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Journey’s End: The Dugout Experience

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

Tour Introduction

On this unique battlefield tour, for the first time, guests are able to witness the classic Journey’s End play performed in Ypres. First performed in 1928, the play was written by R.C. Sherriff, a World War 1 veteran, and is set in a dugout during the war. To tie in with the theme of the play, as well as visiting key battlefield sites in the local area, we will also pay a visit to the Zonnebeke Dugout, which has only recently been opened for a short period during 2017.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Entrance to Zonnebeke Dugout
  • Admission to Journey’s End Performance
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
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Once you have booked your battlefield tour either online, or by telephone (01709 385 624), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can -

  1. Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  3. Send payments via cheque.
  4. Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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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 and Journey’s End

We start at Zonnebeke and visit the original dugout beneath Zonnebeke Church – a truly unique experience to be underground like this. We will also have time to see the superb Passchendaele Museum with its many exhibits and trench system. After lunch we visit Ypres to attend the performance of Journey’s End and in the evening you will have free time in Ypres where you can attend the Last Post Ceremony.

Included meals: Breakfast

Last Post Ceremony

Last Post Ceremony (4)

Key Visits

  • Zonnebeke
  • Last Post Ceremony
  • Passchendaele War Musuem
  • Journey's End Performance

Day 3 - Flanders Battlefields

Today we visit the Flanders battlefields around Ypres seeing Tyne Cot, the largest British and Commonwealth Cemetery in the world, and then taking time to see Yorkshire Trench and the newly opened Visitors' Centre nearby. At Hooge we visit the newly constructed trench system, as well as having lunch here and seeing the Hooge Crater Museum. In the afternoon, we look at mining operations at The Bluff, seeing mine craters and the new Visitors' Centre, and then travel along the Messines Ridge seeing Messines itself and also the Ploegsteert Memorial.

Included meals: Breakfast

Tyne Cot Cemetery

Tyne Cot Cemetery (5)

Key Visits

  • Messines Ridge
  • Hooge Museum
  • Ploegsteert Memorial
  • Hooge
  • Yorkshire Trench

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 a minimum 3-star hotel in Belgium.

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...

Stay overnight near Dover

Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

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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