About the tour: Arras & Vimy Ridge Centenary

The Battle of Arras was the first British offensive of 1917 and one of the deadliest battles of the Great War. We begin our 2017 centenary commemorations with a tour attending ceremonies in the Arras area visiting the battlefields here and seeing Vimy Ridge, captured by the Canadians.

Tour Includes


  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Travel from a regional joining point
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service

DATES & PRICES

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Tour Itinerary

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

    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

    Today we will attend the official ceremony at Vimy Ridge for those who have registered for the event. Registration for the ceremony closed on the 17th February 2017 and those not attending the Vimy Ridge ceremony will spend the day at leisure in Arras. 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

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Battlefield visits as described

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Entrance fees to museums & places of interest (extra cost)


    Arras & Vimy Ridge Centenary

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    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.

    Executive coach departures will stay for three nights at a minimum 2-star hotel in northern France, such as Ibis Amiens Centre Cathedrale.

    Silver Service departures will stay for three nights at a minimum 2-star hotel in northern France, such as Ibis Styles Peronne Assevillers.

    Full details of your hotel will be advised with your travel documents.

    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      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

      On most holidays 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 holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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      Arras & Vimy Ridge Centenary

      Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
      01709 787 463