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Flanders landscape Walking the Battlefields Our popular guided battlefield walking tours created by head guide, Paul Reed, are a great way to get close to ground and experience the ‘lay of the land’ as well as visiting the memorials and cemeteries along the way. Led by our expert guides, the walks are two to four hours long, with plenty of stops along the way where you will hear stories of the valour and sacrifices made and see at first-hand what the combattants faced. Ypres Battlefields 5 days from £519 Includes... • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast • Specialist Battlefield Guide • 5 Battlefield walks, each approximately 2 to 4 hours Plus... • Local joining points (see page 55 for your nearest) • Entrance to museums and places of interest (extra cost) Walking the Ypres Salient For 2017 our popular Walking Ypres tour has been revised with themed walks around the Battle of Passchendaele and operations in Flanders in 1917. Day 1 Local departure by coach, then to Ypres for a four-night stay. Day 2 Pilkem Ridge & Hooge This morning’s walk covers the Third Ypres battles following the role of the 38th (Welsh) division and also the story Harry Patch the Last Fighting Tommy. In the afternoon we walk the low ridges near Ypres seeing old mine craters at Bellewaarde. B Day 3 Passchendaele & Polygon Wood Today’s walks focus on the area around Passchendaele village, Tyne Cot and in the afternoon Polygon Wood, looking at the role of Anzac and Canadian forces. B Day 4 Pervyse & Nieuport Today we walk along the old railway line near the Flanders Coast at the village of Pervyse, where British nurses tended Belgian wounded. We then visit the Yser Museum and look at the Battle for the Dunes at Nieuport. B Day 5 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast For full hotel and itinerary details, visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/bwy Your Hotel You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Novotel in Ypres, located 300 metres from the Menin Gate, there are many local bars and cafés to relax in nearby. The hotel has a small bar area and restaurant. 16 Call one of our helpful travel advisers now on 01709 385 615 WORLD WAR I 1914-1918 Nieuport Memorial New ITINERARY FOR 2017 Silver Service Tour Code: 5BWYV Jul 17 2017 £519 Aug 7 2017 £519 Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £129. They are suitable for anyone with a basic level of fitness.


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