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A Journey’s End & WWI Battlefields

 

In Flanders Fields museum
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Watch a performance of Journey’s End in the historic Ammunition Store close to Ypres
    • Benefit from the services of a Battlefields tour guide on two guided tours of the Battlefields
    • Visit the In Flanders Fields Museum and watch the Last Post in Ypres

    Experience a Battlefields tour to remember combining guided tours of the battlefields with a ticket to watch the Journey’s End play. Held for the first time in 2017, the play has fantastic reviews from the Daily Telegraph which reviewed “Enthralling, good-humoured, finally heart-rending...This production is worth a trip to Belgium.” It is the only play written by someone who fought in WW1. R.C. Sheriff was injured at Passchendaele whilst fighting in the great war. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - Battlefield
    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - Entertainment
    • Great for - Scenery


    First staged in London in 1928, it had Laurence Olivier as the lead, and is set in a dugout for the 4 days leading up to a massive attack. The tension, terror and claustrophobia are played out in front of you. To make the experience more memorable it is performed in the Kruitmagazijn, an ammunition store close to Ypres.

    As well as the fantastic play, this tour also visits some of the main battlefield sites of WWI with the services of an experienced and knowledgeable battlefields guide who bring the stories to life. It finishes with an en-route visit to Bruges to visit this great medieval town and its maze of cobbled streets and canals. See the official leaflet.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

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  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Hotel Des Acacias

    • Hotel Des Acacias
    • Hotel des Acacias, Lille
    • Hotel des Acacias, Lille
    • Hotel Des Acacias

    Situated in a quiet location in the area of Neuville-en-Ferrain, close to Lille the Hotel des Acacais offers a friendly atmosphere for the perfect break

    • All bedrooms have private facilities, radio, phone, hairdryer and satellite TV with BBC channel
    • Free use of fitness room
    • Free wireless internet
    • Bar
    • Lounge
    • Restaurant
    • Games room
    • Library
    • Coffee shop
    • Garden and terrace
    • 42 rooms
    • 1 Lift (7 steps up to lift)
    • Official rating: 3 stars
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Vimy Ridge angel statue
    Full day: The Somme Battlefields

    With our expert guide we travel through the fields of the Somme to Peronne, where we visit key sites including the interesting Historial de la Grande Guerre Museum; Impressive Thiepval Memorial and moving Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park.

    In Flanders Fields museum
    Full Day: Ypres Battlefields and In Flanders Fields Museum

    With our expert guide we visit key sites of the Flanders battlefields where some of the bloodiest battles of World War I occurred with large scale casualties. In the afternoon we visit the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres.

    Last Post
    Half Day: Journey’s End and Last Post

    We enjoy the Journey’s End play in the intimate setting of the old ammunition store close to Ypres. Trained actors bring to life the harrowing conditions the soldiers suffered in the days leading up to a massive attack. Following the play we visit Ypres where we will witness the emotional Last Post at Menin Gate.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Passchendaele Museum

    Visit a museum devoted to the 1917 Battle of Passchendaele where in 1917 almost 500,000 men were killed in 100 days. Visit the dugout experience and walk through trenches which have been meticulously replicated to give an idea of the conditions in 1917.

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What's included

  • Return coach travel
  • Return channel crossing to France
  • Four nights half board accommodation at Hotel des Acacias
  • Ticket for the production of ‘Journey’s End’
  • Porterage
  • Three included excursions
  • One optional excursion
Hotel Des Acacias

Hotel Des Acacias

Situated in a quiet location in the area of Neuville-en-Ferrain, close to Lille the Hotel des Acacais offers a friendly atmosphere for the perfect break.

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Hotel Des Acacias

  • Hotel Des Acacias
  • Hotel des Acacias, Lille
  • Hotel des Acacias, Lille
  • Hotel Des Acacias

Situated in a quiet location in the area of Neuville-en-Ferrain, close to Lille the Hotel des Acacais offers a friendly atmosphere for the perfect break

  • All bedrooms have private facilities, radio, phone, hairdryer and satellite TV with BBC channel
  • Free use of fitness room
  • Free wireless internet
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Games room
  • Library
  • Coffee shop
  • Garden and terrace
  • 42 rooms
  • 1 Lift (7 steps up to lift)
  • Official rating: 3 stars
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