An Australian view touring the Fromelles and Ypres battlefields.
Have your evening meal near the magnificent Cloth Hall in a restaurant located in the Grote Markt, the centre of the charming city of Ypres, Belgium. This Day Tour takes you north out of Arras for our first stop in the village of Fromelles.
The morning is spent in and around Fromelles before crossing the border into Belgium for our lunch. We climb up onto the Messines Ridge before eventually arriving on the Ypres Salient where we will spend the remainder of our day. Attendance at the very emotive daily Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate is an absolute must.
A long day out on the battlefields where a good night’s rest is a given.
The Fromelles – Ypres Day Tour runs every Tuesday and Friday, other days are available on request.
Depart from Arras around 9.00 am.
View the former Mass Grave site, Fromelles.
Visit to the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery.
Visit to the Australian Memorial Park (with Cobber’s Statue) in the battlefield area.
Visit to the all Australian VC Corner Cemetery.
Visit the Official 1914 Christmas Truce site, Belgium.
View the Irish Peace Tower.
Drive through Messines.
Visit to Hill 60.
Lunch is next to Polygon Wood.
Visit to Polygon Wood and the Australian 5th Division Memorial.
Drive through Zonnebeke and up on to Broodseinde Ridge.
Visit to the Passchendaele Museum.
Visit to the Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Cemetery.
Enter into Ypres via Menin Gate.
Dinner is in the old town of Ypres.
Attend Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate.
Depart for Arras at around 8.30pm.
Arrival in Arras at around 9.30pm.
The above itinerary may be varied based on the wishes/consensus of the Tour Guests travelling on any particular day.
Customised Tours are available for these locations upon request.
The Fromelles – Ypres Day Tour is also a part of our 2 & 3 Day Australian Tours.