About the tour: Passchendaele 105th Anniversary

Join us in 2022 as we commemorate the 105th Anniversary of the Third Battle of Ypres, popularly known as the Battle of Passchendaele. Beginning on 31st July 1917, the battle raged through the next four months as summer turned to winter, and became the scene of over 300,000 British Army casualties. We will learn more about one of the most iconic battles of WW1 as we visit key sites and memorials in the company of a Specialist Guide, before having our own Remembrance Service at Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefields Guide
  • Local joining points

4 days from £469 pp

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    Local departure by coach, then to Belgium or northern France for a three-night stay.

    Today we look at the opening stage of the Third Battle of Ypres, visiting the key locations connected with the fighting on 31st July 1917. At Boesinghe, we see where the Guards Division and men from the 38th (Welsh) Division fought their battle, seeing Artillery Wood Cemetery, the Welsh Memorial, and Cement House Cemetery, and then look at the fighting around Langemarck including a visit to the Harry Patch Memorial and the memorials at Poelcapelle.

    After lunch at Hooge, we look at the Battle for St Julien, seeing Buffs Road Cemetery, and the fighting across the Frezenberg and Bellewaarde Ridges in 1917.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Welsh Memorial
    Welsh Memorial

    Key Visits

    • Cement House Cemetery
    • Welsh Memorial
    • Hooge Crater Cafe
    • Harry Patch Memorial
    • Buffs Road Cemetery
    • Poelcapelle Memorials
    • Artillery Wood Cemetery
    • Langemarck Battlefields

    Today is the 105th Anniversary of the Third Battle of Ypres. Some local commemorations are planned including events/exhibitions at Hooge Crater, and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele at Zonnebeke, where we see a museum that focuses on the Third Battle of Ypres and has a reconstructed Trench System and WW1 Dugout. We then look at the Battle for Polygon Wood in September 1917, visiting the memorials and cemeteries.

    In the afternoon, we look at the fighting across the Broodseinde Ridge, see Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial, having our own Remembrance Service here, and finish the day at Passchendaele village seeing where the final assaults on the village by British and Commonwealth soldiers took place, including the Canadian Memorial at Crest Farm. In the evening we will attend a special Last Post in Ypres.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Passchendaele Commemorations
    Passchendaele Commemorations

    Key Visits

    • Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial
    • Memorial Museum Passchendaele
    • Hooge Museum
    • Last Post Ceremony
    • Crest Farm Canadian Memorial
    • Passchendaele Commemorations

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Single Room Supplement from £119.00 (4 days).

    Passchendaele 105th Anniversary 4 days from £469pp

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    01709 787 463


    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 northern France or Belgium.

    You can alternatively choose to stay in central Ypres, just a few hundred yards from the Menin Gate at the 3-star Novotel Ypres Centrum. The hotel has a lift, bar and restaurant. 

    Novotel Ypres Centrum

    • 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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    Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days duration), £25pp (7 and 8 days duration), £30pp (9 to 11 days) or £35pp (12 days or more) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on our Executive and Silver Service coaches and for one or two persons on our Luxuria coaches and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for a supplement of £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 and 8 days duration), £18pp (9 to 11 days) or £22pp (12 days or more).

    Guaranteed front or second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the UK port. Occasionally, front and second row seats may be on a request only basis.

    Please note: children under 15 years of age are not permitted to sit in the front seats of any coach.

    On some coaches the legroom on front seats, central view seats and seats directly in front of the washroom may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled or merged for any reason and front or second row seats or central view seats or table seats are not available on your tour, you will be refunded any supplement paid. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    Central View Seats are available to pre-book free of charge.

    Table Seats are available to pre-book free of charge on our Luxuria coaches.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
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    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Customers own alcohol cannot be consumed on board our vehicles.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats

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