About the tour: Forgotten Battlefields of WW1

The battles of 1915 and the fighting at Arras and Cambrai in 1917 are important, but often forgotten battles of WW1. This battlefield tour helps explain their importance and take us off the beaten track. We begin in northern France looking at the Battles of Fromelles before taking an in-depth look at the Battle of Loos and visiting the site of the Hohenzollern Redoubt. We move on to pay our respects at the Loos Memorial to the Missing before spending our final day learning about the battles of Arras and Cambria.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points

5 days from £469 pp

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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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    Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Kortrijk, where we stay for four nights.

    We begin in northern France with an in-depth look at the Battles of Fromelles. We see VC Corner Cemetery and the Australian Memorial Park, a 1915 British Memorial. We will also visit the Fromelles Museum and Pheasant Wood Cemetery, which was created after the discovery of a mass grave here, many years after the war.

    Lunchtime is spent in Bethune. In the afternoon we visit the Le Touret Memorial, see the Indian Corps Memorial at Neuve-Chapelle and the Portuguese Cemetery, remembering this often forgotten ally.

    We end at Givenchy, where we look at the war underground and remember Yorkshire Tunneller Hero, William Hackett VC. Hackett was the only tunneller to be awarded the Victoria Cross, and we will be seeing where his action took place and visiting the memorial.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Indian Corps Memorial
    Indian Corps Memorial

    Included Highlights

    • Indian Corps Memorial
    • Pheasant Wood Cemetery
    • VC Corner Cemetery
    • Le Touret Memorial
    • William Hackett VC Memorial
    Today we look at the Battle of Loos in September-October 1915. We visit the site of the Hohenzollern Redoubt, seeing Quarry Cemetery and the 46th (North Midland) Division Memorial.

    At St. Mary’s Cemetery, we examine the story of Rudyard Kipling’s son, Jack, seeing what may be his grave, we will then then visit Le Rutoire Farm.

    In the afternoon we visit Vermelles, see the Loos Memorial to the Missing and Dud Corner Cemetery. The day will end at the Lens 14-18 Museum which commemorates the fighting in this region of northern France.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Loos Memorial
    Loos Memorial & Dud Corner Cemetery

    Included Highlights

    • Loos Memorial & Dud Corner Cemetery
    • Quarry Cemetery
    Our final day is spent on two of the battlefields of 1917. We start in the Arras area and see the memorial to the Hull Pals at Oppy, then follow the story of the Royal Naval Division at Gavrelle.

    In Roeux we see a German bunker and then look at a disastrous cavalry attack and the role of Newfoundland troops at Monchy-le-Preux.

    Following lunch in Arras, we see the Arras Memorial to the Missing, and then follow the road to the Cambrai battlefield where tanks were used in November 1917.

    We see the Cambrai Memorial to the Missing, visit the new Tank Museum with an original Mark IV tank recovered in 1998, and end on the Flesquières Ridge Battlefield.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    37th Division Memorial Monchy-le-Preux
    37th Division Memorial Monchy le Preux

    Included Highlights

    • Arras Memorial to the Missing
    • 37th Division Memorial Monchy-le-Preux
    • Cambrai Memorial to the Missing
    • Tank Museum, Flesquières
    • Memorial to the Hull Pals

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Travel Insurance from £27.00 (5 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £115.00 (5 days).

    Forgotten Battlefields of WW1 5 days from £469pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    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 Kortrijk Centrum. The hotel is situated in the heart of the city, close to the Grand Place and the Belfry. The hotel has a bar and breakfast room/restaurant.

    Ibis Kortrijk Centrum

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Lift
    • 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.
    Can I pre-book my coach seat?

    Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days' duration), £24pp (7 & 8 days' duration), £26pp (9, 10 and 11 days' duration) and £30pp (12 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 £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 & 8 days duration), £18pp (9, 10 and 11 days' duration) and £22pp (12 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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    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 nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £41.50 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, select option 1, 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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