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Ww1 Battlefields Flanders And The Somme

Europe
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TANG3761

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

4 Days - Tour No AC2018

Ypres was the site of a series of battles during WW1 which were decisive in the outcome of this global conflict. Your informative guide will bring the stories of the soldiers to life.

PRICE FROM ? £429 per person
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Itinerary

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Ypres Monument

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Tyne Cot by Jim Linwood

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Thiepval Memorial

Included in Cost

Included in Cost
  • Coach travel
  • return ferry crossings
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast
  • entrance to “In Flanders Fields” Museum
  • half day guide for “14 -18 Route”
  • full day guide for the Somme
  • entrance to Carriere Wellington Museum

Itinerary

Ypres, Belgium

Day 1 Morning departure for the journey to Dover and the ferry crossing to Calais and travel on to Ypres for a three night stay. (Bed and breakfast only).

Day 2 Today you will visit the battlefields around Ypres –the heart of WW1 military action. The award- winning ‘In Flanders Fields’ Museum presents the story of WW1 and includes personal accounts. You can activate the exhibits and tailor the experience to your interests. You will then travel the ‘14-18 Route’, visiting battlefields and memorials. The tour stops at Essex Farm, Langemarck Cemetery (which is one of only four German cemeteries) and Tyne Cot Cemetery which is the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world. In the evening you may want to head to the Menin Gate to witness the emotional Last Post Ceremony which takes place every evening at 20.00 hours.

Day 3 Just over the northern border of France, you will visit Somme Battlefields where much additional fighting occurred. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore many different sites including Lochnager Crater, The Thiepval Memorial that commemorates over 72,000 men from the UK and South African forces who have no known grave, whereas Ulster Tower remembers the men of Northern Ireland. You will visit Arras, which has been almost completely rebuilt since its destruction in the Battle of Arras. Discover its history below ground at the Carriere Wellington Museum– underground warrens of tunnels which served as a strategic base to undermine the German lines during the battle.

Day 4 After breakfast, depart the hotel and commence the homeward journey.

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Accommodation

Your Holiday Hotel New Regina Hotel

This hotel is located in the centre of Ypres on the Grote Markt and has recently been renovated. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift, bar, restaurant and terrace.

Single room supplement £89

Holiday insurance £26.00 (70 years and over £45.00)

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