Fromelles front by keara


Commemorative Tour
Menin Gate, Passchendaele, Pozieres, Villers Bretonneux
                                                                        • 9 days ex Brussels
                                                                          dep. Wed. 14 July, 2010
                                                                         Stay on in Europe, and fly home
                                                                         from Paris or London.

      MADE EASY Tours
  P.O. Box 5020, Kenmore East Q 4069
                                                                          MADE EASY
 Tel: (07) 3876 1122 Fax: (07) 3876 1199
          Licence No. TAG 1524
  Council of Australian Tour Operators
Reservations: 1800 673 337

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Fromelles Commemorative Tour
   Waterloo, Ypres, Menin Gate, Passchendaele, Polygon Wood, Fromelles, Villers Bretonneux, Fromelles Commemorative Service, Pozieres, Bullecourt, Paris.
  Fully Escorted from Australia with professional War Historian and guide
  9 days / 8 nts Brussels to Paris, from Wednesday 14 July, 2010: $3,290 p.p. twin share. Single Supp.: $660.
  * Ask us about flights to suit you, from Australia.
   Stay on in Paris for a few days, or take a train to London. Ask about your options.

VC Corner Cemetery at Fromelles, where large mass graves of Australians can be visited.
                                                                                                                            WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES
                                                                                                                            Full time Australian escort & battlefields guide.
                                                                                          Cloth Hall in Ypres               Commemoration Ceremony.
                                                                                                                            Special Welcome and Farewell Dinners.
                                                                                                                            3 nts Ypres (Belgium)
ITINERARY                                                                                                                   5 nts Arras (Somme region)
                                                                                                                            8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 2 dinners.
Arrive Brussels Airport 10:30 am. Here we meet                                                                              All central hotels
our specialist guide, and transfer to Ypres, visiting                                                                       All transfers and transport as per itinerary.
Waterloo and Messines Ridge en-route. Rest of                                                                               Visits and entries to all places on itinerary.
afternoon free in Ypres. If you are meeting us in                                                                           Ample time for personal visits (please request early).
Belgium, you can join us in Brussels, or at our                                                                             Deluxe air conditioned coach.
hotel in Ypres. Our hotel is a few metres from                                                                              Extensive pre-departure advice & reading.
Menin Gate, on the beautiful Grot Mart, opposite                                                                            Made Easy Tours travel bag & cap.
the famous Cloth Hall of Ypres. Tonight we have a
special Welcome Dinner where we can meet our
fellow travellers. (B, D)                                       DAY 5: SUN 18 July.                     The SOMME           WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
                                                                This is a free morning to relax. In the afternoon,          Meals not on itinerary.
DAY 2: THURS 15 July.                       YPRES               we have a tour of the old square of Arras and the           Airport taxes & travel insurance.
Today we have a full day of visits to many sites                amazing Wellington Tunnels. Here we see                     Personal items and gratuities.
important to Australians in Flanders including                  tunnels dug in the Middle Ages and used in World
Passchendale, where the soldiers used                           War 1. They were dug by Anzac Tunnellers to link
                                                                the ancient quarries where 24,000 were quartered
                                                                                                                            WHAT YOU CAN DO AFTERWARDS
duckboards to walk over the thick, dangerous mud.                                                                           Stay on in Paris, or take the train to London, then
We also visit Polygon Wood, Ploegsteert and                     before the Battle of Arras in 1917. (B)                     fly home from there. July is a great time to be in Europe.
other memorials in this area. Tonight we attend the                                                                         Ask about any other services you may require.
8:00 pm Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate and                    DAY 6: MON 19 July.                   FROMELLES
                                                                On this special day, the anniversary of the Battle
lay a wreath to the missing. (B, L)
                                                                of Fromelles, we will share in a commemorative              HEALTH & FITNESS
                                                                event to inaugurate Fromelles (Pheasant Wood)               A reasonable level of fitness is required for enjoyment
DAY 3: FRI 16 July.                         YPRES                                                                           of this tour. Any elderly or unfit travellers should
Today we continue our visits to special places                  Military Cemetery. The ceremony and
                                                                                                                            ensure they have a carer with them at all times.
including Hell Fire Corner, Hooge Crater, and                   commemoration are an initiative of the                      Travel insurance is a prerequisite for tour membership.
Hill 60. We find time to include many special visits            Commonwealth War Graves Commission and will
to sites, cemeteries or memorials, as requested by              occur where so many of the soldiers will be
members of our group. (B, L)                                    reburied, after being found in unmarked mass
                                                                graves on the edge of Pheasant Wood. (B, L)
DAY 4: SAT 17 July.                    The SOMME                                                                                                                      Memorial at Le Hamel
Today we drive to through Armentieres towards the               DAY 7: TUES 20 July.                      The SOMME
Somme, visiting the preserved trenches of Vimy                  This is a full day of visits to the nearby Australian
Ridge and the impressive Canadian National                      National Memorial, the small school in Villers
Memorial here. We have lunch enroute, so we                     Bretonneux, Adelaide Cemetery (from where the
have ample time to visit Thiepval, the Memorial to              Unknown Soldier was taken), and Le Hamel,
the Missing in the Somme, as well as the sombre                 where Monash first led Australian troops in a
Langemark Cemetery, where many thousands of                     synchronised battle involving tanks, infantry, air
German soldiers were placed in large mass burial                support and artillery. We see the site of the crash
sites. We check in to our hotel in the central                  of the famous Red Baron as well. (B, L)
Somme - in Arras, a beautiful town with lovely
ancient squares. (B, L)                                         DAY 8: WED 21 July.                       The SOMME
                                                                This is a full day of visits to areas of special interest
                                                                to Australians, including Albert, Bullecourt, where
                                                                we see the Slouch Hat and Digger Memorials,
                                                                Pozieres, the First Division Memorial, Mouquet                 MADE EASY TOURS
                                                                Farm, and the Windmill site. We have a special                 FREECALL: 1800 673 337
                                                                Farewell Dinner tonight. (B, L, D)

                                                                DAY 9: THURS 22 July.                     To PARIS             Tel: 07 3876 1122 Fax: 07 3876 1199
                                                                                                                               P Box 5020, Kenmore East, Q. 4069
                                                                This morning we drive to Paris and drop off in
                                                                central Paris or at Charles de Gaulle Airport.       
                                                                *Please note: You may choose to stay on in Paris,
                                                                or take the Eurostar to London. (B)
                                                                B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D:Dinner
                                                                                                                               Lic. TAG1524. CATO. EMTA
  Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge

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