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First World War Battlefields

First World War Battlefields

2 days of fully guided tours of the Ypres Salient and the Somme with an expert military historian and Entry to the Hooge Crater Museum

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The two most visited WWI battlefield sites today are Ypres in Belgium and the Somme in Northern France. Our tour encompasses numerous military cemeteries, museums and includes both the Welsh memorials at Mametz Wood and the monument in Ypres, with our expert military guide, visits many of the most poignant sites of the conflict, leaving you with lasting memories.

 

Novotel Ieper Centrum, Ypres ***

The welcoming Novotel Ieper Centrum is located in the old town, only a short walk from the Menin Gate.

• Contemporary bedrooms •Satellite television • Hairdryer • Air conditioning • Free Wi-Fi • Telephone • Restaurant • Bar • Lift

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Day 1

TO YPRES
Following the Channel crossing to Calais we make our way to Ypres where we stay for the next three nights.

Day 2

YPRES SALIENT
We begin our guided tour of the Ypres Salient at Frezenberg, with an introduction and overview over the Salient. We then travel to Artillery Wood and the grave of Hedd Wyn before arriving at the new Welsh Memorial where we take a short lunch stop. In the afternoon we begin our tour at the Langemarck German Cemetery before continuing to the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest British cemetery on the Western Front, finishing our day at the interesting Hooge Crater Museum. Every evening in Ypres you can witness the poignant 'Last Post' which takes place at 8pm. (B, L)

Day 3

THE SOMME
Today we travel to the Somme where we begin our guided tour at the Newfoundland Park and the Ulster Tower. We then continue to the impressive Thiepval Memorial where a gigantic stone monument carries the names of 75,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers of no known grave. We continue to the Lochnagar Crater before finishing at the Welsh Memorial at Mametz Wood. (B,L)

Day 4

FROM YPRES
After departing Ypres, we visit the Canadian National Memorial at Vimy Ridge, a memorial to all Canadians who served their country in battle during the Great War, bearing the inscribed names of 11,168 missing Canadians, killed in action in France. We continue to Calais and complete the journey home. (B)

Please note

Whilst we have carefully planned our programme to be as relaxing and informative as possible, the tour does require a certain level of physical ability in order to walk reasonable distances, sometimes over uneven ground.

  • Executive coach travel

  • Short sea ferry crossings

  • 3 nights bed & hot and cold buffet breakfast accommodation in Ypres

  • City tax in Ypres

  • 2 days fully guided tours of the Ypres Salient and the Somme with an expert military historian

  • Light lunches on days 2 & 3

  • Entry to the Hooge Crater Museum

 

DEPARTURE DATES & PRICES

15th Mar £439

24th May £439

5th Jul £439

23rd Aug £439

4th Oct £439

 

SRS £158

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address
Cardiff Gate Services Cardiff Gate Services CF23 8RA
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park, CF72 8SA
Dyffryn Depot Edwards Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
SA6 8QG
Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
Magor Services NP26 3YL Magor Service Coach Park
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station, SA11 1BY
Newport RAILWAY STATION Stops Q1 & Q1A outside the RAILWAY STATION,NEWPORT
NP20 4AX
Port Talbot Customs Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House
Just past the Plaza, SA13 1HW
Pyle Cross Pyle Cross, bus stop outside supermarket.Pyle Road
CF33 6AG
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park, CF32 9SY

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