. 2018: WW1:100 The Last Hundred Days - 5th - 14th August (9 nights)

. 2018: WW1:100 THE LAST HUNDRED DAYS - 5TH - 14TH AUGUST (9 NIGHTS)

2 nts Kortrijk, 2 nts Arras, 3 nts Caen, 1 nt Paris

Tour only package from
$3410*
* Includes ALL taxes and service charges

“Every intelligent person in the world felt that disaster was impending and knew no way of adverting it”
-H.G. Wells


…Words that echoed so many years ago still stand true to this day. 2018 will mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One. The “Great War” as it is known, was slaughter on an industrial scale of which the world had never seen before. The British Commonwealth and its allies fought Germany and the Central Powers in a massive struggle mostly along what was called the Western Front. Tens of millions died and were wounded in the four brutal years of constant fighting.

Canada answered the call to arms and through great courage and bravery placed itself on the world's stage as a major effective fighting force earning many victories for its allies. Sadly, over sixty thousand of our men died and would not return home to their families. Many more would carry the physical and emotional scars for the remainder of their lives. It was to be “The War to End All Wars”.

In remembrance of all the war dead we walk through these portals into the battlefields of Passchendaele, the city of Ypres, Sanctuary Wood and other battlefields such as the “Wipers” Salient.

On this journey with us, you will be spending time visiting many of the battlefields that so many young Canadians fought and died at 100 years ago. Joining us will mark 100 years of Remembrance of the Great War, and 100 years to the day of the beginning of "Canada's Hundred Days". Many of our stops along the way will be holding memorials for all of the fallen soldiers. In Canada's Hundred Day Battle the soldiers fought with confidence and pride, knowing they were pushing the Germans backwards at an unimaginable rate. Sadly, with this great effort came great loss. In Canada's final 100 days approximately 1 of 5 casualties throughout the entirety of the Great War took place here.

We will travel the route the Canadian's took in their great offensive to deplete the German Army, as well stop at many of the battlefields where great Canadian victories took place. As well, we will visit the Menin Gate, in Ypres. Since July 1st, 1928, every night The Last Post Association has taken a moment of silence after playing The Reveille, and The Last Post representing a final farewell to the fallen, but also symbolizes the return to daily life at the end of the act of remembrance, and expresses the resurrection to 'eternal life' of the fallen. This Summer we will join the Last Post Association in never forgetting the sacrifice so many soldiers gave commemorating 100 years since the end of the Great War.

You will also be visiting the newly dedicated memorial at Vimy Ridge as well as the Somme, Thiepval Memorial and Beaumont Hamel

Join us this Summer, and explore the battlefields 100 years after The Great War and Canada's Hundred Days. Involve yourself in a truly global congregation to share a Remembrance like no other, and help us commemorate those who have suffered for our peace.

Highlights:
•​View the German Cemetery of Langemark, otherwise known as "The Student Cemetery"
•Explore the Canadian and American beaches of the famous Normandy invasions of WW2 and D-Day
•Beaumont Hamel: One of the only fully intact, First World War battlefields. It has been kept as it was and maintained by Canada.
•Visit the seaside town of Dieppe and take in where so many Canadians fought and died in what was called Canada's largest casualty day in WW2
•Celebrate 100 years with The Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate led by the dedicated Ypres Fire Department & World Community honouring those who fought in the Great War


Features

Inclusions:
- Accommodations in Superior Tourist Class (3.5 - 4 Star Hotels)
- Full-Time Experienced Battlefield Tour Manager
- All Entrances as per your Itinerary
- Executive Motor Coach with Washroom/AC/tea/coffee
- Breakfast (B) throughout, 7 Dinners (D), and 2 Lunches (L)
- Online Custom Map Kit & Tour Resource & Info Guide
- Vox Audio Guide on tour
- All surcharges, fees, and departure taxes

Exclusions:
- Porterage (luggage handling to your room available upon request)
- Air fare and Air Transportation Taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Custom Travel Extensions
- Gratuities to driver / tour manager


Meals

9 breakfasts
2 lunches
7 dinners
0 teas
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