About the tour: Somme to the Armistice 2018

The last 100 days of the First World War, also known as the Hundred Days Offensive, began on 8th August 1918, Germany’s “Black Day”, when British and Commonwealth troops broke the German lines on the Somme. On this tour we follow the final advance from the Somme to Mons, which essentially pushed the Germans out of France. They retreated to the Hindenburg Line and so the last shots were fired. We visit battle sites, memorials and cemeteries, whilst being accompanied by a Specialist Battlefield Guide.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • FREE 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.
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 Assevillers, near Peronne for a four-night stay.

    We start the tour on the battlefields around Villers-Bretonneux, where the German advance was stopped in April 1918 and where the break-out began in August. We visit the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery and new Monash Centre (which opens in spring 2018), as well as the Australian Corps Memorial Park at Le Hamel with its memorial and trenches. In the afternoon, we follow the August 1918 advance, seeing the moving War Horse Memorial at Chipilly and the grave of a Canadian First Nation sniper, Ducky Norwest.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Villers-Bretonneux
    Villers-Bretonneux

    Included Highlights

    • Villers-Bretonneux
    • Chipilly

    Today, we begin near Arras and follow the Canadian advance in August-September 1918 as they attacked the Drocourt-Queant Switch Line. We visit the ground at Monchy le Preux, see the Crow’s Nest Memorial and the DQ Line Canadian Memorial. At Bourlon Wood, we see where the Canadians captured the wood in September 1918, and after lunch in Cambrai, we look at the fighting along the St. Quentin Canal, seeing the Somme American Cemetery at Bony and the bridge at Riqueval where the men of the North Midland Division broke the German defences and took the last bridge over the canal.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Somme American Cemetery
    Somme American Cemetery

    Included Highlights

    • Monchy Le Preux
    • Somme American Cemetery

    At Ors we look at the final large-scale battle of WW1 on the Western Front along the Sambre Canal, where on 4th November 1918, more than 150,000 troops went into battle. At Ors we see where war poet Wilfred Owen was killed, and visit his memorial and grave in Ors Communal Cemetery. We then travel to Mons for lunch, and in the afternoon, see the Mons War Museum and St. Symphorien Cemetery, where the first and last soldiers are buried. We also see where George Lawrence Price was killed – the last British Empire soldier to die in WW1 – and visit his memorial.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    George Lawrence Price Memorial Mons
    George Lawrence Price Memorial, Mons

    Included Highlights

    • George Lawrence Price Memorial Mons
    • Ors

    Travel home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    An optional evening meal package is available for £46 per person for Days 2 and 3 (on Day 4 you will be able to make your own arrangements during free time in Mons).


    Single Room Supplement from £119.00 (5 days).

    Somme to the Armistice 2018

    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 3-star Assevillers Hotel. The hotel has a restaurant and bar, and is situated approximately six miles from the centre of Peronne in the heart of the Somme battlefield area.

    Assevillers Hotel

    Autoroute A1 Aire de service d'Assevillers Ouest, 80200 Assevillers,

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • 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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