In Flanders Fields: A Commemorative Tour

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The First World War finally came to an end at eleven o’clock on the morning of November 11th 1918. Just over a hundred years after the end of the Great War, our commemorative tour explores the poignant battlefield sites, museums and memorials dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives in Flanders Fields.
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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel.

Day 2 Tyne Cot, Passchendaele, Poperinge & Talbot House
Today we embark on a full day, step-on guided tour of the wartime sights surrounding Ypres. Our first stop is the largest and most famous of the British and
Commonwealth Cemeteries, Tyne Cot. A short distance away, we then visit the Memorial Museum of Passchendaele and learn about the history of the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. After our visit, we enjoy free time for lunch in the town of Poperinge, before making our way to Talbot House, a comfortable retreat for weary troops with a library, canteen, walled garden and a chapel in the attic. We are immersed in the history of Talbot House, enjoying a cup of tea or coffee in the canteen, reading a book and climbing to the attic.

Day 3 Ypres Driver’s Day Off
Today we visit the excellent In Flanders Fields Museum, located in the Cloth Hall. This moving museum now makes use of the latest technology in its portrayal of the
history of the Great War. We then spend the afternoon at leisure, exploring this fascinating town. This evening we make our way to the Menin Gate, a memorial bearing the names of 54,389 soldiers who have no known grave. Here we join the enormously poignant Last Post ceremony, which takes place at 8:00pm every evening as a solemn act of remembrance.

Day 4 Departure
After breakfast, we begin our journey home.
Legend

Novotel Ieper Centrum

Ypres, Flanders
AAA+ Central Location
This 3 star hotel provides an ideal base from which to explore the rich military heritage of the area, and is just a moment’s stroll from the Menin Gate and Grote Markt. All 122 bedrooms are comfortably furnished with TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning and minibar. The hotel has a brasserie bar, restaurant, terrace and fitness centre. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is off-site & free of charge

Novotel Ieper Centrum

Ypres
3 Nights Bed & Breakfast

2021 Twin from £254pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £105
Based on Monday arrivals

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Welcome glass of sparkling wine or orange juice
• 10% discount on drinks paid direct
• Full day step-on guided tour of Ypres
• Entrance to Tyne Cot Cemetery
• Entrance to Memorial Museum of Passchendaele
• Entrance to Talbot House with tea/coffee in the canteen
• Entrance to In Flanders Field Museum
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