00* (USD)Quote
September 02, 2018Land Price - Definite Departure$1,395.00* (USD)Quote
September 16, 2018Land Price - Definite Departure$1,425.00* (USD)Quote
September 30, 2018Land Price - Definite Departure$1,425.00* (USD)Quote
October 14, 2018Land Price - Definite Departure$1,425.00* (USD)Quote
Notes: Twin prices are per person. This Mini-Trip departs from and concludes at the Le Meridien Etoile. Refer to our brochure for extra nights accommodation. Transfers to Le Meridien Etoile on Day 1 are not included. This Mini-Trip may be operated by mini-bus without washroom or extra legroom. 24 Jun departure stays at the Mecure Arras Centre Gare instead of Amiens. 5 Aug & 2 Sep departures stay at Crown Plaza in Lille.

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  • World War I Battlefields (Summer 2018)

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    Tour Type: Regional JourneyBrochure Type: Europe 2018An 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'.

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