We travel north to the site of the Battle of Waterloo which took place in June 1815. We visit the Wellington Museum at Waterloo, see the key strong point of Hougoumont farm, and the fields where the fighting took place. We visit the Lion Mount Visitors’ Centre, see the unique Waterloo vista and climb the steps up the mound to get a spectacular view of where history was changed forever. This promises to be a fascinating experience for all.
Lions Mound: Man-made mound, topped with a lion statue, with views of Waterloo battlefield and a visitor centre including an excellent museum.
Hougemont Farm. This fortified farm saw some bloody fighting. It was an advanced position which protected the allies' right flank together with the Haie-Sainte and Papelotte farms. Napoleon attacked it on 18 June towards 11:30 am. What was originally intended as a diversionary tactic became the most violent point of the fighting.
We depart early morning on the 10th November and travel via Eurotunnel to France, visiting Vimy Ridge en route before we arrive to stay at our hotel in Carvin.
During the tour we spend a full day in the Ypres salient, travelling via Armentieres and Ploegsteert in the general area of the site of the Christmas Truce football match in 1914.
On the day we will visit the town of Ypres and its historic Menin Gate and then take lunch at a hill top restaurant on Mount Kemmel (included). Throughout the day we will visit major sites of interest in the Ypres Salient; including Tyne Cot, Essex Farm, the German cemetery at Langemark.
We spend the late afternoon/evening in Ypres with the opportunity to explore the town before
Note: At the time of publication local arrangements in Ypres and the surrounding area for the 11th November 2018 have not been confirmed. We will use our best endeavours to attend at least one memorial service whilst in the salient
Battlefield Memorial Tours
Ypres Salient & Waterloo (4 days/3 nights)
Saturday 10th November - Tuesday 13th November £395