Great War Mini Tours

Tours of First World War Battlefields

Tour Date

Tour Cost

Tour Notes

Tour Size

May 18 – 26, 2018

$2,950 / Person

$600 Single supplement

$600 Deposit / Person

Final Payment due: February 1, 2018

7 people

July 20 – 28, 2018

$2,950 / Person

$600 Single supplement

$600 Deposit / Person

Final Payment due: April 1, 2018

7 people

Oct 19 – 27, 2018

$2,950 / Person

$600 Single supplement

$600 Deposit / Person

Final Payment due: July 1, 2018

7 people

Ypres, Mount Sorrel, Passchendaele, Hill 70, The Somme, Vimy, Arras, and Cambrai

The Tour includes the battlefields of Second Ypres, Mount Sorrel, Passchendaele, Hill 70, The Battle of The Somme, The Battle for Vimy Ridge, Arras 1918, and Cambrai, 1918. Sites include: The Brooding Soldier, Hill 62 Memorial, Crest Farm Memorial, Messines Ridge, Poperinghe, Fromelles (Pheasant Wood Cemetery), Neuve Chapelle Indian Memorial, Vimy Memorial (and tunnels), Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Park, Lognager Crater, Thiepval Memorial, Courcelette Memorial, and much, much more. Also included is everybody’s favourite pastime, Shrapnel Balling!

These tours are restricted to seven persons maximum. Norm Christie will be the Guide and Driver. The Mini Tours cover the famous Canadian Battlefields of the Great War. They are 9 days, including two travel days, and include three nights in Ypres, three in Arras, and one in Paris. All three Tours leave Canada on a Friday and return to Canada the following Saturday. Hotels are all Three Star and located close to the Battlefields. Breakfasts are included.

At current prices we anticipate the costs to be $2950 for the mini tours (Please note Airfare, lunches and Dinners are not included) for Double Occupancy. $600 deposit required to reserve seat.

For further information contact;
Angela Biene-Lewis

Marlin Travel
175 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON K1Z 6W3

Telephone: 1-888-225-3289 or 613-728-1616
Email: angela.bienelewis@marlintravel.ca

Norm Christie

Telephone: 613-823-7000
Email: info@battlefields.ca

The Big WW I / WW II Tour

An opportunity to explore some of the most historically significant locations in the world

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Tour Dates

Tour Cost

Notes

Tour Size

Sept. 15 – 28, 2018

$4,099 / Person

$1,050 Single supplement, LAND ONLY and includes all taxes and surcharges.

$750 Deposit / Person

Final Payment due: May 10, 2017

25 People

Contact Angela Biene-Lewis at Marlin Travel to book, call 888.225.3289 / 613.728.1616 OR email Angela

The itinerary includes the Canadian battlefields of Ypres, Passchendaele, Mount Sorrel, Vimy, Arras, Cambrai, The Somme, Breskens Pocket, V1/V2 sites, Channel Wall, Juno Beach, Falaise

 

With visits to the extra special museums associated with the battles; and, as always, Shrapnel Balling and much, much more.

Day 1 - Arrive, depart for Ypres

Arrive Roissy CDG Airport. Meet withNorm Christie. Board tour coach & drive toIeper (Ypres) Belgium. Novotel Ieper Centrum: Check-in. Dinner at Hotel Welcome and get acquainted.

Day 2 - Ypres

After breakfast departure for visits –Second Battle of Ypres, The BroodingSoldier, Langemark German Cemetery,Crest Farm, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Sanctuary Wood, Hill 62.

Day 3 - Ypres

After breakfast morning walk to InFlanders Fields Museum. Afternoon visit to Bruges option; visit Adeghem, Canadian Cemetery, Canada Museum. Breskens Pocket; return to Ypres with avisit to Bruges.

Day 4 - Ypres

After breakfast visit site towards Channel Coast including; John McCrae Bunker,Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, V1Launching site, V1/V2 Museum, John McCrae’s grave, Calais Canadian Cemetery,Todt Battery and Atlantic Wall Museum

Day 5 - Depart Ypres for Arras

Depart Ypres. After breakfast driving south to Arras, visits include: Messines Ridge, Fromelles (shrapnel Balling), Neuve Chapelle Indian Memorial, Hitler’s Bunker, Aubers Ridge and Hill 70. Holiday Inn Express Hotel Arras: Check in

Day 6 - Arras

After breakfast visit to Vimy Battlefield,Vimy Memorial, Grange Tunnel, St. Eloi, Notre Dame de Lorette, La Targette Museum.

Day 7 - Arras

Visit the Somme Battlefield; Beaumont -Hamel, Courcelette, Albert, Regina Trench,Thiepval, Lochnager Crater; lunch at AvrilWilliams in Auchonvillers.

Day 8 - Depart Arras for Bayeux through Normandy

Depart Arras for Normandy with visits to Dieppe Beaches, Pourville, and drive to Bayeaux. Novotel Bayeux: Check-in

Day 9 - Bayeux

After breakfast visit the Canadian Battlefields of Normandy Landings; Courselles, Arromanches, Juno Beach, Pegasus Bridge, Abbe Ardenne, etc.

Day 10 - Bayeux

More Normandy visits including the US Cemetery at St Laurent, Bayeux Museum, Cambes German Cemetery, Point du Hoc; balance of day for personal visits in Bayeux (The Bayeux Tapestry, etc.).

Day 11 - Depart Bayeux for Paris

Depart Bayeux for Paris via Falaise and Vimoutiers; visits include; Bretteville Cemetery, death of Michael Wittman, BCR Memorial, Mont Ormel, Currie VC site, Vimoutiers Tiger tank, and the placewhere Charlie Fox shot up Rommel. Then onto Paris Airport Mercure Roissy Hotel CDG

Day 12 - Paris, transfer(s) to airport

Transfer(s) to airport. Return to Canada, oroptional extra nights in Paris.

Battlefield Tour Itinerary

This tour is restricted to 25 persons maximum. Special requests are always a unique part of Norm’s Tours, and they will be accommodated whenever possible. The itinerary will include the Canadian Battlefields of Ypres, Passchendaele, Mount Sorrel, Vimy Ridge, Arras, Cambrai, The Somme, Breskens Pocket, V1 / V2 sites, Channel Wall, Juno Beach, Falaise, with visits to the extra special museums associated with the battles; and, as always, Shrapnel Balling and much, much more. Four nights in Ypres, three in Arras, three in Normandy and one night in Paris. The Tours are made up of Canadians from across the Country and are usually 40% women. Prices are $4,099, double occupancy. Single supplement add $1,050. Pricing is LAND ONLY and includes all taxes and surcharges.

Tour Includes:

• Transportation throughout by coach
• Eleven nights accommodation as follows: Ypres (4), Arras (3), Bayeux(3), Paris (1). All rooms with private bathroom
• Buffet breakfast daily, 1 welcome dinner at Novotel Ypres & 1 lunch(Avril Williams Somme Guesthouse)
• Comprehensive program of sightseeing and visits
• Admission fees included:
• In Flanders Fields Museum
• La Coupole V2 Bunker
• German Todt Battery
• Battle of Normandy
• Memorial Museum• Juno Beach Centre
• Vimy Memorial & Tunnels (free)
• All taxes/fees and standard service charges for included meals and tour features (at current level)

NOT INCLUDED: Porterage, meals not specified, alcoholic beverages/soft drinks, laundry/valet services, room service, gratuities to coach drivers / local guides and items of a personal nature.

Itinerary and hotels subject to change.

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For further information contact;
Angela Biene-Lewis

Marlin Travel
175 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON K1Z 6W3

Telephone: 1-888-225-3289 or 613-728-1616
Email: angela.bienelewis@marlintravel.ca

Norm Christie

Telephone: 613-823-7000
Email: info@battlefields.ca