About the tour: Passchendaele Anniversary – 31st July 2017

The 3rd Battle of Ypres, popularly known as the Battle of Passchendaele, began on 31 July 1917 and raged through the next four months as summer turned to winter and the landscape of Flanders turned into a moonscape of shell holes filled with mud, muck and slime. Sadly too, it was the scene of over 300,000 British Army casualties. July 2017 marks the centenary of the start of this iconic battle which, along with The Somme, has come for many to symbolise The Great War.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Travel from a regional joining point
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
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We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Regional departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium or northern France, where we stay for four nights.

    We spend three days following an in-depth study of the Third Battle of Ypres visiting sites connected to it, including Pilkem Ridge to follow the Welsh Division, Langemarck German Cemetery, Tyne Cot, the Passchendaele Museum, Polygon Wood, Hooge Crater, and the In Flanders Fields Museum. On the 31st July, the actual anniversary of the start of the battle, a ticket-only event will take place in the afternoon at the Tyne Cot Cemetery. Due to the limited space at the cemetery this will be a ticketed event with a public ballot* being held for those wishing to obtain tickets. For those applicants who are successful in obtaining a ticket in the ballot, we will have a special itinerary to include the ceremony at Tyne Cot. We will have a separate itinerary for those passengers who are not successful in obtaining a ticket to the Tyne Cot ceremony in the ballot. On the anniversary day, 31st July, we will be ‘on the ground’ in the Passchendaele area, visiting some of the major sites and towns. Should any large screens be in place broadcasting the ceremony from Tyne Cot we will be in a position to be able to view these.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    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 four nights at a minimum 3-star standard hotel in Belgium or northern France. Full details of your hotel will be advised with your travel documents.

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      *Please note joining points are subject to availability.

      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 £41.50 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, select option 1, 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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