£489pp FULLY GUIDED
Following the success and growing popularity of our previous battlefield tours to Belgium, we are now planning to return in 2022! The tour not only includes home pick up and drop off but it is fully guided throughout.
As before, we also offer a full research service to those travelling who would like to try and visit the graves of relatives or to lay a wreath at the site of their battlefield involvement.
Sunday 4th September
Early morning home pick-up before travelling to Dover on one of our executive coaches.
Cross Channel ferry to Calais before travelling down to Arras to check-in at the Hotel Moderne. Free evening in Arras.
Monday 5th September
After breakfast we will begin our tour of the Somme area and battle sites. Visits include: Montauban, Devonshire Cemetery, Lochnagar Crater, Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, Beaumont Hammel and Arras Memorial.
Free evening in Arras
Tuesday 6th September
Depart after breakfast from Arras and visit Vimy Ridge before carrying on to Ypres in Belgium.
Check in at the Regina Hotel in the centre of Ypres. Afternoon and evening free in Ypres.
20.00 Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate
Wednesday 7th September
After breakfast, we begin our tour of the Ypres Salient.
During the day we will visit Vladslo, Vancouver Corner, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Essex Farm, Brandhoek before returning to Ypres for the evening, in plenty of time to go chocolate shopping!
There will be another opportunity to attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.
Thursday 8th September
Depart after an early breakfast before travelling back to Calais to catch the ferry to Dover.
Return travel home.
Single Supplement applies for double rooms for sole use