Tour Itinerary

Day 1

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 began 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

Day 5

Return home.

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 2018/2019

Leger Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel: Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 and quote Travel ref: T55 and tour code

Dates
Prices
Dates
Prices
July 2 2018
£569
£541
July 1 2019
£589
£560
August 20 2018
£569
£541
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 £129.
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
Walking the Somme

Coach Tours 5 Days - 5% Discount

Specialist Battlefield Guide on Every Tour. Prices from only £541

The Battle of the Somme is famous chiefly on account of the loss of 58,000 British troops (one third of them killed) on the first day of the battle, 1 July 1916. The attack was launched upon a 30 kilometre front, from north of the Somme river between Arras and Albert, and ran from 1 July until 18 November, at which point it was called off.

For 2018 Leger have a new version of their Walking the Somme tour where they visit some key locations on the 1916 battlefield but also look at events on the Somme in 1918, and see where the breakout battles for the Hindenburg Linetook place.

Book this Walking the Somme battlefield tour direct with Leger Holidays and receive a 5% discount per person off the brochure price. Call on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55.

To book with Leger and claim your 5% discount*, call them direct on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote Travel 55 code T55. *Excludes Oberammergau tours.

Key visits

  • Thiepva
  • Mash Valley
  • Mametz Wood
  • Pozières
  • Pigeon Ravine
  • Ricqueval Bridge

Optional Sound and Light Show

Join Leger on a unique evening out on the Somme where you will attend a moving 'Sound and Light' show with extracts from WW1 accounts, music, and re-enactors in uniform – all combined with  typical WW1 meal from the trenches. This will take place in historic Bernafay Wood, and is organised by 'Digger Cote 160' a local Remembrance group. Cost £36.

Please note: The local 'Sound and Light' show with meal on day three is subject to minimum numbers and favourable weather conditions and may be cancelled with short notice.

What's Included

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

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Your Hotels

You will stay for three or four nights at the 3-star Ibis Peronne Assevillers Hotel. The hotel has a restaurant and bar, the hotel is situated approximately 6 miles from the centre of Peronne in the heart of the Somme Battlefields area.

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.

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