About the tour: Ulster Tower Centenary

November 2021 marks the centenary of the opening of the Ulster Tower Memorial on the Somme battlefields.

Tour Includes


  • 3 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Return flights from Belfast

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Tour Itinerary

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    Depart from your local airport in Belfast, and fly to selected UK airports where we join our tour coach. From here we travel across to France via Dover and the Cross-Channel ferry. We then continue to our hotel for three nights.

    Today we travel to Flanders and look at the role of Irish Regiments here in the fighting during the Great War. On the Messines Ridge we visit the Island of Ireland Peace Tower, look at the battlefield where the 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) Divisions fought side-by-side in June 1917, seeing the Spanbroekmolen mine crater, the Lone Tree Cemetery and the nearby memorials at Wytschaete. After lunch we visit the battlefield at Hill 60, and then look at the Third Battle of Ypres seeing the areas where Irish Regiments fought and visiting the vast Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial, the largest British War Cemetery in the World. In the evening we have free time in Ypres, prior to attending The Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, which is sounded at 8pm each evening.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Menin Gate
    Irish Regiments in Flanders

    Included Highlights

    • Irish Regiments in Flanders

    Today is the Centenary Commemoration of the Ulster Tower, and we attend the ceremony and events here, with time to visit Thiepval Wood. Later we look at the fighting on the Somme, seeing the Pozières Memorial to the Missing, the battlefield at Guillemont and ending at the impressive Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Ulster Tower
    Ulster Tower

    Included Highlights

    • Centenary Commemoration of the Ulster Tower

    We depart our hotel for the ferry at Calais, and return to your UK airport to take a flight back to Northern Ireland.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    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.

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