Trenches at Vimy

Western Front - Somme to Ypres

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

Cost Includes your Vehicle, Driver and One Passenger, two

nights hotel accommodation

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Costs below are for your vehicle,

driver and one passenger.

Just £100 deposit required at booking

to secure your place

WESTERN FRONT TOUR

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.

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 Ypres before a short walk to attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate. Afterwards 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 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

infantry.

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: info@battlefieldsby4x4.com
AUGUST
24-26
WESTERN FRONT TOUR
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

HOTEL BASED

£699

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 the Menin 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
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