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Belgium & France: Student Battlefield Trip

Belgium, France
View of the Vimy Ridge memorial in France

Belgium & France: Student Battlefield Trip

Belgium, France

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Day 1:

Board your overnight flight to Brussels         

Day 2: Brussels

Meet your tour leader at the airport

Enjoy a guided tour of the city

You will see:

  • Grand Place (Grote Markt)
  • Saint-Michel Cathedral
  • Mont des Arts

Day 3: Brussels - Ypres

Travel to Ypres

Explore the Ypres Salient

You will see:

  • Essex Farm Cemetery
  • Flanders Field Museum

Visit the Tyne Cot British Cemetery

Experience the Sanctuary Wood Museum and the German Cemetery at Langemark

Attend the Last Post at the Menin Memorial Gate

Day 4: Ypres - Vimy – Beaumont-Hamel - Bayeux

Travel to Vimy, France

Discover Vimy Ridge

Transfer to Beaumont-Hamel

Explore the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park

Have lunch at the Ocean Villas Tea Room

Visit the Thiepval Memorial

Continue on to Bayeux

Day 5: Bayeux

Start the day with a tour of the D-Day Beaches

You will see:

  • Sword Beach
  • Juno Beach
  • Gold Beach
  • Pegasus Bridge

Stop in at the Juno Beach Centre and Courseulles-sur-Mer

Experience Bény-sur-Mer Canadian Military Cemetery

Day 6: Bayeux

Travel to Longues-sur-Mer

Visit the American Cemetery and Memorial

Discover the Pointe du Hoc and La Cambe

Take the rest of the evening off with free time in Bayeux

Day 7: Paris     

Start the day with a guided tour of Paris

You will see:

  • Pont-Neuf
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • L’Opera

Evening visit to the Eiffel Tower

Day 8: Versailles - Paris

Travel to Versailles

Tour the Chateau de Versailles

Head back to Paris

Cruise on the River Seine

Day 9: Paris

Free day in Paris

Day 10: Paris

Travel to the airport for your flight home

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10-Day Battlefield Trip


Discover the battlefields that shaped the First and Second World Wars on this 10-day student tour through Belgium and France. Experience the site that inspired Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae to write “In Flanders Fields,” explore the infamous trenches at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park and see a different perspective on the war with a trip to the German Cemetery at Langemark. This educational tour is a great way for students interested in history to see these sites up close.

Trip Highlights: Brussels, Ypres, Vimy, Bayeaux, Paris

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