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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Our Western Front Tour starts 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 €35pp

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. 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

Starting South of Albert and

heading North to Arras and then

on to Ypres

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 €35pp plus drinks Attending the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate.
Tyne Cot Cemetery & Memorial WW1 Private Museum Collection Menin Gate & Last Post Ceremony Loos Memorial
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Due to the current situation, all tours for the months of March, April, May and June are Cancelled. If you are booked on a tour later in the year, we will contact you directly as the situation develops. If you would like to secure a place on a future tour, please use the link below. NO deposit is required and your booking is fully amendable. We will give priority to secured places and booking when we resume tours. Stay safe and well!
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