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Journeys : June July 2009
ATG0177 An unforgettable Remembrance Day the heart of Ypres, where you can explore Belgium’s medieval towns and the Ypres Salient battlefields. This is followed by two more days in Amiens and the Somme, concluding with two days in delightful Paris. The highlight of the tour must be witnessing the marching bands and wonderful Poppy Parade procession through the town of Ypres. The procession culminates with a moving Last Post ceremony under the Menin Gate, followed by the release of a shower of bright red poppy petals. Right now there are also several extraordinary airfare deals available, making this wonderful and moving tour readily achievable. Menin Gate Pres W here will you be at 11am this Remembrance Day? How about in the Belgian town of Ypres, right beside the Menin Gate, watching the cascade of bright red poppy petals shower down? The Albatross Travel group invites you to join its special Remembrance Day escorted tour focusing on the boulevards and palaces of Paris, the medieval towns of Northern France and Belgium, as well as a fascinating and sensitive insight into the devastation of WW1 trench warfare through the Somme and Flanders. This specially-designed tour is a lesson in contrasts. One morning you’ll stand on the damp, flat, earth of the Somme at VillersBretonneux and stare in awe at the heartbreaking lines of neat white gravestones attesting to destruction on a scale that had never been seen before. The next day you’ll be delighted by the intricate stonework on Amien’s magnificent gothic cathedral or be crunching rich Belgian chocolate by the quaint canals and cobbled streets of picture-perfect Bruges. This special group spends four nights in For more information call RACT Travelworld on 1300 368 111 or visit your local branch. Fast facts What: 10-day Special Remembrance Day escorted tour through the Western Front When: Departing Paris 9 November 2009 Price: From $2889 per person twin share (land only) Special offer: Book and pay your deposit through RACT Travelworld by 15 July 2009 and get $100 per person off the tour price Remembrance Day on the Western Front Fully Escorted Group Tour, 9-18 November 2009 (9 nights / 10 days ) From the grand boulevards of Paris and the Palace of Versailles to the cobbled stoned streets of picture perfect Bruges, add to this the trenches of the Somme battlefields and a sensitive immersion into the life of the ANZAC Diggers throughout World War 1 campaign in Northern Europe. Your tour highlight will be the 11th hour of the 11th month, 91 years on, in Ypres, where you’ll spend the whole day enjoying the Poppy Parade and experiencing the moving “last post” under the Menin Gate. Features and Inclusions � � � � � � 9 nights accommodation as described Breakfast daily, 6 dinners including Farewell Dinner and 2 lunches Services of a Tour Manager and experienced local guides End of tour tips to your Tour Manager and Driver All entrance fees as per the itinerary Extensive touring of the WW1 Battlefields AUD$ 2,889 74 June / July 09 PP TWIN SHARE For further information please call 1300 368 111 or contact your nearest RACT Travelworld branch. • BURNIE • ULVERSTONE • DEVONPORT • LAUNCESTON • HOBART - Collins St • HOBART - Murray St • GLENORCHY • ROSNY • KINGSTON Lic.No. TAS025 Service Fees imposed by the Travel Agent are in addition to the price quoted.
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