Arras & Vimy Ridge Centenary

  • 4 Day Tour
  • 3 to 4 Star Rating

Apr 7

Regional departure by coach, then to our hotel in northern France for a three night stay.

Apr 8

We spend the first day visiting the battlefields around Arras seeing some of the key sites connected with the battle here in April-May 1917 including the battlefield sites at the Pont du Jour, with a visit to the 9th (Scottish) Division cairn, the sunken lane at Fampoux, Monchy le Preux, Roeux and the Arras Memorial to the missing.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Apr 9 - Arras or Vimy Ridge Ceremony

Today we will attend one of the main official ceremonies in either Arras or at Vimy Ridge: exactly where will depend on security arrangements and/or whether the Canadian authorities will restrict access to Vimy during this period. In addition, we will aim to visit other battlefield sites such as Bullecourt seeing where Australian and British soldiers fought in April-May 1917.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Apr 10

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 £80 (executive coach), £110 (Silver Service coach); travel insurance from £35.50.



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.
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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.

We accept collapsible wheelchairs and we can also accommodate Electric Scooters however they must be easily dismantled by the customer and each component must weigh less than 20kg and the scooter no more than 60kg in total. The scooter must also have a dry cell battery. Please call before booking so we can make sure the tour suits any extra requirements.