Price: Starting from USD $198.50 per person
Duration: 13 hours

Board the Eurostar to Lille where you will be met by a specialist French Battlefields guide.

"The Salient" struck fear into the Great War Tommy for being the hottest spot on the 70 mile front held by Imperial and Empire troops. Over a quarter of a million men gave their lives to hold this last bit of Belgium from the Germans. Although history records three great battles fought at Ypres, it was in fact a constant battle against shell, bullet, bomb, gas, water and rats.

On your day of touring the Salient you'll see some of the most important sites that remain; the German trenches at Kemmel, "Shot at Dawn" execution sites, sites of the first gas attack and where flame thrower were introduced into modern warfare, John McRae's Essex Farm site, the grave of double VC winner, Noel Chavasse, Hoogt crater and museum, the Passendaele dug-out and Tyne Cot cemetery.

You will walk the moonscape of the Hill 60 battlefield and see literally dozens of memorials to British, Australian and Canadian regiments. There is also time spent in Ypres itself with the opportunity to visit St George's Chapel, the Menen (Menin) Gate Memorial, and for those who want to take an optional tour of the "In Flanders Field" Museum to do so.

You will return to London from Lille onboard the Eurostar.

With a maximum group size of 11 and a university educated guide/driver, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience.
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