Journey’s End: The Dugout Experience
The play, Journey’s End, by R.C. Sherriff, was first shown on the stage in 1928 and has been considered a classic account of the Great War ever since. Following the success of the recent film adaptation, we are pleased to offer the opportunity to see the play performed at Ypres and visit real locations connected with Journey’s End.
- 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
- Specialist Battlefield Guide
- Entrance to Zonnebeke Dugout
- Admission to Journey’s End Performance
- Convenient local joining points
Once you have booked your battlefield tour either online, or by telephone (), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can -
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For customers living outside of the UK, if you want to make a booking you will need to provide a UK postcode on our online booking system. If you are not able to provide a relevant UK postcode then you can enter the postcode for London Victoria Coach Station – SW1W 9TP. You should then be able to proceed to complete your booking.
If you do encounter a problem then you can speak to one of our friendly advisors who will be happy to help.
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Either e-mail our Reservations Department or call on 01709 830 333 and they will check to see whether you can visit a particular cemetery on any of our Battlefield Tours, if we are not able to fit it into our itinerary then you could take some time out of the tour and do this independently by taxi or public transport.
Regional departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium, where we stay for three nights.
Day 2 - Zonnebeke; Ypres; Journey’s End Play; Last PostOur first day is spent at Ypres where we visit the impressive Passchendaele Memorial Museum at Zonnebeke, where they have reconstructed a dugout giving an insight into what real dugouts – like those featured in the play – were like. We see Tyne Cot Cemetery and have our lunch period at Hooge, including a visit to the trenches. We then see where R.C. Sherriff fought at Passchendaele and go into Ypres for an afternoon performance of the Journey's End play. We remain in Ypres for the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 3 - Vimy Ridge & Arras
Today we travel into France where we visit the Vimy Ridge battlefield, where R.C. Sherriff first served on the Western Front in 1916. After lunch in Arras, we travel to the battlefields around St. Quentin, the real location where the play was set. Here we look at the German offensive, the Kaiser’s Battle, and examine the areas were fighting took place on 21st March 1918, including Manchester Hill and also the area where Sherriff’s battalion, the 9th East Surreys, fought.
Included meals: Breakfast
Included meals: Breakfast
All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.
Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.
If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.
No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.
All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
You will stay for three nights at the 3-star Hotel Horizon on the Ath-Lessines, on the outskirts of Ghislenghien.
With an overnight stay or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...
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Join your tour coach at the interchange.
On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.
Excludes tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.