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The Complete Western Front


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Guided by Colonel Dick Heaslip this tour visits key WW1 sites in Ypres, The Somme, Argonne & Verdun.

Availability

Below you will find a list of available dates for this holiday.  Prices are per person and based on two people sharing.

Available Dates

Itinerary

Day 1: 19 Sep 2017 - Flanders

Fly to Brussels. Transfer to Ypres. Battlefield tour with lunch including 1st Ypres (IG - Zillebeke), 2nd Ypres (Gas Attack - RDF), Zonnebeke - Paschendaele Museum & Tyne Cot Cemetery. Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 2: 20 Sep 2017 - Flanders

Breakfast at hotel. Battlefield tour with lunch including The Mound at St Eloi - Mining & counter mining (Irish Units), 3rd Ypres (Messines & Paschendale) involvement of the 16th (Irish) & 36th (Ulster) Divisions & Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate. Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 3: 21 Sep 2017 - Somme

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Arras. Battlefield tour with lunch including Forgotten Front, Notre Dame de Lorette & Battle of Arras - Vimy Ridge. Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 4: 22 Sep 2017 - Somme

Breakfast at hotel. Battlefield tour with lunch including Wellington Caves, Somme 1916, 36th Div action at Thiepval & 16th Div action at Guillemont /Guinchy. Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 5: 23 Sep 2017 - Somme

Breakfast at hotel. Battlefield tour with lunch including Destruction of 16th Div, 16th (Irish) Div, March 1918 & German Kaiser Offensive “Operation Michael” & Allied counter offensive. Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 6: 24 Sep 2017

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Reims Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 7: 25 Sep 2017 - Argonne & Verdun

Breakfast at hotel. Battlefield tour with lunch including the US 1st Army in Meuse Argonne (1918) Front and the French defence of Verdun (1916) (Left Bank). Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 8: 26 Sep 2017 - Argonne & Verdun

Breakfast at hotel. Battlefield tour with lunch including Voie Sacre & Verdun Right Bank & Forts. Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 9: 27 Sep 2017 - Return Home

Breakfast at hotel & check-out. Trasfer to the airport in Paris for you return flight in the afternoon.

 

Price Includes

  • Flight from Dublin to Brussels & Paris to Dublin including taxes and charges plus 15kg checked-in bag
  • Executive coaching for duration of the tour (within EU Drivers Regulations)
  • Tour manager - Captain Donal Buckley
  • 2 nights in the Novotel Ieper Centrum Hotel (or similar), Ypres, with breakfast
  • 3 nights in the Holiday Inn Express (or similar) in Arras with breakfast
  • 3 nights 3* accommodation in Reims with breakfast
  • 2 evening meals & 7 light lunches
  • Tailor-made excursions to explore the Ypres Salient
  • Tailor-made excursions to explore the Somme Battlefields
  • Tailor-made excursions covering the Argonne & Verdun Fronts
  • Battlefield visits guided by Colonel Dick Heaslip
  • 24 hour emergency service while aboard
  • Optional Travel Insurance is available for your holiday - T&C apply

 

Booking Remarks 
  1. Price based on 2 sharing including all airport taxes & charges.
  2. Everyone to be accommodated in twin rooms. Single room supplement €370.
  3. We recommend members carry their European Health Insurance Card (formerly E111) with them.
  4. Non refundable / non transferable deposit of €250pp from each paying person required at time of booking.
  5. Balance due 10 weeks before departure (2% charge on balance payments made by credit card).
  6. City taxes may apply, payable locally at your hotel.
  7. Flights, hotels, taxes, prices & itinerary subject to change.
  8. Booking terms & conditions apply 

Flight Details


Date

From / To

Flt. No.

Depart / Land

Approx. Flt. Time

19 Sep 17

Dublin / Brussels

TBA

06:25 / 09:00

1h 40m

27 Sep 17

Paris / Dublin

TBA

13:05 / 13:50

1h 40m

 

All flight times are local and subject to change

 

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