Battlefields Of World War One
- Duration: 4 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW16016
- Travel Type: Coach
- Excursions: 5
3 nights. September 2018. From £259.00.
Lest we forget
A century on from the Armistice, this fascinating journey retraces the events of the Great War. Visit some of the most poignant and important sites of the Somme and Ypres Salient with our knowledgeable guide and take a journey back through history.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
Entry to the Historial de la Grande Guerre museum
Entry to the In Flanders Field Museum
Entry to Talbot House
A visit to the Menin Gate
A visit to Vimy Ridge
Three nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation at a three-star standard hotel in the Lille area
Coach travel throughout
Return Channel crossings
The services of a specialist Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Leaving the local area this morning we'll cross the Channel to France, arriving at your hotel by early evening.
Today, explore the sights of Ypres Salient and visit Poperinge, including entrance to Talbot House.
Next you'll follow the route the troops and convoys used to take to Ypres. Continue up to Langemarck, past the imposing statue of the Brooding Soldier, and visit Tyne Cot Cemetery and the In Flanders Field Museum.
Later, hear the haunting sound of 'The Last Post', played every evening at 8.00pm since 2 July 1928 under the imposing arches of the Menin Gate, before returning to your hotel.
Your visit to the Somme begins with entry to the Historial de la Grande Guerre Museum, where you'll gain an insight into the conflict, before continuing to Thiepval Memorial, Ulster Tower and Beaumont-Hamel. Having gained some feeling for the scale of the task and the bravery of the men that fought in these actions, you return to your hotel in the early evening.
Heading home today, en route, you'll stop at Vimy Ridge and the French cemetery Notre Dame de Llorette, arriving back in your local area by the mid-to-late evening.Back to top
AccommodationLille Area Hotel
You will be staying in a hotel in the Lille area, such as the Kyriad, Novotel or Campanile. All hotels offer comfortable accommodation in rooms with private facilities.Back to top
Each day's itinerary is subject to small changes at the Tour Manager's discretion. Due to the extensive itinerary on this tour, we regret that we are not able to accommodate individual requests for visits en route.
We strongly recommend that comfortable walking shoes be worn during the excursions on this holiday.
Coach seating arrangements
Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made. The nature of the terrain on this tour means that those with walking difficulties may find parts of the tour difficult.
Where possible, we will cross the Channel by ferry at the beginning and end of your holiday. However, we reserve the right to substitute crossings by Eurotunnel when necessary.
Foreign Office travel advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.Back to top