Armistice on the Somme

5 days from £479pp

About the tour: Armistice on the Somme

Tour Introduction

Commemorate Armistice Day on the Somme alongside one of our specialist guides. Before we join the Armistice Day commemorations at Thiepval Memorial on the 11th of November, we spend a day exploring the battlefields sites of the Somme. From Serre, to Gommecourt. To the Newfoundland Park trenches, you’ll find this tour truly captivating.

Tour Includes

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

Once you have booked your battlefield tour either online, or by telephone (01709 385 624), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can -

  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.
  2. Send payments via online banking.
  3. Send payments via cheque.
  4. Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Nov 9

Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium or northern France, where we stay for four nights.

Nov 10

We travel to the Somme in the company of our Specialist Guide where we explore the WW1 battlefields here seeing the Historial Museum at Peronne, Delville Wood, High Wood, and the Pozières Memorial.

Included meals: Breakfast

Delville Wood

Delville Wood (4)

Key Visits

  • Delville Wood
  • Pozières Tank Memorial
  • Historial Museum, Peronne
  • High Wood

Nov 11

We attend the Remembrance commemorations at the Thiepval Memorial, organised by the Royal British Legion on November 11th. We also visit some key Somme sites on this day, including the battlefield at Serre and Gommecourt, as well as the Newfoundland Park.

Included meals: Breakfast

Thiepval Memorial

Thiepval Memorial (5)

Key Visits

  • Newfoundland Park
  • Thiepval Memorial
  • Serre
  • Gommecourt

Nov 12

We return to the Somme and visit the Lochnagar Mine Crater, the German Cemetery at Fricourt and look at the story of the Devonshire Regiment at Mametz. In the afternoon we visit Vimy Ridge, seeing the Canadian Memorial and preserved trenches and mine craters.

Included meals: Breakfast


Vimy Ridge (4)

Key Visits

  • Vimy Ridge
  • Lochnagar Mine Crater
  • Mametz
  • Devonshire Cemetery

Nov 13

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

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

Passenger Information

Thiepval Memorial

Thiepval Memorial is undergoing major restoration work from March 2020 through to 2021. We will still be visiting Thiepval Memorial during your tour but various parts of the structure will be inaccessible. Visitors wishing to see relatives’ names, will be able view the relevant panels via a new digital exhibition. The exhibition will also feature some of the casualties commemorated and the wider work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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 a minimum 3-star hotel in Belgium or northern France.

Mercure Valenciennes

Mercure Valenciennes
Mercure Valenciennes

About the hotel

The Mercure Valenciennes hotel is located in the heart of the town. The hotel is both contemporary and cosy with a range of facilities including bar and Wi-Fi/Internet access. As the hotel is located so close to the centre you can explore the area and see some sights including the Musee des Beaux-Arts and Mairie town hall. All bedrooms feature air conditioning, Wi-Fi/internet access, flat screen T.V with international channels, hairdryer, Tea and Coffee making facilities and en-suite bathroom.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Lift
  • 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.

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


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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Call our friendly advisors on: 01709 385 624