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   Belgium, WW1 Battlefields
Monday 7th August 2017 to Friday 11th August 2017  :  5 days
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Cycling around the Ypres Salient area, visiting the sites of Passendale, Tyne Cot, Hill 62 trenches, Essex farm, Langmark German cemetery (visited by Harry Patch), Messines Ridge, Irish Peace Park, the site of the Christmas truce where a football game was played and the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial. Easy pace.

2017 is the 100th anniversary of Passendale. Follow the course of the Ypres Salient battle in its 3 stages and also visit two German cemeteries, Langmark mentioned above and Vladso where you will see the grieving parents statue by German artist Kathe Kollwitz whose son was killed aged 18 at Diksmuide and lies in front of the statues. Essex farm is where the poem 'In Flanders Fields The Poppies Grow' was written. Also here is the grave of one of the youngest soldiers to be killed. New for this year is a visit to the site of the Christmas truce, where the British and German soldiers came out of the trenches and met in no mans land on Christmas day and played football.

The tour leader is Pam & Dave Pilbeam  (click on name for contact details)
More info & docs for download, below


Style of tour: Centre-based
Experience/activity level: Easy / Moderate 
Duration: 5 days
Travel: Ferry
Accommodation: Hotel        Half board
Support: Luggage transfer
Price: £499

To learn more about this holiday,
view the Prospectus and Leader's Information Sheet using the download link below.

 Prospectus / Leader's Info 295KB 
If you are interested in booking for this holiday, download the Booking Pack, in either Acrobat or Word format:
 Booking Pack  [pdf]  276KB 
 Booking Pack  [doc] 273KB 
Complete and sign the forms then send them,
with your deposit, directly to the leader
(address will be found on the Booking Form).
To download
a document without viewing it,
right-click on the link and select
'Save Link Target as..' or 'Save Target as..'

The documents are provided as .pdf files and if you don't already have it installed, you may need to download the free Abobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website.

The Booking Pack is also available in MS Word format in case you would like to complete the forms in the pack on a computer.

Further information:   Pam & Dave has provided more information here.

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