Passchendaele Remembered - 105 Years


5 days from £549pp

About the tour: Passchendaele Remembered - 105 Years


Tour Introduction

Join us in 2022 as we commemorate the 105th Anniversary Year of the Third Battle of Ypres, popularly known as the Battle of Passchendaele.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Local joining points
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Tour Itinerary

Join our new tour to commemorate the 105th Anniversary year of the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to Belgium for four nights.

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. Later 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

Artillery Wood Cemetery

Artillery Wood Cemetery (2)

Key Visits

  • Artillery Wood Cemetery

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

Today we begin at 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, 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.

Included meals: Breakfast

Tyne Cot Cemetery in Ypres, Belgium

Tyne Cot Cemetery in Ypres, Belgium (2)

Key Visits

  • Tyne Cot Cemetery in Ypres, Belgium

Day 4 - Behind The Lines

Today we look at life behind the battlefield during Third Ypres, spending the morning at Talbot House, an old town house requisitioned by two Army padres as an escape from the war for Tommies serving in Flanders. We also see the nearby Death Cells and look at the subject of military executions in the Great War. After lunchtime in Poperinghe, we visit Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery and the Visitors Centre, on the site of the main medical facilities for Third Ypres, see the grave of Captain Noel Chavasse VC and Bar, see the sites of some of the camps at Dirty Bucket Camp, and look at the story of the Dozingham, Band,

Included meals: Breakfast

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (2)

Key Visits

  • Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Day 5

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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Hotel

You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Hotel Pax in Diksmuide. Alternatively, you may wish to stay at the 3-star Novotel in the heart of Ypres.

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
  • Fully Health and Safety Compliant
  • Guest Lounge
  • Lift
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Smoke Detectors in Every Room
  • 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.

Silver Service Coach

Silver Service, refreshments
Silver Service, lounge
Silver Service, entertainment

Silver Service Features

  • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
  • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
  • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
  • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
  • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
  • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
  • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
  • Onboard toilet

Silver Service Seating Plan

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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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