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Passchendaele 105Th Anniversary

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGTBY4

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach
Join us as we commemorate the 105th Anniversary of the Third Battle of Ypres, popularly known as the Battle of Passchendaele.
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Passchendaele 105th Anniversary

  • Day 1

    Local departure by coach, then to Belgium or northern France for a three-night stay.

  • Day 2 - Third Battle of Ypres

    Today we look at the opening stage of the Third Battle of Ypres, visiting the key locations connected with the fighting on 31st July 1917. At Boesinghe, we see where the Guards Division and men from the 38th (Welsh) Division fought their battle, seeing Artillery Wood Cemetery, the Welsh Memorial, and Cement House Cemetery, and then look at the fighting around Langemarck including a visit to the Harry Patch Memorial and the memorials at Poelcapelle.

    After lunch at Hooge, we look at the Battle for St Julien, seeing Buffs Road Cemetery, and the fighting across the Frezenberg and Bellewaarde Ridges in 1917.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 3 - 105th Anniversary of the Third Battle of Ypres

    Today is the 105th Anniversary of the Third Battle of Ypres. Some local commemorations are planned including events/exhibitions at Hooge Crater, and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele at Zonnebeke, where we see a museum that focuses on the Third Battle of Ypres and has a reconstructed Trench System and WW1 Dugout. We then look at the Battle for Polygon Wood in September 1917, visiting the memorials and cemeteries.

    In the afternoon, we look at the fighting across the Broodseinde Ridge, see Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial, having our own Remembrance Service here, and finish the day at Passchendaele village seeing where the final assaults on the village by British and Commonwealth soldiers took place, including the Canadian Memorial at Crest Farm. In the evening we will attend a special Last Post in Ypres.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 4

    Return home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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You will stay for three nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in northern France or Belgium.

You can alternatively choose to stay in central Ypres, just a few hundred yards from the Menin Gate at the 3-star Novotel Ypres Centrum. The hotel has a lift, bar and restaurant. 

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