January 2020 – Update: The trip is definitely going ahead, there is one double/twin room still available if you are interested. The single room supplement would apply for a single booking. Thank you.
We will meet at St. Pancras Station in London on Monday 27th April in time to catch the lunchtime Eurostar service to Lille. The afternoon will be free for sightseeing, and we stay overnight at Lille Ibis Hotel. We will eat together at a restaurant within walking distance of the hotel. The next morning we will meet up with our tour guide, who is a specialist in WW1 memorials and war grave visits. We will be following a tour from the Somme to Ypres over the next 3 days, staying overnight at Arras and Ypres. The idea is to visit the major sites of interest, and to ‘tailor’ the trip to highlight connections with any Aldersons. We have discovered Aldersons on the Menin Gate at Ypres, and at various cemeteries which we will be visiting during the tour. We return to Lille on the afternoon of Thursday 30th April, for a Eurostar departure back to St. Pancras, which arrives in London at about tea time.
The costs of this trip are £495 per person for two people sharing double/twin rooms, £130 single person supplement.
We have limited places left on this trip, so if you are interested please contact Richard Coates on email@example.com for more details and to express your interest.