YPRES TOUR 2023
 
SUNDAY 7TH MAY TO
THURSDAY 11 MAY 2023
Tour Itinerary
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  • The tour will leave Leicester on Sunday 7th May at 7.30am, making our way down to either the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone or Dover for a ferry (yet to be decided)
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  • The hotel we will use is the Best Western Flanders Lodge hotel, just outside Ypres.
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  • https://uk.hotels.com/ho509499/flanders-lodge-hotel-ypres-belgium/
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  • The hotel accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis, and there is a restaurant and bar within the hotel. All rooms are equipped with walk-in showers, flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi.
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  • Price per person £539.00
  • There will be small extra charges for some of the visits
 
Provisional Itinerary
 
  • Sunday - on the way to the Hotel
  • Lijessenhoek – Visitors Centre, Nellie Spindler, Douglas Swain
  • Brandhoek – Noel Chavasse
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  • Monday
  • Essex Farm – John McRae, Valentine Strudwick, Medical services in WW1
  • Trench of Death – Belgian flooding
  • Pervise – Nurses Elsie Knocker and Marie Chisholm – Peter Talk
  • Lange Max Gun Museum
  • Houthulst Forest Belgian Cemetery 1918 Belgian advance
  • Langemark German Cemetery – Visitors centre – 1914 Battle
  • Pilkem Ridge
  • Harry Patch memorial
  • Welsh Memorial
  • Hedd Wynn Memorial
  • Early meal in Ypres
  • Menin Gate Ceremony
 
  • Tuesday
  • Tyne Cott – Joan and MJH
  • Zonnebeke Museum
  • Lunch at Zonnebeke
  • Pond Farm Museum
  • Shell Trap Farm – 1915 battle and story of Walter Hutchinson
  • Railway Wood
  • Oak Dump
  • Irish Park – Messines Mines
  • Xmas Truce Memorial
  • Bruce Bairnsfather Cottage
  • Plugstreet Churchill memorial
  • Plugstreet memorial and museum
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  • Wednesday
  • Railway Dump Cemetery
  • Bedford House Cemetery
  • Pack Horse Farm Cemetery
  • The Huts Cemetery and war in the air talk
  • Poperinge
  • Lunch
  • Firing Post
  • Toc H
 
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