Menin Gate, Ypres
Flanders and the Western Front
The battles which took place in Flanders and the Somme from 1914 to 1918 were on a massive scale and left countless thousands dead. Our tour is based near Ypres, perhaps the war's most famous site, and is well placed for touring Flanders and The Somme. Our 4 star hotel is in Menin, a charming market town a short drive from Ypres.
Ypres & the Menin Gate • Tyne Cot • The Somme • Thiepval • Full day Battlefields Guide
Day 1 Channel crossing to Calais. Continue along the coast, past Dunkerque, De Panne and Veurne, before proceeding to Menin. This little town has a lovely main square with a great choice of bars and cafés.
Day 2 Ypres is a thriving historic town that was devastated during some of the bloodiest battles of 1917 and 1918. We recommend a visit to In Flanders Fields Museum and then meet a guide (included) to see the Menin Gate and sites such as Tyne Cot Cemetery. Return to Menin for an early dinner before attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.
Day 3 A full day excursion to the Somme. See the Historial Museum Peronne, the Lochnagar Crater, the Thiepval Visitor Centre and Memorial and Newfoundland Park. After a sobering but rewarding day rejoin The coach and return to Flanders in time for dinner.
Day 4 A full day excursion to Bruges.
Day 5 Depart Menin and return to Calais, with a possible stop in historic St Omer en route.
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Best Western Ambassador, Menin
A 4 star hotel found in the centre of Menin, only a short walk from the market place. With only 35 guest bedrooms this hotel offers intimacy and comfort. The hotel has a bar, dining room and lift.
• 4 star • Lift
• 35 bedrooms with tea/coffee facilities
• Nearby coach parking
Your tour includes:
• Return short Channel ferry crossings
• 3 or 4 nights half board in Menin with:
Hot buffet breakfast
3 course dinner with choice from
Free bar for 2 hours after dinner on
• Local guide for excursion on day 2
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