Tour Itinerary - They Called It Passchendaele

Day 1

Local departure by coach then to Ypres for a four-night stay. 

Day 2 - Messines and Ploegsteert

Today we look at the Battle of Messines in June 1917 when British and Commonwealth tunnellers exploded nineteen mines under positions along the Messines Ridge. We start at Hill 60 where two mines were blown, seeing the impressive Caterpillar Crater. At St. Eloi we visit the crater formed by the largest mine from 1917 and at Wytschaete visit the Tunnellers Memorial. At Spanbroekmolen mine crater we examine the story of the Ulster troops who attacked here and also visiting the Lone Tree Crater Cemetery. After lunch at Hooge Crater we travel along the Messines Ridge to Messines itself, seeing the visitors centre, visiting the New Zealand Memorial, and seeing German front line bunkers. We remember the contribution of Irish soldiers at the Irish Peace Tower and visit the southern area of the battlefield around Ploegsteert ('Plugstreet') including the Ploegsteert Memorial. (B)

Day 3 - Pilkem Ridge and Tyne Cot

Following Messines, the Third Battle of Ypres began on 31st July 1917 and we begin at Buffs Road Cemetery, close to the start line. We then travel to the Pilkem Ridge to look at the story of war poets Francis Ledwidge and Hedd Wynn, also seeing the Welsh Memorial. At Langemarck we see the memorial to Harry Patch, the ‘Last Fighting Tommy’ and at Poelcapelle examine the use of tanks during Third Ypres, seeing the tank memorial. After lunch we visit the superb Passchendaele Memorial Museum at Zonnebeke, exploring their reconstructed trench system. At Tyne Cot we visit the largest British military cemetery in the world and end on the Frezenberg Ridge. (B)

Day 4 - Passchendaele and Poperinghe

The Third Battle ;of Ypres ended with the capture of Passchendaele and today we start at the Canadian memorial at Crest Farm before going into the village to see the memorial in the church. We then take time to visit the Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres and after lunch look at life behind the lines, seeing Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, before going to Talbot House in Poperinghe. We then look at the story of men ‘Shot at Dawn’ at the Death Cells, and at Brandhoek the grave of medical officer Noel Chavasse VC & Bar. We end the day in Ypres for the Last Post at the Menin Gate. (B)

Day 5

Return home.

Included Meals: B=Breakfast

Departure Dates and Prices 2019/20 - Tour code 5BYMV

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

Silver Service Coach : Tour Code 5BYMV
June 22 - 2020
May 3 - 2021 £579
October 19 - 2020
Luxuria Coach : Tour Code 5BYMX
August 17 - 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
They Called It Passchendaele

Coach Holidays 5 Days

Prices from only £579 

One of the iconic battles of World War 1, join Leger on a journey of discovery, visiting the battlefields of the significant Battle of Passchendaele.

Book this Passchendaele 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

  • Hill 60
  • Menin Gate
  • St. Eloi Crater
  • Spanbroekmolen Mine Crater
  • Hooge Crater
  • New Zealand Memorial Park
  • Irish Peace Tower
  • Ploegsteert Memorial
  • Passchendaele Memorial Museum
  • Tyne Cot
  • Frezenberg Ridge
  • Talbot House
  • In Flanders Fields Museum

Tour Includes

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

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Your Hotel

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Novotel Ypres. This excellent hotel is located in the heart of historic town of Ypres, only a couple of minutes' walk from the Menin Gate Memorial, where the 'Last Post' is sounded every evening. All the comfortably furnished bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone and air-conditioning. The hotel has a small bar area.

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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