1914-1918 Remembered (The Somme and Ypres Salient)
Friday 2 November 2018 (4 Days)
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, the war to end all wars
On November 11 1918, the First World War came to an end with a ceasefire coming into effect at 11am. Earlier that morning, an armistice with Germany had been signed in a railroad carriage at Compiègne, with the conflict having lasted for four years, three months and 14 days. By the time the armistice had been agreed, the total number of military and civilian casualties had reached more than 40 million, making it among the deadliest conflicts in world history.
Reading books and watching programmes provides background, but nothing sheds more light on these bloodiest of battles than visiting the sites.
Your Hotel - Novotel, Ypres
You and your family will quickly feel at home at Novotel. The family friendly hotel Novotel Ieper Centrum Flanders Fields is situated in the old town, a short walk from Menin Gate. Perfect for visiting not only the beautiful city centre of Ypres, but also the nearby cities of Ghent, Bruges and Lille. Ypres is a great location for business or leisure. The hotel features family rooms for four, so you can enjoy a weekend away with your loved ones at Novotel.
Discover Ypres, a fortified city boasting a rich history. While you're here, you must visit one of the city's museums, such as the School Museum. Or visit the theme park Plopsaland with the whole family. Ski lessons are also offered nearby. The Municipal Museum is located in the former St John's Hospice, one of Ypres' few remaining buildings that pre-dates the First World War. Walk the fortress route along the city's fortifications. This is one of Belgium's best preserved fortresses.
• Executive Coach Travel from M1 Junc 36, Rotherham, Catcliffe,
Sheffield and Chesterfield
• Short Sea Ferry Crossing
• 3 Nights Accommodation at the Novotel Hotel in Ypres
• Breakfast Each Morning
• Free Time in Ypres
• Visit the Menin Gate for the Emotional Last Post Ceremony
• Visit to Hill 62 / Sanctuary Wood
• Visit to Tyne Cot Cemetary
• Visit to the Somme Battlefields
• Local Guide for 2 Days
• Tour Manager
Children under 12 yrs: £269pp (sharing with 2 adults)
Single Supplement: £120 (Double Room, Single Occupancy)
Balance Due: 24 August 2018