NEW About the tour: Walking the Western Front

We are pleased to introduce a new walking tour covering some of the lesser known battlefields of the First World War in Northern France including Fromelles, Loos, Arras and Cambra.

Tour Includes


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

5 days from £529 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 Belgium, where we stay for four nights.

    Walk 1: Fromelles

    This morning we walk the battlefield around Fromelles looking at both the 1915 action as part of the Aubers Ridge Battle and the 1916 operation when Australian and British troops attacked. We start at Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery and then examine the fighting for the Sugar Loaf Salient, before walking down to VC Corner and the Australian Memorial Park, seeing a memorial to the fighting in 1915. We then go into Fromelles for a visit to Pheasant Wood Cemetery.

    Walk 2: Loos

    The Battle of Loos in September 1915 was the first time large numbers of men from Kitchener’s Army went into action on the Western Front. We start at Le Rutoire Farm, a headquarters in 1915, and then walk out to The Lone Tree, and on to the battlefield cemeteries in the area, ending at the Hohenzollern Redoubt.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Pheasant Wood Cemetery
    Pheasant-Wood-Cemetery

    Included Highlights

    • Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery
    • Sugar Loaf Salient
    • Pheasant Wood Cemetery
    • Le Rutoire Farm
    • The Lone Tree
    • Loos Battlefield Cemeteries
    • VC Corner Memorial

    Walk 3: Arras to Monchy

    We walk the ground connected to the fighting at Monchy le Preux in April 1917, starting at Monchy Cemetery, looking at the Cavalry attack, visiting one of the isolated cemeteries here and then walking into the village and out to Infantry Hill where the Newfoundland Regiment fought.

    Walk 4: Arras to Wancourt

    We walk from the village of Guemappe following the fighting here in late April 1917, up onto the high ground near Wancourt Tower, visiting Wancourt Cemetery and seeing some of the battlefield cemeteries in the Heninel area, close to where the Hindenberg Line ran in 1917.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Monchy le Preux
    Monchy Le Preux

    Included Highlights

    • Monchy Cemetery
    • Wancourt Cemetery
    • Monchy le Preux

    Walk 5: Cambrai

    Our final walk follows the fighting during the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917, starting at the village of Havrincourt, seeing Grand Ravine Cemetery near Havrincourt Wood, and following the tank route up and onto the Flesquieres Ridge.

    After lunchtime in Cambrai we return to Flesquieres for a visit to the Tank Museum, and visit other Cambrai battlefield sites in the area as well as the Cambrai Memorial to the Missing.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Tank Museum Flesquieres
    Tank Museum Flesquieres

    Included Highlights

    • Flesquieres Ridge
    • Cambrai Memorial to the Missing
    • Grand Ravine Cemetery
    • Havrincourt
    • Tank Museum Flesquieres

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Please note: entrance to museums and places of interest are at extra cost.

    Travel Insurance from £27.00 (5 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £99.00 (5 days).

    NEW Walking the Western Front 5 days from £529pp

    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 3-star Ibis Kortrijk Centrum.

    Ibis Kortrijk Centrum

    Doorniksestraat 26 30, Kortrijk 8500,

    • 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.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 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 £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 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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