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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Flanders Fields — Britain's Bastion On The Western Front

Europe
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGBFY

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach
Join us as we discover the battlegrounds of Britain's main front line of WW1, covering all four battles of Ypres.
PRICE FROM ? £399 per person
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Itinerary

2020 Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Local departure by coach, then to Ypres, where we stay for three nights.

  • Day 2 - In Flanders Fields

    We start our tour at Essex Farm, where Canadian poet John McCrae wrote ‘In Flanders Fields’ in 1915 seeing the concrete Dressing Station Bunkers and the nearby cemetery and memorials. At the new Visitor’s Centre at the Zwanhof we look at the static front north of Ypres, visiting the preserved Yorkshire Trench. We then look at the mining operations on the Bellewaarde Ridge at Railway Wood, seeing the unique Royal Engineers Grave and the newly-accessible WW1 mine craters. After lunch at Hooge, with a visit to the trenches here, we travel down the Messines Ridge to Messines itself before seeing the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing. We end the day at Prowse Point where we look at the story of the Christmas Truce in 1914 seeing the memorials and discussing myth over reality.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 3 - Tyne Cot

    Today we start at Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest British and Commonwealth Cemetery in the world. We then look at gas warfare in WW1, seeing the moving Brooding Soldier Memorial at Vancouver Corner. At Langemarck we look at the burial of the German dead and then travel to Hooge Crater Café for our lunch period. In the afternoon we visit Polygon Wood and Black Watch Corner, seeing one of the bunkers in the wood. We then see Zillebeke Churchyard, the so-called Aristocrat’s Cemetery where many regular soldiers from 1914 are buried, and end at Hill 60: a large area of preserved battlefield with bunkers and mine craters.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 4

    Return home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Accommodation

You will stay for three nights at the 3-star Novotel in the centre of Ypres, near the Menin Gate and the market place. Back to top