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Fromelles and Ypres Day Tour from Arras and Lille provided by The Battlefields Experience

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Fromelles and Ypres Day Tour from Arras and Lille

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Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Musee de la Bataille de Fromelles
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Australian Memorial Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    VC Corner Australian Cemetery
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    The Ploegsteert Memorial
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Christmas Truce Memorial
    Messines Ridge
  • 6
    Hill 60
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 7
    Battle of Polygon Wood
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 8
    5th Australian Division Memorial
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 9
    Tyne Cot Cemetery
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 10
    Menin Gate Memorial
    Stop: 2 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gare d'Arras, Place du Maréchal Foch, 62000 Arras, France Crowne Plaza Lille - Euralille, 335 Boulevard de Leeds, 59777 Lille, France
Duration
13h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Guide
  • Drop-off in Ypres, Lille, or Arras
  • Entry/Admission - Musee de la Bataille de Fromelles
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
17Reviews
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Mick B wrote a review Aug 2019
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Fantastic insight into a very important part of Australian history that more people should be aware of. Rod is a great historian and really knows his stuff and delivers the content of his knowledge in a very professional and personal way.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Jackie Bedford B, Owner at Fromelles and Ypres Day Tour from Arras and Lille
Responded 1 Sep 2019
Thank you Mick- Rod describes himself as a story teller- sharing all the stories of these men and their achievements and sacrifices over the years- as a Nation you have a lot to be proud of.
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Raymor56 wrote a review Aug 2019
Adelaide, Australia53 contributions20 helpful votes
We booked a Fromelles 123rd anniversary day tour with The Battlefields Experience (through Boronia Travel, Vic, AUS). When Vickie picked us up in Arras with news that the ceremony was changed from 12:30 to 6:30pm. At no extra cost, Jackie treated us to a morning in the Somme,
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Response from Jackie Bedford B, Owner at Fromelles and Ypres Day Tour from Arras and Lille
Responded 1 Sep 2019
Thank you for your review, as you were the only two on tour we could personalise it and see what was important to you, we try wherever possible to make the tour as personable as possible, so that we can deliver the very best experience for our clients.
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Sandra B wrote a review May 2019
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Well what can I say? we did two day trips with Rod who has become known between us as Mr encyclopaedia! If I knew 10% of what he does I would consider myself an expert. Not only was he able to answer every question we (or anyone else) asked, he knew the area like the back of his
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Jackie Bedford B, Owner at Fromelles and Ypres Day Tour from Arras and Lille
Responded 25 May 2019
Hi Sandra and Patrick, thank you for taking the time to leave a review- it always amazes me the information Rod has..ask him how old he is and he hasn't a clue! But anything related to the Military ...glad you enjoyed your tour- thats our number one priority. Jackie
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Sandra B wrote a review May 2019
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My husband and I were picked up by Rod at Arras Railway Station at 9am to commence our day tour. The day was extremely interesting and often very moving. Rod has an exceptional knowledge of military history and is generous with his time explaining that history. Amazing and
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Date of experience: April 2019
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lisa smallshaw wrote a review Nov 2018
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We had a fantastic 1 day tour with Dennis, he was a great guide and we saw some interesting sites as well as hearing what it was like for the soldiers who were sent there, I feel my knowledge of the impact of the war on both civillian and troops has been enhanced enormously,
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Hands down the BEST tour I have ever taken!
Hands down the BEST tour I have ever taken! An absolutely FANTASTIC day!! I’ve lived and travelled all over the g
Paul R
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Great, Informative & Educational Tour - Highly Recommend
Jackie and Rod were fantastic in arranging a special tour for my wife, my son and I to visit the areas where my gre
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Book with confidence
Just wanted to say many thanks to Jackie for the positive and timely way our cancellation and refund was handled re
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somme guided tour
Booked on a tour with Jackie. Took me around all the sights I wanted to see and to visit one my relatives that was
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Arras Private Tour
I must thank Rod for our private Battlefield tour of Arras and surrounds on December 17th. It was very moving to se
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Somme Half Day Tour.
We did the half day tour prior to driving on to the Menin Gates in time for the Last Post. We had visited all the s
Launceston1959
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We expected a lot but got a lot more!
I am well read on the First World War and this tour showed me how little I really knew. Rod delivered this tour pro
janice B
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Totally amazing.
if you are interested in our history, this tour is definitely worth the time. the guide was amazing, his knowledge
Zygal12
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Very informative tour
I booked a Tour of the Somme and was not disappointed with my choice. Jackie the Tour guide was very knowledgable a
PAPatraveler
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Knowledgeable and Thoughtful
We asked Battlefields Experience to give my parents a private tour of the WWI battlefields, following the steps of
Victoria H
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battle of Somme tour
Booked the tour after reading the reviews regarding Jackie’s knowledge etc. Our tour was actually taken by a guy ca
Virtuosolegal
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Informative and insightful visit to the Battlefields
Despite the awful weather we had an amazing and fabulously educational visit around Arras and the Somme. Rod was a
Brian T
Brian T
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A very worthwhile experience
We did both the Somme and the Fromells/Ypres tours and both were excellent.. Both guides were very knowledgeable an
Michelle H
Michelle H
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Fantastic day
This tour was absolutely fantastic. Jackie had amazing information but also shared this in a way that personalized
TuckersHoliday2019
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Truly Amazing!
My husband and I were on the two day Somme tour earlier this month with Jackie as our guide. We both thoroughly enj
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