Battlefields, Beers & Christmas Markets
4 days from £419pp
Following the popularity of our 'Beer & Battlefields' coach tour, we have now added to our collection of perfect beginner tours for passengers wanting to head out on a battlefield tour, whilst also wanting to enjoy a little more of the local area. We have created our brand new tour to combine, history, breweries and the local Christmas markets of Belgium. On this unique tour you will experience a journey of remembrance as we visit battlefield sites of both World War 1 & World War 2, including an in depth look at the Christmas Truce. We also visit a number of festive markets in the local cities of Arras & Bruges and why not raise a glass to those who bravely fought for us in these wars, as we visit local breweries, where we sample the beers.
- 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
- Convenient local joining points
- Travel by Silver Service
(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 -
Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.
For customers living outside of the UK, if you want to make a booking you will need to provide a UK postcode on our online booking system. If you are not able to provide a relevant UK postcode then you can enter the postcode for London Victoria Coach Station – SW1W 9TP. You should then be able to proceed to complete your booking.
If you do encounter a problem then you can speak to one of our friendly advisors who will be happy to help.
Please Note : After completing your booking, a member of our Customer Service team will be in touch to make sure everything is okay.
Either e-mail our Reservations Department or call on 01709 830 333 and they will check to see whether you can visit a particular cemetery on any of our Battlefield Tours, if we are not able to fit it into our itinerary then you could take some time out of the tour and do this independently by taxi or public transport.
Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium, where we stay for three nights.
Day 2 - Messines Ridge & Arras
We travel down the Messines Ridge looking at the mining operations in 1917 when the largest man-made explosion of the war ripped across the Flanders landscape. We then look at the story of the Christmas Truce in 1914, when both sides came out into No Man’s Land. After lunch at Hooge we travel to Arras to visit a local French brewery before spending time in the large Arras Christmas market held in the main square.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 3 - Bruges
Today we look at the Second World War battlefields in Belgium seeing the superb Liberation Museum at Knocke-Heist with its amazing displays of WW2 material and vehicles. We then look at the fighting in this area in 1944, after lunch we go to the Bruges Zot Brewery for an included brewery tour and then spend time in Bruges for the excellent Christmas market.
Included meals: Breakfast
Included meals: Breakfast
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.
If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.
No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.
All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
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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...
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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
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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.