Your Tour Itinerary - Discover the Battlefields

Day 1 UK to Neuville-en-Ferrain

To Calais then on to our hotel near Lille. ( D )

Day 2 Flanders Battlefields

With our expert battlefi elds guide we gain an insight into the Flanders battlefi elds. ( B,D )

Day 3 Somme Battlefields

Today we explore the Somme battlefi elds with our expert battlefi elds guide. ( B,D )

Day 4 Ypres & the Last Post

A day at leisure. Following dinner we travel to Ypres for the moving Last Post ceremony. ( B,D )

Day 5 Neuville-en-Ferrain to UK

To Calais, back to the UK and then home. ( B )

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - Tour Code ECFRHBD

Shearings Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel Shearings Reservations on 0844 824 3535 and quote Travel 55 Ref: S9990 + Tour Code





April 16*


July 9


April 30


July 23


May 7


August 13


May 28


September 10


June 4


September 17


July 25


October 8*


Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room. * Tour available from departure code Y.

  • Hol. Code: ECFRHBD
  • Dep. Code: X
  • 4 nights half-board
  • 3 included excursions
  • Departs: Sunday
  • Single room supplement £104

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Discover the Battlefields

5 Day Coach Holidays - 5% Discount,

Prices from only £351

Prices from only £351

The World War I battles shaped the 20th century and its monuments bear testament to those who paid the ultimate price for peace. Pay respects at the war memorials and battlefields which evoke such poignant memories in the centenary year of the outbreak of the Great War.

To book this World War I Battlefields tour Discover the Battlefields staying at the at the Hotel des Acacias, Neuville-en-Ferrain with Shearings call them direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote the Travel 55 discount code S9990 to receive the 5% discount.    

It’s never been more important to book with an operator you can trust. Your Shearings holidaywill be fully protected by our membership of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents). Travel by coach and you’re also protected by the Bonded Coach Holidays protection scheme, and air holidays are protected by our ATOL licence.

Travel 55 offer you 5% discount on Shearings holidays and tours. To book, call Shearings direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote S9990 for the Travel 55 discount price. 

Holiday Highlights

  • Benefit from the services of a knowledgeable Battlefi elds Guide
  • Guided tour of the Flanders and Somme battlefields
  • Experience the Last Post at Ypres’ Menin Gate

Included Excursions

Full day: Ypres area

We visit key sites of the Ypres battlefi elds area including Tyne Cot cemetary and Essex Farm cemetary, where John McCrae wrote his famous poem. On to the Flanders Field Museum, situated in the Cloth Hall of Ypres.

Full day: Somme area

With our expert guide we visit Vimy Ridge, the Canadian Memorial Park and Beaumont Hamel Memorial Park. Then its on to the Historial Museum at Peronne.

Evening Last Post

We visit Ypres, home to the Menin Gate, where each evening the Last Post is sounded.

Stay at the Hotel Des Acacias, Neuville-en-Ferrain

The Hotel des Acacias is set in a quiet location in the small town of Neuville-en- Ferrain in the ‘French Flanders’. A warm and friendly welcome along with modern, renovated rooms will ensure a pleasant stay.

  • All bedrooms have satellite TV with BBC channel, radio, phone and hairdryer
  • Lift
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Games room
  • Library
  • Coffee shop
  • Garden and terrace
  • Official three-star rating


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