4 Day Coach Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach then onwards to Belgium or northern France for a three-night stay.

Day 2 - Ypres and Passchendaele

The tour starts in Flanders around the Belgian city of Ypres. Here, one in three of Britain’s Western Front dead fell by 1918 and it has been a place of pilgrimage ever since. We begin by looking at the commemoration of Britain’s dead at Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest British war cemetery in the world, taking time to also see the visitors’ centre. At Vancouver Corner we examine the use of gas in the trenches and see the moving ‘Brooding Soldier’ memorial to the Canadians who defended Ypres in 1915 and at Langemarck German Cemetery we see how Germany commemorated her dead and look at the story of ‘Fritz’ on the other side of No Man’s Land. After lunch at Hooge, we visit the preserved trenches at Sanctuary Wood Trench Museum, some of the last original WW1 trenches still surviving in Flanders together with an amazing collection of relics and stereoscopic photos. We then travel down the Messines Ridge to Ploegsteert to see the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing. Our day ends in Ypres where we attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial, held at 8pm each evening. (B)

Day 3 - The Somme

The Battle of the Somme began on a summer’s day in July 1916 and ended in a snowstorm four and a half months later. It was a battle of contrasts from the blackest day when 57,000 became casualties to the first use of tanks and the change in approach to fighting on the Western Front. We look at all these stories and start our tour at Peronne where we visit the excellent Historial de la Grande Guerre museum which helps to put into context not just our Somme day, but the whole tour. We then see the Lochnagar Mine Crater at La Boisselle, the largest British mine crater surviving on the battlefields. After lunch we see the trenches in the Newfoundland Park and then take time to visit the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing and see the new Somme Museum here. (B)

Day 4

Return home. B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast

4 Day Tour Departure Dates and Prices 2019/20

To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code

Executive coach: tour code ref 4BWF

Dates

Prices

Dates

Prices

August 23* - 2019
£359 May 22 £369
September 13 £359 June 19
£369
September 20 £359 July 17 £369
October 4 £339 August 7 £369
March 27 - 2020 £319 September 11 £369
April 10* £349 September 24 £349
Silver Service coach: tour code ref 4BWFV

Dates

Prices

Dates

Prices

October 31 - 2019
£399 April 17

£429

March 5 -2020

£389

April 24

£429

March 27

£399

October 22

£429

April 3 £415 October 29 £429
April 10*

£429

Luxuria coach : tour code ref 4BWFX

Dates

Prices

Dates

Prices

October 31 - 2019

£429

March 19

£449

March 5 - 2020

£449

Young Adults Discount Save 50% (aged 8-17) on dates marked*
All prices shown are per person based on two sharing a room, unless otherwise stated. Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest are at extra cost; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £99 (4 days), £119 (5 days), £139 (5 days Novotel Ypres). Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions
Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

5 Day Coach Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach then onwards to Belgium or northern France for a four-night stay.

Day 2 - Ypres and Passchendaele

As per day 2 of the 4-day itinerary. (B)

Day 3 - The Somme

As per day 3 of the 4-day itinerary. (B)

Day 4 - Arras and Vimy Ridge

We spend a day in northern France visiting the ‘Forgotten Front’ between Flanders and the Somme.
Starting on the Loos Battlefield, the scene of the first major British offensive of WW1, we see where the fighting took place and also the Loos Memorial and Dud Corner Cemetery. We then visit the excellent new Lens 14-18 Museum which explains the rich history of this region. After lunch in Arras we look at life beneath the Western Front in the Wellington Quarries, going underground to see where thousands sheltered on the eve of battle. At the Arras Memorial we pay our respects to the Missing and see the Air Services Memorial to those who died above the battlefield in WW1 and end our day with a visit to the stunning Vimy Ridge memorial at Hill 145 to examine the attack by Canadian forces here in April 1917. (B)

Day 5

Return home.B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast

5 Day Tour Departure Dates and Prices 2019/20

To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code

Executive coach: tour code ref 5BWF

Dates

Prices

Dates

Prices

July 15 - 2019

£429

May 25

£449

August 19*

£429

July 13

£449

September 30

£419

August 17

£449

October 21*

£419

September 28

£449

March 23 - 2020

£419 October 19 £439
April 20 £439
Silver Service coach: tour code ref 5BWFV

Dates

Prices

Dates

Prices

July 29 -2019

£499

May 18

£539

August 5

£499

May 25

£519

August 26*

£499

June 8

£519

September 2

£499

June 22

£519

October 7

£499

 July 6

£519

October 28*

£499

July 27
£519

March 2 - 2020

£469

August 10 £519

March 23

£499

August 31 £519

April 6

£519
September 21 £519
April 13*
£519 October 5 £499
April 20
£519 October 26* £479
May 11 £519

Silver Service coach and Novotel Ypres : tour code ref 5BWFHV

July 22 - 2019

£579
July 6 £599
August 12 £579
August 10 £599
October 14 £579
September 7 £599
May 18 - 2020 £599 October 12 £599

Luxuria coach : tour code ref 5BWFX

Dates

Prices

Dates

Prices

August 12 - 2019

£589

July 15

£599

October 28
£579 July 6
£599
March 30 -2020

£589

August 24

£599

April 27 £599 October 26 £599
June 1
£599
Young Adults Discount Save 50% (aged 8-17) on dates marked*
All prices shown are per person based on two sharing a room, unless otherwise stated. Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest are at extra cost; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £99 (4 days), £119 (5 days), £139 (5 days Novotel Ypres). Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions
Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Leger Holidays
All Quiet On The Western Front

Coach Tours 4 or 5 Days

Specialist Battlefield Guide On Every Tour. Prices from £319

Join Leger Holidays on this tour of the major battlefields, cemeteries and monuments to the missing on the Western Front. Choose from either a 4 or 5 day tour by coach and discover the harrowing stories of the destruction, bravery and sacrifice of the famous battles of the Somme and Ypres Salient.

All battlefield tours are accompanied by an expert guide, so you can be assured of not just learning about the how and why, but also some of the personnal stories too.

Discover the stories, tragedy and bravery of the First World War Battlefields of the Somme and Flanders. 

Book this All Quiet On The Western Front tour direct with Leger Holidays on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55.

To book with Leger call them direct on 01709 786 554 or contact them by email. When booking quote code T55.

What's Included

  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Free local joining points

Key visits

  • Tyne Cot Cemetery
  • Menin Gate
  • Ypres
  • Ploegsteert Memorial
  • Last Post Ceremony
  • Thiepval Memorial

Your Hotels

Executive coach departures will stay for three or four nights at the 4-star Best Western Ambassador Hotel Menen. The hotel has a bar and lift.

Silver Service and Luxuria departures will stay for three or four nights at the 4-star Best Western Plus Hotel Alize in Mouscron. The hotel does not have a restaurant, but snacks are available from the bar. There are also a number of restaurants and bars nearby. The hotel has a lift.

When demand is high, other hotels of a 3 and 4-star similar standard may be used such as the 3-star Hotel Des Acacias Lille Tourcoing in Neuville en Ferrain and the 3-star Best Western Hotel Horizon Ath Lessines.

On selected dates you can choose to stay at the 3-star Novotel in the centre of Ypres, just a few hundred yards from the Menin Gate at the 3-star Novotel. The hotel has a lift, and bar.

Silver Service Coach...

Comfort...
✓  Specially-designed reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than
executive coaches.
✓  Onboard climate control will ensure the temperature remains comfortable throughout your journey.
✓  Socialise and relax in the spacious rear lounge. 

Convenience...
✓ Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
✓ Personal tables.
✓ Porterage at most hotels.
✓ The option to pay for your optional excursions using a GBP credit or debit card during your tour.

Entertainment...
✓ 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.

Take a look at a Silver Service coach

Luxuria Coach

Inside and out, Luxuria coaches are stylish and elegant. Only Leger Holidays can offer you the very best in luxury coach travel and we always strive to ensure that our customers have the perfect Leger Holidays experience.

The ultimate level of comfort when taking an escorted touring holiday -

Comfort...

✓ Deluxe armchair-style seats with adjustable head rests, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.

✓ As part of Luxuria’s unique layout there will be up to 5 individual seats available, likely to be very popular with single travellers and those who enjoy their own personal space.

Convenience...

✓ U.K. plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged at all times.

Entertainment...

✓ Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when

Take a look at a Luxuria coach

WWI Cemetary


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