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New FOR 2017 Beer & Battlefields A new tour looking at Flanders breweries with a mix of battlefield visits. Day 1 Local departure by coach, then to the 3-star Novotel in Ypres for a three or four-night stay. Your guide will set the scene for the days ahead and give some recommendations on the beers. Day 2 Poperinghe; Hop Museum & St. Bernardus Brewery Today we look at life behind the front and discuss the famous estaminets where soldiers got to drink the local beer. In Poperinghe we visit Talbot House and also look at the subject of those ‘Shot at Dawn’. Lunchtime in Atlantic Wall, Blockhaus V2 site 4 days from £419 5 days from £529 4-Day Break Executive Tour Code: 4BBB Aug 25 2017 £419 Sep 15 2017 £419 Oct 26 2017 £419 Apr 24 2018 £439 5-Day Break Executive Tour Code: 5BBB Sep 25 2017 £529 May 28 2018 £529 Silver Service Tour Code: 5BBBV Jun 19 2017 £549 Aug 14 2017 £549 Oct 9 2017 £539 Jun 18 2018 £569 Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, see page 4 for details; single room supplement £109 (4 days), £129 (5 days). For full hotel and itinerary details, visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/bbb 4 days from £299 5 days from £379 Includes... • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast • Specialist Battlefield Guide • Battlefield visits as described Plus... • Local joining points (see page 195 for your nearest) • Entrance to museums and places of interest (extra cost) Troops relaxing with a beer Includes... • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast • Specialist Battlefield Guide • Battlefield visits as described • Brewery visits as described Plus... • Local joining points (see page 195 for your nearest) • Entrance to museums and places of interest (extra cost) Dunkirk & Fortress Europe From the Miracle of Dunkirk, to V weapons and the Atlantic Wall, we look at the French coast in WWII. Day 1 Local departure by coach, then to Lo in Belgium for a three or four-night stay at the 3-star Hotel Oude Abdij. Day 2 Battle of France: Retreat To Dunkirk We start with the Battle of France in May 1940 at St. Venant. At Cassel Hill we examine the last stand here. Following lunch we visit the site at Wormhout where a massacre of British troops took place and then go into Dunkirk to visit the excellent War Museum. We end the day in Poperinghe followed by a visit to the Hop Museum and enjoy a tasting of a Hommelbier. We then move on to see the St. Bernardus Brewery at Watou near Poperinghe. B Day 3 Trenches of Death & Hooge; De Plukker Brewery & Hooge At Dixmude we see where the Belgium Army was fighting and visit the Trenches of Death. We then visit the De Plukker Brewery near Poperinghe. After lunch at Hooge Crater Café we visit the small Van Eecke Brewery at Boesinge, which was on the front the dunes of Dunkirk. B Day 3 Miracle of Dunkirk: The V-WeaponsWe visit the Dunkirk War Cemetery and Memorial then look at the story of the evacuation beaches and the ‘little ships’. At Eperlecques we see the massive Blockhaus, built as a launch site for V2 rockets. We then see a typical V1 Doodlebug site. In the evening join us on an optional trip to nearby Ypres for the moving Last Post Ceremony. B line in WW1, and then go into Ypres and visit the Kasematten Brewery in the Ramparts close to where the Wipers Times was published in 1916. B Day 4 (5-day tour only) Retreat To Dunkirk; Brasserie Thiriez We spend today looking at the Battle of Flanders in 1940 and the Retreat to Dunkirk, including the Wormhoudt Massacre site. After lunch at St. Omer we visit the Brasserie Thiriez in Esquelbecq, a French brewery frequented in the ‘phoney war’ by British Troops. B Day 4 (4-day tour) or Day 5 (5-day tour) Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast Day 4 (5-day tour only) atlantic Wall: liberation At Raversijde we visit a section of the Atlantic Wall, seeing the bunkers, trenches and many original features. We then travel to the French coast for lunch and in the afternoon visit Batterie Todt, a massive bunker system. We then visit the V3 super-gun system at Mimoyecques going through tunnels built to house this incredible weapon. We end the day looking at the liberation of the coastal region in northern France with a visit to Calais Canadian Cemetery. B Day 4 (4-day tour) or Day 5 (5-day tour) Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast BaTTlEFIElD TOuRS 4-Day Itinerary Executive Coach Tour Code: 4BDK Jul 28 2017 £299 Aug 18 2017 £299 5-Day Itinerary Executive Coach Tour Code: 5BDK May 29 2017 £389 May 28 2018 £409 Silver Service Tour Code: 5BDKV Jun 12 2017 £429 Jul 17 2017 £429 Aug 7 2017 £429 Sep 25 2017 £419 Oct 23 2017 £379 Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, see page 4 for details; single room supplement £50 (4 days), £75 (5 days). For full hotel and itinerary details, visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/bdk Visit www.leger.co.uk/battlefields/tours for our full Battlefield Tours Collection 177


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