After Action provides a bespoke guiding service, taking into account your requirements. We do not therefore have set itineraries. However, it is possible to give you a flavour of some of the places of interest visited previously.
Vimy Ridge (1 Day Pilgrimage)As part of the Battle of Arras during April and May 1917, Vimy Ridge is the site of the Canadian attack to push the German forces from the ridge. Visit to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, the trench lines and pilgrimage to soldier's grave at CWGC Cemetery at Villers au Bois, visiting the ruins of the village church at Ablain St Nazaire.
This area was the scene of fierce fighting where many thousands of soldiers were killed until the French and Canadian troops eventually seized it in May 1915.
Ypres Salient (2 Day Interest)Visiting areas of general interest around the Ypres Salient, taking in the largest CWGC cemetery in the world at Tyne Cot and the German military cemetery at Langemark. The remains of the mine craters from the Battle of Messines Ridge, in particular the crater at Spangbroekmolen known as 'The Pool of Peace'.
Other places of interest are the Canadian Memorial at Vancouver remembering the scene of the first use of poison gas in 1915. Sanctuary Wood and Bayernwald with their preserved trenches, plus a number of excellent museums at Ypres, Zonnebeke and Hooge amongst others.
The culmination of any tour to 'The Salient' is to attend the 'Last Post' Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial, held every evening.