All Quiet on the Western Front

  • 4 & 5 Day Tours
  • 6 Sights Visited
  • 3 to 4 Star Rating

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium or northern France for a three-night stay.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2 - Ypres and Passchendaele

The tour starts in Flanders around the Belgian city of Ypres. Here, one in three of Britain’s Western Front dead fell by 1918 and it has been a place of pilgrimage ever since. We begin in the preserved trenches at Sanctuary Wood Trench Museum, some of the last original WW1 trenches still surviving in Flanders. We then look at the battlefield around Hill 60. After lunch at Hooge Crater Café, we look at the commemoration of Britain’s dead at Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest British war cemetery in the world. At Vancouver Corner we examine the use of gas in the trenches and see the moving ‘Brooding Soldier’ memorial to the Canadians who defended Ypres in 1915. At Langemarck German Cemetery we see how Germany commemorated her dead. Our day ends in Ypres where we attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial, held at 8pm each evening.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - The Somme

The Battle of the Somme began on a summer’s day in July 1916 and ended in a snowstorm four and a half months later. It was a battle of contrasts from the blackest day when 57,000 became casualties to the first use of tanks and the change in approach to fighting on the Western Front. We look at all these stories and start our tour among the trees of Delville Wood. At Péronne we visit the excellent Historial de la Grande Guerre museum. At La Boisselle we see Lochnagar, the largest British mine crater surviving on the battlefields. Following lunch we visit the trenches in the Newfoundland Park and the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing which commemorates more than 72,000 missing soldiers on the Somme.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium or northern France for a three-night stay.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2 - Ypres and Passchendaele

The tour starts in Flanders around the Belgian city of Ypres. Here, one in three of Britain’s Western Front dead fell by 1918 and it has been a place of pilgrimage ever since. We begin in the preserved trenches at Sanctuary Wood Trench Museum, some of the last original WW1 trenches still surviving in Flanders together with an amazing collection of relics and stereoscopic photos. We then look at the battlefield around Hill 60, one of the most fought over corners of the Ypres area, and examine the war underground, seeing craters that still scar the hill today. After lunch at Hooge Crater Café we look at the commemoration of Britain’s dead at Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest British war cemetery in the world, taking time to also see the visitors’ centre. At Vancouver Corner we examine the use of gas in the trenches and see the moving ‘Brooding Soldier’ memorial to the Canadians who defended Ypres in 1915. At Langemarck German Cemetery we see how Germany commemorated her dead and look at the story of ‘Fritz’ on the other side of No Man’s Land. Our day ends in Ypres where we attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial, held at 8pm each evening.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - The Somme

The Battle of the Somme began on a summer’s day in July 1916 and ended in a snowstorm four and a half months later. It was a battle of contrasts from the blackest day when 57,000 became casualties to the first use of tanks and the change in approach to fighting on the Western Front. We look at all these stories and start our tour at Peronne where we visit the excellent Historial de la Grande Guerre museum which helps to put into context not just our Somme day, but the whole tour. We then walk among the trees of Delville Wood – known as Devil’s Wood – where the South Africans fought their deadliest ever battle. Following lunch, we visit the trenches in the Newfoundland Park and then at La Boisselle we see Lochnagar, the largest British mine crater surviving on the battlefields. We finish at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing which commemorates more than 72,000 missing soldiers on the Somme. We also take time to see the Thiepval Visitors’ centre and visit the new Somme Museum which opened in 2016.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium or northern France for a four-night stay.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2 - Ypres and Passchendaele

The tour starts in Flanders around the Belgian city of Ypres. Here, one in three of Britain’s Western Front dead fell by 1918 and it has been a place of pilgrimage ever since. We begin in the preserved trenches at Sanctuary Wood Trench Museum, some of the last original WW1 trenches still surviving in Flanders. We then look at the battlefield around Hill 60. After lunch at Hooge Crater Café, we look at the commemoration of Britain’s dead at Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest British war cemetery in the world. At Vancouver Corner we examine the use of gas in the trenches and see the moving ‘Brooding Soldier’ memorial to the Canadians who defended Ypres in 1915. At Langemarck German Cemetery we see how Germany commemorated her dead. Our day ends in Ypres where we attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial, held at 8pm each evening.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Menin Gate

Day 3 - Arras and Vimy Ridge

We spend a day in northern France close to the city of Arras. Here, we look at life beneath the Western Front in the Wellington Quarries, going underground to see where thousands sheltered on the eve of battle. At the Arras Memorial we pay our respects to the Missing. Following lunch in central Arras, we look at the Canadian assault on Vimy Ridge in April 1917, seeing preserved trenches and the moving Canadian Memorial on Hill 145. We end the day at Notre Dame de Lorette, the largest French war cemetery in the world.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Vimy Ridge

Day 4 - The Somme

The Battle of the Somme began on a summer’s day in July 1916 and ended in a snowstorm four and a half months later. It was a battle of contrasts from the blackest day when 57,000 became casualties to the first use of tanks and the change in approach to fighting on the Western Front. We look at all these stories and start our tour among the trees of Delville Wood. At Péronne we visit the excellent Historial de la Grande Guerre museum. At La Boisselle we see Lochnagar, the largest British mine crater surviving on the battlefields. Following lunch we visit the trenches in the Newfoundland Park and the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing which commemorates more than 72,000 missing soldiers on the Somme.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 5

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium or northern France for a four-night stay.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2 - Ypres and Passchendaele

The tour starts in Flanders around the Belgian city of Ypres. Here, one in three of Britain’s Western Front dead fell by 1918 and it has been a place of pilgrimage ever since. We begin in the preserved trenches at Sanctuary Wood Trench Museum, some of the last original WW1 trenches still surviving in Flanders together with an amazing collection of relics and stereoscopic photos. We then look at the battlefield around Hill 60, one of the most fought over corners of the Ypres area, and examine the war underground, seeing craters that still scar the hill today. After lunch at Hooge Crater Café we look at the commemoration of Britain’s dead at Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest British war cemetery in the world, taking time to also see the visitors’ centre. At Vancouver Corner we examine the use of gas in the trenches and see the moving ‘Brooding Soldier’ memorial to the Canadians who defended Ypres in 1915. At Langemarck German Cemetery we see how Germany commemorated her dead and look at the story of ‘Fritz’ on the other side of No Man’s Land. Our day ends in Ypres where we attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial, held at 8pm each evening.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Menin Gate

Day 3 - Arras and Vimy Ridge

We spend a day in northern France visiting the ‘Forgotten Front’ between Flanders and the Somme. Starting on the Loos Battlefield, the scene of the first major British offensive of WW1, we see where the fighting took place and also the Loos Memorial and Dud Corner Cemetery. Later at Vimy Ridge we examine the Canadian assault on Vimy Ridge in April 1917, seeing preserved trenches and the moving Canadian Memorial on Hill 145. After lunch in Arras we look at life beneath the Western Front in the Wellington Quarries, going underground to see where thousands sheltered on the eve of battle. At the Arras Memorial we pay our respects to the Missing and see the Air Services Memorial to those who died above the battlefield in WW1.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Vimy Ridge

Day 4 - The Somme

The Battle of the Somme began on a summer’s day in July 1916 and ended in a snowstorm four and a half months later. It was a battle of contrasts from the blackest day when 57,000 became casualties to the first use of tanks and the change in approach to fighting on the Western Front. We look at all these stories and start our tour at Peronne where we visit the excellent Historial de la Grande Guerre museum which helps to put into context not just our Somme day, but the whole tour. We then walk among the trees of Delville Wood – known as Devil’s Wood – where the South Africans fought their deadliest ever battle. Following lunch, we visit the trenches in the Newfoundland Park and then at La Boisselle we see Lochnagar, the largest British mine crater surviving on the battlefields. We finish at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing which commemorates more than 72,000 missing soldiers on the Somme. We also take time to see the Thiepval Visitors’ centre and visit the new Somme Museum which opened in 2016.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 5

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; single room supplement £89 (4 days), £109 (5 days), £129 (5 days Novotel Ypres); travel insurance from £35.50.

DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - We have many parents and grandparents who wish to take their children on a battlefield tour to share the experience and learning together. We are pleased to offer a significant reduction to under 18 years olds during the school holidays. Children pay half price on the following dates:

2016Oct 20, 24 & 27

2017

13 & 16 Feb; 3, 7, 10 & 17 Apr; 26 & 29 May; 28 Jul; 7, 18 & 28 Aug; 23 & 26 Oct

*Please note this offer is only available when travelling by Silver Service or Executive coach. 

2 x packed lunch/museum package available whilst on tour approx. cost €40 (4 days) and €45 (5 days).



FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
You can check weather averages at here.

We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.