Kent Golf & Franco-Belgium Battlefields Tour: 10th - 13th June 2019

Limited to just 8 pairs. £495 per person / £985 per pair



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For those, like me, that have never visited the battlefields and memorials in Belgium and France,  this is a not just a look-see.
This is a fully guided experience with a highly qualified military historian who served in the armed forces.


Throw in 
two lovely hotels and two outstanding links courses:

Princes - a former Open Championship venue
Littlestone - a current Open qualifying venue

you have the makings of a terrific tour!



This unique trip includes:

2 rounds of great links golf - Littlestone & Princes

2 days guided tour of the Battlefields

2 night Dinner Bed & Breakfast at the Kings Head in Deal

1 night Bed & Breakfast at the Albion Hotel in Ypres.

Return Ferry crossing to France.

Return Mini-Coach travel from Calais to Ypres, Ypres to Arras and Arras to Calais.

Only £455 per person ( based on two sharing a twin room)


Guests are free to make their own decisions about:
Dinner on June 11th in Ypres.
Lunch  in Ypres on June 11th & Arras on June 11th


Philip Ventham will be our Battlefields Tour Guide

Philip is a former British Army Officer with a specific interest in the First World War and has both MA and MPhil degrees in military history. He has been studying and undertaking battlefield studies for a number of years. He is a member of the British Commission for Military History and the Western Front Association. 

Itinerary:

DAY ONE: YPRES SALIENT

THEMES: Context of the British northern sector, role of the Ypres Salient; the first gas attack on British forces,  April 1915, effect & consequences;  mine warfare 1916-1917; the Third Ypres (Paschendaele) offensive July- October 1917; the cost-Tyne Cot Cemetery & Menin Gate Memorial;  commemoration-the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.

  • 12.00 Meet at Albion Hotel Ypres, Briefing on the day’s activities
  • Lunch at Hooge Crater cafe
  • Visit Hill 60 – gas attack April 1915
  • Visit  Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial and information Centre
  • Return to Ypres , evening meal
  • 19.30 assemble at the Menin Gate for the Last Post Ceremony @ 20.00
  • Evening in Ypres
  • Overnight hotel in Ypres

DAY 2-ARRAS

THEMES: Context of the Arras Offensive April – May 1917; role of the Canadian Forces; underground warfare 

AM

  • Breakfast in hotel, buy packed lunches in Ypres
  • Drive to Arras, (approx 50 miles/1¼ hours) meet at Canadian Memorial Park, Vimy Ridge. Briefing on the Arras Offensive.
  • Conducted  tour of the underground tunnels visit reconstructed trenches at  Vimy Ridge
  • Lunch at Vimy Ridge

PM

  • Conducted Tour of  the Wellington Quarries underground complex and information centre.
  • Depart for Calais.


Day 1- Monday 10th June

Littlestone Golf Club 

  • 12.00 - Meet in the club house for a light lunch.
  • 13.00 - 13.30 Golf - 4ball Betterball Stableford:   Prizes for the top 3 pairs, longest drive, nearest the pin & two's
  • 18.30- Depart for Deal
  • 20.00 - Dinner & overnight at the Kings Head Hotel, Deal

Day 2 - Tuesday 11th June

Ypres

  • 08.00am Mini coach to Dover
  • 09.30 Ferry to Calais
  • 12.00am Battlefield tour day
  • Overnight in Albion Hotel Ypres


Day 3 - Wednesday 13th June

Arras

  • 09:00 - Mini coach to Arras
  • 10.00 - Battlefield tour
  • 16.00 - Return to Calais
  • 18.00 Ferry to Dover
  • 20.00 - Dinner and overnight at the Kings Head in Deal

Day 4 - Thursday 14th June

Princes Golf Club

  • 09:30 - 10.10 Golf at Princes - 4ball Betterball Stableford. Prizes for the top 3 pairs, longest drive, nearest the pin & two's
  • Depart.

Monday 10th - Thursday 13th June 2019

Pair No

Kent & France Golf & Battlefields

£100 Deposit paid

£810 Balance paid

Room Sharing

1

Tony Bishop x 2

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PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

DEPOSIT:

PLEASE PAY £100 DEPOSIT AT THE TIME OF BOOKING USING THE PAYPAL BUTTON BELOW:


BALANCE:

THE BALANCE IS £405 PER Person / £810 PER pair

PLEASE PAY THE BALANCE BY 1ST May 2019 BY B.A.C.S. TO:

ACCOUNT A.E. BISHOP

NUMBER: 1283 1964 

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