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About Leger Battlefield Tours

Visiting battlefields from the two World Wars remains a fascinating, rewarding and moving experience. A century after World War 1 and some 75 years since World War 2, the debt we owe to those generations remains strong and the legacy of Remembrance they have left us prompts many who travel on our Battlefield Tours to ask more: who is the solider in that faded photo at home? What was that name on the local war memorial? What did grandad do, and how did his war fit into the bigger picture?

These are just the sort of questions myself and my team of dedicated Specialist Battlefield Guides get asked on a typical Leger Battlefield Tour. We are there to help you decipher all the military jargon and understand a past that touched us all – so that we, too, can continue with the legacy and ensure the sacrifice and service are never forgotten.

This year, 2017, marks another special period of anniversaries for the First World War as it will be the centenary of the battles of 1917. These were some of the biggest, bloodiest battles of the war and many have become not only household names, but come to symbolise the war itself in some ways. The Battle of Passchendaele is a good example of this: think of this battle and one imagines a lunar landscape of water filled shell holes, on a rain soaked landscape.

Battlefield Tours teach us that the experience of war like this was about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances: that these men and women who served saw the best and worst of life as carnage raged around them, and it was an experience that changed them forever.

On Battlefield Tours we discover that freedom is never free and the huge cemeteries bring that home in a way that is only possible on such a tour. Since our first Battlefield Tours in 1997 – some 20 years ago – we have established an unrivalled reputation for expert and enthusiastic guides.

Our aim is to ‘bring history alive’: for our team, guiding is not just a job, but a passion, so join us in this special year to remember, understand and never forget.

Exclusive to Leger Holidays - Luxury Coach Travel

Not only will you experience a fascinating wealth of knowledge and experiences whilst on a Battlefield tour with Leger, we will also ensure your journey to and from the battlefields will also be to an exceptional standard from any one of our hundreds of local joining points around England, Scotland and Wales. Within our modern fleet of coaches, we put luxury at the forefront, ensuring that you will travel in comfort and style for the duration of your tour. From our Executive coaches, to our popular Silver Service option and, of course, our ever expanding fleet of Luxuria coaches, which ever travel option you choose, you’ll be sure to have a pleasant journey from the moment you step on board.

Executive Coach

Executive Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Drinks machines
  • Onboard toilet
  • Reclining seats

Silver Service Coach

Silver Service, refreshments
Silver Service, lounge
Silver Service, entertainment

Silver Service Features

  • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
  • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
  • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
  • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
  • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
  • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
  • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
  • Onboard toilet

Silver Service Seating Plan

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Luxuria Coach

Luxuria - Charging sockets
Luxuria - TV
Luxruia - Seating

Luxuria Features

  • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
  • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
  • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 7 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
  • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
  • Onboard toilet.

Luxuria Seating Plan

Luxuria Seating Plan

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