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. 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 a 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. (Exact timings to be advised as Eurostar have not released their schedules for next Spring as yet). We are hoping to limit the costs for the trip to less than £500 per person, (dependant on exchange rates and Eurostar group prices).
We are now taking bookings for this trip.