About the tour: Kaiser’s Battle – Operation Michael

On the centenary of Kaiser's Battle, also knows as Kaiserschlact and Operation Michael, we visit the ground and remember the harrowing events from 1918. We visit the sites where German troops attacked near Cambrai to south of St. Quentin, such as Manchester Hill. We also visit battlefield sites on Somme taking a look at the battles that took place between the Australian and German troops there. For the centenary a ceremony will either be conducted by your guide or we will join the major events in the local area.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Local joining points

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.
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    Regional departure by coach, then to our hotel in northern France or Belgium, where we stay for four nights.

    Today we start on the March 1918 battlefields near St. Quentin seeing some of the key locations connected with the fighting here including Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery, Manchester Hill, Savy, Holnon Wood, Vadencourt British Cemetery and Ham.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    On 21st March we will attend any major ceremonies in the area or have our own short ceremony on the battlefield. On this day we will also visit both the Arras and Pozières Memorials which commemorate those who died in March 1918 as well as the Historial Museum at Peronne.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Arras Memorial
    Arras Memorial

    Included highlights

    • Arras Memorial
    • Historial Museum at Peronne

    We return to the Somme battlefields and look at the continued advance of the German troops in March-April 1918 visiting Fins, Epehy, Villers-Guislan and Gauche Wood. After lunch we look at the conclusion of the battle around Villers-Bretonneux in April 1918, seeing where Australia and British troops brought the German advance to an end.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Villers-Bretonneux
    Villers-Bretonneux

    Included highlights

    • Villers-Bretonneux
    • Fins
    • Epehy
    • Gauche Wood

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Kaiser’s Battle – Operation Michael

    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.

    You will stay for four nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in Belgium or northern France. Full details of your hotel will be advised with your travel documents.

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      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 £39.50 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, 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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