Journey’s End: The Dugout Experience

About the tour: Journey’s End: The Dugout Experience

Tour Introduction

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.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Entrance to Zonnebeke Dugout
  • Admission to Journey’s End Performance
  • Convenient local joining points
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

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 Post

Our 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

Journey's End Performance

Journey's End Performance (5)

Key Visits

  • Ypres
  • Trenches, Zonnebeke
  • Last Post Ceremony, Ypres
  • Journey's End Performance

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

Vimy Ridge

Vimy Ridge (4)

Key Visits

  • Vimy Ridge
  • Arras
  • Kaisers Battle

Day 4

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Specialist Battlefield Guides

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.

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You will stay for three nights at the 3-star Hotel Horizon on the Ath-Lessines, on the outskirts of Ghislenghien.

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Travel Extras

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...

Join coach at Interchange

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.

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