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Ypres & The Last Post Ceremony

Prices start from:

£89

per person

1 -
3 Days
World War 1
Belgium
12 - 200 travellers

Overview

For four long years Flanders Fields was the scene which epitomised the horrors of the Great War. Four major battles were fought here and more than 250,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers sacrificed their lives. The landscape of the region still has many tales to tell allowing you to discover the stories, tragedy and bravery of the soldiers who fought there. 

Ypres lies at the heart of ‘the Salient’ and during the war the town was under almost constant bombardment, reducing it to ruins. The Menin Gate marks the route that many soldiers took on their journey to the front line; it is the location of the Ypres Memorial to the Missing. Every evening the Last Post is sounded here in honour of the soldiers of the British Empire who lost their lives in the Salient.

What’s included

Full services of an executive coach, departing from your chosen area
Return Channel Crossings with Eurotunnel or P&O Ferries
Full Services of our Expert Battlefield Guide
Bed and Breakfast accommodation in twin/double rooms at a hotel in a suitable location (excluding day trip)
Entrance to a Hooge Crater Museum
Tailormade itinerary
Full administration and booking service
24 hours on call Duty Manager whilst tour is operating

Not included

Meals other than those shown
Items not clearly shown as included
Travel Insurance
Single supplement available on request

Itinerary

Below is a sample itinerary for a 2 day tour, all tours are personalised and once your tour is booked your expert guide will get in touch to start working with you to produce an itinerary for your bespoke tour.
Day 1:
Depart from your chosen pick-up point and head to Dover or Folkestone for your crossing. Our first stop is Lijssenthoek CWGC Cemetery, site of a casualty clearing station and now a military cemetery. From here you make your way to Essex Farm Military Cemetery, the site of a dressing station, and pay our respects to Private Strudwick (age 15) and Private Barrett (a Victoria Cross winner). It was close to here that John McCrae wrote the now famous ‘In Flanders Fields’. At Polygon Wood you will be told what happened to Britain’s small but capable regular army in 1914, and to British and Commonwealth soldiers later in the war. Heading into Ypres, there is free time to explore the town and shop for delicious Belgian chocolates, before attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.
Day 2:
The first stop this morning is Hill 60, the site of intense and frequent fighting during the Great War and is still showing many battle scars. Next, onto pay a visit to Hooge Crater Museum, located in a former chapel and the adjacent trench reconstruction. Travelling to Langemark German Cemetery which is one of the few German military cemeteries in Belgium, where you will learn of the student soldiers who died nearby in 1914 and of the Langemark myth to which the cemetery has given rise. The final visit today is to Tyne Cot CWGC Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing, which the largest CWGC Cemetery in the world.

All our tours and itineraries are tailormade and put together to match your requirements, please get in touch to discuss your tour.

Pricing options

People

Days

Price per person

48
1
from £89 pp
48
2
from £189 pp
48
3
from £289 pp

Our sample prices are per person, based on the number of passengers shown (sharing twin/double rooms) and are provided to show you what a tour of this type could cost with our company. All prices are subject to availability and prices may vary depending on your bespoke package, what is included and the number of people travelling.

Prices start from:

£89

per person

All our tours and itineraries are bespoke and put together to match your requirements, please get in touch to discuss your tour.

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