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5 Days /4 Nights
Availability : May 10
Start: Nijmegen, Netherlands
End: Brussels, Belgium

Post-Tour: WWI Extension: 2 nts Ypres, 2 nts Arras

This post-tour package combines with 2025: The Liberation of the Netherlands: 80th Anniversary Tour

Extend your stay in Belgium and France exploring the WWI Battlefields. 

5 DAYS /4 NIGHTS

Ask us for customized packages around your dates. 

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book.

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Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Witness Last Post Ceremony, at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing
  • Visit Essex Farm
  • Tour Vimy Ridge Memorial Park
  • Explore the underground museum: Musee Somme 1916

Pick Up Location & TIme

Drop off Location & Time

Brussels International Airport
(Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Coach Transport 30+ Executive Seat & Driver’s Expenses
  • Full-Time Tour Manager & Guide throughout
  • 4 nights accommodations in Superior Tourist Class (3 and 4 Star Hotel)
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 2 x 3-Course Dinners (beverages not included)
  • All Entrances as per your Itinerary
  • Custom Map Kit

Meals

  • 4 breakfasts
  • 0 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare - this is a tour only itinerary
  • Lunches (L), Dinners (D)
  • Gratuities to your drivers and guides (suggested 4EUR PerPerson and 3EUR Perperson for your driver, perday
  • Porterage (luggage handling to your room is available upon request)
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

With over 30 years of experience we provide you with a seamless travel program using trusted accommodation and restaurants that we personally know and love. As well, you’re receiving reliable and insightful information from an experienced and knowledgeable source, gaining one of the most in-depth understandings of the areas you’ll be exploring.

Following the footsteps of our fathers, The Battlefield Tours has had the honour of leading our Canadian Veterans through the Battlefields of Europe. Unique to mainstream tours, the Battlefield Tours are different: This is real history. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday, May 10thOn to Belgium

This tour is a continuation on from Holland Liberation Group Program

After breakfast, say your farewells to some of our group members heading home today before hotel check-out. Today we drive south to Belgium, as we continue to follow the First & Second World War story in Western Europe. Enroute, we explore the mobilization, occupation and liberation of Flanders through lively dioramas at the Canada Poland Museum. This afternoon, we arrive in the City of Ypres, otherwise known as the City of Peace. After checking into our hotel we will enjoy an early group meal together in the heart of Ypres’ Grote Markt. Tonight, at 8PM, we will witness the iconic and historic Last Post Ceremony, at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, led by the Ieper Fire Department & the Last Post Association. This daily act of homage is among the most memorable acts of remembrance that we will witness on our tour. (D)

Accommodation: Ypres Hotel or similar 

Day 2 - Sunday, May 11thYpres Salient of WW1

Today we explore the Ypres Salient of WW1. We begin our introduction with a visit to Essex Farm, the place where John McCrae wrote the famous poem “In Flanders Fields”. We will also visit the Tyne Cot Commonwealth Cemetery – the largest Commonwealth Cemetery, of any conflict, in the world. We then discuss the Battle of Passchendaele, with visits to the Crest Farm Memorial. We continue further to explore the German Cemetery of Langemark, and the ‘Brooding Soldier’ at St Julien, marking the place of the first gas attacks against the 1st Canadian Corps. Lastly, we take a visit to the Hooghe Crater, and Hill 62 – a small area of the original battlefield and part of the Canadian Front Line. Enjoy the rest of the day to shop, dine, and explore Ypres at your own pace. (B)

Accommodation: Ypres Hotel or similar 

Day 3 - Monday, May 12thOn to France

We say our farewells to Ypres, driving to the North of France to Arras. En-route, we will visit the Canadian Memorial at Hill 70 to commemorate the Battle of Hill 70 – oftentimes dubbed as “Canada’s Forgotten Battle”. In the afternoon, we continue to Vimy Ridge Memorial Park. It was here, at Hill 145, on April 1917, that Canada truly became a nation in the eyes of the world. Its troops combined and stormed Vimy Ridge after all other allied forces had failed to do so. We will tour the tunnels, trenches and memorial, as well as the brand new interpretation centre, which opened in Spring 2017 for the 100th Anniversary. When our explorations of the battlefields are through, we continue on to Arras for our hotel check-in, dinner, and overnight. (B, D)

Accommodation: Arras Hotel or similar 

Day 4 - Tuesday, May 13thSomme

Our day will be spent on the battlefields of the Somme. We start underground, at the Musee Somme 1916 in the City of Albert. We continue to explore the largest preserved battlefield in the world, at Beaumont Hamel – dedicated to the Royal Newfoundland and Labrador Regiment who lost so many men on that first day of battle. After enjoying a locally made picnic lunch at the Old Blighty Cafe we will view the Lochnagar Crater, the largest man-made, non-nuclear crater in the world. We will also see the Memorial to the Missing at Thiepval, the Tank Monument at Pozieres and the Canadian monument at Courcelette. This evening, we return to the gothic city of Arras, with time to explore the city and enjoy dinner on our own. (B)

Accommodation: Arras Hotel or similar 

Day 4 - Wednesday, May 14thBrussels

Saying our farewells to the Somme region after breakfast, we will be transferred to Brussels International airport for our flight back to Canada OR extend your stay in Brussels OR journey onto Paris from Arras – ask us! (B)

Dates and Prices
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2025: May 10 $1,850 $2,330

TOUR PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

Initial Deposit: $500.00 (of which $300 is non-refundable) per person to guarantee your space is due immediately

Your Remaining Balance: Due 60 days prior to departure – Tuesday, March 11th, 2025

 

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes

Rooms:

Please specify if you prefer a double (shared) or twin beds. Most rooms are doubles and twins may be on request. Single rooms are in short supply and early booking is advised. All rooms have private facilities which will be either bath or WC or shower & WC. We will try to meet your request but cannot guarantee your preference will be met.
 

Luggage:
We ask that those of you on the motor coach tours, limit your luggage to one suitcase plus a carry on. Please be sure that you are aware of current airport and airline weight and carry-on restrictions.
 

Wheelchairs:
We are able to carry your folding wheelchair in the luggage compartment but not battery powered wheelchairs. Please advise the Battlefield Tours if you intend to bring one. If you are disabled in any way please ask our staff about the suitability of any particular tour or hotel.

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