WW1 BATTLEFIELDS TOUR
Day 1; Friday 4th August
We will leave Lincolnshire on Friday morning to travel down to Dover to catch the ferry to Calais. We will arrive at our hotel in Ypres in time for you to freshen up and explore Ypres - you could take the opportunity to watch the Last Post Ceremony at 8pm after finding your evening meal.
Day 2; Saturday 5th August
After your breakfast you will have time in Ypres to visit the In Flanders Fields Museum - the exhibitions offer a new and innovative perspective on the First World War. In the afternoon we will take a three hour Battlefields Tour on the 14-18 route around Ypres including Essex Farm, Langemarck German Cemetary and Tyne Cot Cemetery.
Day 3; Sunday 6th August
After breakfast our coach will pick you up from the Hotel and we will spend a full day on a Battlefields Tour of The Somme Battlefields including Lochnagar Crater, Thiepval Memorial and Newfoundland Park. We will also visit the Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada - the site consists of a large monument, a preserved section of battlefield, restored trenches, tunnels and a visitor centre.
Day 4; Monday 7th August
After our final breakfast we travel back to Lincolnshire - sadly your Battlefields trip comes to an end!
Staying three nights bed & breakfast at the 3* Novotel Ieper Centrum situated in the old town, a short walk from the Menin Gate. All rooms are en-suite with tea and coffee making facilities.
£305.00 per person sharing a twin or double room
£424.00 per person in a single room
(Including entry to In Flanders Fields Museum, Guided Battlefield Tours on Saturday & Sunday, Entrance and guided tour of Vimy Ridge, three nights bed and breakfast, ferry and coach travel)
Sunday 1st -Thursday 5th October
WATERWAYS & SECRET ISLANDS, WINNOCK, SCOTLAND
The picturesque 18th Century Winnock Hotel is nestled in the centre of the hillside village of Drymen, near the shores of Loch Lomond and Trossach National Park where mountains and moorlands, lush, green forests, bubbling brooks and tranquil lakes provide a backdrop to a refreshing break.
Staying four nights half board at the Winnock Hotel, Drymen our tour includes the following excursions:
Maid of Forth cruise to Inchcolm Island including time on Inchcolm Island with its Abbey dating back to the 12th Century. There is an abundance of wildlife including seals, puffins and occasional sightings of dolphins and porpoise.
2 Hour Loch Lomond cruise to discover all the secret islands of Loch Lomond
Return ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick for the day on the Arran Island including a visit to Brodick Castle
2 nights entertainment at the Hotel
(Please note all excursions are subject to availability and days and order of the visits may be rearranged)
All rooms at the hotel are en-suite with colour TV & tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel dates back to the late 1700'sand was formally a coaching inn. There is no lift in the hotel but there are ground floor rooms available on request.
£369 per person in a double / twin room
£427 per person in a single room
(inc. Maid of Forth cruise, Loch Lomond cruise, Ferry to Arran Island and Brodick Castle, four nights half board accommodation at the Winnock Hotel & travel)
Friday 1st December - Monday 4th December
BRUGES & LILLE CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Day 1; Friday 1st December
We will leave Lincolnshire on Friday morning to travel down to Folkestone to catch the Eurotunnel to Calais. The Eurotunnel journey takes only 35 minutes! We will arrive in Bruges in time for you to freshen up before exploring the local area and finding a local restaurant for your evening meal.
Day 2; Saturday 2nd December
After your breakfast you will have a free day to explore Bruges. Bruges - medieval beautiful setting is host to one of the most famous Christmas markets in Belgium, offering the best of winter products, Christmas gifts and warm gluhwein and snacks. Stalls can be found on the Market Square and on Simon Stevinplein. Bruges itself is a delightful little city of canals and bridges and is famous for its Chocolate and Lace Making.
Day 3; Sunday 3rd December
After breakfast our coach will pick you up from the Hotel and travel to Lille. The Christmas market takes place in the Place Rihour which has around 80 chalets festively adorned with traders from Russia, Canada and Poland offering gift ideas. A Ferris Wheel turns on the main square, which is transformed into a Winter Wonderland and the local shop windows compete to be the most original. Lille itself has over 3900 shops in the city offering something for every taste. If time permits on the return journey we will stop at Ypres and take in the moving Last Post Ceremony at 8pm.
Day 4; Monday 4th December
After our final breakfast we travel back to Lincolnshire, sadly your festive trip comes to an end!
Staying three nights bed & breakfast at the 4*Academie Hotel, Bruges. Situated on a charming cobbled street the Market Square and shopping areas are in walking distance. All rooms are en-suite with tea and coffee facilities.
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