Messines Centenary Tour 2017

The Battle of Messines in June 1917 witnessed the largest man-made explosion in history until the atomic bomb when nineteen mines exploded under the Messines Ridge as part of the British attack on this high ground near Ypres. Join us on this special tour to be on the ground exactly a century later.

Your Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in Belgium, such as the Mercure in Roeselare or the Best Western Plus in Alize or the Best Western Horizon in Ghislenghien.

You can also choose to stay at the 3-star Novotel in the centre of Ypres, near the Menin Gate.

FAQ's about accommodation

If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.