About the tour: Remembering World War 1 - featuring the Great Pilgrimage 90 Event

During the centenary of The Last 100 Days of WW1, join us on a special journey of Remembrance as we view the Royal British Legion Great Pilgrimage 90 event and visit the key battlefields of Mons, Loos and Fromelles, where a generation fought and died. Our journey begins in Mons, where we visit St Symphorien cemetery before we travel to Nimy Bridge and the Mons War Museum. On the second day of your battlefield tour, you will join the commemorative events in Ypres and at Menin Gate. Finally, we will visit the Battlefields at Loos and the ‘forgotten front ‘of northern France, where we will remember the men who bravely fought there.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach

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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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 mainstay hotel in Belgium or northern France for a four night stay.

    On our first day on the Battlefields we visit Mons, where for the British the war began and ended. At St Symphorien Cemetery we see the ‘First and Last’ casualties of WW1 and the grave of one of the first Victoria Cross winners. We then visit the battlefield at Nimy Bridge where the first Victoria Crosses were awarded to men of the Royal Fusiliers and also visit the spot where the first shots were fired by the British Army. We have an extended lunch period in Mons for free-time in this beautiful Belgian city, and then visit the Mons War Museum.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    St. Symphorien Cemetery
    St. Symphorien Cemetery

    Included Highlights

    • St. Symphorien Cemetery
    • Nimy Bridge
    • Mons
    • Mons Military Museum

    On the 8th August 2018 the Royal British Legion will deliver a national level commemorative event at the Menin Gate to mark the centenary of the start of ‘The Last 100 Days’. Today, we will attend the event in Ypres as spectators which will coincide with the 90th Anniversary of the Great Pilgrimage. We will remain in Ypres to attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial, held at 8pm each evening.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Included Highlights

    • Menin Gate
    • Ypres - 90th Anniversary of the Great Pilgrimage
    • Last Post Ceremony

    On our final battlefield day we travel to the Battlefield of Loos where Rudyard Kipling’s son, Jack, was killed in 1915. Here we visit Dud Corner Cemetery and the Loos Memorial, and examine the story of Kipling’s only son. After lunch period at Bethune, we travel into the ‘forgotten front’ of northern France seeing the Indian Corps Memorial at Neuve-Chapelle and end the day at Fromelles seeing the Australian Memorial Park and VC Corner Cemetery.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Fromelles
    Fromelles

    Included Highlights

    • Fromelles
    • Neuve Chapelle
    • Loos Memorial
    • VC Corner Cemetery

    Return home

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    The order of the itinerary may differ, with the exception of being in Ypres on the 8th August 2018 to view the Royal British Legion Great Pilgrimage 90 event which will remain despite any other changes.

    Please note; the option to join the tour from Northern Ireland (Tour ref: 7BRB) will only operate subject to minimum numbers being achieved. Leger Holidays will advise in Spring 2018 whether the minimum number has been reached and whether the Northern Ireland option will operate or not. Should the option not be available then a full refund will be provided.

    10% from the basic sale price of this tour will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279) and Poppyscotland (Scottish Charity No. SC014096)


    Remembering World War 1 - featuring the Great Pilgrimage 90 Event

    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.
     

    Ambassador Hotel Menen

    34-42 Wahisstraat, B-8930 Menen,

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

    Alize Hotel Mouscron

    Passage St Pierre 34, B-7700 Mouscron,

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

    Novotel Ypres Centrum

    Sint-Jacobsstraat 15, 8900 Ieper,

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

    Horizon Ath Lessines

    Avenue des Artisans, 1, 7822 Ghislenghien,

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

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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 nine 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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