The Somme & The Armistice

The Somme & The Armistice

We return to Flanders this year to commemorate Armistice Day at the Menin Gate ceremony.

We return to Flanders this year to commemorate Armistice Day at the Menin Gate ceremony. We also include visits to the ‘In Flanders Fields’ museum, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Ulster Tower, Langemark and other less well-known sites with memories of both the 16th Irish and 36th Ulster Divisions.

 

Overnight ferry days 1 & 5: P&O Cruiseferry (outside cabin, all meals included)

 

Hotel days 2 – 4: Park Inn Lille Grand Stade, Villeneuve d’Ascq Porterage not provided

Day 1

Belfast to Hull via Larne.

D

Day 2

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.

B, D

Day 3

It’s Ypres today to witness the moving Last Post at Menin Gate and to visit the In Flanders Fields Museum. Dinner is not provided tonight.

B

Day 4

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.

B, D

Day 5

We travel through the villages of Flanders before catching the overnight ferry to Hull.

B, D

Day 6

Hull to Belfast via Cairnryan with Stena Line.

B

B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included

Tour Highlights

Passchendaele • Tyne Cot Cemetery • Langemark • Sanctuary Wood • Peace Tower • In Flanders Fields Museum • Last Post Ceremony • Gommecourt • Serre • Thiepval • Ulster Tower • Beaumont Hamel

 

Price Excludes

• Single Room/Cabin Supplement £115

• Holiday Insurance

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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