First World War Battlefields - 2018

First World War Battlefields - 2018

First World War Battlefields - Visiting the two Welsh Memorials

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Visiting the two Welsh Memorials

The two most visited WW1 battlefields sites today are Ypres in Belgium and the Somme in Northern France. Our relaxed tour encompasses numerous military cemeteries, museums and includes both the Welsh memorials at Mametz Wood and the monument in Ypres, with our expert military guide, visiting many of the most poignant sites of the conflict leaving you with lasting memories.

 

Novotel Ieper Centrum Hotel * * *

Located in the heart of the city • En-suite bedrooms (Double and sofa bed) • Air conditioning • Hairdryer • Satellite television • Telephone • Mini-bar • Restaurant • Bar • Lift to all floors. www.novotel.com

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Our tour travelling on 18th May 2018 will now be staying at the Mercure Roeselare. 

www.accorhotels.com

 

Day 1

Following our Channel crossing we travel to our hotel in Belgium

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

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 & hot and cold buffet breakfast

  • 2 days fully guided tours with an expert military historian

  • Light lunch on day 2

  • Entry to the Memorial Museum

  • Passchendaele 1917

  • Excursions as described in the itinerary

 

Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated

 

Single room supplement £85

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
Ammanford Bus Stn Ammanford Bus Station
Bracknell - Bagshot Road Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
Briton Ferry, Crown Briton Ferry. The Crown, Neath Road
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Chieveley Services Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury
Clackett Lane Services Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock)
Cwrt Herbert Cwrt Herbert Bus Stop opposite Tescos
Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
SA6 8QG
Extra Services Cobham EB Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 10-9
Gorseinon - West St Gorseinon - West St Bus Station
Leigh Delamare Eastbound Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17
Llanelli - Town Hall Llanelli -The old bus stops, behind the Town Hall
Waunlanyrafon
Magor Services Magor Service Coach Park
Maidstone Services Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20
Morriston Seion Chapel Seion Chapel, Clase Road, Morriston
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Newport RAILWAY STATION Stops Q1 & Q1A outside the RAILWAY STATION,NEWPORT
Peniel Green Peniel Green Library Bus Stop
Pont Abraham Services Pont Abraham, Coach Park
Port Talbot Plaza Port Talbot Plaza, Opposite British Legion
PORT TALBOT
Pyle Cross Pyle Cross, bus stop outside supermarket.Pyle Road
Reading Services Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park
Skewen Skewen, Cooperative Travel
SKEWEN
Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11) Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11)
Swindon Hilton Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16
Tycroes - Bus Depot Tycroes - Bus Stop opposite Bus Depot
Wellington Street Swansea Swansea, Wellington Street Coach Bay

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