Day 1: Travel by coach from your local pick-up point to Dover and short ferry crossing to Calais, continue travel to Ostend Belgium.
Day 2: Excursion to Fort Breendonk WW2 Prison Camp near Brussels.
Day 3: battlefield tour of Ypres and surrounding points of interest.
Day 4 : Excursion to Menin Gate Ypres for Remembrance Services.
Day 5: Depart Ostend after breakfast making a stop at Pidou Wine Market in Calais before boarding return ferry to Dover. Arrive in UK and make return journey to your local drop-off point.
It is hard to imagine the pain that Ypres had to endure during World War 1, having extreme wealth in the middle ages and then been reduced to rubble just over 100 years ago. You can’t fail to be moved by a visit to Ypres, or Wipers as the troops used to call it. Totally re-built in its original medieval splendour, Ypres is a reminder that people can bounce back and have the resilience to carry on.
Top places to visit are the Menin Gate where the Last Post is sounded every evening by the local Fire Brigade and Passchendaele cemetery.
Dates & Prices
2021 Departure Dates:
Albert Hotel Ostend Mon 8th Nov 5 days £269
Royal Astrid Hotel Ostend Mon 8th Nov 5 days £289