Market Square, Ypres
Flanders and the Western Front
2018 sees 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 • 2018 Centenary Year
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 for some relaxation in the afternoon and, following dinner, attend the Last Post Ceremony, which takes place only a short walk from the hotel.
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 in time for dinner.
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.
4 days/3 nights with half board, to include free drinks on the last night
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 with a premier location in the centre of Ypres, a short walk from the main square, Cloth Hall and Menin Gate. This spacious hotel has a bar, restaurant and terrace.
• 3 star superior • 122 bedrooms
• Lift • Nearby coach parking
Your tour includes:
• Return short Channel crossings
• 3 nights half board in Ypres with:
Hot buffet breakfast
After dinner tea or 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.