Itinerary

2018 VPA Itinerary (subject to change)

April 2   Monday              

  • Canadian Students and Chaperones depart from Canada (overnight flight to Belgium)                   

April 3   Tuesday              

  • Arrival day – travel to Ypres
  • In Flanders Fields Museum + Cloth Tower                       

April 4   Wednesday       

  • Essex Farm (John McCrae's Dressing Station)                     
  • Passchendaele Memorial                            
  • CWGC Ypres office visit
  • Menin Gate                       
  • Last Post Ceremony                                              

April 5   Thursday            

  • Ypres Guided Salient Tour (Includes Langemark cemetery, Christmas Soccer Truce Memorial, Messines Church, Tyne Cot, Hill 60 and the Caterpillar, St. Julien Memorial, Hooge Crater Cemetery, et al.)                                                                 

April 6   Friday   

  • Mons region
  • Mons Memorial Museum
  • Travel from Ypres to Arras region
  • Lens 14-18 museum       

April 7   Saturday             

  • Historial de la Grande Guerre Museum
  • Beaumont Hamel            
  • Thiepval
  • Notre-Dame-de-Lorette                                                                                      

April 8   Sunday                

  • Ulster Tower
  • Scottish Memorial
  • Australian & South African Memorials   
  • Courcelette Cemetery              

April 9   Monday

  • Canadian National Vimy Memorial + Vimy Tunnels  & Trenches 
  • Vimy Day Ceremony                                                      
  • Neuville St. Vaast German Cemetery                     
  • Maison Blanche               

                                               

April 10 Tuesday                             

All participants and chaperones depart Paris for home.

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