WWl in Flanders Fields
2014 - 2018 brings us to the centenary of WWl. With this tour we suggest you stay in Diksmuide, visit Ieper, the In Flanders Fields Museum, climb the Belfry tower for views over the countryside and former battlefield sites, see and hear the Last Post Ceremony, visit the Memorial Museum in Passchendaele, Essex Farm, Langemark cemetery, Tyne Cot Cemetary, Poperinge and Talbot House, have dinner afloat one evening and visit a Belgian biscuit factory.
- Day 1
Travel from local area, Channel crossing to Calais and continue into Belgium to the small town of Diksmuide, your base for the 3 night stay.
Dinner at your hotel
- Day 2
Breakfast in hotel
After a leisurely start join the coach for a day in and around Flanders Fields. The drive will take in Essex Farm cemetery where Lt Colonel McCrae worte the well known poem Flander Fields. One of the youngest soldiers in WWl is also buried here, Private Sturwick. A visit to Langemark cemetery, one of only 4 German cemeteries in Belgium from WWl, is quite a contrast to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries.
Continue to Ieper , visit to the refurbished and extended In Flanders Fields museum with option to climb the Belfry Tower for an impressive view of the surrounding countryside.
Early dinner at a restaurant in Ieper, then attend the Last Post Ceremony at 20.00hrs before returning to your hotel.
- Day 3
Breakfast in hotel
Visit to the Memorial museum at Passchendaele, and Tyne Cot Cemetary
Light refreshment with an afternoon visit with tea stop of a biscuit factory - working factory, with museum and teashop
Return to Diksmuide for the evening. Dinner this evening will be on a boat, with view of the Ijser Tower, built as a memorial for WWl
- Day 4
- Breakfast in hotel and settle all personal accounts.
Depart Diksmuide for Poperinge to visit Talbot House then head for Calais for the Channel crossing and return to local area.