Our Western Front Tour starts on Saturday 24th August 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 famous Grand Place. You can
wander around the square 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 square - a great opportunity to relax and meet your fellow travellers. This is of
course optional - allow approx €30pp plus drinks.
OnSundaymorning,afterahealthybreakfast,wecontinuethetour,traversingthe areasoftheBattlesofLoos,avisittoFromellesandothersitesandcemeteries, including a visit to the site of the famous truce and football match. Whilstwe’lldrivethroughtheBattlefieldareasoftheSommeandArras,coveredin depthonothertours,thistourwilltakeaverydifferentroute...alongwiththeusual expert commentary via CB radio.Atacertainpoint,we’llleavethedirttracksbehindforashorttarmacdriveupto Ypres,wherewewillcheckintoyourhotelforthenight-thefourstar ArianeHotelin thecentreoftown.IntheeveningtherewillbetimetovisitYpresbeforeashortwalk toattendtheLastPostCeremonyattheMeninGate.Afterwardsyouarefreetodo as you wish before we retire for the evening.WewillcontinuethetouronMondaymorning,withvisitstosomeimpressivesites, suchasTyneCotcemeteryandPondFarminPasschendaeleandit’samazing museum.The tour will end at approximately 1pm, about an hour’s drive from Calais. 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.
Over three days we will give you an insight from a different perspective of this
famous battlefield, travelling in a small convoy of 5-6 vehicles, on tracks once trod by
You’ll receive CB commentary as we drive along our route so you can really get a
sense of where troops came from and what their objectives were.
To book, click on the link above. We only require a £100 deposit per vehicle or full payment if the tour is less than six weeks away. Eight weeks 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.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for a special tour, over the bank holiday weekend, starting in The Somme and heading up the Front Line culminating in a moving ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres
for two people
Starting South of Albert and
heading North to Arras and then
on to Ypres. We will visit sites
not on any of our other tours.
For the first night, you will stay
in the IBIS hotel in the centre of
Arras, literally a stone’s throw
from the town centre and its
multitude of bars and
restaurants. 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 as well as many
sights, cemeteries and
memorials along the way
Included in this tour:
•Two night’s accommodation in a twin bedded room on a bed and breakfast basis•An optional three course meal on the Saturday evening. Allow around €30pp plus drinks•Attending the Last Post ceremony at theMenin Gate.
•Tyne Cot Cemetery & Memorial•WW1 Private Museum Collection•Menin Gate & Last Post Ceremony•Villers-Brettoneux and the Sir John Monash visitor centre•Loos Memorial
Example Itinerary:A Full Itinerary will be published soon, but as a rough guide:Day 1Independent travel to the agreed meeting point (details confirmed in advance of departure date)13:00Arrival at meeting point, South of Albert. Explanations, questions, discussions and distribution of Tour material13:45 to 17:00 The tour begins. We set off along some greenlanes visiting various sites, heading towards Arras17:00Approximate arrival in Arras/check in hotel.17:00 to 20:00Free time20:00Short walk a local restaurant for a meal (optional)Day 209:30Depart local supermarketDuring the day we will travel at a pace to suit all, visiting various sites, memorials and cemeteries 17:00Arrival in Ypres/check in at hotel17:00 to 19:30Free time to visit Ypres20:00Attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin GateDay 309:00Depart Hotel, visiting various sites including Tyne Cot andPond Farm13:00End of Tour and Farewell(Non-contractual Tour example, subject to alteration when necessary – All times are approximate)
Tour cost includes your vehicle, driver and one passenger
•Extra adults are £199 each for the tour•Children aged 11-15 are £99 when sharing a room with parents•Children aged 10 and under are free, when sharing a room with parents
What’s included in the tour?
A hotel room for two nights - based on two sharing. Extra rooms are charged at
cost, currently around £220 for the two nights
Hotel rooms are twin bedded or double, subject to availability, and include
An information pack that includes a colour bound booklet containing a series of
photographs pertinent to the Tour as well as additional reading pages (not taster
•Museum visits as part of the tour
A memorable Tour using your own vehicle
Loan of a handheld CB radio if required
What's not included:
Food and refreshments
•Ferry or Eurotunnel Crossing
Any extras, bar, restaurants etc at hotel.
Visits to museums and visitor centres outside of the tour