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Canadian Somme and Flanders battlefield tour 2 days starting from Lille or Arras

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    Stop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Tynecotstraat, Zonnebeke 8980 Belgium

    Tyne Cot is the largest CWGC's cemetery, the memorial is bearing the names of 35 000 soldiers who have no known grave.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Crest Farm Canadian Memorial, Canadalaan, 8980 Zonnebeke, Belgium

    Seeing the last strong point captured by the Canadian troops during the Battle of Passendale, you will stand near the newly build "Canada Gate"

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Ieperstraat 5, Zonnebeke 8980 Belgium

    Spend some time in the very best WW1 museum.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Canadian Memorial, Hill 62, Canadalaan, 8902 Ieper, Belgium

    You will stand on Hill 62 where Canadian troops fought in 1916. See the PPCLI Memorial at Frezenberg where they suffered huge casualties at the spring of 1915.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Essex Farm Cemetery, east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres) Belgium

    The place where John McRae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields".

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Grote Markt 34, Ieper (Ypres) 8900 Belgium

    You will see the Cloth Hall and some of the nicest buildings of Ypres.

    You will have some free time in town before attending the Last Post.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Menin Gate Memorial, Menenstraat Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900 Belgium

    You will stand under the Menin Gate to attend the Last Post.

    After the service I will bring you back to your hotel.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Chemin des Canadiens Route D55, 62580 Vimy France

    Leaving your hotel towards Vimy Ridge, you will go in the trenches where Canadian and German troops stood the morning of 9 April 1917, go down in the Grange Tunnel and see the newly build visitor centre. You will go at the Memorial see the 11 000 names of Cnanadian soldiers who died in France and have no known grave. You will see the Douai Plain and the area held by the Germans.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Courcelette Canadian Memorial, Nord Route Nationale, 80300 Courcelette France

    You will see the Courcelette Memorial where Canadians fought at the fall of 1916.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Lochnagar Crater, Route de la Grande Mine, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle France

    See the crater, it is the result of an underground explosion triggered on the morning of 1 July 1916.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Thiepval Memorial, 8 rue de l Ancre, 80300 Thiepval France

    Thiepval Memorial is the largest of the CWGC's memorials it is bearing the names 72 000 soldiers.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Rue de l'Eglise, 80300 Beaumont-Hamel France

    The place wher New Foundland soldiers were massacred. You will stand near the Caribu, seeing "Danger Tree" going rom the allied lines towards the German lines, passing near the Memorial to the 51st Highland Division.

    Going back towards your hotel.

    Duration: 1 hour
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