Battlefields of Loos 105th Anniversary

4 days from £369pp

About the tour: Battlefields of Loos 105th Anniversary

Tour Introduction

105 years ago in September-October 1915, the Battle of Loos was fought in the northern French village of the same name. British troops, commanded by Sir John French, carried out an attack in the coalfields around the village that was meant to be the push that would end the war. Unfortunately for them, this operation ended in a costly defeat which resulted in the dismissal of Sir John French. The battle was not only significant due to its failure, but it also because it was the first time that large numbers of men from 'Kitchener’s Army' went into battle on the Western Front. Join us on this brand new tour which puts us right on the battlefield for the 105th anniversary.

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

Sep 24

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

Sep 25 - Loos Battlefields

Today, we visit the main Loos Battlefield areas including the Hohenzollern Redoubt, Vermelles and Hill 70 and attend any ceremonies, as well as visiting the Loos Memorial and Dud Corner Cemetery. There will also be time to make special visits to cemeteries in the area and lunchtime will be in Bethune.

Included meals: Breakfast

Dud Corner Cemetery

Dud Corner Cemetery (4)

Key Visits

  • Loos Memorial
  • Dud Corner Cemetery
  • Hill 70
  • Hohenzollern Redoubt
  • Vermelles British Cemetery

Sep 26 - Givenchy & Bethune

Today we continue with a look at the Battle of Loos in 1915, seeing more of the battlefield area including Givenchy, and we will also walk up onto the Double Crassier, a huge coal pithead which was there in WW1, for views across the battlefield.

After lunch in Bethune, with time to see the Bethune Town Cemetery, we will visit the Lens 14-18 Museum and see the French Cemetery at Notre Dame de Lorette.

Included meals: Breakfast

Lens 1418 Museum

Lens 14-18 Museum (5)

Key Visits

  • Notre Dame de Lorette
  • Tunnellers Memorial, Givenchy
  • Bethune
  • Lens 14-18 Museum

Sep 27

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

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...

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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