Small Blurb about the trip
In remembrance of all the war dead we walk through these portals into the battlefields of Passchendaele, the city of Ypres, Sanctuary Wood and other battlefields such as the “Wipers” Salient.
On this journey with us, you will be spending time visiting many of the battlefields that so many young Canadians fought and died at 100 years ago. Joining us will mark 100 years of Remembrance of the Great War, and 100 years to the day of the beginning of "Canada's Hundred Days". Many of our stops along the way will be holding memorials for all of the fallen soldiers. In Canada's Hundred Day Battle the soldiers fought with confidence and pride, knowing they were pushing the Germans backwards at an unimaginable rate. Sadly, with this great effort came great loss. In Canada's final 100 days approximately 1 of 5 casualties throughout the entirety of the Great War took place here.
We will travel the route the Canadian's took in their great offensive to deplete the German Army, as well stop at many of the battlefields where great Canadian victories took place. As well, we will visit the Menin Gate, in Ypres. Since July 1st, 1928, every night The Last Post Association has taken a moment of silence after playing The Reveille, and The Last Post representing a final farewell to the fallen, but also symbolizes the return to daily life at the end of the act of remembrance, and expresses the resurrection to 'eternal life' of the fallen. This Summer we will join the Last Post Association in never forgetting the sacrifice so many soldiers gave commemorating 100 years since the end of the Great War.
You will also be visiting the newly dedicated memorial at Vimy Ridge as well as the Somme, Thiepval Memorial and Beaumont Hamel
Tour Dates: August 05 - August 14th, 2018
Destinations: Flanders - Vimy - Somme - Normandy - Paris
This tour is fully customisable and comes with the following inclusions & exclusions:
Accommodations in Superior Tourist Class (3.5 - 4 Star Hotels)
Full-Time Experienced Battlefield Tour Manager
All Entrances as per your Itinerary
Executive Motor Coach with Washroom/AC/tea/coffee
Breakfast (B) throughout,
8 Dinners (D), and 2 Lunches (L)
Online Custom Map Kit & Tour Resource & Info Guide
All surcharges, fees, and departure taxes
7 Lunches (L), 2 Dinners (D) + drinks with lunch & dinner
Single Room Supplement
Gratuities owed to tour staff (10EUR per person, per day)
Porterage (luggage handling to your room is available upon request)
Travel Insurance (please contact your travel agent if you need assistance booking medical or trip cancellation insurance)
Custom Travel Extensions (either pre-tour or post-tour) (please contact DH Tour or your travel agent if you need assistance with organising and booking)
Initial Deposit: $500.00 (of which $300 is non-refundable) to guarantee your space is due immediately
Your Remaining Balance: Due by Saturday, May 26, 2018 (70 days prior to departure)
METHOD OF PAYMENT
All funds will be collected by our host agency, DH Tour. If you would like to use your credit card, our agency will collect your payment details over the phone after you have registered. DH Tour accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, as well as cash and cheque payments.
Final Balance Due:
Your Tour Manager:
Your tour manager will be assigned to the tour approximately one month prior to departure of the tour
Have questions about our tour program? Contact:
Tour Operator - The Battlefield Tours
Don't have a travel agent and have questions about your flight or insurance options? Contact:
Our Host Travel Agent - DH Tour
If you have any questions about a trip extension option, or about customizing your own extension pre or post trip please contact us at
Mapkit & More
YOUR TOUR INFO E-KIT & VOUCHERS
Our team is excited to share your Custom Guide & Map E-Info Kit . Consider this e-book your guide to preparing for every stage of your tour program; pre & post!
With maps, resources, and background detail, this kit will help you learn more about the experience you are about to embark on together! It will also help you prep in the weeks leading up to your departure date!
Please click below to access the information kit online. You can download the kit to your IPad / Smartphone / laptop, where you can view it at all times - even offline! Or, feel free to print it out and take it with you on our program.
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Please take the time to review our Terms and Conditions before travelling
If you have any questions please feel free to contact The Battlefield Tours directly, but first we suggest taking a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page first!
Early registration is recommended for this battlefield program - This program will not be made available to more than 40 travellers, we suggest you register as soon as possible to hold your space
No payment is required to register - An initial deposit of $500 CAD ($300 is non-refundable) will be called upon to reserve/secure your spot.
Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure [Saturday, May 26, 2018]