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Monday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Thursday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Battlefields of Ypres & the Somme

(Tour code: YAB4)A moving tour of Flanders and Northern France

Discover the Western Front of the First World War on this moving tour to Ypres and the Somme. We discover the many landmarks, memorials and museums dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives in the conflict.

7 days from£795per person
What’s Included
Prices & availability
Tour Highlights
  • Ypres
  • Essex Farm and Tyne Cot Cemeteries
  • Poperinge and Talbot House
  • 'In Flanders Fields' Museum
  • Arras
  • Amiens
  • Museum of the Great War
  • The Somme battlefields
  • Compiègne Armistice Carriage
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3-4* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge
Additional Information Departure Times

Our tours typically depart between 8:30am and 1:00pm.

We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Talbot House, Poperinge
Days 1-2

To Ypres and Flanders Fields

We depart St Pancras International by Eurostar to Lille, and transfer to Ypres for three nights at the Novotel Ypres Centrum. On Day 2 we take a coach excursion to the Western Front. We visit Essex Farm Cemetery, where John McCrae wrote his famed poem 'In Flanders Fields', and Brandhoek Cemetery. Later we head to Poperinge to visit Talbot House 'everyman's club'. The tour continues to Lijssenthoek, the site of a military hospital and the second largest Commonwealth Cemetery. Our final visit is to St Bernardus Brewery, where we take a tour and taste the popular beer.

Includes:
  • Excursions
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast
Langemark German Cemetery
Day 3

Memories of Ypres

We discover more of Ypres' First World War landmarks. We contrast Tyne Cot, the largest Commonwealth Cemetery with the stark Langemark German Cemetery. Later we return to Ypres and visit the 'In Flanders Fields' Museum in the Cloth Hall.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursions
Amiens Cathedral
Days 4-5

Arras, Amiens and Péronne

Today we visit Ploegsteert, where Winston Churchill served as an officer, before arriving in Arras, one of France's prettiest towns. We enjoy free time here before discovering the Wellington Caves, an underground network of caves and tunnels that was used to convey thousands of Allied troops to the front line in secrecy. We then head to Amiens and spend three nights at the Mercure Amiens Cathédrale. After a leisurely morning on Day 5 we visit the Museum of the Great War in Péronne, which shows what life was like for soldiers on the front line and the civilians on the home front.


Includes:
  • Excursions
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
Lochnagar Crater
Day 6

The Somme battlefields

Today we visit the key sites of the Somme battlefields. We visit Thiepval and Beaumont Hamel, and the memorials to all who fell here. We also visit the 300ft wide Lochnagar Crater, and Delville Wood cemetery and visitor centre.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursions
St Pancras International
Day 7

Compiègne and London

Our journey home takes us via Compiègne, where on 11th November 1918 the Armistice marking a ceasefire was signed in a railway carriage. We visit the recreated carriage and its museum with a guide, before transferring by coach to Paris. Here we connect with the Eurostar to London.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Excursion

Please note

Please note that whilst every departure of Battlefields of Ypres & the Somme will feature the same excursions, the order of the itinerary may differ from that given above.

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