Armistice Weekend 2018

Armistice Weekend 2018

Edwards Coaches - First World War Battlefields Armistice Weekend

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The Armistice Day is celebrated on November 11 annually. It is a day to commemorate the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany for the cessation of hostilities on the West Front. The day, which overlaps with Remembrance Day, is celebrated annually. The day was specifically dedicated by King George V on 7 November 1919 as a day of remembrance for members of the armed forces who were killed during World War I. The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red color an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

 

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Ideally located in a converted medieval building in the centre of Bruges • En-suite bedrooms • Hairdryer • Air conditioning • Satellite television • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Bar open 24/7 for drinks and snacks • Lift. www.accorhotels.com

Day 1

Following our Channel crossing we travel to our hotel.

Day 2

Today we have a full day guided tour of the Ypres Salient. We begin at Frezenberg: with an introduction and overview over the Salient. We then travel to Artillery Wood and the grave of Hedd Wyn before arriving at the new Welsh Memorial where we take a short lunch stop. In the afternoon we begin our tour at the Langemarck German Cemetery before continuing to the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest British cemetery on the Western Front. We finish the day at the interesting new Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Every evening in Ypres you can witness the poignant ‘last post’ which takes place at 8pm each evening.

Day 3

Today we travel to the Somme where we begin our guided tour at Newfoundland Park and the Ulster Tower before a light lunch stop (price not included). We then continue to the impressive Thiepval Memorial, where a gigantic stone monument carries the names of 75,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers of no known grave. We continue to the Lochnagar Crater before finishing at the Welsh Memorial at Mametz Wood.

Day 4

We visit The Canadian National Memorial at Vimy Ridge, a memorial to all Canadians who served their country in battle during the Great War bearing the inscribed names of 11,168 missing Canadians, killed in action in France. We continue to Calais and complete the journey home.

NOTE

Please be advised that the running of the Ypres Guided tour may change due to the Armistice Day commemorations on November 11th.

While we have carefully planned our programme to be as relaxing and informative as possible the tour does require a certain level of physical ability in order to walk reasonable distances and sometimes over uneven ground.

  • Executive coach travel

  • Short sea ferry / shuttle crossing

  • 3 nights bed and continental breakfast

  • 2 days fully guided tours with an expert historian

  • Entry to the Memorial Museum

  • Passchendaele 1917

 

Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated

 

Single room supplement £78

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Aberbargoed - Yr Ysbyty Aberbargoed - Yr Ysbyty (Dyffryn Newydd) bus stop
Opposite the Duffryn Newydd Pub
Aberbeeg Square Aberbeeg Sq. Medical Centre - Woodland Terrace
Abercynon, The Clock The Clock, Abercynon
Aberdare Bus Station Bus Station, Aberdare - Stand 1
Abertillery - R.F.C. Abertillery RFC , Oak Street.
Bargoed New Bus Station The New Bus Station, Next to Train Station,Bargoed
Barry Hotel The Barry Hotel, Broad Street, Barry
Barry, Colcott Arms Barry, Colcott Arms
Beddau Square Beddau Square
Blackwood Bus Stn Bus Station - Stand 9 - Blackwood
Blaenrhondda, New Bridge The New Bridge in Blaenrhondda
Blaina Workmans (RFC) Blaina Workmans Bus stop outside Castle Pub
Bracknell - Bagshot Road Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
Bridgend Cheapside Bridgend Cheapside
Brynmawr Bus Station Brynmawr Bus Station Coach Bay
Caerphilly Bus Station Caerphilly Bus Station Stand 10
Cardiff Gate Services Cardiff Gate Services
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Cefn Fforest Cefn Fforest Ave Junction, Top of Fair View Hill
Opposite Steven's Garage, CEFN FFOREST
Chieveley Services Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury
Clackett Lane Services Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock)
Croespenmaen Bus Stop Croespenmaen Bus Stop, Pandy Road
Top of Kendon Hill
Crosskeys College Crosskeys College Bus stop
Cwmbran Railway Railway Station, Cwmbran
Dinas Powys Primary School, Dinas Powys
Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
SA6 8QG
Ebbw Vale Bus Station Ebbw Vale Bus Station
Ebenezer, Rhydyfelin The Ebenezer Bus Stop, Rhydyfelin
Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
Ely Police Station (NE) Bus Stop opposite Police Station, Ely
Extra Services Cobham EB Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 5-6
Fairwater, Waungron Rd Waungron Road, Outside Council Depot, Fairwater
Ferndale Job Centre Ferndale Job Centre (Library)
Glynneath Square - Co-op Glynneath Square Bus Shelter - Outside the Co-op
High Street
Gorseinon - West St Gorseinon - West St Bus Station
Hirwaun Clock Hirwaun Clock, HIRWAUN
Hollybush Car Park - Ch V Church Village - Hollybush Car Park
John Street, Porthcawl Porthcawl - The Stoneleigh, John Street.
Leigh Delamare Eastbound Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17
Llanedeyrn Drive Maelfa Shops shelter, Llanederyn Drive,LLANEDERYN
Llanelli - Town Hall Llanelli -The old bus stops, behind the Town Hall
Waunlanyrafon
Llanharan Road (Rose Tce) Llanharry Road Bus stop, Llanharan
Llanharry Shops Llanharry Shops - Bear Inn
Llanrumney Carpenters Carpenters Arms Stop, outside former Video Shop
Llanrumney
Llantwit Fardre - OHaras (New Inn) Bush Inn Bus stop, Llantwit Fardre.
Llantwit Major Railway Llantwit Major. Bus stop outside Railway Station
Maesteg Maesteg - Bus Stop Outside Weatherspoons,
Commercial Street, CF34 9DF
Magor Services Magor Service Coach Park
Maidstone Services Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20
Merthyr Bus Stn Merthyr Bus Station - Stand 16, MERTHYR TYDFIL
Moriah Chapel, Risca Risca - Moriah Chapel. Tredegar Street
Mountain Ash Railway Mt Ash Railway, Bus Stop behind Workmens Club
Mountain Ash Town hall Mountain Ash Town Hall
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Nelson Bus Station Nelson Bus Station
Newbridge, Co-op Newbridge, Bus stop outside the Coop
Newport RAILWAY STATION Stops Q1 & Q1A outside the RAILWAY STATION,NEWPORT
Oakdale Hotel Oakdale Hotel (Former Square) OAKDALE
Penarth, Windsor Terrace Penarth, Windsor Terrace Bus Stop (NW)
Pencoed Monument The Monument, Pencoed
Pentwyn - Texaco Garage Texaco Garage, Glyn Collen, Pentwyn Road, CF23 7XH
Penygraig Labour Club Penygraig Labour Club, PENYGRAIG
Pontyclun Tescos Pontyclun Tescos, PONTYCLUN
Pontymason Lane Pontymason Lane, Rogerstone (Vicarage Bus Stop)
Pontypool Town Hall Pontypool Town Hall, Bus stops on Clarence St
Pontypridd Bus Stn Pontypridd Bus Station, Coach Stop (Bay 13)
Port Talbot Temporary Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House
Just past the Plaza
Porth - Wedding World Porth, Layby outside Wedding World
Pyle Cross Pyle Cross, bus stop outside supermarket.Pyle Road
Reading Services Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ
Rhiwbina - Deri Inn Rhiwbina - Deri Inn. Just before the Pub.
Rhoose - Spar Rhoose. Bus stop opposite the Spar
Rhoose - Tescos Rhoose - Mayflower (Tesco's)
Rhydypennau Crossroads Rhydypennau Crossroads, Three Arches Bus Stop
Heathwood Road, Before Roundabout by the Barbers!
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park
Singleton Singleton Hospital, Bus stops on Sketty Lane,
SINGLETON
Skewen Skewen, Cooperative Travel
SKEWEN
St Athans Monument Monument. Gileston Cross Roads, St Athans (B4265)
St Mellons, The Willows. St Mellons, The Willows. Opposite Tescos Garage
Sanderling Drive
Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11) Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11)
Swindon Hilton Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16
Taffs Well Station Taffs Well Station, bus stop on Cardiff Road
TAFFS WELL
Talbot Green Bus Stn Talbot Green Bus Station
TALBOT GREEN
Tesco (Bowls), Penyrheol Tesco (Former Bowls Inn Bus Stop,SE), Penyrheol
Heol Aneurin
The Hibernian Club The Hibernian Club, Gelli
The Royal Hotel The Royal Hotel, Rhymney
Tongwynlais Church Tongwynlais Church bus stop.
TONGWYNLAIS
Tonypandy Bus Stn Tonypandy Bus Station
Top Station Top Station, Pontllanfraith
Trebanog Arms Hotel Trebanog Arms Hotel, bus stop at lights
TREBANOG
Tredegar, Lidls Tredegar, Lidls, bus stop outside.
Treharris Bus Station Treharris Bus Station
Treherbert Village Tavern Treherbert The Village Tavern
Treorchy PO Treorchy Post Office, bus stop, TREORCHY
NOT OUTSIDE THE POST OFFICE
Ty Cerrig Ty Cerrig bus stop, Near Aldis, Pentwyn
Waunrhydd Road Waunrhydd Road, Tonyrefail
Wellington Street Swansea Swansea, Wellington Street Coach Bay
Westgate St, Cardiff Westgate St, Cardiff. Bus Stop outside NCP Car
Park. Opposite Millenniuim Stadium.
Whitchurch Three Elms Whitchurch Three Elms
Ynyshir Hall Ynyshir Hall, YNYSHIR
Ystrad Mynach Ystrad Mynach Bus Station, High Street.
Outside Public Toilets
Ystrad Tyntyla Hospital Ystrad Tyntyla Hospital (Stop Past Leisure Centre)

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