Poppy Day Remembrance Break
- Duration: 2 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TANG3924
- Travel Type: Coach
2 Day - Tour No AW9067
On 11th November, WW1 armistice day, the UK joins together to remember the brave individuals who passed away whilst serving their country. 2018 is poignant, marking 100 years since the end of WW1.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
ImageThe National Memorial Arboretum
Included in CostIncluded in Cost
● Coach travel
● 1 night bed & breakfast
● 1 x 3 course set dinner
● live entertainment of traditional music and song
● entrance to National Memorial Arboretum with tea/coffee on arrival
● ride on the covered land train
● single train journey
Day 1 Morning departure for the journey north to Leicester for a single train journey through the countryside to Loughborough on the heritage Great Central Railway. Continuing onto the hotel for an overnight stay, where there will be an evening of food and entertainment. Chris Lloyd, the hotel entertainer, with his guest will lead you in a rousing evening of traditional music and sing-a-long songs which will lift your spirits and maybe bring a lump to your throat whilst waving your flags high. Why not embrace the red of the poppy and come dressed in your scarlet finery. (Dressing up is optional).
Day 2 After breakfast, depart the hotel and travel to the National Memorial Arboretum. This 150-acre site is home to over 330 thought-provoking memorials covering both military and civilian associations, along with tributes for individuals. It is also home to a variety of trees, flora and fauna making it a haven for nature lovers to enjoy. Whilst here take a trip on the covered land train and enjoy the running commentary as you explore the lush gardens of the Arboretum. You may wish to join in the Act of Remembrance at 11am in the Millennium Chapel, including a short service, two minutes silence, Last Post and Reveille. Followed by at 2pm an introduction talk on the history and grounds. (Limited seating available). Departing late afternoon for homeward journey.
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