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Armistice Day in Ypres

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Armistice Day in Ypres Group Tours: November

Day One  OutwardLocal pick-up & travel to Dover. Ferry to Calais. Onward travel to your accommodation in Diksmuide or  Lille (B&B for two nights). Check-in & evening free.
(Note:  This itinerary can be adapted for groups wishing to travel via P&O North Sea Ferries sailing overnight from Hull. Please ask our staff for details).

Day Two  Remembrance:  Depart after breakfast. The programme of events will include: 
  • Introduction to the Ypres Salient: The high ground at Hooge.
  • Special morning Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
  • Lunch-time in Ypres.
  • Afternoon battlefield tour of the Ypres Salient.Suggested itinerary to include Langemark German Cemetery (role of the British Expeditionary Force, formation of the Salient & the fate of the German student battalions); Pilckem Ridge (first use of gas); Essex Farm (medics & casualty evacuation); the Menin Road & Helffire Corner (logistics).
  • Requested personal cemetery visits.
  • Free time in Ypres in the early evening before attending the evening Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate at 8.00 pm.
Return to hotel & evening free.

Day Three  Return:  Depart after breakfast for visits related to Haig's Passchendaele Offensive:
  • Passchendaele Museum , Zonnebeke:  Dug-out Experience  & reconstructed trenches
  • Tyne Cot Cemetery:  Largest British War Cemetery with almost 12,000 casualties.
Depart for Calais & ferry crossing to Dover. Return to your local drop-off point. A hypermarket visit can be included en-route.  
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