Centenary Of The Great War 5 Days Hotel Ambassador
This tour takes in the fields of Northern France and Flanders, to see where our forefathers fought between 1914 and 1918 and to appreciate the extent of the sacrifice and suffering of what became known as 'The Great War'. We visit Ypres, the vital communications centre of Flanders, taking in the horrors of trench warfare at Passchendale and Essex Farm Cemetery. July 1st 1916 was the most costly day for the British Army on the Somme and in this area we also visit the museum, cemetery and memorial of Peronne, Thiepval and Arras respectively in the company of local experts.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
TOUR DEPARTS WEDNESDAY AND RETURNS SUNDAY
Full Day Excursion to the Ypres Salient
We spend the morning in Ypres and visit the 'In Flanders Fields' Museum (entrance included). In the afternoon we appreciate our expert guide on a tour of the battlefields with visits to Passchendale and Essex Farm Cemetery.
Full Day Excursion to Thiepval and the Somme
Today we meet our expert guide (included in tour cost) at Vimy Ridge before taking lunch at Arras. Our guide provides detailed commentary as we continue to the Fricourt German Cemetery and Thiepval Memorial with its new Visitor Centre (entry included in tour cost). Our final visit of the day is to the Lochnagar Crater, which reveals the devastating power of WW1 explosives.
Evening Trip to the Last Post at Menin Gate
The Last Post, at the Menin Gate in Ypres, is the final salute to the fallen and is played by the buglers in honour of the memory of the soldiers who died in the Ypres Salient during the First World War.
Please note: All clients must be in possession of a full passport. Non-EEC citizens may also require a Visa and should check with their travel agent before booking.
**Join direct at Dover and receive free parking**
If it is more convenient to drive to Dover to join your tour, you can park FREE OF CHARGE in Dover for the duration of your holiday. See brochure and FAQs for full details.
Best Western Ambassador Hotel
Located just 500 yards from the marketplace this small Belgian town is very close to the French border and war memorials of Ypres. The Ambassador offers a warm welcome and provides friendly service. Recently refurbished, the hotel has a fitness room, relaxing reading lounge, a cosy bar and air-conditioned dining room. All 34 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and television. A lift serves all floors. Tel:0032 56 313272