Join the Bibby’s Battalion for an unforgettable pilgrimage to the WW1 Battlefields…
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Join Bibby’s for this special interest tour to the WW1 battlefields. We have a wealth of experience operating battlefield tours, and our experienced driver will ‘open your eyes’ to all aspects of WW1. Our tour is based in the now peaceful Belgium town of Ypres, which during the first World War experienced intense bombing and subsequent loss of life. Step back in time and you will see the preserved trenches and artefacts museums along with the largest British cemetery at Tyne Cot. Experience the emotive and moving last post ceremony at the Menin Gate, which in tribute to the allied forces is sounded every evening at 8.00 pm to honour their acts of bravery.
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Your Holiday Package Includes:
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Service of experienced tour driver
Luxury coach travel with onboard toilet & facilities
EXCURSIONS – admission to Talbot House Museum
Your Holiday Accommodation:
The *** HOTEL ARIANE has an excellent location in historic Ypres close to the market square and the Menin Gate. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer, minibar, and Wi-Fi. You can enjoy a relaxing meal in the friendly stylish restaurant. It will be a set meal – soup, main course, dessert, coffee and 2 glasses of wine or water. There is a lift.
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Date : August 15, 2022
Travel to YpresEarly departure to Dover for the afternoon ferry crossing to Calais. Transfer to the historic city of Ypres for 4 nights half board accommodation at the excellent Hotel Ariane.
Date : August 16, 2022
Ypres Salient & Tyne CotWe enjoy a full day tour of the Ypres Salient taking in the sites of many of the wars major conflicts, these include the Pool of Peace (previously a mine crater), Messines Church where a young Adolf Hitler was wounded, Hills 60 & 62 and Essex Farm (which inspired the famous ‘In Flanders Fields’ poem). We also visit Tyne Cot the largest British War Cemetery in the World, the resting place for the soldiers who fell at Passchendaele and our final visit is to the German cemetery at Langemark.
Date : August 17, 2022
The Somme BattlefieldsA full day to the Somme battlefields including Serre village where many of the Northern Pals fell on the first day of battle. We include an exploration of Newfoundland Memorial Park a tribute to the bravery of the Canadian soldiers, a special visit to the memorial of the missing at Thiepval, the Lochnagar Mine Crater and an emotional visit to Dartmoor cemetery where the personal account of the soldiers experiences will be heard. We also visit the new CWGC Experience, it is a unique new visitor attraction that shines a light on the work of the remarkable organisation at the heart of remembrance of the war dead. For the first time, visitors will be able to take a look behind-the-scenes at the work that is needed to commemorate the 1.7 million Commonwealth casualties from the First and Second World Wars.
Date : August 18, 2022
Poperinge, Ypres & the Menin GateWe include a visit to Toc-H Museum at Talbot House, Poperinge which became a rare place where soldiers could meet and relax regardless of rank. We return to Ypres for some well-earned free time, you can visit the interactive Flanders Field Museum which is located inside Cloth Hall or just relax and sample the delicious Belgian Beer in the ancient town square. Dinner will be served earlier tonight to enable the group to attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate. This moving tribute occurs every evening at 8.00 pm.
Date : August 19, 2022
Return homeAfter an emotional and moving few days we reluctantly leave Ypres with our thoughts and travel to Calais for the short ferry crossing to Dover. Arrive home mid-evening.
Single Supplement – £180.00
TRAVEL INSURANCE : Required
£80.00 per person
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