Market Square, Ypres
Flanders and the Western Front
The battles which took place in Flanders and The Somme between 1914 and 1918 were on an unprecedented scale. Our tour is based in Mouscron, a short hop from Menen and 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 and Veurne, before travelling south past Ypres to Mouscron for a 3 night stay.
Day 2 Morning in Ypres with a possible visit to In Flanders Fields Museum. Then meet the included guide for a walk through Ypres, stopping at the Cloth Hall and Menin Gate. In the afternoon visit Tyne Cot Cemetery and return to Ypres with time at leisure around the Grote Markt, where there are a host of restaurants. At 8pm see the Last Post Ceremony before returning to Mouscron.
Day 3 A full day to the Somme. See Peronne, Lochnagar Crater, Thiepval Memorial and Newfoundland Park. After a 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 this 4 star hotel in Menin, only a short drive from Ypres.
This is well placed for touring Flanders and the Battlefields.
See also our Arras and the Somme tour.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Hotel Alize, Mouscron
A 4 star hotel situated in the centre of Mouscron close to the Grand Place and its many bars and cafes. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities.
• 4 star
• 62 rooms with tea/coffee
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• Return short Channel crossings
• 2 nights half board and 1 night bed and breakfast in Mouscron with:
Hot buffet breakfast
3 course dinner with choice
• 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.