The Flanders Fields were the scene of some of the most intense fighting during the Great War. 2014 marks the centenary of these tragic events were homes and fields were turned into battlefields. More than 9 million soldiers were wounded, killed in action, or went missing whilst countless others were displaced. Entire cities and villages were destroyed. These horrible events of the past are forever immortalised in the landscape of the region with many cemeteries and monuments dedicated to the fallen or missing.
A four-year remembrance project set up by the Flemish government and other countries commemorates the victims of the Great War and condemns senseless war violence. This war may seem like a distant memory of a school history lesson for almost all, which why it is important that young and old alike are reminded of the horrors of wars and to make sure we do not forget.Ask a Question Get a Quote
Morning: Departure from school and travel to Dover for English Channel crossing. Onward travel to Belgium.
Afternoon: Afternoon arrival in Menin located on the French/Belgian border for short walking tour and lunch.
Evening: Evening arrival at accommodation and settling down period.
Morning: Departure from accommodation and travel to Ypres. This town saw some of the most intense battles between 1917-1918.
Afternoon: Spend the afternoon seeing the Flanders Field Museum, the Menin Gate and nearby Tyne Cot, the largest British war cemetary.
Evening: Evening Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate before evening travel back to accommodation.
Morning: Departure from accommodation and travel to the Somme. See the historical Museum at Peronne, the Lochnagar Crater, the Thiepval Visitor Centre and Memorial and more.
Afternoon: After a sobering but worthwhile morning visiting these fascinating sites, group meet back for coach pick-up and travel to Calais for return crossing into England.
Evening:Late evening return back to home town. End of Tour.
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