Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach then to Ypres for a four-night stay. Your guide will discuss some beer recommendations en route

Day 2 - Poperinghe; Hop Museum and St. Bernardus Brewery

Today we look at life behind the front and discuss the famous estaminets where soldiers got to drink the local beer themselves during the war. In Poperinghe we visit Talbot House and their Behind the Lines museum. We also look at the subject of those ‘Shot at Dawn’ and visit the Death Cells. Lunchtime in Poperinghe followed by a visit to the Hop Museum to look at the whole history of this in the Flanders region, and enjoy a tasting of a Hommelbier. We then move on to see the St. Bernardus Brewery at Watou near Poperinghe, a village where soldiers were billeted in WW1. (B)

Day 3 - Kortrijk Brewery, Trenches of Death & Hooge

We start at the Bierkasteel Van Honsebrouck at Kortrijk, then travel up to Diksmuide and see the Trenches of Death along the Yser Canal. After lunch at Hooge Crater Café, with time to explore the museum, we then go into Ypres and visit the Kasematten Brewery in the ramparts close to where the Wipers Times was published in 1916. (B)

Day 4 - Retreat to Dunkirk; Brasserie Thiriez

We spend today looking at the Battle of Flanders in 1940 and the Retreat to Dunkirk following the fortunes of the British Expeditionary Force, including the Wormhoudt Massacre site. After lunch at St. Omer we visit the Brasserie Thiriez in Esquelbecq, a French brewery frequented in the ‘phoney war’ by British Troops. (B)

Day 5

Return home. (B)

Included Meals: B=Breakfast

Silver Service Departure Dates and Prices 2020/2021 - Tour ref 5BBBV

To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code

May 25 - 2020
May 24 -2021
September 20 - 2020
Prices are per person based on two sharing a room. Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £159. Entrance fees to museums and places of interest (extra costs). Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website.

Leger Holidays
Beer and Battlefields

Coach Holidays 5 Days

Prices from only £599 

Join Leger for a fascinating experience on this battlefield tour designed by popular guide Marc Hope.

Combine many battlefield sites from both WW1 and WW2 with visits to a selection of the best breweries, many of which were affected by the conflicts and whose beers were drunk by the troops. At each brewery you will have a guided tour and enjoy a sampling of the beers!

Book this Beer and Battlerfields coach trip direct with Leger Holidays on 01709 786 554 and quote T55.

To book with Leger call them direct on 01709 786 554 or contact them by email. When booking quote code T55.

Key Visits

  • Poperinghe
  • Talbot House
  • Hop Museum
  • Diksmuide
  • St. Bernardus Brewery
  • Brasserie Thiriez
  • Kasematten Brewery
  • Bierkasteel Van Honsebrouck

Tour Includes

  • Free local joining points
  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Brewery visits as described

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Your Hotel

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Novotel Ypres. Located in the heart of historic town of Ypres, only a couple of minuteswalk from the Menin Gate Memorial, where the 'Last Post' is sounded every evening.

Silver Service Luxury Coach

✓  Specially-designed reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than
executive coaches.
✓  Onboard climate control will ensure the temperature remains comfortable throughout your journey.
✓  Socialise and relax in the spacious rear lounge. 

✓ Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
✓ Personal tables.
✓ Porterage at most hotels.
✓ The option to pay for your optional excursions using a GBP credit or debit card during your tour.

✓ Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
✓ With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.

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