Battlefield St. Quentin

4 days from £419pp

About the tour: Battlefield St. Quentin

Tour Introduction

St. Quentin, a city in northern France, saw a heavy amount of fighting throughout World War I, especially during the Battle of St. Quentin Canal in 1918. This brand new tour takes us on a captivating trip around this often forgotten section of the Western Front.

Tour Includes

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

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

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

Day 2 - St. Quentin

Today we start at the French and German Cemeteries in the city of St. Quentin, discussing the early battles of the war in this area. We then travel out to the area fought over in March 1918, seeing Manchester Hill and Savy British Cemetery.

After lunch, we continue to look at the area of the March 1918 battles, seeing the British Cemetery at Ham and looking at the British defence of the Somme Canal.

We end the day at the Pozières Memorial to the Missing.

Included meals: Breakfast

Pozières Memorial

Pozières Memorial (3)

Key Visits

  • Pozières Memorial
  • Savy British Cemetery
  • Ham British Cemetery
  • St. Quentin
  • Canal de la Somme

Day 3 - Around the Area

This morning we continue to look at the fighting around St. Quentin, discovering the stories of Ivor Gurney and Wilfred Owen. We then look at the final battle on the Hindenburg Line in September 1918, seeing the Riqueval Bridge and the area where Wilfred Owen was awarded his Military Cross in October 1918.

After lunchtime in Le Cateau, we see where Owen died on the Sambre Canal and pay our respects at his grave. Later, we take a look at the Old Contemptibles battles in this area, visiting Etreux and the unique British cemetery there.

We then end our tour by travelling back from Guise, the scene of a major battle in 1914, to St. Quentin.

Included meals: Breakfast


Etreux (3)

Key Visits

  • Le Cateau Cemetery
  • Riqueval Bridge
  • Ors - Sambre Canal
  • Etreux
  • Guise

Day 4

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Entrance fees 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 three nights at the 3-star Hotel Ibis St. Quentin Basilique.

Ibis St Quentin Basilique

Ibis St Quentin Basilique
Ibis St Quentin Basilique
Ibis St Quentin Basilique

About the hotel

The 3-star Hotel Ibis St. Quentin Basilique is situated in the heart of the town, opposite the Basilica.

Hotel Features

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

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • 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

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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