Trenches at Vimy

Western Front - Ypres to Arras

Tour Over Four Days (Two full days and two half days) -

Cost Includes your Vehicle, Driver and One Passenger, three

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 tour starts on Saturday 6th April on the outskirts of Ypres, Belgium

We will visit sites and locations unique to this tour, with a special stop or two along

the way such as the largest Commonwealth Cemetery in the world and Pond Farm, a

private WW1 museum collection.

On arrival in Ypres town centre, we will check you in to your hotel, which is just off

the market square and central to bars and restaurants.

We’ll attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate and then have a group meal

in a very nice restaurant -  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 relatively flat areas  of  the  Battles  of  Neuve Chapelle, Loos before

arriving at the strategic heights of Vimy Ridge.

We spend the night in the Ibis Arras, your hotel is located in the centre of the town so

local bars and restaurants are all within easy reach on foot.

On Monday 8th April,  we’ll  start with a visit to the Wellington Quarry, where more

than 20,000 troops were billeted 102 years ago to the day on the eve of the Battle of

Arras. We then drive through some of the Battlefields  areas  of  Arras and as far as

the plains of Bullecourt before arriving at the Arras Memorial.

On the Monday evening we are organising a candlelit Vigil at a remote

battlefield cemetery, accessible only to 4x4’s, where the majority of casualties

buried there are from the 9th April 1917

On the morning of the 9th April, we will attend the annual dawn service at the

Wellington Quarry that commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Arras – the

service is in English and French and well attended by international dignitaries and

members of the public. Coffee and croissants are served after the dawn service free

of charge.

Tour dates: Saturday 6th to Tuesday 9th April 2019

The Battle of Arras is often overlooked, but at the end of 38 days of fighting in the

spring of 1917, along a front stretching 20 kilometres from Vimy Ridge to the plain of

Bullecourt, 300,000 personnel on both sides were listed as wounded, missing or

dead. The British Army suffered an average of 4,000 wounded and killed every day -

the highest average daily casualty rate of any British offensive on the Western Front.

For many, their experiences at Arras were the most brutal of the war. Most visitors

travel around the battlefields by car or bus; however, on our tours we rarely see other

vehicles on the lanes we use to traverse the area

Over four 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
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WESTERN FRONT TOUR
Join us for a special tour starting in Ypres and heading down the Front Line culminating in a moving ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Arras

HOTEL BASED

£899

for two people

This year we have a new tour

starting in Ypres and heading

down the Front Line, ending in

Arras in time to commemorate

the 102nd anniversary of the

Battle of Arras

Included in this tour:

Three 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. A special candle-lit ceremony at a small cemetery where only 4x4’s can get to Access to a ceremony on the morning of the 9th April Partake in the special activities planned, including some night laning
Tyne Cot Cemetery & Memorial WW1 Private Museum Collection Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony Wellington Tunnels Arras Memorial Candle-lit ceremony at a remote cemetery Dawn ceremony
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NEW FOR 2019!
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