All Quiet on the Western Front For Solo Travellers

5 days from £809pp

About the tour: All Quiet on the Western Front For Solo Travellers

Tour Introduction

Are you a solo traveller looking for the perfect introduction to WW1 battlefield tours? Focusing on the key sites of WW1 on the Western Front in Belgium and France, we spend five days visiting the surrounding area of Ypres, The Somme, Arras and the Vimy Ridge on our All Quiet on the Western Front for Single Travellers tour, benefitting from no single supplements and sole use of your own room. See the Thiepval Memorial at Menin Gate and pay your respects to the fallen that are commemorated there. Visit the original WW1 trenches preserved at Sanctuary Wood, as you discover what the Great War was all about.

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Travel by Luxuria coach
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(Deposits from £150pp)

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  1. Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  4. Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Door-to-Door departure, then by coach to Belgium of France where we stay for four nights.

Day 2 - The Somme

The Battle of the Somme began on a summer’s day in July 1916 and ended in a snowstorm four and a half months later. It was a battle of contrasts from the blackest day when 57,000 became casualties to the first use of tanks and the change in approach to fighting on the Western Front. We look at all these stories and start our tour at Peronne where we visit the excellent Historial de la Grande Guerre Museum which helps to put into context not just our Somme day, but the whole tour. We then see the Lochnagar Mine Crater at La Boisselle, the largest British mine crater surviving on the battlefields. After lunch, we see the trenches in the Newfoundland Park and then take time to visit the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing and see the new Somme Museum here.

Included meals: Breakfast

Thiepval Memorial

Thiepval Memorial (6)

Key Visits

  • Newfoundland Park Trenches
  • Newfoundland Park
  • Thiepval Memorial
  • Lochnagar Crater Memorial, La Boisselle
  • Historial Museum at Peronne
  • Thiepval Museum

Day 3 - Arras & Vimy Ridge

We spend today in northern France visiting the ‘Forgotten Front’ between Flanders and the Somme. Starting on the Loos Battlefield, the scene of the first major British offensive of WW1, we see where the fighting took place and also the Loos Memorial and Dud Corner Cemetery. We then visit the new Lens 14-18 Museum which explains the rich history of this region. After lunch in Arras, we visit the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Visitor’s Centre to discover the history of the work to commemorate the dead after WW1. At the Arras Memorial, we pay our respects to the Missing and see the Air Services Memorial to those who died above the battlefields in WW1 and end our day with a visit to the stunning Vimy Ridge Memorial at Hill 145 to examine the attach by Canadian forces here in April 1917.

Included meals: Breakfast


Canadian Memorial, Vimy (8)

Key Visits

  • Canadian Memorial, Vimy
  • Vimy Trenches
  • Loos Memorial
  • Arras Memorial
  • Dud Corner Cemetery
  • CWGC Experience, Arras
  • Lens 1418 Museum

Day 4 - Ypres & Passchendaele

The tour starts in Flanders around the Belgian city of Ypres. Here, one in three of Britain’s Western Front dead fell by 1918 and it has been a place of pilgrimage ever since. We begin by looking at the commemoration of Britain’s dead at Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest British war cemetery in the world, taking time to also see the visitors’ centre. At Vancouver Corner, we examine the use of gas in the trenches and see the moving ‘Brooding Soldier’ Memorial to the Canadians who defended Ypres in 1915 and at Langemarck German Cemetery we see how Germany commemorated her dead and look at the story of ‘Fritz’ on the other side of No Man’s Land. After lunch at Hooge, we visit the preserved trenches at Sanctuary Wood Trench Museum, some of the last original WW1 trenches still surviving in Flanders together with an amazing collection of relics and stereoscopic photos. We then travel down the Messines Ridge to Ploegsteert to see the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing. Our day ends in Ypres where we attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial, held at 8pm each evening.

Included meals: Breakfast

Hooge Museum

Hooge Museum (8)

Key Visits

  • Menin Gate Memorial
  • Hooge Museum
  • Ploegsteert Memorial
  • Langemarck German Cemetery
  • Last Post Ceremony
  • Tyne Cot Cemetery
  • Vancouver Corner Memorial

Day 5

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

2 x packed lunch/museum package available whilst on tour approx. cost €50 per person.

Entrance to museums, places of interest and optional excursions are at extra cost.

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Des Acacias Lille Tourcoing Hotel in Neuville-en-Ferrain or the Hotel Aparthotel Horizon in Ath Lessines.

Hotel Horizon Ath Lessines

Hotel Horizon
Hotel Horizon
Hotel Horizon

About the hotel

Providing modern guest rooms, the Horizon Ath-Lessines is situated in the area of Ghislenghien, close to the towns of Ath and Lessines.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Lift
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

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

Travel Extras

With an overnight stay or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...

Join coach at Interchange

Join your tour coach at the interchange.

On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.

Excludes tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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