Trenches at Vimy

Christmas Special

Tour Over Three Days (One full day and two half days) -

Cost Includes your Vehicle, Driver and One Passenger

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Costs below are for your vehicle,

driver and one passenger.

Just £100 deposit required at booking

to secure your place


Our Christmas Special Tour starts on Saturday 1st December on the outskirts of

Albert. We will head North towards Arras, visiting sites and locations unique to this

tour, with a special stop or two along the way. On arrival in Arras, we will check you in

to your hotel, the Ibis, which is a one minute walk to the Christmas Market - the

largest in Northern France! You can wander around the market at your leisure and

take in some of the various entertainments on offer. We’ll have a group meal in a very

nice restaurant adjacent to the market -  a great opportunity to relax and meet your

fellow travellers. This is of course optional - allow approx €30pp plus drinks.

On   Sunday   morning,   after   a   healthy   breakfast,   we   continue   the   tour,   traversing   the areas   of   the   Battles   of   Loos,   a   visit   to   Fromelles   and   other   sites   and   cemeteries, including a visit to the site of the famous truce and football match. Whilst   we’ll   drive   through   the   Battlefield   areas   of   the   Somme   and   Arras,   covered   in depth   on   other   tours,   this   tour   will   take   a   very   different   route...   along   with   the   usual expert commentary via CB radio. At   a   certain   point,   we’ll   leave   the   dirt   tracks   behind   for   a   short   tarmac   drive   up   to Ypres,   where   we   will   check   in   to   your   hotel   for   the   night   -   the   four   star Ariane   Hotel   in the   centre   of   town.   In   the   evening   there   will   be   time   to   visit   the   Ypres   Christmas market   before   a   short   walk   to   attend   the   Last   Post   Ceremony   at   the   Menin   Gate. Afterwards   there   will   be   another   optional   group   meal   or   you   are   free   to   do   as   you wish before we retire for the evening. We   will   continue   the   tour   on   Monday   morning,   with   visits   to   some   impressive   sites, such   as   Tyne   Cot   cemetery   and   Pond   Farm   in   Passchendaele   and   it’s   amazing museum. The tour will end at approximately 1pm, about an hour’s drive from Calais. Please be aware that at this time of year lanes are likely to be wet! Be prepared to get your vehicle muddy! Also, please note there are no driveable ‘green lanes’ in Belgium, so the off-road sections will end when we head to Ypres, with no off-road sections on the Monday. To   book,   click   on   the   link   for   your   chosen   date.   We   only   require   a   £100   deposit   per vehicle   or   full   payment   if   the   tour   is   less   than   twelve   weeks   away.   Three   months before   the   tour   we   will   send   you   a   balance   request   and   invoice.   Once   the   balance   is paid   we   will   send   you   an   information   pack   including   meeting   places,   times,   booking references etc
A unique 3-day tour with two nights accomodation, visiting sites from the Somme up to Ypres



for two people

Starting in Albert and heading

North to Arras and then on to

Ypres. We will visit sites not on

any of our other tours and you

will have the opportunity to

experience one of the best

Christmas markets in Europe, in

Arras! For the first night, you will

stay in the IBIS hotel in the centre

of Arras, literally a stone’s throw

from the market. The second

night will be spent in the 4-star

Ariane hotel in Ypres where we

will take in the Last Post

ceremony at the Menin Gate and

enjoy the Christmas market there


In addition to our normal tours, this special

Christmas tour will include:

Two night’s accommodation in a twin bedded

room on a bed and breakfast basis - first

night in Arras and the second night in the 4-

star Ariane Hotel in Ypres, both a stones

throw from the markets

An optional three course meal with wine on

the first evening, in a restaurant adjacent to

the market. Allow around €30pp

On Sunday evening we will attend the Last

Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. Afterwards

you are free to do as you wish - eat and shop

in the market and take in some of the

multitude of entertainments on offer

Christmas themed adaptations to our normal

tours, including a visit to the locations of  the

famous Christmas truces and the location of

the famed football match!

Please be aware that at this time of year, lanes are likely to be wet! Be prepared to get your vehicle muddy! Also, please note there are no driveable ‘green lanes’ in Belgium, so the off-road sections will end North of Arras
The Battle of Loos Fromelles Arras Christmas Market Football match location
Tyne Cot Pond Farm Ypres Christmas Market Menin Gate
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