Remember The Great War with DFDS and save 20%

Visit the Memorial Museum at Passchendaele at Ypres

Book by 18th September with DFDS and receive 20% off travel across the channel 

DFDS, the award winning ferry operator, is helping passengers immerse themselves in history ahead of the centenary of the First World War in 2014, by offering 20% discount on crossings to Calais or Dunkirk until 13 December.  Budding historians keen to find out more about key battles in the Great War can visit the Belgium town of Ypres, which is rich in military history, and less than an hour’s drive from either French port. With low cost and convenient travel, it is a great time to visit France and explore the sites of some of the biggest battles from World War One.  Customers who book before 18 September, for crossings between now and 13 December, will have the chance to enjoy 20% off travel.

The Memorial Museum at Passchendaele, a short drive from Ypres, has a comprehensive collection of historic artifacts from World War One.  It also offers visitors the chance to experience a 20 feet deep British dugout from the 1917 battle of Passchendaele.  To commemorate the World War One centenary, the museum has recently opened three new historic sections.  A new wing entirely dedicated to the battle of Passchendaele is now open to the public, including an exciting outdoor trench experience that shares video and photographic footage from the real life battles that took place. Visitors can immerse themselves in the past and explore how each side tackled and coped with trench warfare.

There is also a new remembrance gallery, showcasing over 5,000 items recovered from Passchendaele, one of the bloodiest battles in the First World War. With over 60,000 visitors every year, the museum is a must see for any culture vulture this year.

DFDS operates up to 44 sailings a day between Dover and France, passengers can choose flexible crossing times, a luxury onboard travel experience and convenient travel options. Whilst onboard, all customers can enjoy a variety of great value restaurants and stylish café bars, shops packed with well-known brands and fun-packed kids’ play areas.

To take advantage of this offer, customers should book by 18 September and enter the code EDISCO20 and to find out further information, visit www.dfds.co.uk or telephone 0871 574 7235. 

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