In the footsteps® of the Canadian Corps in the First World War
Our In The Footsteps tour® will visit the most significant sites associated with the Canadian Corps in the First World World. Our expert battlefield historian / guide will explain how important they were in the formation of an effective and efficient Canadian Corps, which for many heralded the birth of the Canadian Army and cemented Canada's national identity and nationhood.
Our 5-day/4-night Flexi Tour
Day One: Ypres Salient
The meeting point for our In the footsteps® of the Canadian Corps in the First World War tour is Gare de Lille Europe. Your battlefield historian / guide will collect you at 09.00 am and drive you to the Ypres Salient where you begin the tour.
We begin our tour following in the footsteps of the Canadian First Contingent (later 1st Canadian Division) in the Second Battle of Ypres battlefield, visiting:
French memorial Pilckem — The First Major use of Gas on the Western front and beginning of the Second Battle of Ypres.
The German Military Cemetery at Langemarck.
Canadian Brooding Soldier, Vancouver Corner, St Juliaan — The Canadian's holding the line.
Canada's First WW1 Victoria Crosses:
Lance Corporal Frederick Fisher VC, 13th Battalion CEF.
Lieutenant Edward Donald Bellew VC, 7th Battalion CEF.
CSM Frederick William Hall VC, 8th Battalion CEF.
Captain Francis A C Scrimger, 14th Battalion CEF.
* The costs may vary from those shown above due to the availability and selection of hotels and other associated costs, and variations in the exchange rate.
What your tour includes
In-tour land travel only.
3-days escorted tour of the battlefields with one of our expert battlefield historian / guides.
Comprehensive touring of all the major battlefield sites, including many of the less frequently visited out-of-the-way sites.
All museum admission fees.
3-nights accommodation at one of our 3-star partner hotels.
The opportunity to visit specific cemeteries and graves within tour area (as agreed prior to your tour).
The opportunity to discuss your battlefield travel plans with our expert team.
What your tour does not include
Customising your Flexi-date tour
All of our Flexi-date tours are fully customisable to allow you to see the sites that are most important to you. Where changes to the standard itinerary are made there may be an additional charge to cover the associated additional costs.
To book your tour
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