Board your coach at school and depart to Folkestone/Dover Crossing to Calais
Stop off at Hypermarket/ City Europe/ Auchan to purchase essentials and refreshments for the journey!
Arrive Ypres in the evening and check in.
Own arrangements for an evening meal
Day 2 - Somme
Start your day early, have breakfast and collect packed lunches.
Morning visit to Arras and visit the Market in Grand Place - marvel at the stalls with colours and smells!
Wellington Quarry - a maze of underground tunnels that housed 24000 British soldiers preparing a surprise attack in 1917. The museum guides and films preserves the emotion and action and genius that took place here.
Next visit is to Vimy Ridge - Canada’s largest overseas National Memorial to remember more than 11000 Canadians who died in France and Belgium.
Evening meal at restaurant / or hotel
Day 3 - Ypres
Breakfast and collect packed lunches.
Start the day from visiting Bayernwald German Trenches
Later on you’ll be go to Plugstreet (Ploegsteert) - a major site of interest includes the Memorial to the Missing commemorating 11,369 men with no known grave.
Sanctuary Wood Museum and Hill 62 Canadian Memorial - discover how casualties were tended to during the first battle of Ypres. Vist museum and walk through a series of well preserved trenches.
Time permitting you may be able to visit the Tyne Cot Cemetery and Langemark German Cemetery.
At 8pm attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial to experience the moving tribute to the missing soldiers of the UK and Commonwealth Forces who fell in the Ypres Salient and have no known grave. You may take part in the ceremony with students laying a wreath (needs to be organised in advance).
Evening meal at restaurant / hotel
Breakfast, collect packed lunches and check out. Stop at the Thiepval Memorial on your way back to school.