Flanders & the Somme 1918/2018

Flanders & the Somme 1918/2018

A special itnerary to mark 100 years since the end of World War I

Friday 7 September £369

Single Supplement £80


INSURANCE £36.00 inc IPT



3 nights bed & breakfast. 2 dinners.

Guide for the Ypres Salient and Somme Battlefields.

Channel crossings by Ferry.

Day 1 Friday

Travel from Dover to Calais by ferry and on to Mouscron with a stop to to explore Dunkerque. 3 nights bed & breakfast and 2 dinners at Hotel Alizé.


Day 2 Saturday

Free time in Mouscron, with a local market in the main square. In the afternoon we have a a 3 hour guided Battlefields tour, taking in Essex Farm Cemetery, Yorkshire Trench Dug-out and Tyne Cot Cemetery at Passchendaele. Evening in Ypres, to be there for the Last Post at the Menin Gate at 8.00pm. Dinner is not included today and there are plenty of places to get a meal in Ypres during the long stop.


Day 3 Sunday

In France today for Arras and the Somme Battlefields. Time in Arras before being joined by an expert guide for an afternoon visit to the nearby Somme Battlefields which will include visits to Beaumont Hamel, Newfoundland Park, Thiepval Memorial and visitor centre, Pozières and Lochnager Crater before returning to our hotel for dinner.

B, D

Day 4 Monday

We visit Hesdin and the valley of the River Canche, Montreuil, then follow the coast road from Boulogne to Calais. Ferry back to Dover and home.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

100 years on, and we are reaching the anniversary (November) of the end of World War I. Visit moving and memorable sites during this special tour. Based in Mouscron, which is ideally placed to visit the nearby sites in Belgium and France, we have included visits to the French town of Arras with a guided tour in the afternoon of the battlefields of the Somme, also an afternoon and evening visit to the Belgium town of Ypres where at 8pm each evening the Last Post is played at the Menin Gate Memorial.




By the main square in the Belgian town of Mouscron, this is a fine 4 star hotel with outstanding facilities. The en suite (separate WC) rooms have flat-screen TVs, free WIFI and tea/coffee making. There are ground floor rooms and a lift that can accommodate wheelchairs. Bar and restaurant.

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
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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