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Flexi Tours Our range of exclusive Flexi Tours offer the perfect way to see the great battlefields of the world in comfort and convenience. These small-group tours depart every day from major cities and are designed to slot neatly into your existing itinerary. Each tour is escorted by a leading military historian and includes quality transport and accommodation. Western Front Flexi Tour 3 days $1297* Tour Code: FWF Day 2 Bullecourt, Day 3 The Ypres Salient This tour visits the key Australian First World Vimy Ridge and Fromelles STaR INCLUSIONS War battlefields in Northern France and STaR INCLUSIONS ★ Breakfast ★ Full day touring the Belgium. ★ Breakfast ★ Full touring of the Australian battlefields of the Ypres battlefields of Bullecourt, Vimy Ridge, Salient ★ In Flanders Fields Museum Day 1 Somme 1916 & 1918 Fromelles and Messines ★ Central 4-star ★ Transfer to Lille train station STaR INCLUSIONS: Ypres hotel ★ Attendance at Last Post ★ Pick-up from Amiens station ★ Full Service at the Menin Gate The Ypres Salient was a bulge in the front day touring the Australian battlefields of line that curved around Ypres for most of the the Somme ★ Victoria School Museum Today we will leave the Somme and drive war. More than a million men were killed or ★ 4-star Amiens hotel north, passing through the Australian wounded trying to gain control of this small battlefields of 1917 and heading towards the patch of ground. Today we will explore the Your tour begins in Amiens, in the heart of town of Ypres, just across the Belgian border. Australian battlefields in the Salient, places the Somme. The most convenient way to Essential sites today include the battlefield where the Anzacs made history in 1917. Key travel to Amiens is by train – it is only an of Bullecourt, the magnificent Canadian sites visited today include the In Flanders hour north of Paris. You will be met by your memorial at Vimy Ridge, and the very moving Fields Museum, Polygon Wood, Hill 60 and guide at Amiens train station at 9.30am. 1916 battlefield of Fromelles. While here Tyne Cot Cemetery on the Passchendaele You will then enjoy a full day visiting the we will visit the Australian Memorial Park, battlefield. Our final stop today is at the sites associated with Australian courage VC Corner Cemetery (the only all-Australian German Cemetery at Langemarck, where we and sacrifice on the Somme in both 1916 cemetery in France) and see the site of the will learn about the men on the other side of and 1918. Essential sites include the village recently discovered Australian mass grave the line. In the late afternoon our guide will of Pozieres, Mouquet Farm, the massive at Pheasant Wood. We will arrive in the drive us back across the French border to the 30-metre-deep Lochnagar Mine Crater, town of Ypres late in the afternoon, giving city of Lille, where you will be dropped at the the Thiepval Memorial and the preserved us time to check into our 4-star hotel and train station for a connection back to Paris or trenches at the Newfoundland Memorial explore the town’s charming main square. London. (You also have the option of staying Park. Our attention will then turn to the This evening we will walk to the Menin Gate, on in Ypres or Lille.) (B) 1918 battles on the Somme, with a visit to where the names of 54,000 missing British Villers-Bretonneux, Victoria School, Adelaide and Commonwealth soldiers are recorded, Note: This itinerary can also be reversed, Cemetery and the imposing Australian for the moving Last Post ceremony. The operating from Lille to Amiens, an excellent National Memorial. We will also visit the site Ypres fire brigade has performed this bugle option if you are catching the Eurostar to of the crash of the Red Baron in 1918, the ceremony every day and in all weather since Europe from London. The tour can also run scene of the great Australian victory at the memorial opened in 1927. (B) over two days instead of three. Please ask us Hamel and the Australian 2nd Divisional for more details. Memorial at Mont St Quentin. We will then return to Amiens where you will check in to your 4-star hotel. Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours Flexi Tours Normandy D-Day Flexi Tour Crecy and agincourt Private Flexi Tour 2 Nights $747* Tour Code: FND Sainte Mere Eglise, the US Airborne drop Explore the landing beaches and battlefields zones, Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha 2 Days $997 Tour Code: FCA of D-Day, the greatest amphibious landing in Beach and the American Cemetery at A unique opportunity to explore the historic history. Colleville. Time permitting, our guide will battlefields of the Hundred Years War, where also take us to other D-Day sites of interest France and Britain battled for control of the Day 1 Arrive Normandy on the drive back to Bayeux. Your evening is throne. STaR INCLUSIONS free to enjoy dinner in Bayeux and to reflect ★ Central 3-star hotel ★ Free time to on a memorable day. (B) Day 1 Battle of Crecy explore Bayeux STaR INCLUSIONS Day 3 ★ Pick up from Amiens train station Your D-Day tour begins in the Norman town STaR INCLUSIONS ★ Full-day touring of the battlefield of of Bayeux – the easiest way to get there from ★ Breakfast ★ Free time to explore more Crecy ★ Central 3-star hotel Paris is by train. On arrival, you will check in of Bayeux or return to Paris to your central 3-star hotel. Your afternoon Your tour begins in Amiens, which can be is free to explore Bayeux. Among the town’s Your tour ends this morning after breakfast. easily reached on a morning train from Paris. many highlights is the Bayeux Tapestry, a Perhaps spend the morning exploring more On arrival in Amiens you will be met by your 70-metre-long embroidery that depicts the of Bayeux, or catch an early train back to expert guide. The drive to the battlefield of Norman invasion of England in 1066. After Paris and spend the day there. Your journey Crecy takes us through the town of Doullens exploring the town, we recommend an may be over but the memories will last a with its medieval citadel and stained glass early night to prepare for a long day on the lifetime. (B) windows commemorating the 1918 agreement battlefields tomorrow. to give overall command of the Western Front Please Note: This itinerary is an overview to General Foch. Auxi-le-Chateau, a quaint Day 2 D-Day Battlefields of the sites you can expect to see on our archetypical French rural town, is the next that STaR INCLUSIONS Normandy tour. Your guide may adjust the we pass on the way to Crecy-en-Ponthiew. At ★ Breakfast ★ Full day touring the order of visits during the tour. Crecy we will spend the morning exploring the American sector of the D-Day landing battlefield and enjoying sweeping views from beaches with our expert guide If you would like to explore more of the the Observation Tower, the site of the windmill D-Day battlefields, including the British and where Edward III (The Black Prince) oversaw his A full day on the D-Day battlefields visiting Canadian sectors, or customise the sites you victory in 1346, one of the most critical battles of the hallowed ground in the American sector. would like to visit, please enquire about our the Hundred Years War. We will have free time Your tour includes a visit to the village of Normandy Private Tours. for lunch in the historic town of Hesdin, with its many restaurants. In the afternoon we will drive to the medieval town of Montreuil-Sur-Mer, the Waterloo Private Flexi Tour burial location of the slain French Lords from the Crecy battlefield. We will then check in to our 2 Days $997* Tour Code: FWL detail the phases of the battle and share 3-star hotel situated in the heart of the town. Explore the battlefield of Waterloo in the stories of the men who fought and died Belgium, where Napoleon was defeated by there. In the evening your guide will take you Day 2 Battle of Agincourt the Duke of Wellington in 1815. to your charming 3-star hotel located right on STaR INCLUSIONS: the battlefield – each beautifully decorated ★ Breakfast ★ Walking tour of historic Day 1 room is named after a key character from the Montreuil ★ Guided touring of the STaR INCLUSIONS Waterloo battle. Agincourt battlefield ★ Agincourt ★ Pick-up in Brussels ★ Full day touring Medieval Centre ★ Transfer to Lille or the Waterloo battlefields with our Day 2 Amiens train station expert guide ★ 3-star historic hotel STaR INCLUSIONS located in the heart of the battlefields ★ Breakfast ★ More touring of the Day two begins with a guided walking tour of Waterloo battlefields Montreuil and its ramparts. This historic town Your tour begins in Brussels, which can easily ★ Transfer to Brussels was the setting for Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables be reached on a morning train from Paris. and General Haig set up his headquarters just On arrival in Brussels you will be met by Another enthralling day spent on the outside the town during WWI. We will then your expert guide, who will transport you in battlefield. Your guide can customise your drive to Agincourt where our guide will take a private car for the 40-minute drive to the visits today to take in particular sites you wish us to the Agincourt Medieval Centre and then Waterloo battlefield. You will then spend the to see, or allow him to guide you to out-of- on to the Agincourt Memorial and orientation day touring the battlefields with your guide. the way locations that many visitors miss. In table. The battle of Agincourt on St. Crispin’s The Butte de Lion, the Wellington Museum, the afternoon you will farewell the Waterloo Day, 25 October 1415, is perhaps the most the battlefield at Quatre Bras, the Napoleon battlefield for the return drive to Brussels. famous battle of the Hundred Years War. We will Museum at Le Caillou, Hougoumont Chateau Your guide can drop you either at the train have free time for a local lunch. In the afternoon and more will all be visited during this special station for an onward connection, or to a our guide will return us to Amiens or onwards day. At each stop your expert guide will Brussels hotel. (B) to Lille for train connections back to Paris or overnight accommodation. (B) Flexi Tours Gallipoli Private Flexi Tour 2 Days $1247* Tour Code: FGL hotel by your English-speaking tour guide Day 2 Gallipoli to Istanbul Visit the hallowed Anzac battlefields of and driver, who will transport you in a private STaR INCLUSIONS Gallipoli on this private tour, which also air-conditioned vehicle on the 4-hour drive ★ Breakfast ★ More touring of the includes pick-up and drop-off at your Istanbul to the Gallipoli peninsula. En route you will Gallipoli battlefields ★ Transfer to hotel. follow the shore of the Sea of Marmara and Istanbul ★ Hotel drop-off in Istanbul the Dardanelles, the historic waterway that Day 1 Istanbul to Gallipoli was the principal objective of the Gallipoli This morning you will spend more time STaR INCLUSIONS campaign. On arrival at Gallipoli you will on the Gallipoli battlefields exploring the ★ Hotel pick-up in Istanbul have free time for lunch and then spend the ground where the Anzac legend was forged. ★ Transfer to Gallipoli ★ Touring of the afternoon exploring the Anzac sector. You In the afternoon you will farewell Gallipoli Anzac battlefields ★ 3-star Gallipoli will visit places made famous by courage and and be driven back to Istanbul, where you will accommodation sacrifice including Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, be dropped at your hotel. The journey may Shrapnel Valley, Quinn’s Post, the Nek, Chunuk be over but the memories will last a lifetime. Welcome to your Gallipoli battlefield tour. Bair and more. Your evening is free to rest and (B) You will met this morning at your Istanbul reflect on a moving day. V-Weapons Launch Sites Flexi Tour 2 Days $697* Tour Code: FVW train – Arras is less than an hour from Paris. your 4-star hotel and enjoy an evening at On arrival in Arras you will be met by your leisure. A unique tour that visits the launch sites of expert guide. You will then spend the day on Hitler’s ‘Vengeance Weapons’ in northern an exclusive tour of the V-Weapons sites in Day 2 Lille France. the Pas-de-Calais region. Siracourt bunker, STaR INCLUSIONS Bois Carre, Saint Josse-aux-Bois, Maisoncelle, ★ Breakfast Day 1 Paris to Arras Wizernes, the La Coupole museum and STaR INCLUSIONS bunker, Eperlecques and Mimoyecques will This morning after breakfast you are free to ★ Full day touring the V-Weapons sites all be seen. (Please note the exact itinerary return to Paris, catch the Eurostar to London of northern France will be worked out with your guide on the or perhaps join our tour of the First World ★ 4-star hotel accommodation day, and visits to sites will be subject to time War battlefields in the Lille area. (B) and distance constraints.) At the end of this Your tour begins in the northern French town memorable day your guide will drive you to of Arras. The easiest way to get there is by the city of Lille, where you will check in to * Per person, twin share, land only. Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours a journey of a lifetime with Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours Imagine standing on the sacred ground where Australian soldiers fought and died, the sun cresting the horizon as the haunting strains of the Last Post fill the dawn air. Every Australian dreams of visiting our iconic battlefields – let Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours turn that dream into reality. No one is better qualified to book your battlefield tour than your travel agent: Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours is the tour operator Suite 303, 27 Belgrave Street, Manly NSW 2095 for the NSW Premier’s Anzac Scholarships and the Phone 1300 880 340 (International: +61 2 9977 2055) Victorian Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize 2011. fax (02) 9977 9102 email email@example.com www.battlefields.com.au Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours is a division of Travel and Living Pty Ltd. ABN 51 105 498 066. Lic No 2TA005531. Please recycle this brochure or pass it on to a *Conditions apply friend when you have finished reading it.
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