THE GREAT WAR IN FLANDERS

Resort - Menen

Overview

The border town of Menen, on the gentle River Leie, has a rich history due to its position between French and Dutch speaking areas of France and Belgium. Originally fortified in 1578, the town has changed hands many times. The fortifications currently visible were built by the Dutch, the grand Town Hall on the market square was constructed under the Ausrian Habsburg Empire, and the Cloth Hall was restored by the Revolutionary French. There is much for the visitor including a fascinating town museum, delightful parks and a restored windmill.

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£314 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 855EC

Tour: THE GREAT WAR IN FLANDERS

Resort: Menen

Days: 5

Date Travelling: 29 June 2019

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: Best Western Ambassador Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Ypres Salient

  • We spend the morning in Ypres and visit the ‘In Flanders Fields’ Museum (entrance included).
  • In the afternoon we follow our expert guide (included in tour cost) on a tour of the battlefields with visits to Passchendaele and Essex Farm Cemetery.
  • Ypres was reduced to rubble by the constant bombardment of the four great battles and has come to symbolise the horrific slaughter of the Great War.

Day 3 - Day at Leisure & Menin Gate

  • The Last Post, at the Menin Gate in Ypres, is the final salute to the fallen.
  • Buglers play every day in honour of the memory of the soldiers who died in the Ypres Salient during the First World War.
  • The ceremony is solemn, with much of the town coming to a standstill each evening.

Day 4 - Arras & The Somme

  • Our guide (included in tour cost) will reveal to us the history of some of the importants WW1 sites in Northern France.
  • The tour takes in the town of Arras with its cemetary, Vimy Ridge, and the Lochnagar Crater (subject to change).
  • We also visit the Thiepval Memorial Visitor Centre (entry included in tour cost).

Day 5 - Return Travel

Clients are permitted to remain on the coach only when the driver is present. Excursion days may be altered to suit circumstances which arise or to take advantage of forecast changes in the weather, local events or drivers’ hours regulations. If it is important you visit somewhere on a specific day, please check in advance with your driver. The itinerary is designed to be a guide to the places encompassed by the tour, and the mention of certain towns or attractions does not necessarily imply that a stop will be made at the town or point of interest, unless specifically indicated in the itinerary or holiday brochure. All details contained in this itinerary were correct at the time of writing however changes may have occurred since printing. Every effort is made to rectify any errors as and when they come to our attention.

Best Western Ambassador Hotel

The tranquil, welcoming Ambassador Hotel is situated just 500 meters from Menen’s Market Place. It offers 34 stylish, comfortable rooms, pleasant breakfast room, cosy bar and air conditioned dining room.

Contact Details


Tel No: 003256313272

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