The 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day will be commemorated in Ypres by two Last Post ceremonies at the Menin Gate. The first will be at 11.00 a.m. on the morning of Sunday 11th November to mark the moment when the guns fell silent. The second ceremony will commence at 8.00 p.m. that evening. Our itinerary will also include the opportunity to visit cemeteries & memorials requested by individuals joining the tour. Your tour guide will also provide an overview of the battles that took place in this small area of Flanders in places which became all too familiar to the troops who fought here; Pilckem Ridge, Langemark, the Menin Road, Hooge, Zonnebeke, Passchendaele……
Friday 9th to Monday 12th November 2018
(5 days, 4 nights B&B via Hull-Zeebrugge staying at the 4* Pax Hotel, Diksmuide)
Price: £369 per person
Deposit: £75 per person
Single supplement: £80
Insurance: £20 per person
Tour guide included
Pick-up & travel to Hull. Overnight ferry to Zeebrugge with en-suite cabins on-board. Pick-up points are:
Chester Railway Station: 12.00
Liverpool Adelphi Hotel: 13.00
Manchester Piccadilly: 14.00
Leeds Queen’s Hotel: 15.30
Hull Ferry Terminal: 17.30
Note: Evening meal & breakfast on the ferry can be purchased on board. Please ask our staff for details.
Disembark in Zeebrugge & travel to Ypres.
Guided battlefield tour of the Ypres Salient.
Requests for individual cemetery visits will be accommodated where possible. Check-in at the 4* Pax Hotel in Diksmuide & evening free.
Day 3 (Sun 11th Nov 2018): Armistice Day
The two most significant events of the day will be a morning Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate at 11.00 a.m. & an evening Last Post at 8.00 p.m. We also plan to include personal cemetery visits & visits to key sites in the Ypres Salient during the course of the day. Please note that details for all commemorative events taking place are yet to be announced but attendance will be subject to security arrangements, crowd control measures & traffic restrictions which will undoubtedly impact upon the itinerary. We will inform clients as & when more information becomes available.
Day 4 (Mon 12th Nov 2018): Passchendaele
Depart hotel after breakfast to visit the Passchendaele battlefield & Tyne Cot Cemetery. Lunch & free time in Ypres. Travel to Zeebrugge for overnight ferry to Hull with en-suite cabin accommodation on board. Evening meal & breakfast are available to purchase on the ferry.
Day 5 (Tue 13th Nov 2018): Return
Disembark in Hull & return to drop-off point(s).
If you wish to discuss this tour & your group’s requirements, please contact our office either by calling 01244 340 777 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org