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WWI Battlefields 2018 (Luxury)

Duration 4 days

Destinations visited :
  • France
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  • Belgium
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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’.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

FROM PARIS TO YPRES BATTLEFIELDS AND LILLE.
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. Depart Le Méridien 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.
Hotel: Mercure Lille Centre Grande Place.

DAY 2

TIME 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?
Hotel: Mercure Amiens Cathédrale.
Meal : Buffet Breakfast

DAY 3 – RELAXED START

THE 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?
Hotel: Mercure Amiens Cathédrale.
Meal : Buffet Breakfast

DAY 4

RETURN 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 Péronne. 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 Méridien Etoile. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.
Meal : Buffet Breakfast

INSIGHT EXPERIENCES

  • Vimy Ridge Your Local Expert will share stories of the battles that once raged here, as you explore the well-preserved 100-year-old trenches.
  • Somme Battlefields: Venture through the battlefields of the Somme as your Local Expert explains how brave soldiers fought tirelessly for five months.

TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ypres: 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.

AUTHENTIC DINING

  • Dinning Summary: A Welcome drink and briefing (WR) and 3 Buffet Breakfasts (BB).

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.

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WWI Battlefields 2018 (Luxury)

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’.

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