1917 - 2017
Celebrations for the 100th Anniversary of
the Battle of Messines.
The opening of the Battle of Messines was at that time the biggest bang in history. At Hill 60, at the northern extremity of the line, the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company had been at work since November 1916 digging two large mineshafts under Hill 60 and The Caterpillar. Right along the British front were 17 other similar mines, all packed with explosives, and at 3.10 am on 7 June 1917 they were blown simultaneously as the opening move in the Messines attack. The Hill 60 mine created a crater 60 feet deep and 260 feet wide. The effect on the German front–line troops was overwhelming. In the wake of the explosions, and preceded by a creeping artillery barrage, the Australians, New Zealanders and British troops advanced to find a shattered enemy.To read more about Messines, Click here.
4 days - Battle of messines880 Euros pp (3 nghts accommodation)
single traveller - 1065 Euros
6 days - Battle of messines1095 Euros pp (5 nghts accommodation)
single traveller - 1195 Euros
tour includes:• pick up from Lille station or hotel in Ypres.
• the services of a driver guide.
• lunch and drinks every day.
• entrance fees to the museums.
• Maps and booklet with pictures.
• Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Ypres.
• Breakfasts and dinners.
• Drop :off in Lille or other place on request.
customised itineraryMessines is very important for both Australians and New Zealanders. Our guide wil customised the tour for visitors from New Zealand to make sure they don't miss out anything of their own history. For more details, contact us
for New Zealanders
Our guides Annette and Christian grew up in the area. They know the place inside-out. Having personal contact with the locals, they are able to take you to some hidden places. Annette and (or) Christian will drive you to the most relevant trenches and significant battlefield sites. If you are interested in tracing the movements of one of your ancestor buried here, Annette and Christian are able to do the necessary research. (as long as you provide some information about regiment, battalion and division prioir your arrival!). With such experienced and dedicated guides at your side, you will never forget your tour in the Somme.
deluxe mercedes van
Our new Mercedes Viano are equipped with confortable chairs, automatic air conditioning, microphone system, DVD & Audio all surround. .