Vimy Ridge and Arras 100th Anniversary Tour

Vimy Ridge and Arras 100th Anniversary Tour

Vimy Ridge and Arras 100th Anniversary Tour 

(Four day battlefield tour)

 

Vimy3 cutThe Battle of Arras was a British offensive on the Western Front that took place from 9 April to 16 May 1917 and incorporated the Canadians attack at Vimy Ridge.

Originally planned as a diversionary attack to enable the French to deliver the main assault on the Chemin des Dames, the battle became one of the most costly battles of the Great War with almost 160,000 British and 125,000 German casualties.

39 Grieving Caribou MemorialRifleman Tours has constructed a four day tour of remembrance, visiting the battlefields which will enable us to see where the British, Canadian and Australian soldiers fought as well as the many memorial sites around the city of Arras.

These include Monchy le Preux with the 37th Divisional Memorial and New Foundland Caribou Memorial, Canadian Corps Artillery Memorial, 9th Scottish Division Cairn, Fampou, Roeux, Bullecourt as well as the Arras Memorial to the missing.

We will attend one of the official ceremonies that will be taking place in Arras or at the Canadian National Memorial at Vimy Ridge.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Which ceremony we attend will depend on the security that has been arranged by the French and Canadian authorities and the consequent restricted access. More detail

Lunch will be provided for the tour party on touring days as well as any Museum entrance fees.

bigstock-Last-Post-Ceremony-23849894Our four day anniversary tour will be based in the beautiful city of Ypres where you will have ample time to explore the many sights including St Martin’s Cathedral, the Cloth Hall that houses the ‘In Flanders Field Museum’, St George’s Church and the Ramparts.

Take a meal or Belgian beer in the traditional restaurants around the Grote Markt and witness the Last Post Ceremony that takes place at the Menin Gate every evening at 8pm.

If you are interested in this battlefield tour please contact us.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

.

Included In Your Tour

Battlefield visits as described in itinerary

Battlefield Guide and tour manager

Central Accommodation with continental breakfast

Lunch on tour days where specified

Entrance to all museums and places of interests visited

Return ferry crossing

Information pack

Executive coach or minibus travel including complimentary hot and cold drinks, bottled water and light snacks during the tour

Dates

7 – 10 April 2017

TOUR FULL

Cost

£495 per person

*Price is based on two people sharing

Total single supplement – £105

Major credit cards accepted

We pick up passengers from:

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Toddington Services, M1 Motorway

South Mimms Services, M25

Ashford, Kent

Port of Dover

Click here for full details

Hotel Accommodation

You will be staying at the 3 star Novotel Ieper Centrum Flanders Field Hotel, in the centre of Ypres and a short walk from the Menin Gate. (We wouldn’t put you in a hotel on an industrial estate outside of town)

The Novotel features free Wi-Fi, restaurant and bar and for breakfast serves an extensive hot or continental buffet with a range of local and international options.

All of the rooms have a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

novotel