Passchendaele 105th Anniversary
4 days from £469pp
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.
- 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
- Specialist Battlefields Guide
- Local joining points
(Deposits from £50pp)
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.
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
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
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 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.
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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.
- English Speaking Staff
- Guest Lounge
- WiFi Available
- Bath and/or Shower
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
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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.
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