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Ypres

Travel through French and Belgian countryside
Passendale trenches and Tyne Cot cemetery
A moving day visiting significant sites

 

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Ypres – war in the Flanders countryside

We make our way through the pretty French and Belgian countryside to Ypres which has a rich and varied past. The impressive, medieval cloth hall dates from 1304 when it was one of one of the main cloth centres. The backstreets are lined by Flemish shops and cafés to provide us with a taste of Belgium.
 

A War fought just 60 miles away...

The battles of the first world war were fought within 60 miles of our Kent coast. The roar of the battle of the Somme was heard in the hills where our Oak Hall Manor stands. We have a valuable day visiting important locations.   
 

Moving exhibits and the Tyne Cot cemetery

The cloth hall at Ypres contains a large and very moving, modern, living exhibition depicting the senselessness of war. The huge cemetery at Tyne Cot bears epic witness to the huge loss of life. 
 

Underground trenches at Passendale

At Passendale we go into the underground trenches and bunkers with the dressing station, sleeping places and workshops.
 

Charming Poperinge

Surrounded by hop fields, Poperinge is a charming town where soldiers came to rest from the trenches. We will also enjoy a break in the cafés during this very moving day.
 

Stay at Otford Manor before and after your day trip to Ypres

If you would like to stay at Otford Manor before and after travelling to Ypres, we offer a special weekend for you. Please click here for the dates and prices of a weekend at Otford Manor that also include this Ypres day trip.

For day trips, please continue to the details below.

Dates/Prices

The cost includes all taxes and return travel by luxury, air-conditioned double deck coach from Otford. We cross the Channel using the Eurotunnel. It includes the entrance fee to the Zonnebeke (Passchendaele) Museum but please allow for entrance fees to any other places you wish to visit.

Departure Time: 07:45
Return Time: 00:30

Pick up/drop off point: Otford, Vestry Road car park, TN14 5EL. (See map below)
_________(Instead of our normal Sainsburys pickup point, we will meet in Vestry Road with free weekend parking.)

Please note that there is no London or Folkestone meeting point.

MAP SHOWING 'VESTRY ROAD' MEETING POINT

Oak Hall dates and prices:

  TripDatesPrice
- £38 The Belgian Battlefields Day TripView ->
- £121 The Belgian Battlefields WeekendView ->