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Flanders & The Western Front

Flanders & The Western Front

Sun 14 Oct 2018: A 4 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to Flanders & The Western Front, Belgium with Door to Door Pick Up with Johnsons Coaches

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2018 sees the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. The battles which took place in Flanders and the Western Front in Belgium between 1914-1918 were on an unprecedented scale. Our tour is based in Ypres, perhaps the war’s most infamous site.

 

Your Holiday Includes

 

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • Return ferry crossing from Dover/Calais

  • 3 nights half board

  • Services of local guides

  • Entrances to the Wellington Quarry & Talbot House

  • Porterage at our Hotel

 

Not included:

All lunches

 

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Sunday

We cross the channel to France, continuing to our Hotel in Ypres for our 3-night stay.

Monday

A morning tour of the Ypres Salient which includes visits to Tyne Cot, the largest British War Cemetery in the world. Then travelling via Vancouver Corner where we see the impressive 'Brooding Soldier' Memorial we reach the German Cemetery at Langemark before continuing to Essex Farm CWGC, where John McCrae wrote the immortal 'In Flanders Field' poem. Free time in Ypres in the afternoon with an opportunity to visit the Flanders Field Museum (not included) and the Menin Gate. Following dinner, attend the Last Post Ceremony, which takes place only a short walk from our hotel.

Tuesday

This morning we visit Arras where we explore the amazing Carriere Wellington underground Tunnels. Free time for lunch in the town centre before visiting the Faubourg d'Amiens British Cemetery & Memorial.
Then, we continue to Cambrai where we discover "Deborah", a Mk4 Female tank and have a short tour of the Cambrai Battlefield site.

Wednesday

Departing Ypres after breakfast we visit the town of Poperinge, home to Talbot House (Toc H or Everyman's Club), the Town Hall Cells and the spine chilling 'Execution Post'. Then travelling via Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery and Visitor Centre, site of the largest evacuation hospital along the Ypres Salient. We return to Calais and our return sailing home.

Your Hotel

 

3* Novotel Leper 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.

 

Mobility Grade:  4 – Location & hotel are generally level. The Hotel has a lift.

 

Hotel Facilities:

 

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Terrace

  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • TV 

  • Hairdryer 

  • Lift

 

Duration, Departure Dates & Price

 

4 Day Escorted Tour

Sun 14 Oct – Wed 17 Oct 2018

£538

 

Tour Departs: 6.00am

Tour Returns: 10.00pm

Times are approximate

  

Supplements

 

Single Room: £133

Holiday Insurance: £38 (IPT included)

 

Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.

 

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