Tyne Cot Cemetery
Flanders and the Western Front
2018 saw the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. The battles which took place in Flanders and The Somme between 1914 and 1918 were on an unprecedented scale. Our tour is based in Ypres, perhaps the war's most infamous site.
Ypres and the Menin Gate • Tyne Cot • The Somme • Thiepval
Day 1 Channel crossing to Calais. Continue along the coast, past Dunkerque, De Panne and Veurne, before proceeding to Menin. Continue along the coast and then south to Ypres.
Day 2 A day in Ypres where we suggest a visit to In Flanders Fields Museum. Then meet the included guide for a walk through Ypres stopping at the Cloth Hall and Menin Gate. There will be time to relax in the afternoon. There are many character restaurants dotted around the main square and it is only a short walk from there to the Menin Gate for the Last Post Ceremony.
Day 3 A full day excursion to the Somme. See the Historial Museum Peronne, Lochnagar Crater, Thiepval Memorial and Newfoundland Park. After a sobering but rewarding day return to Flanders.
Day 4 Visit Poperinge which at one time was one of only two towns in Belgium not under German occupation. See Talbot House and the Town Hall. Time allowing a further short stop can be made at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery and visitor centre, site of the largest evacuation hospital along the Ypres Salient. Finally proceed for a Channel crossing and home.
Best Western Ambassador, Menin
We also offer a range of dates at this 4 star hotel in Menin, only a short drive from Ypres. This is an excellent alternative to Ypres and is well placed for touring Flanders and the Battlefields.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Novotel Ieper Centrum, Ypres
A 3 star superior hotel in central Ypres, close to the Menin Gate, main square and a host of local cafés and restaurants. The hotel has a bar and terrace.
• 3 star superior • 122 bedrooms
• Lift • Nearby coach parking
Your tour includes:
• Return short Channel crossings
• 1 night half board and 2 nights bed and breakfast in Ypres with:
1 x buffet dinner with tea and coffee
• Local guide for walking tour on day 2
While we offer a very wide range of destinations it is impossible to feature everything here. If you cannot see what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your requirements.