Your Tour Itinerary - Discover the Battlefields

Day 1: UK to Neuville-en-Ferrain

On day one, we’ll journey from the UK to Neuville-en-Ferrain via Calais, and will travel to the Hotel des Acacias for our four-night stay. (D)

Day 2 to 4: WWI Battlefields

With our expert battlefields guide we gain an insight into the Flanders battlefi elds. The Passchendaele battlefi eld was a ridge to the east of Ypres, and the battles that followed were some of the worst in the area. Today we are accompanied by an expert battlefields guide who will give us an insight into events that took place in the Flanders area. We will visit Ypres and spend time in the superb In Flanders Fields Museum.

We will also spend a day on The Somme Battlefi elds visiting sights such as Thiepval Memorial, Vimy Ridge and the Historial Museum in Peronne amongst others.

You will have the option of visiting the moving Passchendaele Museum and the Dugout and Trenches Experience. In the evening we will head back to Ypres to watch the Last Post at Menin Gate, performed each night at 8pm. (B,D)

Day 5: Neuville-en-Ferrain to UK

As our battlefield tour draws to a close, it’s time to return home. We’ll travel back to the UK via Calais, and will then journey home. (B) 

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Departure dates & prices 2019 Battlefields of the Somme - 5% discount on all dates

Shearings brochure price in Black from £326

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Tel Shearings reservations on 0844 824 3535 and quote Travel 55 ref: S9990 + tour code ECFRHBD

The prices quoted here are based on Shearings lead in prices and will fluctuate as and when departure dates are taken up. For the latest up to date prices check with Shearings when you book. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code S9990 to receive your 5% discount. Tel Shearings reservations on 0844 824 3535.

Travelling by coach departure dates and prices.
April 14* May 12, 26

June 9

July 7

August 11 September 8

September 22*

October 6*

5 Days by Coach: Hol. Code: ECFRHBD | Dep. Code: X
• 4 nights half board
• 3 included excursions
• Departs: Sunday

Single room supplement £129

Apr from May from Jun from Jul from Aug from Sept from Oct from
£351 £334 £352 £335 £362 £344 £360 £343 £380 £362 £351 £334 £326 £310
Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room. B,D: breakfast & dinner. * Tour available from departure code Y.

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Discover the Battlefields

5 Day Coach Holidays - 5% Discount,

2019 Prices from only £310

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.    

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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 Battlefields Guide
  • Guided tour of the Flanders and Somme battlefields bringing to life the stories of how the soldiers served in the Great War
  • 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

Accompanied by our expert guide, we discover the poignant Battlefield area of the Somme. We visit the Historial Museum at Peronne, the
Thiepval Memorial and Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Park.

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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