Australian Battlefields Private Tour in Fromelles and Flanders from Lille

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  • 12 hr

Explore Flanders and Fromelles, and delve into Australia’s World War I history on this 9-hour small-group battlefield tour from Lille. Travel through Flanders and Fromelles with a guide, and discover key sites of interest including the Cobbers’ Memorial, the Tyne Cot Cemetery in Passchendaele, and the VC Corner Cemetery — France’s only exclusively Australian WWI cemetery. Learn of the thousands of Australian soldiers who laid down their lives, and see the many ways in which the Commonwealth War Graves Commission mark their sacrifice. This tour includes round-trip travel from your Lille hotel.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Ploegsteert Sector Battlefield Experience

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Museum of the Battle of Fromelles

The museum explains the battle and how the remains of these 250 soldiers were found and exhumed.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery

Stand in the cemetery where the soldiers are now resting.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Australian Memorial Park

Stand on the German and look towards No Man's Land.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: VC Corner Australian Cemetery

The only exclusive Australian cemetery in FRance

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Mademoiselle from Armentieres

Driving through the city and seeing the pub where Mlle was.

Stop At: Messines Ridge

Stand on the battlefield where Australian troops were launched in the Battle in June 1917.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hill 60

Stand on the Hill and see the memorial to the 1st Australian Tunneling Cie and the Caterpillar Mine Crater.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Battle of Polygon Wood

Stand at Polygon Wood Memorial to the 5th Australian Division also the place where Dawn Service is held on ANZAC Day.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

Spend some time in the very best WW1 museum

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery

Stand in CWGC's largest cemetery

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ypres Cloth Hall

Stand onYpres square and see the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral and some of the nice buildings, you have some free time in town.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Menin Gate Memorial

Stand under the Menin Gate to attend the Last Post before heading back to your hotel

Duration: 1 hour
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