Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Enjoy a Dramatic 4 Day, 3 Night Break to Ypres staying at the 4 star Novotel Centrum. During the entire war period, from 1914 up to 1918, Ypres was the scene of some of the most important battles in the first World War, later referred to as the Great War.
• Return P&O Ferry Crossing from Dover to Calais
(other crossings available on request)
• 3 Nights at the Novotel Centrum, Ypres
• Buffet breakfast each morning
• Detailed Road Book featuring; WWI Battlefield and Graveyard Information, Maps & Local Attractions
• Commemorative Tour Rally Plate
• Car Parking at the Hotel (charges are payable locally - approx. €20 per day, subject to change)
A "Big Thank You" to the team at Scenic Car Tours for a most enjoyable WW1 Battlefields Tour. The tour was well planned and there were no hitches with any part of it and we all thought that the Novotel in Ypres was a really good choice. It has a large underground car park which is ideal for the type of vehicles on the tour, while its central location made it ideal for going to the Menin Gate to listen to the "Last Post", and also for visiting the Flanders Museum. On the Friday we took the coast road to Ostend and spent most of the afternoon visiting and walking the "Atlantic Wall" to observe the German fortifications and defences, a remarkable site. Saturday we visited Messines ridge where our grandfather lost his life on July 27th 1917. We also went to Hill 62 to see the trenches, as well visiting the New Zealand, Irish and Sikh war memorials. Our last visit of the day was Tyne Cot Cemetry, a really sobering site, with 70% of the grave headstones having no name, just "A Soldier known only to God". Saturday evening we went to the 8.00pm "Last Post" ceremony, a really moving experience. Sunday morning we walked round the walls of Ypres and visited a beautiful small war graves cemetry in the town. Sunday afternoon we drove to the small cemetry just outside Ypres where our grandfather is buried. (He passed away on July 27th 1917 after being injured in the third battle of Ypres). Our late father never had the opportunity to visit the grave, so it was wonderful that at long last his blood relatives (Philip and myself) finally in the 100th Anniversary Year achieved this. Monday morning after breakfast the Novotel upon our checking out allowed us to leave the cars in their underground car park so that we could visit the wonderful Flanders Museum in the central square. To sum up a really enjoyable and at sometimes emotional tour, well planned with a good hotel. We would like to make this trip again in 2018, so that the closure of this terrible event can be marked? My best regards, and thanks for making such a trip possible. David Allman
When the First World War was declared in August 1914 the town was known by it's French name of Ypres. Now the town is formally known by the Flemish name of Ieper and Flemish is the local spoken language. Being close to the French border, nevertheless, like many places in this locality the town is known by both names and visitors will find it signposted in both Flemish and French.
The Ypres Salient is the area around Ypres in Belgium which was the scene of the heaviest battles during the Great War. In the trenches all around Ypres extremely bloody battles were fought. Many of these battlefields have left their traces in the landscape around Ypres. Visit the various Ypres Battlefields and discover how the profound impressions of the Great War remain today. Don't miss the 'Last Post' ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial which takes place every evening at 20h00.
From £299.00 Per Person
4 Days, 3 Nights from £329.00
Return Ferry Crossing
3 Nights Hotel in Normandy
Parking & Meals as per the Itinerary
Don't miss the Last Post at the Menin Gate
In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres
10 Days, 9 Nights from £1049.00
Return Ferry Crossing
9 Nights at the Hotel Accommodation
Car Parking & Meals as per the Itinerary
The trenches at Sanctuary Wood