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Here is a selection of hand-picked tours and excursions, bookable through tour partner Viator:


Belgian Battlefield Day Tour from Lille: Ypres Salient

Tour the Salient, the hottest spot on the front held by Imperial and Empire troops in World War One. Over a quarter of a million men gave their lives to hold this last bit of Belgium from the Germans. History records three great battles fought at Ypres, but it was in fact a constant battle against shell, bullet, bomb, gas and rats.On your day touring the Salient you'll tour some of the most important WWI sites, in the company of a first-class guide. You'll see the German cemetery in Langemark; the site of the first gas attack by Vancouver Corner, where flame throwers were introduced into modern warfare; John McRae's Essex Farm site; Hooge crater and museum; Passchendaele; and Tyne Cot cemetery. You'll walk the moonscape of the Hill 60 battlefield and see literally dozens of memorials to British, Australian and Canadian regiments. You'll also spend time in Ypres itself, with the opportunity to visit St. George's Chapel and the Menin Gate Memorial. With a maximum group size of 16 and a university-educated guide/driver to lead the way, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience on this poignant tour of battlefield sites from World War One. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Somme WWI Battlefield Small Group Day Trip from Lille

Step back in history on a small group day trip to the First World War battlefield site of the Somme in Northern France.To most people the Somme signifies one day - July 1st 1916. It was the day that the British Army suffered its greatest ever losses in a single day with nearly 60,000 casualties. But the actual battle for the Somme raged until November of that year, and saw massive fighting again in 1918. What remains is truly awesome. There are sites seen today that will be etched into your consciousness forever.You will tour the Somme battlefield covering major sites from the calamitous first day, through the whole five months of the battle. You'll see Delville Wood, the Welsh memorial at Mametz Wood, the huge Lochnagar mine crater, the sunken road where the Accrington Pals were virtually wiped out, Sausage Valley, the Poziere battlefield and Windmill Hill (both important site for Australians), Courcellette, site of the first major use of tanks supporting Canadian troops, and the nearby the tank memorial.Also included are Albert, the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing and the Ulster Tower. An undoubted highlight, however, will be a guided walk around the incredible preserved Beaumont Hamel battlefield site. Other sites will be added according to the interest of the tour participants. Click here to find out more about this deal!


3-Day Small Group Tour of French and Belgian WWI Battlefields

Tour the World War One battlefields of France and Belgium on a small group three-day visit. With three days to spend, you'll really explore the history of the Somme, Pozieres, Beaumont Hamel, the Salient, Passchendaele, Ypres, Fromelles and Loos. Other sites can be added according to your interests.Accompanied by ex-army personnel or Battlefield Guides with postgraduate qualifications, you will gain a fascinating insight into the Western Battlefields of Belgium on this small group tour.With a maximum group size of 16, and a university educated guide/driver, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience of these sobering sites from World War One. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Loos, Arras and Vimy Ridge WWI Battlefields Small Group Day Trip from Lille

Join a small group tour from Lille for a unique experience at a reasonable price. Accompanied by either ex-army personnel or Battlefield Guides with postgraduate qualifications, you will gain a fascinating insight into the Western Battlefields of France. This French Battlefield Tour from Lille takes you to the line between Armentieres and Arras. It's a much neglected region but with a huge amount to see.You will visit sites connected with the 1915 battles of Aubers Ridge, Festubert, and Neuve Chapelle, where the Indian Army gave a magnificent account of itself. You'll see where Adolf Hitler served and the bunker he is reputed to have used as a billet.Australians will be particularly interested in seeing the Fromelles memorial and you will tour the Loos battlefield, site of the disastrous battle of 1915, and Vimy Ridge where you take a tunnel tour. Canadians will find this of special interest during the 90th anniversary commemorations.Also see sites in and around the pretty city of Arras including (subject to opening) the recently discovered underground hospital and the French National memorial at Lorrette de Notre Dame. Click here to find out more about this deal!


2-Day Small Group Tour of French and Belgian WWI Battlefields

If you'd like to tour the World War One battlefields of France and Belgium but don't want to join a large coach group, this two-day tour could be for you.You'll have the opportunity to thoroughly explore the history of the Somme, Pozières, Beaumont Hamel, the Salient, Passchendaele and Ypres.Accompanied by ex-army personnel or Battlefield Guides with postgraduate qualifications, you will gain fascinating insights into the Western Battlefields of Belgium on this small group tour.With a maximum group size of 16, and a university educated guide/driver, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience of these sobering sites from World War One.Day One: Tour the Somme battlefield covering major sites from the calamitous first day through the whole five months of the battle. You'll see Delville Wood, the Welsh memorial at Mametz Wood, the huge Lochnagar mine crater, the sunken road where the Accrington Pals were virtually wiped out, Sausage Valley, the Poziere battlefield and Windmill Hill, Courcellette, site of the first major use of tanks supporting Canadian troops, and the nearby tank memorial. An undoubted highlight will be your guided walk around the incredible preserved Beaumont Hamel battlefield site.Day Two: On your day touring the Salient you'll see, in the company of a first class guide, some of the most important sites that remain;the German cemetery in Langemark, the area of the first gas attack by Vancouver Corner,where flame throwers were introduced into modern warfare, John McRae's Essex Farm site,Hooge crater and museum, the Passendaelearea and Tyne Cot cemetery.You'll walk the moonscape of the Hill 60 battlefield and see literally dozens of memorials to British, Australian and Canadian regiments. Spend time in Ypres itself with time to visit St George's Chapel, the Menen (Menin) Gate Memorial. Take an optional tour of the 'In Flanders Field' Museum. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Lille City Sightseeing Tour

Discover the city of Lille with a one hour city tour. You will travel by minibus around Lille's historical sites, along water and green spaces to appreciate an extraordinary panorama of the city, from the origin to the most contemporary districts.You will see the Grand Place, the old city, the Town Hall and its belfry, the Fine Arts Museum and much much more! Founded in the 11th century, Lille is a town which has been Flemish, Burgundian, Spanish and finally French, the result of such a lively past has been the growth of eclectic districts that you can see today. Audio-visual system available in 8 languages (French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese). Click here to find out more about this deal!


Lille City Pass

A practical must-have, the Lille City Pass is the answer to all your visiting needs, whether you're staying one day or longer. Make considerable savings in Lille, the capital of the Nord-Pas de Calais region.SAVE MONEY WITH THE LILLE CITY PASS OFFERING:Free Access to 27 tourist and cultural sites including the Fine Arts Museum of Lille, the City Tour, Charles de Gaulle's Birthplace,  Museum of the Hospice Comtesse and many moreFree access to the Lille urban area public transport system (buses, metro and tramway)5% rebate on certain products at the boutique of the Lille Tourist OfficeReductions and discounts in selected stores and restaurants10% discount in the Les Galeries Lafayette storeA glass of apéritif "maison" with a meal purchased at member of the Club des Tables Gourmandes Reduced price on segway rental10% discount in Meert restaurant at La Piscine museum in RoubaixAn discount check book with offered at Mc Arthur Glen in Roubaix 10% discount in Le Paradoxe restaurant in TourcoingReduced price for the spectacles of Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing.Special price at the Cinema from Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing.The three day Lille City Pass gives you all of the above as well as free access to 8 tourist attractions in the Nord-Pas de Calais region and free access to the TER (regional express trains) network.Some museums are closed on Mondays and/or Tuesdays as well as on the first weekend of September.Additional features of the 3 day pass:Free access to the TER network in the regionFree access to 8 tourist attractions in the Nord pas de Calais region Click here to find out more about this deal!