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WW1 Battlefields

NEW 4 Days - Tour No AW8062

NEW 4 Days - Tour No AW8062
Ypres Monument
Tyne Cot by Jim Linwood
Thiepval Memorial

During the first World War Ypres was the site of a series of battles that were to be decisive in the outcome of the ‘War to End all Wars’.

Key Information

Duration
4 days
Price from
£299.00
Destination
Belgium
Date next
23/02/2018

Included in Cost

● Coach travel
● return sea crossings
● 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
● entrance to In Flanders Fields Museum
● entrance to Wellington Quarries
● half day guided tour on 14 -18 route
● full day tour guide for the Somme Battlefields
● set menu


Holiday Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 Morning departure for the journey to Dover and the sea crossing to Calais. Continuing on into Belgium and to Menen and the hotel for a three night stay.

Day 2 Today we visit the Flanders Battlefields around Ypres. So we begin with the In Flanders Fields Museum located in the former cloth halls of Ypres. The museum present the story of WW1 in the West Flanders front region. Afterwards we will have a guided coach tour around the 14 -18 route. This will normally stop at Essex Farm, where John McCrae wrote his famous poem, Langemarck Cemetery, which is one of only four German cemeteries in the region and Tyne Cot cemetery, the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world. Other sites including Hill 62, Sanctuary Wood and the Irish Peace Tower may be visited time permitting.

Day 3 Over the border to France for a full day Somme Battlefield tour, starting with a visit to Lochnagar Crater. Then to Thiepval Memorial and Newfoundland Park. We will then visit Wellington Quarries in Arras, a large system of underground tunnels used by British troops.

Day 4 After breakfast, we commence the homeward journey.

Hotel

Best Western Ambassador Hotel

Hotel

Located in the centre of Menen, near the Market Place. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV and hairdryer. Bar, lounge area, terrace, restaurant and lift.

Single rooms supplement £69


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Fri 23 Feb, 2018 AW8062 1 4 £299.00 0 Please call