Somme to the Armistice 2018

About the tour: Somme to the Armistice 2018

Tour Introduction

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.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • FREE local joining points
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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

Day 1

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


Villers-Bretonneux (3)

Key Visits

  • Villers-Bretonneux
  • Chipilly

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 Riqueval where the men of the North Midland Division broke the German defences and took the last bridge over the canal.

Included meals: Breakfast

Somme American Cemetery

Somme American Cemetery (3)

Key Visits

  • Monchy Le Preux
  • Somme American Cemetery

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 Empire soldier to die in WW1 – and visit his memorial.

Included meals: Breakfast

George Lawrence Price Memorial, Mons

George Lawrence Price Memorial Mons (3)

Key Visits

  • George Lawrence Price Memorial Mons
  • Ors

Day 5

Travel home.

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).

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 3-star Assevillers Hotel. The hotel has a restaurant and bar, and is situated approximately six miles from the centre of Peronne in the heart of the Somme battlefield area.

Ibis Styles Peronne Asseviller

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.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Lift
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • 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.

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