Article from The Somme Trip leader - Stephen Carvell
This is an unique opportunity to be present for the finale of the four year long programme of events which have taken place in Belgium and France to remember those who fell during the Great War.
Be in Ypres for the moving ceremony on the "11th hour" of the "11th day" to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. it is a service which will live long in the memory.
During the trip you will visit numerous historical sites and memorial locations, including the Irish Peace Park, opened twenty years ago to remember all those from the island of Ireland who were killed, wounded or counted as missing.
Visit the area where the Battle of the Somme took place. Travel to Thiepval Memorial and the famous Ulster Tower.
Other Highlights -
- Visit the stunning South African and Australian memorials.
- Visit the area which led John McCrae to pen the famous " In Flanders Fields" poem in 1915.
Your stay will be in the 4 star Parkhotel at Kortrijk which is a Belgian town in the province of West Flanders.
This has a swimming pool and free wifi among some of its well appointed features. A great place to unwind after a full days programme.
A local professional guide to accompany you on all trips.
Luxury coach travel throughout your visit.
Click here for info on our upcoming trip - http://www.faithandculturetours.co.uk/visit-the-somme?sectionid=3809&date=10/11/2018