Battle of Cambrai Centenary Tour

5 days from £419pp.


British graves at Cambrai

Visit: British graves at Cambrai, Battlefields

Cambrai Battlefield

Visit: Cambrai Battlefield, Battlefields

The Battle of Cambrai was the first major use of tanks in the Great War when more than 400 Mark IV tanks broke the Hindenburg Line in November 1917 heralding the birth of modern tank warfare. On this centenary of this battle in Northern France we visit the battlefields around Cambrai and take trips to the Cambrai Memorial, Flesquieres, Havrincourt and Bourlon Wood.

    Regional departure by coach, then onwards to northern France and our hotel for a four-night stay.

    We will attend any major commemorations in the Cambrai area on 20th November and during our battlefield tour look at the Cambrai Memorial at Louverval, discover the story of the Boy General at Hermies, see where the heavy fighting took place along the Canal du Nord and Bourlon Wood, and follow where the tanks attacked between Havrincourt and Flesquieres. We will also visit the city of Cambrai itself on this tour.

    • Included meals: 3xBreakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Includes

    • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
    • Specialist Battlefield Guide
    • Regional joining points
    • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Battlefield visits as described

    Optional Excursions & Visits

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

    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £149.00 (5 days).

    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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    Accommodation

    You will stay for four nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in northern France such as the Novotel Lille Grand Place or Novotel Valenciennes Aerodrome.

     

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    Novotel Lille Centre Grand Place

    Novotel Lille Centre Grand Place

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    Novotel Valenciennes

    Novotel Valenciennes

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    Ibis Douai Centre

    Ibis Douai Centre

    Novotel Lille Centre Grand Place


    The Novotel Lille Centre Grand Place is only a 15min walk from the train station and is in the heart of the French Flanders capital. The hotels is in walk distance of the Grand Place where you can explore some of the local sights like the bell tower and Vieux Lille or you can have food and drinks in one of the local bars and restaurants. The hotels facilities include fitness centre, Wi-Fi/Internet access, a restaurant, a bar, lounge, air conditioning and 24hrs reception. All bedrooms feature air conditioning, T.V with international channels, Telephone, Tea and Coffee making facilities, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    Novotel Valenciennes


    The Novotel Valenciennes is set in an amazing 15-acre (6-hectare) woodland park. The hotel has a modern décor and facilities including swimming pool*, terrace, a bar, a restaurant and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedroom feature air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet access, Tea and Coffee making facilities, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom. *The swimming pool can close without prior warning.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Ibis Douai Centre


    The Ibis Douai Centre hotel is a listed 18th Century building close to the belfry and square of the old town. As the hotel is in the heart of the town centre you have good links to the TGV train station, attractions such as the Chartreuse museum, Gayant Expo exhibition centre and Lewarde mining museum plus all the bars, shops and restaurants that Lille also offers within a short walking distance. The hotels facilities include Wi-Fi/Internet access, 24hr reception and a bar. All bedrooms feature a desk, Internet access, wood floor, flat screen T.V with all major channels and en-suite bathroom.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Novotel Valenciennes


    The Novotel Valenciennes is set in an amazing 15-acre (6-hectare) woodland park. The hotel has a modern décor and facilities including swimming pool*, terrace, a bar, a restaurant and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedroom feature air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet access, Tea and Coffee making facilities, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom. *The swimming pool can close without prior warning.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Ibis Douai Centre


    The Ibis Douai Centre hotel is a listed 18th Century building close to the belfry and square of the old town. As the hotel is in the heart of the town centre you have good links to the TGV train station, attractions such as the Chartreuse museum, Gayant Expo exhibition centre and Lewarde mining museum plus all the bars, shops and restaurants that Lille also offers within a short walking distance. The hotels facilities include Wi-Fi/Internet access, 24hr reception and a bar. All bedrooms feature a desk, Internet access, wood floor, flat screen T.V with all major channels and en-suite bathroom.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    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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    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on feeder journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately £1 or 1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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