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3-Day Small Group Tour of French and Belgian WWI Battlefields from Lille

Lille, France

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Delve into the poignant history of World War I during a 3-day small-group tour of French and Belgian battlefields from Lille. Accompanied by either a professional guide or ex-army personnel, visit battlefields shrouded in historical legacy and see soul-stirring sights like the Lochnagar mine crater and the Hooge Crater and Museum. Explore the sites of the Loos, Poxières and Somme battles and luxuriate in 2 nights of hotel accommodation in Ypres. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 15 people.  
  • 3-day tour of WWI battlefields in France and Belgium from Lille
  • Visit historic battle sites including Pozières, Beaumont Hamel, the Salient, Ypres, Fromelles and Loos
  • Hear enlightening facts and stories about WWI from ex-army personnel and battlefield guides
  • Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodation in Ypres, with select meals included
  • Small-group tour with numbers limited to 15 participants
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Professional driver-guide
Transport by minivan
Accommodation as per itinerary
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, D=dinner)
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • OPERATED BY Back- Roads Touring Company LTD

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during 3-Day Small Group Tour of French and Belgian WWI Battlefields from Lille?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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A wonderful trip with Dave who was so...
Alan S
, Jun 2016
A wonderful trip with Dave who was so knowledgeable and paid attention to the 3 different nationalities on the coach The empathy shown to people who had relatives buried on the battlefields was very special The choice of hotel was great since we were still in the middle of the battlefield The weather was shocking but it made us realise something of what the troops went through
Mark was a superb guide! Very...
David M
, Sep 2015
Mark was a superb guide! Very interesting indeed - good to learn about Australian and Candian contributions as well as NZ.
Great trip to the battlefields. Great...
Mark B
, Sep 2015
Great trip to the battlefields. Great guide with Dave. No complaints to report. Mark
I thoroughly enjoyed my 3 Day...
Iain A C
, May 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed my 3 Day Battlefield Tour with Back Road Tours. The guide, Tony Wade, was excellent. His knowledge of the battles and general French/Belgian history was incomparable. The accommodation at the Kastelhoof was excellent and the locations and routes travelled - spot on.
This was one of the best tours we have...
Cheryl S
, Oct 2014
This was one of the best tours we have ever taken. Tony Ward was an excellent guide and we would love to take another tour under his leadership - perhaps WWII battle sites next time. His depth of knowledge and experience leading this tour was exemplary - we had a diverse group and made an effort to be inclusive and relevant to all aboard. The accommodation in Ypers was superb - excellent food and very comfortable rooms. Situated on a battlefield site was amazing and added to the overall experience. We highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting an in-depth and informative accounting of WWI.
From the moment we arrived in Lille the...
margaret s
, Oct 2014
From the moment we arrived in Lille the night before our trip began I was delighted with the town and the vibrancy. we enjoyed a meal surrounded by a young crowd just enjoying themselves. We found the 'meeting point' with ease and got talking to fellow group members immediately. Australians are without doubt friendly people to spend a few days with. Our guide and driver, Tony, stamped his personality on us and we felt safe and privileged to be part of this tour. His knowledge and the way he put it over was awe inspiring. WE thoroughly enjoyed our trip even though it was a trip into such sadness which bought our family history right up to date.
Great tour guide!!! Saw so much more on...
Sherri G
, Oct 2014
Great tour guide!!! Saw so much more on this tour then we would have ever by ourselves! Well worth the money.
This tour was quite amazing. Our guide...
Jessica B
, Sep 2014
This tour was quite amazing. Our guide, Mark, was very educated about all aspects of the war and the places we visited. His commentary while we were driving filled in many holes in my understanding. We went to places I have only seen in pictures (Thiepval, for example). Mark took us to the Menin Gate, and made sue we knew where to stand for a good view of the ceremony. I want to do another tour in a different art of the Western Front someday with Viatour, and maybe even with Mark.
The 3 day battlefields tour was great...
Colin R
, Jul 2014
The 3 day battlefields tour was great tour guide / driver did a great job and was able you personalise the trip for travellers. He showed great respect for all nations involved in the war. Thank you Mark. M and M Russell
The guide/driver was great. Really...
, May 2014
The guide/driver was great. Really knew his history. Hotel and restaurants were good. I was the only American on the tour, the guide was British and the others were Australian and Canadian, and this enhanced the tour for me. It far surpassed my expectations. The tour operator should be commended

Product code: 2714LILBATTLE3

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