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Join us to commemorate

Armistice Day

 

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  • Overview

    highlights

    • Benefit from the services of a knowledgeable Battlefields Guide
    • Attend the Armistice Day commemorations in Ypres on November 11th
    • See the memorable Last Post ceremony in Ypres
    • Visit the Flanders Battlefields and the moving In Flanders' Fields Museum

    The moving war memorials of Flanders area, where so many soldiers fought during World War I, evoke poignant memories. Experience Armistice Day in Ypres; observe the Last Post ceremony held at the Menin Gate, and take a trip to the In Flanders’ Field Museum to discover this excellent museum devoted to the study of the Great War.

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    • Great for - City
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  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

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  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Velotel Bruges

    This elegant hotel exudes a personal ambience combined with state of the art comfort. Despite a parkland location, the historical centre of Bruges is within a five minute drive.
    • All rooms are en suite, with TV, desk and safety deposit box
    • Lift access
    • Bar area
    • Restaurant
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Wi-Fi
    • Official four-star rating
  • Gallery
  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Menin Gate
    Full Day: Armistice Day Commemorations, Ypres

    We travel Ypres to take part in the 2016 Armistice Day commemorations. The Poppy Parade is a formal march open to all from St George's Memorial Church to the Menin Gate, passing through the arch of the memorial.

    Everyone participating in the parade is offered a British Legion poppy petal, which are the collected in special baskets at the Menin Gate Memorial to be released from its roof during the 11.00 ceremony of remembrance. This ceremony is reserved for invited guests only, and can be watched onscreen in the nearby Market Square.

    During our free time later in the day, why not take a look around the Memorial Church? Dinner this evening is included at a local restaurant in Ypres, before attending the moving Last Post ceremony at 8pm at the Menin Gate, where many visitors are expected.

    Flanders battlefields
    Full Day: Flanders Battlefields and In Flanders' Fields Museum

    With our expert guide we visit key sites of the Ypres battlefields area including Passchendaele, where some of the bloodiest battles occurred with large scale casualties incurred; and the Essex Farm Cemetery, where John McCrae wrote his famous poem in May 1915. 

    We then make our way to the In Flanders' Fields Museum, named after McCrae's moving poem, to learn more about the events of the Great War. 

 


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What's included

  • Overnight sailings with P&O North Sea Ferries, with room only accommodation
  • Two nights bed and breakfast accommodation in Bruges
  • Excellent on-board ferry facilities
  • Two included excursions

Velotel Bruges

This elegant hotel exudes a personal ambience combined with state of the art comfort. Despite a parkland location, the historical centre of Bruges is within a five minute drive.

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Velotel Bruges

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This elegant hotel exudes a personal ambience combined with state of the art comfort. Despite a parkland location, the historical centre of Bruges is within a five minute drive.
  • All rooms are en suite, with TV, desk and safety deposit box
  • Lift access
  • Bar area
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Official four-star rating
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