All Quiet on the Western Front


4 - 5 days from £319pp

About the tour: All Quiet on the Western Front


Tour Introduction

Focusing on the key sites of WW1 on the Western Front in Belgium and France, on our immensely popular All Quiet on the Western Front tour, you can join us, spending either four or five days visiting the surrounding area of Ypres, the Somme, Arras and the Vimy Ridge. See the Thiepval Memorial at Menin Gate and pay your respects to the fallen that are commemorated there. You will also visit the original WW1 trenches preserved at Sanctuary Wood, as you discover what the Great War was all about. This is an ideal tour for someone looking for an introduction to the WW1 battlefields.

Tour Includes


  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
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(Deposits from £50pp)

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All Quiet on the Western Front - Feefo Rating

Good value for money. Interesting and piqued our interest in learning more. We will return on another tour.
Linda Savage

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium or northern France for a three-night stay.

Day 2 - 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

Menin Gate

Menin Gate (9)

Key Visits

  • Panorama of Grote Markt square in Ypres
  • Tyne Cot Cemetery in Ypres, Belgium
  • Langemark
  • Menin Gate
  • Ploegsteert Memorial
  • Last Post Ceremony
  • Sanctuary Wood Trench Museum
  • Vancouver Corner Canadian Memorial

Day 3 - 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-THIEPVAL_MEMORIAL

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing (4)

Key Visits

  • Newfoundland Park
  • Thiepval Memorial to the Missing
  • Peronne
  • Lochnagar Mine Crater

Day 4

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

More than 750,000 British soldiers were killed on the Western Front during the Great War. Join us on the ideal introductory tour to WW1 tour visiting the major battlefields of Flanders and France.

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium or northern France for a four-night stay.

Day 2 - 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

Menin Gate

Menin Gate (9)

Key Visits

  • Panorama of Grote Markt square in Ypres
  • Tyne Cot Cemetery in Ypres, Belgium
  • Langemarck
  • Menin Gate
  • Ploegsteert Memorial
  • Last Post Ceremony
  • Sanctuary Wood Trench Museum
  • Vancouver Corner Canadian Memorial

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 look at life beneath the Western Front in the Wellington Quarries, going underground to see where thousands sheltered on the eve of battle.

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

Arras Memorial

Arras Memorial (4)

Key Visits

  • Vimy Ridge
  • Arras Memorial
  • Loos Memorial
  • Dud Corner Cemetery
  • Wellington Quarry

Day 4 - 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 to the Missing

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing (4)

Key Visits

  • Newfoundland Park
  • Thiepval Memorial to the Missing
  • Peronne
  • Lochnagar Mine Crater

Day 5

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Please note: entrance to museums and places of interest are at extra cost.

YOUNG ADULTS DISCOUNT - Many young adults travel on school visits to the battlefields but sharing historical experiences with all generations of a family can be rewarding. To help families travel together we are pleased to offer a 50% discount on selected dates. Young Adults aged 8-17 when travelling pay half price on the following dates:

201919, 23 & 26 Aug, 21, 24, 28 & 31 Oct


202010, 13 & 17 Apr; 3 & 7 Aug; 26 Oct                                              


2 x packed lunch/museum package available whilst on tour approx. cost €40 (4 days) and €45 (5 days).

Pre-Tour Reading

A selection of related books for pre or post tour reading.

  • Coombes, Rose - Before Endeavours Fade (After the Battle – many editions)
  • MacDonald, Lyn -They Called It Passchendaele (many editions)
  • MacDonald, Lyn -Somme (many editions)
  • Middlebrook, Martin -First Day On The Somme (many editions)
  • Reed, Paul - Walking the Somme (Pen & Sword Ltd new edition 2012)
  • Reed, Paul -Walking Ypres (Pen & Sword new edition 2015)

Note: The last two books are written by one of the Leger Specialist Guides and although primarily walking guides, they are profusely illustrated and also double as general guides to these locations.

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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Hotel

Executive coach departures will stay for three or four nights at the 4-star Ambassador Hotel in Menen. The hotel has a bar and lift.

Silver Service and Luxuria departures will stay for three or four nights at the 4-star Hotel Alize in Mouscron. The hotel does not have a restaurant, but snacks are available from the bar. There are also a number of restaurants and bars nearby. The hotel has a lift.

On all departures, when demand is high other hotels of a similar 3 and 4-star standard may be used, such as the 3-star Hotel Des Acacias Lille Tourcoing in Neuville en Ferrain,  4-star Hotel Horizon Ath Lessines and the 4-star Mercure Lille Airport.

3-star Novotel Ypres On selected dates you can choose to stay in central Ypres, just a few hundred yards from the Menin Gate at the 3-star Novotel Ypres Centrum. The hotel has a lift, bar and restaurant. 

Des Acacias Lille Tourcoing

Des Acacias Lille Tourcoing
Hotel des Acacias
Hotel des Acacias

About the hotel

The Des Acacias Lille Tourcoing hotel is set in a leafy area near to the towns of Halluin, Roncq and Tourcoing to name a few. The hotel's facilities include a bar, a restaurant, lounge, fitness room and Wi-Fi/internet corner. All bedrooms feature a flat-screen TV with BBC channels, tea and coffee-making facilities, telephone, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom.

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

Hotel Alize Mouscron

Best Western Plus Hotel Alize Mouscron
Hotel Alize

About the hotel

The Alize Hotel Mouscron is located in the heart of Mouscron. Whilst the Alize does not have a restaurant, it is just a short walk from Mouscron Market Place and its bars and restaurants.

Hotel Features

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

Room Features

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

Novotel Ypres Centrum

Novotel Ypres Centrum
Novotel Ypres Centrum
Novotel Ypres Centrum

About the hotel

The Novotel Ypres Centrum is located in the heart of historic town of Ypres, just a short walk from the Menin Gate. The hotel makes the ideal base for exploring the rich military heritage of the area.

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

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.

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

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...

Stay overnight near Dover

Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

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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