About the tour: Champagne, Argonne & Verdun

Discover the story of the French Poilus and American Doughboys on this fascinating tour which looks at three of the great battlefields of WW1. Visiting the battlefields of Champagne, Argonne and Verdun, we will visit haunting memorials, vast cemeteries and thought-provoking museums alongside your specialist guide.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient joining points
  • Entrances to museums and places of interest (extra cost)

5 days from £449 pp

Departure Dates

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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 Reims, where we stay for four nights.

    We travel to our hotel in Reims and start on the battlefields of the Champagne. We visit the area around Navarin Farm, looking at the French attacks here in 1915.

    At Sommepy we see the American Memorial and remains of trenches where American forces fought in September 1918.

    After lunch we visit the Champagne Museum and visit the amazing trench system at Main de Massiges: this large area of trenches have been reconstructed around original mine craters using experimental archaeology. They offer arguably the most realistic impression of what a WW1 battlefield once looked like.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Navarin Farm Memorial
    Navarin Farm Memorial

    Included Highlights

    • Navarin Farm Memorial
    • Sommepy
    • Massiges
    We travel to the Argonne forest today, looking at the French attacks in this area in the early stages of the war.

    After lunch, we see the superb Romagne War Museum, which houses more than 30,000 objects recovered from the nearby battlefields.

    We then look at the American Meuse-Argonne Offensive in this area in September 1918 seeing the huge war cemetery with more than 14,000 American graves.

    We end at the impressive Montfaucon American Memorial, seeing the battlefield ruins here and looking out the area where America launched its first major battle of the Twentieth Century.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Montfaucon American Memorial
    Montfaucon American Memorial

    Included Highlights

    • Romange War Musem
    • Meuse Argonne American Cemetery
    • Montfaucon American Memorial
    Today we visit the haunting battlefields of Verdun where more than a thousand shells fell per square meter and there were more than 600,000 French and German casualties.

    We start at the superb Fleury War Museum and then visit Douaumont French Cemetery and the Ossuary, where the bones of over 120,000 men are laid to rest.

    After lunch in Verdun we visit Fort Douaumont, always at the heart of the battle, walking the galleries and tunnels within and going on top of the fort to see the shell damage and bunkers.

    We then travel across to the ‘Left Bank’ of the battlefield, seeing the high ground at Mort Homme and Cote 304.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Fort Douaumont
    Fort Douaumont

    Included Highlights

    • Fort Douaumont
    • Fleury Museum
    • Douaumont Cemetery
    • Douaumont Ossuary
    • Mort Homme
    • Cote 304

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Travel Insurance from £27.00 (5 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person).

    Champagne, Argonne & Verdun 5 days from £449pp

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    01709 787 463


    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.

    You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Ibis Reims Tinqueux. The hotel is located approx. 3 miles from the centre of Reims. The hotel has 74 comfortable, air-conditioned rooms that have been fully renovated, offering you a stay in a peaceful green setting. The hotel has a small Courtepaille Restaurant and there are numerous dining options within walking distance and the bar, serves snacks and light meals. 

    Ibis Reims Tinqueux

    50 route de Soissons BP 100, 51433 Tinqueux Cedex ,

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

    Travel Options

    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. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. 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 £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    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 interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers 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 vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air 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.
    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.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is 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 should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan


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