Journey's End Tour - Ypres Salient 2018

Journey's End Tour - Ypres Salient 2018

Our latest Battlefield Tour is a little different from our usual offerings; to mark the close of the FWW Centenary we have put a very special trip to Flanders together this autumn.

We are offering a three-day fully guided tour of the salient with our own Resident Military Historian and Chairman of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides, Mike Peters. As well as a Guide and the usual standard of Luxury Coach and Professional Driver we are taking the tour to see a unique theatre production of the Great War Classic, Journey’s End.


First performed in 1928, the play is set during the First World War, R C Sherriff’s iconic play; Journey’s End captures the tensions and anxiety of life in the trenches on the Western Front. The play is centred on a group of British Officers as they wait for the imminent German Offensive of March 1918. Our special Journey’s End tour includes an exclusive showing of the MESH Theatre production of this play in the Belgian town of Ypres. The production is being shown in the evocative and intimate environment of one of the Military Powder Magazines within the town’s fortified walls. Having toured the battlefields, visited genuine trenches and seen the play, you will also have time to attend the emotive Last Post Ceremony under the Menin Gate.

Day 1

Today we make our way by ferry to Ypres and once we have arrived we will be visiting Talbot House and Menin Gate before we check into the hotel. Dinner is included tonight.


Day 2

It's a full day today with three included excursions before we stop in Ypres where you can purchase lunch. We will be visiting Battle of Gheluvelt 1914, Langermark 1914-15 and Passchendaele Museum and Trenches. At 3pm we will be watching the MESH theatre play. After the play you will have free time to purchase dinner before the Last Post Ceremony at 8pm.


Day 3

This morning's excursions include Hill 60, Messines Ridge 1917 and Tyne Cot CWGC. Next stop is Hooge Crater 1915 - Trench Warfare, here we will have Lunch and a Museum Visit. Our last stop of this tour is Lijssenthoek CWGC before we board our early evening ferry to return to the UK.

B, L

B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included, L=Lunch Included

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
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
Crown Street Layby Ipswich Crown Street Layby
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
Gislingham, Bus Stop Bus Stop (Opp Village Shop), Gislingham
Harleston Duke William Harleston Duke William Public House
Home IP10/11 Felixstowe Home Pick ups
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)
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
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites
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