Podge’s Belgian Beer Tours

Tour 91 / Beer & Battlefields 1918 Spring Offensive Anniversary Tour

Friday 16 March – Wednesday 21 March 2018

We are pleased to announce this new tour staying at Novotel Ypres and designed to concentrate on the 1918 Spring Offensive or Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser’s Battle), also known as the Ludendorff Offensive. It was a massive series of German attacks along the Western Front during the First World War, beginning on 21 March 1918, which marked the deepest advances by either side since 1914.

Onsite headquarters of the 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, whilst carrying out an attack near Meteren during the Battle of Bailleul. The commanding Officer is shown writing a report, 16 April 1918, courtesy of the Imperial War Museum collections

Onsite headquarters of the 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, whilst carrying out an attack near Meteren during the Battle of Bailleul. The commanding Officer is shown writing a report, 16 April 1918, courtesy of the Imperial War Museum collections.

This Tour is still being built so keep an eye on this web page for updates. Please send Podge an email or call him on +44 (0)1245 354677 if you have any questions or if you would like to be added to our interested list for this Tour.

Tour Price: to be announced later in 2017 and are per person based on sharing in a twin or double room

Single Supplement: to be announced later in 2017

If you are travelling alone and want to share a room with another traveller please contact Podge as we are regularly able to pair up travellers in twin rooms to avoid the need for payments of Single Supplements.

Included in the cost of this Tour are:

Hotel accommodation and breakfasts;

Hotel city taxes;

Luxury coach travel on a 49 seater coach with toilet;

All brewery visits, tours and brewery beer tastings;

Entrance fees to attractions, museums and historical sites;

All items marked with an asterisk above and on the individual detailed tour itinerary when issued;

Copies of Podge’s City Bar Guides and Maps for the town where we stay or spend some time;

Still and sparkling water on the coach;

Pick up from Ipswich (at bus shelter outside Crown House, Crown Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3HS (opposite NCP Car Park), Colchester (Southway Chapel St South Layby) or Chelmsford (The Woolpack, Mildmay Road). Arrangements can be made for different joining points on the way to Folkestone or even on the other side of the channel.

Travellers are responsible for the costs of all food and drink apart from items marked with an asterisk on the detailed itinerary plus all passport and insurance costs.

All itinerary times are local and approximate.

Personal insurance is not included in the Tour price but is strongly advised, as is carrying the European Health Insurance Card available online, by phone or via the Post Office.

If you have any questions or would like to be added to the interested list please send Podge an email or call him on +44 (0)1245 354677.

All Tours are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

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