Battlefields, Breweries & Christmas Markets

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DEPARTS: For your convenience, you may choose to start this tour in the UK or at the first city in Europe.

from: $1173
4 Days
  • Price: per person, twin share
  • Deposit: 30%
On this 4-day short break travel by coach and visit battlefield sites such as Messines Ridge, the Arras Christmas market and breweries to sample ale.

Battlefields, Breweries & Christmas Markets

This new Christmas-themed holiday is a mix of battlefields, breweries and Christmas markets. Join us on this unique journey of Remembrance as we visit battlefield sites from both World Wars, including Messines Ridge in West Flanders, and the WW2 battlefields in Belgium. You’ll also hear the story of the Christmas Truce, and be able to raise a glass to our heroes in a number of local breweries. Plus, you can indulge in the festivities at the Arras and Bruges festive markets.

Itinerary

Day 1 > Depart

For your convenience, you may choose to start this tour in the UK or at the first city in Europe.

Day 2 > Messines Ridge & Arras

We travel down the Messines Ridge looking at the mining operations in 1917 when the largest man-made explosion of the war ripped across the Flanders landscape. We then look at the story of the Christmas Truce in 1914, when both sides came out into No Man’s Land. After lunch at Hooge we travel to Arras to visit a local French brewery before spending time in the large Arras Christmas market held in the main square. (B)

STAR INCLUSIONS  ★ Messines Ridge  ★ Arras Memorial  ★ Arras Christmas Market

Day 3 > Bruges

Today we look at the Second World War battlefields in Belgium seeing the superb Liberation Museum at Knocke-Heist with its amazing displays of WW2 material and vehicles. We then look at the fighting in this area in 1944, after lunch we go to the Bruges Zot Brewery for an included brewery tour and then spend time in Bruges for the excellent Christmas market. (B)

STAR INCLUSIONS  Liberation Museum at Knocke-Heist ★ Bruges Zot Brewery tour ★ Bruges Christmas market

Day 4 > Depart

If you are leaving the tour in Belgium, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point. (B)

Dates


Departure DateDaysTravel ByTour refPrice
Fri 11 December 20204Silver Service4MBFV/1$1173

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Executive coach

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Travel Options Silver Service Travel Battlefield Tours

Silver service coach

More than simply your method of transport, our Silver Service departures offer a coach with added comfort and facilities, plus extra benefits such as porterage in your hotels and extra included excursions on selected tours.

Luxuria Travel Battlefield Tours

Luxuria coach

From the outside, Luxuria looks elegant and stylish. Step on board and the luxury continues. Passenger comfort was top of our list when we came up with the idea for Luxuria, and this is evident from the moment you sink into the soft, wide seats.

Inclusions

★   3 nights’ hotel accommodation

★   Daily continental breakfast

★   Specialist Battlefield Historian

★   Hundreds of convenient joining points in the UK, or begin/end your tour in Europe

★   Travel by Silver Service coach

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