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Battlefields, Belgium, November 2025

Battlefields, Belgium, November 2025

PriceFrom £690.00

Monday 3rd November 2025 - Friday 7th November 2025


This is one very special holiday. It’s so special, we are positively giddy just writing about this wonderful opportunity we are hoping you, your friends and your family will join us on! Want to know more? Hold onto your cuppa and keep reading on!


Your holiday to Belgium begins in November 2025 - if you’re going to learn about the fighting fronts, the month of Remembrance is the perfect time to set the scene without a doubt. We will be travelling there in style on board one of our VIP Executive coaches to ensure you are comfortable every mile of the way.


It’s an early start to make our ferry crossing at Dover but with reclining seats and individual climate control settings, you can stretch out and have a siesta or watch the world soar by without a care in the world.


Your hotel is a small, family run hotel called the Oude Abdij (The Old Abbey) nestled in Lo-Reninge, Belgium and is perfectly located for all our planned day trips. Your ensuite room comes with a television and telephone, blackout curtains to ensure a comfortable nights sleep and brew making facilities on request. Free Wi-Fi is also included as standard. The hotel overlooks a large pond and garden with an outside terrace to enjoy a drink from the hotel bar as you reflect on the your days adventures. Continental breakfast and a 3 course evening meal are included in the price of your holiday with many fantastic reviews praising the food!


We are proud to bring you a bespoke tour designed and led by our very own Battlefields expert who will be with you every step of your holiday and really giving your holiday that extra PAZAZZ that many other tours lack!




Monday 3rd November

It will be an early start for your holiday but we really do believe in ensuring you get the most out of every day with us! Your driver and expert tour guide will make their introductions and ensure your journey to Dover is one of comfort. Don’t worry, there will be comfort breaks along the way to ensure you can stretch you legs!!


The ferry crossing is short at just over an hour and a half with on board facilities including eateries, selected duty free stores, free WiFi and a comfortable lounge. As we disembark in Calais, a short coach ride follows before we arrive at our very first point of interest on the tour - Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery where you will see the grave of the only woman buried on the Ypres salient.


After our pitstop, we will continue to the hotel to check in and enjoy our evening meal.


Tuesday 4th November

Wakey wakey, rise and shine! We have so much to see today!


9:15am - Essex Farm cemetery, Ypres: Here we visit the graves of 15yr old, a VC holder, and visit where John McCrae wrote 'In Flanders Fields....'.

10:00am - A brief stop to visit The Harry Patch Memorial, our Last British Tommy who lived to be a 111yrs old.

10:15am - Langemark German Cemetery. A chance to visit a German cemetery with a sombre history. Here we can also see the recently added memorial with black poppies.

11:00am - The Brooding Soldier. A chance to see this amazing monument at the site of the first gas attack.

11:45am - Tyne Cott - A visit to Tyne Cott Cemetery, the largest British Military cemetery in the world. The names of 35,000 with no known grave, 12,000 graves.

12:45 pm- Lunch in Ypres - A stroll around Ypres Town centre, where our group can eat lunch at leisure or visit shops and the famous Cloth Hall and chocolate shops. (Please note the coach drop off/pick up point is the Menin Gate)

15:45pm - We return to our hotel to freshen up and enjoy our evening meal. It’s not time to retire for the evening yet though!

18:55pm - It’s time to board the coach for 19:00hrs departure as we return to the Menin Gate for the LAST POST CEREMONY. A chance to attend this moving ceremony that takes place every evening to remember our fallen heroes of WW1. The ceremony starts at 8:00pm and lasts for approximately 20 minutes.

20:30pm - We return to the hotel and retire for the evening


Wednesday 5th November

Today is a MYSTERY DAY put together by our tour guide and will be sure to please! Where will you find yourself today?!


Thursday 6th November

10:00am - After breakfast, we set out to The Somme in France with a number of stops on the way to really get the most out of the day. Our first stop will be to visit the grave of Rudyard Kipling's son John at Haisnes.


11:00am - Vimy Ridge, Canadian Memorial.


12:30pm - On our visit to The Somme we will visit Thiepval Memorial to the missing.

13:15pm - The Crater at La Boiselle is the next stop of the day with the Grande Mine created at 07;28am on 1st July 1916.

14:00pm - Ulster Tower Monument to the Irish regiments that made the ultimate sacrifice on the bloodiest day in military history, 1st July 1916.

14:45pm - Newfoundland Park, Beaumont Hammel. Canadian Memorial. Here we will visit the caribou statue and visit the trenches before returning to our hotel.


Friday 7th November

Home is calling after a wonderful and busy week but we are sure you will have experienced and learnt so much that you’ll be ready to return home, with your mind dancing with new facts and a renewed interest in the Great War.


What's Included in my Holiday?

  • Luxury Return Coach Travel
  • 3 Course Evening Meal
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Ensuite Room
  • Ferry Crossing from Dover
  • 3 Full Days of Trip
  • World War Battlefields Expert Tour Guide


What Do I Need for my Holiday? 

  • Passport with an expiry date AFTER February 2026
  • EHIC Card
  • ETIA Visa (date of enforcement to be confirmed)
  • Coach Travel Insurance 
  • Euros (Currency)
  • Clothing for mixed weather and comfortable shoes for exploring
  • Departure Code

    The departure code has not been set yet as our departure time is very much dependent on the time of our ferry crossing from Dover. 

    Your coach departure time will be confirmed with you closer to your date of departure.

  • Hotel Star Rating

    3 Stars

  • Travel Insurance

    You will require coach travel insurance when booking your holiday. This is to protect yourself in case of any problems that may arise that prevent you from travelling. 

    If you would like a free, non-obligatory quote, please contact the office and we can give you the details of a provider who may be able to help you. 

  • Dietary Requirements

    Your dinner and breakfast will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know when making your booking so we  can let the hotel know in advance. 

  • ETIA Visa

    A new visa is being introduced for entry into Europe for those living outside of the European Union. The date this visa will be enforced is yet to be decided but is anticipated to be in the first half of 2025. The cost of the visa is 7EUR's for those over 18 - 69. Passengers under 18 and over 70 years are not required to pay according to guidelines at the moment. 

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