4 Days by Coach Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to Ypres in Belgium for a three-night stay

Day 2 - In Flanders Fields

We start our tour at Essex Farm, where Canadian poet John McCrae wrote ‘In Flanders Fields’ in 1915 seeing the concrete Dressing Station Bunkers and the nearby cemetery and memorials. At the new Visitor’s Centre at the Zwanhof we look at the static front north of Ypres, visiting the preserved Yorkshire Trench. We then look at the mining operations on the Bellewaarde Ridge at Railway Wood, seeing the unique Royal Engineers Grave and the newly accessible WW1 mine craters. After lunch at Hooge, with a visit to the trenches here, we travel down the Messines Ridge to Messines itself before seeing the Ploegsteert Memorial to the missing. We end the day at Prowse Point where we look at the story of the Christmas Truce in 1914 seeing the memorials and discussing myth over reality. B

Day 3 - Tyne Cot

Today we start at Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest British and Commonwealth Cemetery in the world. We then look at gas warfare in WW1,  seeing the moving Brooding Soldier Memorial at Vancouver Corner. At Langemarck we look at the burial of the German dead and then travel to Zonnebeke for our lunch period. In the afternoon we visit Polygon Wood and Black Watch Corner, seeing one of the bunkers in the wood. We then see Zillebeke Churchyard, the so-called Aristocrat’s Cemetery where many regular soldiers from 1914 are buried, and end at Hill 60: a large area of preserved battlefield with bunkers and mine craters. B

Day 4

Return home. (B)

Included Meals: B=Breakfast

Key visits

  • Essex Farm
  • Yorkshire Trench
  • Bellewaarde Ridge
  • Hooge
  • Ploegsteert Memorial
  • Tyne Cot Cemetery
  • Langemarck
  • Polygon Wood
  • Zillebeke
  • Hill 60
  • Menin Gate

Tour Departure Dates and Prices 20202/2023

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

Dates
Price from
Dates
Price from
Executive coach: tour code ref 4BFY
20 May 2022
£419
19 May 2023
£449
9 September 2022
£449
8 September 2023
£479
Silver Service coach: tour code ref 4BFYV
29 October 2022
£489
28 October 2023
£519
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; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £129. 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
Flanders Fields – Britain’s Bastion On the Western Front

Coach Tours 4 Days

Specialist Battlefield Guide On Every Tour. 2022/2023 prices From Only £419

This Flanders Field battle tour, is based for three nights in the centre of Ypres and covers the ground around Ypres, the main British battlefront in the First World War. Four major battles were fought here and more than 250,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers perished; roughly one in four of those who died in WWI. 

Join Leger on this fascinating tour as they discover some of the key battle sites in Flanders and visit some of the newly opened museums in the area. Each evening, you can also attend the moving ‘Last Post Ceremony’ in Ypres. 

Book this Flanders Fields – Britain’s Bastion On the Western Front battlefield tour direct with Leger Holidays on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55.

Specialist Battlefield Guide on every tour.

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

Flanders Fields Tour

Regarded as one of the most important British battlefields of World War One, Ypres saw more than 250,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers fall during the defence of Flanders Fields. On this tour we visit the key locations and sites around Ypres such as, Tyne Cot, the Menin Gate, Messines Ridge and Passchendaele. It is also in Flanders where the legend of the Flanders poppy was born. The poppies were said to symbolise the fallen, as they grew, blood red in colour, on the disturbed battlefield grounds.

What's Included

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points

Your Hotel

You will stay for three nights at the 3-star Novotel in the centre of Ypres, near the Menin Gate.

Silver Service Coach...

Specially-designed reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than executive coaches. Onboard climate control. 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.

Onboard entertainment system. With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs being played by your crew.

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.


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