Somme to the Armistice 2018
5 days from £519pp
This fascinating Battlefield Tour looks at the battlegrounds of the Somme and Mons, associated with the last 100 days of The Great War, which began on 8th August 1918 and the final shots of WW1. Also known as the Hundred Days Offensive, this infamous period of the First World War, saw British and Commonwealth troops brake enemy lines on the Somme, and push the Germans out of France, causing them to retreat to the Hindenburg line. Here we visit the battle sites, memorials and cemeteries, whilst been accompanied by a Specialist Battlefield Guide.
- 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
- Specialist Battlefield Guide
- FREE local joining points
(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 Assevillers, near Peronne for a four-night stay.
Day 2 - Villers-Bretonneux; Le Hamel
We start the tour on the battlefields around Villers-Bretonneux, where the German advance was stopped in April 1918 and where the break-out began in August. We visit the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery and new Monash Centre (which opens in spring 2018), as well as the Australian Corps Memorial Park at Le Hamel with its memorial and trenches. In the afternoon, we follow the August 1918 advance, seeing the moving War Horse Memorial at Chipilly and the grave of a Canadian First Nation sniper, Ducky Norwest.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 3 - Monchy le Preux; Cambrai; St. Quentin
Today, we begin near Arras and follow the Canadian advance in August-September 1918 as they attacked the Drocourt-Queant Switch Line. We visit the ground at Monchy le Preux, see the Crow’s Nest Memorial and the DQ Line Canadian Memorial. At Bourlon Wood, we see where the Canadians captured the wood in September 1918, and after lunch in Cambrai, we look at the fighting along the St. Quentin Canal, seeing the Somme American Cemetery at Bony and the bridge at Ricqueval where the men of the North Midland Division broke the German defences and took the last bridge over the canal.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 4 - Ors; Mons
At Ors we look at the final large-scale battle of WW1 on the Western Front along the Sambre Canal, where on 4th November 1918, more than 150,000 troops went into battle. At Ors we see where war poet Wilfred Owen was killed, and visit his memorial and grave in Ors Communal Cemetery. We then travel to Mons for lunch, and in the afternoon, see the Mons War Museum and St. Symphorien Cemetery, where the first and last soldiers are buried. We also see where George Lawrence Price was killed – the last British and Commonwealth soldier to die in WW1 – and visit his memorial.
Included meals: Breakfast
Included meals: Breakfast
An optional evening meal package is available for £46 per person for Days 2 and 3 (on Day 4 you will be able to make your own arrangements during free time in Mons).
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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About the hotel
The Ibis Styles Péronne-Assevillers is located 6.2 miles (10 km) from the town of Péronne at the Assevillers rest area on the A1 highway and 3 miles (5 km) from the TGV train station. The hotels facilities include Wi-Fi/Internet access, a restaurant with terrace, a bar and snack and beverage machine. All bedrooms features flat-screen LCD T.V. with all major channels, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning.
- Bureau de Change
- English Speaking Staff
- Guest Lounge
- WiFi Available
- Bath and/or Shower
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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.