The Somme is a byword for British and Irish sacrifice in the Great War.
The Somme is a byword for British and Irish sacrifice in the Great War; from deadly summers day to snow which ended the fighting, the Somme was a battle of contrasts and the bloodiest day in the entire history of the British Army.
Day 1 - Sunday
Europa Buscentre to Hull via P&O Ferries from Larne to Cairnryan.
Overnight P&O Cruiseferry (outside en-suite cabins with side-byside beds, all meals included)
Day 2 - Monday
Driving south to Passchendaele (100th anniversary) we visit Tyne Cot Cemetery, the German Cemetery at Langemark, followed by Sanctuary Wood (Hill 62), where a section of a British trench system still remains, before finishing at the Peace Tower at Messines.
Hotel Park Inn Lille Grand Stade, Villeneuve d’Ascq *** (3 nights B&B, 2D)
Day 3 - Tuesday
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
Day 4 - Wednesday
The first stop today is the South African memorial at Deville Wood followed by Thiepval and the Ulster Tower, the memorial to all who died in the Great War on the Somme
battlefields, and finally the trenches at Beaumont Hamel.
Day 5 - Thursday
We travel through the villages of Flanders before catching the overnight ferry to Hull.
Overnight P&O Cruiseferry (outside en-suite cabins with side-by-side beds, all meals included)
Day 6 - Friday
Hull to Belfast via Cairnryan with Stena Line.B
B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included
Single Room/Cabin Supplement £130
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