Northern France Battle of the Somme Tour - P&O Minicruise + Stay with Mercure Arras - 5th - 8th November 2016
Hull Ferry Terminal - Bruges
Sat 5th November 2016
15:00 onwards check-in and board the P&O ferry - Pride of York
18:30 ferry departs – relax and enjoy the first night of your holiday on-board. Enjoy live entertainment, on-board shopping, casino and much more.
Tuck into fine on-board fare at either 'The Kitchen' self-service buffet or The Brasserie (meals not included).
Sun 6th November 2016
09:00 arrive in Zeebrugge - disembark the ferry & board your coach to the Somme region. We arrive in Peronne late morning, where you have free time for lunch. This afternoon, we visit the Historial de la Grande Guerre, an interactive museum in Peronne which gives visitors an excellent overview of the Great War. Following this, we travel to Lochnagar Crater.
We then move on to Albert – why not visit the Musee Somme? The tour continues onto Thiepval, and the Memorial to the Missing. Beaumont Hamel is now home to the Newfoundland memorial, dedicated to the regiment of the same name. The dominion of Newfoundland bought the land following the war to commemorate the dead – as well as preserved trench lines, there are memorials and cemeteries within the site. In the early evening, we depart for the Mercure Centre Gare Arras, where you are free for dinner.
Mon 7th November 2016
Breakfast at the hotel is included and can be taken at leisure. This morning we check out. Pass the Arras Memorial to the Missing, before continuing onto Wellington Quarry, the fascinating underground museum.
We then depart for Vimy Memorial, the Canadian memorial and trenches preserved in honour of the fallen. We also visit Notre Dame de Lorette, the world’s largest French military cemetery. Following this, you enjoy some free time for lunch in Lens. We then travel back to Zeebrugge via Fromelles and Pheasant Wood cemetery.
17:30 check-in and boarding
19:00 Departure for Hull
Tues 8th November 2016
08:30 arrive back at the port of Hull
Courtesy of P&O Ferries
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