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

Tour Departure Dates and Prices 2020/21

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

Executive coach: tour code ref 4BFY
May 22 - 2020
September 11 - 2020
July 17 - 2020
May 21 - 2021
Silver Service coach: tour code ref 4BFYV
April 3 - 2020
April 2 - 2021
October 29 - 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; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £109. 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. Prices From Only £399

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.

What's Included

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

View Joining Points

Key visits

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

Your Hotel

You will stay for three nights at the 3-star Novotel in the centre of Ypres, near the Menin Gate and the market place. The hotel has a lift, and small bar area. The varied selection of restaurants that Ypres Market Place offers, are all within walking distance.

Silver Service 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.

Take a look at a Silver Service coach


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