The Somme is a byword for British and Irish sacrifice in the Great War, from the deadly summer’s day on which it commenced – the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army – to the snow-flecked day which ended the fighting.
The Somme is a byword for British and Irish sacrifice in the Great War, from the deadly summers day on which it commenced the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army to the snow-flecked day which ended the fighting.
Europa Buscentre to Hull via Larne.
Overnight ferry day 1: P&O Cruiseferry (outside en-suite cabins, all meals included)
Driving south to Passchendaele we visit Tyne Cot Cemetery, the German Cemetery at Langemark, followed by Sanctuary Wood (Hill 62), before finishing at the Peace Tower at Messines.
Hotel : Park Inn Lille Grand Stade, Villeneuve d’Ascq (3 nights B&B, 2D)
Included today are the communal graveyard at Bailleul, the Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres and the Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate. Dinner is not provided tonight.B
Today we follow that terrible first day of the Somme, starting at Gommecourt, then Serre, where the Northern Pals battalions fought. Following lunch we visit Thiepval and the Ulster Tower, the memorial to all who died in the Great War.B, D
We travel through the villages of Flanders before catching the overnight ferry to Hull.
Overnight ferry day 5: P&O Cruiseferry (outside en-suite cabins, all meals included)
Hull to Belfast with Stena Line.B
B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included
Passchendaele Tyne Cot Cemetery Langemark Sanctuary Wood Peace Tower at Messines Bailleul Brandhoek New Military Cemetery In Flanders Fields Museum Last Post ceremony Gommecourt Serre Thiepval Ulster Tower
Single Room/Cabin Supplement £130