OVERVIEW

 

Ypres, is a town in the Belgian province of West Flanders. It's surrounded by the Ypres Salient battlefields, where many cemeteries, memorials and war museums honor the battles that unfolded in this area during World War I. After being destroyed in the war, many important buildings were carefully reconstructed, including Gothic-style Sint-Maartenskathedraal (St. Martin's Cathedral) and its soaring spire.

 

Once a medieval trading centre, Ypres is a city with a long and rich history. During the First World War, Ypres was largely reduced to rubble as the intense fighting formed a curve around the city - no less than five of the wars' bloodiest battles were fought in the Ypres Salient. Though Ypres' history will forever be marked by these events, the city was rebuilt with a respect for the past. This can be experienced in many of the local museums and historic sights such as the In Flanders Fields Museum which is located in the reconstructed Cloth Hall and tells the story of the First World War. Another essential sight to visit is the moving Menin Gate Memorial. For an emotive experience head here at 8pm, when buglers sound the Last Post under the Menin Gate, a tradition they have done every evening since 1928. 

 

ITINERARY

 

3 Day Tour

 

Day 1 - Travel from school to Dover for short sea crossing to Calais and onto the accomodation in the Ypres area.

 

Day 2 - A full day on The Somme with guided tour and attend the Last Post ceremory at 20.00 hours.

 

Day 3 - Morning visit to the Ypres Salient Battlefield with guided tour and afternoon return Calais for short sea crossing to Dover and onwards to school.

 

Whats included

Executive coach travel - return short sea crossing - 2 nights full board student accommodation including packed lunches - guided tour of the Somme area and Battlefields - Attendance at the Last Post ceremony in Ypres - guided visit to the Ypres Salient Battlefields.

 

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4 Day Tour

 

Day 1 - Travel from school to Dover for a short sea crossing to Calais and onto the accommodation in the Ypres area.

 

Day 2 - A full day visit on the Somme with guided tour of the battlefields.

 

Day 3 - A full day on the Ypres salient with guide and attend the Last Post Ceremony at 20.00 hours.

 

Day 4 - Morning visit to Vimy Ridge and Vimy Memorial with afternoon short sea crossing to Dover and onward to school.

 

Whats included

Executive coach travel - return short sea crossing - 3 nights full board student accommodation including packed lunches - Extensive guided tour of the Somme area and Battlefields - Attendance at the Last Post ceremony in Ypres - Extensive guided tour to the Ypres Salient Battlefields - Visit to Vimy Ridge and Vimy Museum.

 

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PRICES START FROM AS LOW AS £189.00 PER STUDENT BASED ON A TWO NIGHT STAY

 

PRICES BASED ON MINIUM OF 40 PAYING STUDENTS.

OTHER RATES ARE ON REQUEST

 

CONTACT OUR OFFICE ON 020 8537 2294 FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND INFORMATION PACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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