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Flanders Fields: A Commemorative Tour

Flanders Fields: A Commemorative Tour

Our commemorative tour explores the poignant battlefield sites, museums and memorials dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives in Flanders Fields.

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The First World War finally came to an end at eleven o’clock on the morning of November 11th 1918. Just over a hundred years after the end of the Great War, our commemorative tour explores the poignant battlefield sites, museums and memorials dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives in Flanders Fields.


At a Glance:

  • Tyne Cot

  • Talbot House

  • Flanders Field Museum

  • Memorial Museum of Passchendale

Day 1

Depart from your home and make the journey to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. On arrival with continue to our hotel with time to unpack and take a stroll around Ypres.

Day 2

Today we embark on a full day, step on guided tour of the wartime sights surrounding Ypres. Our first stop is the largest and most famous of the British Commonwealth Cemeteries, Tyne Cot. A short distance away, we then visit the Memorial Museum of Passchendale and learn about the history of the battle of Passchendaele in 1917. After our visit, we enjoy free time for lunch in the town of Poperinge, before making our way to Talbot House, a comfortable retreat for the weary troops with a library, canteen, walled gardens and a chapel in the attic. We are immersed in the history of Talbot House, enjoying a cup of tea or coffee in the canteen, reading a book and climbing to the attic.


Day 3

Today we visit the excellent In Flanders Fields Museum, located in the Cloth Hall. This moving museum now makes use of the latest technology in its portrayal of the history of the Great War. We then spend the afternoon at leisure, exploring this fascinating town. This evening we make our way to the Menin Gate, a memorial bearing the names of 54,389 soldiers who have no known grave. Here we join the enormously poignant Last post ceremony, which takes place at 8pm every evening as a solemn act of remembrance.


Day 4

Today we visit Bruges where you can walk the quaint canals and enjoy all that the city has to offer. The historic centre of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a joy to explore and with the famous Belgian chocolate on almost every corner, why not enjoy a tasty treat and indulge in some scrumptious Belgian chocolates or try a famous Belgian beer?


Day 5

After breakfast we leave Ypres and begin our journey home.


B=Breakfast Included

Hotel: Novotel Ieper Centrum

This 3-star hotel provides an ideal base from which to explore the rich military heritage of the area, and its just a moments stroll from the Menin Gate. All bedrooms are comfortably furnished with TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and air conditioning. The hotel has a lift.

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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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