Armistice Day in Ypres: 100th Anniversary Tours (SOLD OUT)

The 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day will be marked by a series of commemoratice events taking place on Sunday 11th November 2018.  We have two hotels currently availabler for groups wishing to be present in Ypres on this occasion.

Armistice Day in Ypresarmistice-day-cloth-hall-and-grote-markt-ypres

Sat 10th to Mon 12th November 2018
(3 days, 2 nights B&B via Dover)

Availability for Groups (prices based on 40 paying passengers & 2 free places)

Tour 1:  Albert II Hotel, Ostend:  £219
Tour 2:  Hotel de Vrede, Dixmuide:  £239
Initial group deposit: £50 x 40 paying = £2,000armistice-day-menin-gate
Insurance: £18 per person.  A tour guide &/or evening meals can be added to the price if required

Day One (Sat 10th Nov): Outward

Local group pick-up (06.00 hours approx) &
travel via Dover to accommodation in Ostend or Dixmuide.  Check-in & evening free.

Day Two (Sun 11th Nov): Armistice Dayarmistice-day-german-trench-and-dugout-zonnebeke_opt

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, no doubt, be subject to security arrangements, crowd control issues & traffic restrictions.  We will inform group organisers as & when more information becomes available.armistice-day-tyne-cot-cemetery

Day Three (Mon 12th Nov): Return

Depart hotel after breakfast to visit the Passchendaele battlefield & Tyne Cot Cemetery.  Travel to Calais for return cross-Channel ferry to UK. Disembark in Dover & return to drop-off point(s).

Further Information

This tour can be extended to four days.  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 info@wartours.com

 

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