NEW About the tour: Vimy Ridge & Arras

We look in-depth at the battlefields around Arras, having time to spend all day at Vimy Ridge with time to properly explore this impressive WW1 site.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefields Guide
  • Local joining points

5 days from £559 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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    Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in central Arras for four nights.

    We spend the whole day in and around Vimy Ridge, a position taken by Canadian troops in April 1917. We travel to Vimy via the approach to the battlefield in 1917, stopping at the ruined abbey at Mont St Eloi, and then start at the Canadian Memorial Park.

    Here we begin with the Visitor’s Centre and preserved trenches, having a tour of the tunnels (weather conditions permitting). We then take a short battlefield walk to see the mine craters that scar the ridge. We also visit the battlefield cemeteries in the Canadian Memorial Park, and then look at the impressive Canadian Memorial on the highest point of the ridge, Hill 145 – taking time to walk round it and see it from below.

    After lunch we return to the ridge and see one of the original Canadian Memorials, and then at Thélus look at the role of artillery seeing their memorial, see where the Canadians buried their dead in an old mine crater and see another original 1917 memorial. At Farbus we look at the far end of the ridge, and then travel down into the Douai Plain to see where the battle ended.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Vimy Trenches
    Vimy Ridge

    Included Highlights

    • Vimy Ridge

    We start on the battlefields close to Arras where the offensive began in April 1917. At the Pont du Jour we visit the impressive memorial cairn to the 9th (Scottish) Division, see the Sunken Lane battlefield near Fampoux including the memorial to the Seaforth Highlanders and later visit the grave of war poet Isaac Rosenberg and see the nearby German war cemetery from the fighting here in 1917.

    In the afternoon we visit the Lens 14-18 Centre, which explains the history of the region, and then see the Ring of Remembrance Memorial at Notre Dame de Lorette, which commemorates all those who died in the region: British, Commonwealth, French and German alike. We also see the massive French Military Cemetery with more than 44,000 graves: the largest French Military Cemetery in the world.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Arras Memorial
    Arras

    Included Highlights

    • Arras

    We begin at the Arras Memorial to the Missing and Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, seeing where many of those who fell at Arras are buried or commemorated. We then visit the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Experience, a new Visitor’s Centre at Beaurains, which explains the history of the cemeteries and memorials, and the organisation that maintains them.

    In the afternoon we visit the grave of war poet Edward Thomas, and see some of the places connected to the film ‘1917’ near Croisilles and Ecoust.

    Later we explore the battlefield at Bullecourt and then see the ground where the final battles around Arras took place in 1918.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    CWGC Experience, Arras
    CWGC Experience, Arras

    Included Highlights

    • CWGC Experience, Arras

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Travel Insurance from £30.00 (5 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £199.00 (5 days).

    NEW Vimy Ridge & Arras 5 days from £559pp

    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 the 4-star Mercure Arras. The hotel is situated just a short walk from the historic heart of the city. 

    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 £15pp (up to 6 days duration), £25pp (7 and 8 days duration), £30pp (9 to 11 days) or £35pp (12 days or more) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on our Executive and Silver Service coaches and for one or two persons on our Luxuria coaches and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for a supplement of £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 and 8 days duration), £18pp (9 to 11 days) or £22pp (12 days or more).

    Guaranteed front or second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the UK port. Occasionally, front and second row seats may be on a request only basis.

    Please note: children under 15 years of age are not permitted to sit in the front seats of any coach.

    On some coaches the legroom on front seats, central view seats and seats directly in front of the washroom 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 or merged for any reason and front or second row seats or central view seats or table seats are not available on your tour, you will be refunded any supplement paid. 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.

    Central View Seats are available to pre-book free of charge.

    Table Seats are available to pre-book free of charge on our Luxuria coaches.

    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.
    Customers own alcohol cannot be consumed on board our vehicles.
    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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