About the tour: Journey’s End: The Dugout Experience

The play, Journey’s End, by R.C. Sherriff, was first shown on the stage in 1928 and has been considered a classic account of the Great War ever since. Following the success of the recent film adaptation, we are pleased to offer the opportunity to see the play performed at Ypres and visit real locations connected with Journey’s End.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Entrance to Zonnebeke Dugout
  • Admission to Journey’s End Performance
  • Convenient local joining points

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Tour Itinerary

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

    Our first day is spent at Ypres where we visit the impressive Passchendaele Memorial Museum at Zonnebeke, where they have reconstructed a dugout giving an insight into what real dugouts – like those featured in the play – were like. We see Tyne Cot Cemetery and have our lunch period at Hooge, including a visit to the trenches.

    We then see where R.C. Sherriff fought at Passchendaele and go into Ypres for an afternoon performance of the Journey's End play. We remain in Ypres for the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.
    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Journey's End cast at Ieper Station
    Journey's End Performance

    Included Highlights

    • Ypres
    • Trenches, Zonnebeke
    • Last Post Ceremony, Ypres
    • Journey's End Performance

    Today we travel into France where we visit the Vimy Ridge battlefield, where R.C. Sherriff first served on the Western Front in 1916. After lunch in Arras, we travel to the battlefields around St. Quentin, the real location where the play was set. Here we look at the German offensive, the Kaiser’s Battle, and examine the areas were fighting took place on 21st March 1918, including Manchester Hill and also the area where Sherriff’s battalion, the 9th East Surreys, fought.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Trenches at Vimy Ridge
    Vimy Ridge

    Included Highlights

    • Vimy Ridge
    • Arras
    • Kaisers Battle

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


    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 the 3-star Hotel Horizon on the Ath-Lessines, on the outskirts of Ghislenghien.

    Horizon Ath Lessines

    Avenue des Artisans, 1, 7822 Ghislenghien,

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

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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 nine 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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