Tour Itinerary

Day 1

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

Day 2 - Etaples

We begin the tour at ‘GHQ’ in Montreuil sur Mer, which was the headquarters of the British Army on the Western Front. We see where GHQ was and visit the Haig statue. After lunch in Etaples, we look at its role in WW1 as the main Base Depot and see the huge Etaples Military Cemetery, close to the site of the ‘Bull Ring’ where the Etaples Mutiny began in 1917. At Wimereux we see the grave of John McCrae, who wrote ‘In Flanders Fields’ and end the day at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery for the grave of WW1 poet Julien Grenfell. (B)

Day 3 - Belgian Coast

Returning to the Crimson Coast we look at the role of Dunkirk and De Panne in WW1 before seeing where the end of the Western Front was at Nieuport. We visit the Yser Museum and Memorial, as well as the British Nieuport Memorial. We then travel to Ostend to see the bow of HMS Vindictive, and see the site of the Zeebrugge Raid April 1918. (B)

Day 4 - Flanders and Ypres

We start the day at Poperinghe looking at life behind the lines with a visit to Talbot House. We also see the Death Cells and execution memorial. After lunch we visit the Yser Tower Museum and the nearby Trenches of Death. Travelling down to Ypres we stop at Essex Farm where John McCrae wrote ‘In Flanders Fields’ in 1915 before staying for the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate. (B)

Day 5

Return home. B

Included Meals: B = Breakfast

Silver Service Coach Departure Dates and Prices 2020/21 : Tour Code 5BCCV

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

Silver Service Tour Code: 5BCCV
April 13 - 2020
£469 April 12 - 2021
October 5 - 2020
All prices shown are per person based on two sharing a room, unless otherwise stated. Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest at extra cost; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £149.  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 its website

Leger Holidays
Crimson Coast

Coach Tours 5 Days

Specialist Battlefield Guide On Every Tour. Prices from only £469

The ‘Crimson Coast’ was a name given to the French and Flanders coastline during the Great War when it became a place of sacrifice with men dying in the hospitals along the French coast and the end of the Western Front seeing heavy fighting in Flanders: the fields here being covered in the crimson of poppy fields.

This tour looks at a range of often neglected subjects from women in WW1 to the use of foreign labour behind the lines, as well as what was going on in the trenches. We also visit the grave of John McCrae, who wrote the immortal ‘In Flanders Fields’ poem, as well as seeing where he wrote it.

Book direct with Leger Holidayson 0844 880 7644 and quote the Travel 55 code T55.

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

Key visits

  • Montreuil Sur Mer
  • Etaples Military Cemetery
  • Wimereux
  • Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
  • Talbot House
  • Yser Tower Museum
  • Diksmuide

Tour Includes

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

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Your Hotel

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Ibis De Panne. The hotel is situated in the centre of the resort and close to the beach. The hotel has a bar.

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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