Flanders & Somme Battlefields

Flanders & Somme Battlefields

The Ypres Salient and Somme were 2 of the most important British battlefields of the First World War with more than 2 million soldiers from all sides killed or wounded.

This tour based on the outskirts of Ypres, will visit many of the key locations of the major battles as well as attending the Last Post Memorial Ceremony at the Menin Gate which has taken place at 8.00pm every day since 1928.


This tour includes our door-to-door home collection service.


Early morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive to Dover and a morning ferry crossing to Calais. We continue to Nieuwpoort to view the King Albert I monument honouring the Belgian King and his troops. We then journey to Verne before making our way to our hotel.



Today we are joined by a local guide for a tour of Flanders Fields. We visit many sites including Essex Farm where John McCrae wrote his famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, Langemark Cemetery - one of only four German cemeteries in Flanders and Tyne Cot
Cemetery - the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world. After dinner, we visit The Menin Gate for the ceremony of the Last Post.



The Somme is our destination today as we visit the Museum of the Great War in Peronne, Lochnager Crater, Thiepval Visitor Centre and Beaumont-Hamel, home of the Newfoundland Park Memorial.



We depart our hotel after breakfast and make our way to Poperinge. After pausing here we make the short journey to Lijssenthoek Visitor Centre and Cemetery. Later we continue to Calais for a mid-afternoon ferry crossing to Dover, returning to Cambridgeshire by early evening where our door-to-door service will take you home.


D=Evening Meal, CB=Continental Breakfast

Best Western Flanders Lodge, Ypres, Belgium

This 3-star hotel is situated on the outskirts of Ypres surrounded by the historic World War I Ypres Salient, Menin Gate Memorial and the Somme Battlefields in Belgium. This chalet style hotel with log cabin style décor offers well-appointed en suite bedrooms with flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Hotel amenities include a lounge-bar, terrace, restaurant and a lift.



Your holiday includes:

  • Door-to-door collection service

  • Luxury coach travel throughout

  • 3 nights dinner, bed & continental breakfast 

  • Excursions as described in the itinerary 

  • Admission to Museum of the Great War in Peronne 

  • Guided tour of Flanders Fields 

  • Return Ferry crossing


This tour is operated in conjunction with Eastons Holidays.

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
Acland Street Coach Park Acland Street Coach Park, Peterborough
Birchanger Services Birchanger Services Coach Park, M11
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