Passchendaele 105th Anniversary

4 days from £469pp

About the tour: Passchendaele 105th Anniversary

Tour Introduction

Join us in 2022 as we commemorate the 105th Anniversary of the Third Battle of Ypres, popularly known as the Battle of Passchendaele. Beginning on 31st July 1917, the battle raged through the next four months as summer turned to winter, and became the scene of over 300,000 British Army casualties. We will learn more about one of the most iconic battles of WW1 as we visit key sites and memorials in the company of a Specialist Guide, before having our own Remembrance Service at Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefields Guide
  • Local joining points
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to Belgium or northern France for a three-night stay.

Day 2 - Third Battle of Ypres

Today we look at the opening stage of the Third Battle of Ypres, visiting the key locations connected with the fighting on 31st July 1917. At Boesinghe, we see where the Guards Division and men from the 38th (Welsh) Division fought their battle, seeing Artillery Wood Cemetery, the Welsh Memorial, and Cement House Cemetery, and then look at the fighting around Langemarck including a visit to the Harry Patch Memorial and the memorials at Poelcapelle.

After lunch at Hooge, we look at the Battle for St Julien, seeing Buffs Road Cemetery, and the fighting across the Frezenberg and Bellewaarde Ridges in 1917.

Included meals: Breakfast

Welsh Memorial

Welsh Memorial (8)

Key Visits

  • Cement House Cemetery
  • Welsh Memorial
  • Hooge Crater Cafe
  • Harry Patch Memorial
  • Buffs Road Cemetery
  • Poelcapelle Memorials
  • Artillery Wood Cemetery
  • Langemarck Battlefields

Day 3 - 105th Anniversary of the Third Battle of Ypres

Today is the 105th Anniversary of the Third Battle of Ypres. Some local commemorations are planned including events/exhibitions at Hooge Crater, and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele at Zonnebeke, where we see a museum that focuses on the Third Battle of Ypres and has a reconstructed Trench System and WW1 Dugout. We then look at the Battle for Polygon Wood in September 1917, visiting the memorials and cemeteries.

In the afternoon, we look at the fighting across the Broodseinde Ridge, see Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial, having our own Remembrance Service here, and finish the day at Passchendaele village seeing where the final assaults on the village by British and Commonwealth soldiers took place, including the Canadian Memorial at Crest Farm. In the evening we will attend a special Last Post in Ypres.

Included meals: Breakfast

Passchendaele Commemorations

Passchendaele Commemorations (7)

Key Visits

  • Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial
  • Memorial Museum Passchendaele
  • Hooge Museum
  • Last Post Ceremony
  • Crest Farm Canadian Memorial
  • Passchendaele Commemorations

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 northern France or Belgium.

You can alternatively choose to stay in central Ypres, just a few hundred yards from the Menin Gate at the 3-star Novotel Ypres Centrum. The hotel has a lift, bar and restaurant. 

Novotel Ypres Centrum

Novotel Ypres Centrum
Novotel Ypres Centrum
Novotel Ypres Centrum

About the hotel

The Novotel Ypres Centrum is located in the heart of historic town of Ypres, just a short walk from the Menin Gate. The hotel makes the ideal base for exploring the rich military heritage of the area.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Lift
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV

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.

Executive Coach

Executive Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Drinks machines
  • Onboard toilet
  • Reclining seats

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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