Departure by coach then onward to your hotel near Peronne, where we stay for four nights
Day 2 - Thiepval and Mash Valley
Walk1: Our first walk starts at Thiepval, where we see the huge Thiepval Memorial and then walk out to the site of the German front lines at the Leipzig Redoubt. We then follow the front line looking at the fighting here on 1st July 1916, see the Lonsdale Cemetery and walk across The Nab to Ovillers.
Walk 2: Our second walk starts in Mash Valley at Ovillers and follows the front line across to La Boisselle and the Lochnagar Mine Crater. (B)
Day 3 - Mametz Wood and Pozières Walk
Walk 3: Our walks today begin as we follow the attack of the 38th (Welsh) Division on
Mametz Wood, walking up Death Valley, seeing the Welsh Dragon memorial and Flat Iron Copse Cemetery before ending in Bazentin.
Walk 4: In the afternoon we start in the village of Pozières where Australian soldiers fought in July-September 1916, and walk across the battlefield here to the site of Mouquet Farm, or Mucky
Farm to the troops. (B)
Day 4 - The Somme
Walk 5: Our final walk looks at the fighting on the Somme in March and September 1918, where we walk from Villers-Guislain to Pigeon Ravine, across an area of the Hindenburg Line battlefields. After lunch in St. Quentin, we see some of the 1918 sectors here, including the canal bridge at Ricqueval and the US Cemetery and Memorial at Bony. (B)
Return home. (B)
Included Meals B=Breakfast
Walking the Battlefields
Leger's popular guided battlefield walking tours created by head guide, Paul Reed, are a great way to get close to ground and experience the ‘lay of the land’ as well as visiting the memorials and cemeteries along the way.
Led by their expert guides, the walks are two to four hours long, with plenty of stops along the way where you will hear stories of the valour and sacrifices made and see at first-hand what the combattants faced. They are suitable for anyone with a basic level of fitness.
Silver Service Coach Departure Dates and Prices 2020/21
To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code
|Silver Service Tour Code: 5FRSV-W
|June 29 - 2020
||June 28 - 2021
August 10 - 2020
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 ta extra cost; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £149. 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