About the tour: Armistice Day 2017 - Passchendaele Special

Join the annual commemoration of Armistice Day on the battlefields of Belgium at Ypres. We attend the Last Post Ceremony on 11 November and also take trips out to the battlefield areas of Passchendaele to commemorate the centenary of the end of the battle.

Tour Includes


  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Regional joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria

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Tour Itinerary

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    Regional departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium or northern France, where we stay for three nights.

    We start today looking at the battles of Passchendaele. We will be visiting Passchendaele Village and seeing the memorial in the church, as well as the Canadian Memorial site at Crest Farm. From here we continue onto the Passchendaele New British Cemetery which now contains 2,101 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 1,600 of the graves are unidentified but there are special memorials to seven casualties believed to be buried among them. Then we make our way to Hooge Crater to take lunch and visit the museum which is set in a post-war chapel just across from the Hooge Cemetery. In the afternoon, we see Polygon Wood near to Zonnebeke village. Polygon Wood was totally destroyed and replanted after the war. We then travel to Tyne Cot, the largest British cemetery in the world. Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and John Reginald Truelove and they wished it to appear as a huge well-ordered English churchyard with its yews and cedar tree behind the great flint wall. Tyne Cot Cemetery has more than 11,900 servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated with more than 8,370 of the burials are unidentified, plus 35,000 on the Memorial. Then we make our way to Ypres centre to see the very moving Last Post service which has been performed every evening at 8pm since 1928 by the Belgian people in appreciation of the men that gave their lives in the Great War ‘in defence of Ypres’. The service is held at Menin Gate, which bears the name of 54,896 soldiers who fell in the Ypres Salient before 16 August 1917 and who have no known grave. After the Last Post, we make our way back to the hotel. *Please note the order of your visits may vary due to the number of coaches on this tour.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Today is Armistice Day and we have an early start to travel to Ypres to attend the commemorations. You can watch or take part in the veterans parade from near St Martin’s Cathedral through to the main square, or wait at the Menin Gate to see the special Last Post Ceremony at 11.00am. You then have free-time in Ypres; in the afternoon where you can visit the Cloth Hall which was restored after the war due to battle damage and is now the In Flanders Field museum, or join us on a free optional excursion to the Passchendaele Book Fair where you can buy new and old books about WW1 and also memorabilia. We then return to Ypres to attend the special evening Last Post at 20.00hrs before returning to the hotel.

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


    Armistice Day 2017 - Passchendaele Special

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    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.

    You will stay for three nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in Belgium or northern France. The hotel will have a bar. 

    Novotel Ypres - You can also choose to stay in the 3-star Novotel Ypres, located just a few hundred yards from the Menin Gate and Cloth Hall. Tour Ref 4ABFHV. 

     

     

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      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £39.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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