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Includes... • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast • Specialist Battlefield Guide • Battlefield visits as described Plus... • Local joining points (see page 55 for your nearest) • Entrance to museums and places of interest (extra cost) Walcheren Memorial, Westkapelle Silver Service Tour Code: 5BWWV May 8 2017 £409 Jun 5 2017 £409 Jul 31 2017 £419 Aug 28 2017 £419 Oct 16 2017 £399 26 Call one of our helpful travel advisers now on 01709 385 615 WATERLOO, WORLD WAR I & II 5 days from £399 Day 1 Local departure by coach, then to Belgium for a four-night stay. Day 2 Waterloo & Mons We start with the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. Beginning at the Waterloo Memorial Museum we look at the defeat of Napoleon by Wellington and Blücher. You also have time to climb the Lion Mound and see the stunning Waterloo panorama. After lunch in Waterloo we travel the ninety-nine years from Waterloo to Mons and look at the opening shots of WW1. At Nimy Bridge we see where the first Victoria Crosses were awarded for bravery in 1914 and then see the Mons War Museum. At St. Symphorien we see a unique and moving cemetery where the dead of both sides are buried and in the British plots this includes the ‘first and the last’ casualties of the Great War. B Day 3 Flanders & Ypres Travelling to Flanders we look at the four years of conflict around Ypres between 1914 and 1918. At Tyne Cot Cemetery we visit the largest British and Commonwealth cemetery from either world war, and examine the battles for Ypres. At the Sanctuary Wood Trench Museum we see a system of preserved WW1 trenches and then have lunch at Hooge, together with time to see the museum. In the grounds of the Hooge Château we visit some mine craters from 1916 and then travel down the Messines Ridge to see the visitors’ centre before seeing the Memorial to the Missing at Ploegsteert. Travelling into Ypres you have time to explore before we attend the moving Last Post Ceremony, held at 8pm every evening. B Day 4 Knocke Heist & Walcheren Island Today we move on to the Second World War and look at the liberation of Belgium in September 1944. At the Freedom Museum in Knocke-Heist we see an amazing collection of life-size dioramas depicting the fighting in this region. We then travel into the Breskens Pocket to see where the Canadians landed on the coast. After lunch we look at the battle for the Walcheren Island in November 1944 when commandos landed on the coast and the Canadians attacked from Antwerp. We see the Sherman tank memorial overlooking the landing beaches and also visit the war graves in Bergen Op Zoom. B Day 5 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast For full hotel and itinerary details, visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/bww Your Hotel You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Olympia in Bruges. This friendly family-owned hotel has been popular with Leger guests for many years. It is within walking distance of the local shops and the historic centre of Bruges and has a lift, bar and breakfast room. Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £129. The Battlefields of Belgium – Campaigns from WWI, WWII & Waterloo Join us on our popular military history introduction tour where we look at conflict in Belgium from the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 to the Great War and ending with the liberation of Belgium in September 1944. From our base in central Bruges we explore many fascinating battlefield sites and see some amazing museums. Hougoumont Memorial, Waterloo Menin Gate Memorial Hougoumont, Waterloo


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