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Ypres and Somme Battlefields

Ypres and Somme Battlefields

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A diverse tour which will provide something for everyone's taste. Our visits include a guided tour in famous town of Ypres and its surrounding battlefields. This morning, we enjoy a walking tour of Ypres which will provide us with an intriguing insight into the renewal of the town after WWI. This tour finishes at the excellent ‘In Flanders Fields’ Museum, which commemorates the history of the Great War using modern technology. Our afternoon is spent visiting the world’s largest British and Commonwealth cemetery, Tyne Cot, which remembers almost 12,000 soldiers, many of whom are unidentified. We begin a guided tour of the Somme at the Lochnagar Mine Crater Memorial at La Boisselle before visiting Thiepval where we see the Franco-British Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, the largest and one of the most emotive memorials. We make our way to Péronne, where we have time to explore the�Historial de la Grande Guerre Museum�prior to enjoying lunch in the museum or the town. After this fulfilled itinerary you have some free time in Bruges and Ostend to enjoy at your leisure.

 

Novotel leper Centrum Flanders Field Hotel, Ypres***

Right in the heart of�historical Ypres, the Novotel Ieper Centrum provides you with 24-hour room service. The restaurant provides a warm atmosphere for your meals and its kitchen is available 24 hours a day. There is a children's playground next to the restaurant and a terrace.

All the bedrooms have air conditioning, hairdryer and TV, the hotel has a lift.

 

PRICE INCLUDES

Door to door pick up service

Elite coach travel

Overnight return sailing from Hull to Zeebrugge and back in 2-berth inside cabins* with evening meal and breakfast included

3 nights’ dinner bed and breakfast

A full day in Somme Area

A full day in Battlefields of Ypres area.

Free time in Brugge

Free time in Ostend

*Cabin upgrades available on request supplement payable

 

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Day 1

Overnight sailing to Rotterdam and arrive at the hotel before dinner

Day 2

Travel down to the hotel with some free time in Brugge before he head to the hotel in time for dinner.

Day 3

This morning, our step-on tour guide will meet us at our hotel from where we will begin our guided tour. We will first visit the Lochnagar Mine Crater Memorial at La Boisselle before visiting Thiepval where we will see the Franco-British Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, the largest and one of the most emotive memorials. We will bid farewell to our guide before making our way to Péronne, where we will have time to explore the Historial de la Grande Guerre Museum before enjoying lunch in the museum or the town. We will then return to Arras, where we will have some time free to explore the old town.

Day 4

Today we will focus on the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the Second Battle of Arras, both of which occurred during the spring of 1917. We will begin at Vimy Memorial Park, where 10,000 Canadian soldiers were killed or wounded during their quest to capture Vimy Ridge from the Germans, which they successfully achieved on 12th April 1917. We will be provided with an informative guided tour of the short tunnels and trenches before returning to Arras for lunch. This afternoon, we will visit the atmospheric underground museum of Wellington Quarry, which was founded in memory of the thousands of men of the British Army and Dominion Forces who lived, worked and died under the city during the Great War of 1914 - 1918. The museum has been carefully created in a section of the many kilometres of tunnels dug by the British Army. Equipped with running water and electricity supplies, the labyrinth of rooms in the tunnels accommodated the soldiers' living quarters as well as a large hospital housing operating theatres and 700 hospital beds.

Day 5

After breakfast we begin our journey home with a visit to Ostend before we head off to Rotterdam to catch the overnight ferry back to Hull.

Day 6

Return home

Booking information

*** TO BOOK THIS HOLIDAY, CLICK ON THE TAB "DEPARTURE DATE" AND THEN CLICK ON THE SHOPPING TROLLEY ICON ***

Novotel leper Centrum Flanders Field Hotel, Ypres***

Right in the heart of;historical Ypres, the Novotel Ieper Centrum provides you with 24-hour room service. The restaurant provides a warm atmosphere for your meals and its kitchen is available 24 hours a day. There is a children's playground next to the restaurant and a terrace.

All the bedrooms have air conditioning, hairdryer and TV, the hotel has a lift.

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