1917 - 2017
Celebrations for the 100th Anniversary of
the Battle of Polygon Wood.
In the days leading up to 26 September 1917 the men of the Fifth Australian Division prepared for their first major battle in Belgium. In the shattered countryside to the west beyond Polygon Wood engineers and pioneers struggled to extend the plank road and other tracks to the new front line won by the First and Second Australian Divisions at the Battle of Menin Road on 20 September. Artillerymen and their horses fought the mud and shell craters to bring up the guns to support the attack. To read more about Polygon Wood, Click here.
4 days - Battle of Polygon Wood880 Euros pp (3 nghts accommodation)
single traveller - 1065 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.
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
Travel in maximum comfort. Our new Mercedes Viano are equipped with confortable individual chairs, automatic air conditioning, microphone system, DVD & Audio all surround. .