This is our latest and most popular tour option. It combines our 2 most popular tours into a 7 or 8 day action packed tour, including Normandy and WW1.
This tour starts in Bayeux, Normandy and ends with the Menin Gate Ceremony in Ypres. It is your responsibility to get to Bayeux to begin the tour and to make your own arrangements for travel when the tour ends in Ypres. However, all other travel will be included in the tour cost. You will need to rent a vehicle in Paris, rather than rely on train service, which, although generally good, is not foolproof. Having your own vehicle provides efficiency in moving between Bayeux and Arras. It also gives you freedom to to tour local tourist attractions and restaurants, etc., when not touring.
Here is the itinerary for this fascinating one-of-a-kind tour:
Day 1, 2 & 3 – Your tour begins in Bayeux Normandy. You will tour following the itinerary set out in the following link – http://www.canadianbattlefieldtours.ca/battle-of-normandy/
Day 4 – You will drive to Arras in preparation for your WWI Tour. Enjoy some free time today exploring this beautiful city on your own.
Day 5, 6 & 7 – Your three-day WW1 tour will begin when your guide picks you up at your accommodation, in Arras. The following link will give you the itinerary for the three-day tour, but will not follow the specific day-to-day activities indicated. Your tour will include the Somme, Vimy Ridge/Arras and end in Ypres/Passchendaele, with the Menin Gate ceremony.
**Please note that ‘The Last 100 days’ is optional if you would like to add an extra day. Many Historians and guides believe that the ‘last 100 days’, is equally important for Canadians, and perhaps more so, than Vimy Ridge – http://www.canadianbattlefieldtours.ca/ww1-battlefield-tour/ .
Additional Tour Information:
As with our other tour options, this tour will be a private, personalized tour, available anytime on a first come-first serve basis, ideally for groups of 1-3 people. As with our other tours, our personalization service allows you to participate in the structure of the tour. If you have any special requests, like following the footsteps of a particular Veteran or unit, we are happy to accommodate, whenever possible. If you do have an interest in a particular soldier or unit, please provide us with his details and we will do some preliminary research, to make your tour an even more meaningful experience.
Of course, the tours combined in this package are still available on a stand alone basis or any combination thereof, that best suits your interests.
This tour, as well as our others, will be costed on the following basis. The price quoted will be for all ground transportation within the battlefield areas, with professional guide(s). It does not include anything else. Of course, we are happy to make recommendations to help with your travel planning, like hotels, B&B’s. With this tour, the planning will be quite simple. The cities where you will need accommodation Bayeux – 3 nights; Arras – 4 or 5 nights and; both are larger centres with many facilities. There are many hotel booking sites but we have always liked http://booking.com.