Our Frontline Tour starts in Ypres. After exploring the area around Ypres, visiting sites
and locations unique to this tour, with a special stop or two along the way, we’ll arrive
back in Ypres and check in to our hotel for the night - the 4 star Ariane Hotel.
IntheeveningtherewillbetimetowanderaroundYpresbeforeashortwalkto attendtheLastPostCeremonyattheMeninGate.Afterwards,we’llhaveagroup mealinaverynicerestaurantadjacenttothesquare-agreatopportunitytorelax andmeetyourfellowtravellers.Thisisofcourseoptional-allowapprox€35ppplus drinks.Onthesecondday,we’llheadSouthtowardsArras,againstoppingatsomespecial placesalongtheway.Onarrivalin Arras,wewillcheckyouintoyourhotel,theIbis, whichisaoneminutewalktothefamousGrandPlace.Youcanwanderaroundthe square at your leisure and take in some of the various entertainments on offer. OnSundaymorning,afterahealthybreakfast,wecontinuethetour.Whilstwe’lldrive throughtheBattlefieldareasoftheSommeandArras,coveredindepthonother tours,thistourwilltakeaverydifferentroute...alongwiththeusualexpert commentary via CB radio.The tour will end at approximately 3pm, on the outskirts of Albert Please note there are very few driveable ‘green lanes’ in Belgium, so the off-road sections will be minimal on the first day.
Over three days we will give you an insight from a different perspective of this famous
battlefield, travelling in a small convoy of 5-6 vehicles, on tracks once trod by infantry.
You’ll receive CB commentary as we drive along our route so you can really get a
sense of where troops came from and what their objectives were.
A Unique tour covering Ypres,
Arras and the Somme. We will visit
sites not on any of our other tours
and you will have the opportunity
to experience some very special
locations, not open to the general
public. One night will be spent in
the IBIS Styles hotel, a short walk
to the centre of Arras. The other
night will be spent in the 4-star
Ariane hotel in Ypres where we will
take in the Last Post ceremony at
the Menin Gate.
In addition to our normal tours, this special
tour will include:
Two night’s accommodation in a twin bedded
room on a bed and breakfast basis - one night
in the 4-star Ariane Hotel in Ypres and the
other night in the Ibis Styles hotel in Arras.
An optional three course meal with wine on the
first evening. Allow around €35pp.
We will attend the Last Post ceremony at the
Wander arounf Ypres and Arras - eat and shop
and take in some sights.
Visits to sights not generally available to the
general public. Bring a torch!
•The Battle of Loos•Fromelles•Arras•Maison Blanche
Example Itinerary:A Full Itinerary will be published soon, but as a rough guide:Day 1Independent travel to the agreed meeting point (details confirmed in advance of departure date)12 NoonArrival at meeting point in Ypres. Explanations, questions, discussions and distribution of Tour material12:30 to 17:00 The tour begins. We set off along some greenlanes visiting various sites.17:00Approximate arrival back in Ypres/check in hotel.17:00 to 20:00Free time in Ypres20:00Attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate20:30Short walk to a local restaurant (optional)Day 209:30Depart local supermarket, where you can stock up on lunch items and drinks etcDuring the day we will travel at a pace to suit all, visiting various sites, memorials and cemeteries 17:00Arrival in Arras/check in at hotelDay 309:00Depart Hotel, heading South to Albert visiting various sites15:00End of Tour and Farewell(Non-contractual Tour example, subject to alteration when necessary – All times are approximate)
Tour cost includes your vehicle, driver and one passenger
•Extra adults are £249 each for the tour•Children aged 11-15 are £99 when sharing a room with parents•Children aged 10 and under are free, when sharing a room with parents
What’s included in the tour?
Hotel room for Hotel based tours - based on two sharing. Extra rooms are
charged at cost, currently around £250 for the two nights
Hotel rooms are twin bedded (can be changed to double room on request,
subject to availability) and include breakfast
An information pack that includes a colour bound booklet containing a series of
photographs pertinent to the Tour as well as additional reading pages (not taster
•Museum visits as part of the tour
A memorable Tour using your own vehicle
Loan of a handheld CB radio if required
What's not included:
Food and refreshments
•Ferry or Eurotunnel Crossing
Any extras, bar, restaurants etc at hotel.
Visits to museums and visitor centres outside of the tour