Trip to Flanders and Menin Gate
To commemorate the end of World War I.
Monday 18th June 2018
Booking is now open. Contact Tricia; 01227 453576 / firstname.lastname@example.org
(Local times in bold)
0700 Herne – Bus stop opposite the church
0715 Sturry – Bus stop Herne Bay Road (bottom of Sturry Hill) opposite the railway
0730 Dover Road P&R (£3.50 all day and overnight as long as you leave before the car park opens the next day. After hours use your parking ticket to operate the barrier)
0815 Dover (pick up place to be confirmed)
0845 Rail Terminal (giving time for a loo stop and 45 mins booking in)
BELGIUM - 1 hour forward of UK time.
The Memorial Museum, Passchendaele. Group entry to the museum is included in your fare. Food/Drink facilities available in the cafe next to the museum
Tyne Cot (wreath-laying ceremony)
Essex Farm (if time visit Vancouver Corner and the Harry Patch Memorial.)
1600 Arrive Ypres. Free time – for a meal or sightseeing.
Museum 'In Flanders Fields' open until 1800
St George's Church open until 2000 (If anyone wants to join Peter our guide he will lead a visit).
19.30 Start assembling at Menin Gate to get a good view of the Last Post ceremony.
20.00 Last Post ceremony.
Depart immediately after the ceremony for the shuttle - the coach will park by the canal – exact location will be confirmed when you leave the coach at Ypres.
Calais Shuttle terminal (giving time for a loo stop and 45 mins booking in)
UK 1 hour behind BELGIUM.
Drop off reverse of morning
It's suggested you bring a packed lunch to eat whilst we travel to maximise sightseeing time.
PASSPORTS - you will need one (driving licenses are not usually accepted). Now is the time to check that your passport has not expired!