14 Day Coach Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

Day 2

To the Bordeaux area for an overnight stay. B.D

Day 3

Continue to the outskirts of Madrid for an overnight stay. B.D

Day 4 - Wellesley's advanced outposts

This morning we visit Wellesley’s advanced ‘outposts’ along the banks of the Rio Alberche and hear the story of the fortified Casa de Salinas. Ascending the Cerro de Cascajal we view Wellesley’s positions on the opposite side of the Portina Brook. After lunch, we visit the battlefield memorial sited on the slopes of the Cerro de Medellin Hills. We stay for two nights in Badajoz. B,D

Day 5- Badajoz

Badajoz, a fortified ‘gateway’ town to Spain fell to Allied troops in one of the bloodiest siege’s of the campaign on 6th April 1812. We visit Fort San Cristobal and view the breaches. B.D

Day 6 - Albuera

We visit Albuera, scene of a hard fought victory for the Allies commanded by General Beresford. Today, we see the ‘Fatal Hill’ and view where the principal fighting occurred. Wellington surveying the aftermath, observed the corpses ‘literally lying dead in their ranks as they stood’. We drive to Guarda for an overnight stay. B,D

Day 7 - Fuentes de Onoro Fontainebleau

This morning we visit the Battlefield of Fuentes de Onoro 1811, one of Wellesley’s finest victories. After lunch in Cuidad Rodrigo we study the British success at the ‘breaches’ where you will hear about ‘the question’ of ‘who’ accepted the French Governor’s surrender? Continue to Salamanca for two nights. B.D

Day 8 - Salamanca

Today we look at the iconic battle of Salamanca travelling across the battlefield and seeing where the fighting took place in 1812. B.D

Day 9 - Venta del Poza

Leaving Salamanca we study the events surrounding Wellington’s 1812 retreat from Burgos. We view  the engagement at Venta del Poza. We drive to Pamplona where you will learn how the fortress commander reluctantly surrendered to the Spanish. We stay in Pamplona for one night. B,D

Day 10 - Storming of San Sebastián

Today we will stand on the bridge where Wellington wrote a despatch at the battlefield of Sorauren 1813. We will view the failure of Marshal Soult’s attempt to relieve San Sebastián and Pamplona. We then follow Soult withdrawal north. After studying the bloody Storming of San Sebastián 1813, at Urrugne we will commence overviewing the Battle of Nivelle 1813. Then we drive to the Biarritz area for two nights. B,D

Day 11 - Battle of St. Pierre 

This morning we examine the battle of St. Pierre and study the French Sortie from Bayonne, visit Marshal Soult’s Memorial and see the Citadel. B,D

Day 12 - Battle of Orthez

Today we examine the Battle of Orthez 1814 and hear how Wellington was wounded. After lunch, we drive to Toulouse. We stay overnight in the Limoges area. B,D

Day 13 - Fontainebleau

Today we travel to the Palace of Fontainebleau to discuss the 1807 and 1814 Treaties of Fontainbleau (entrance fee extra – approx. 11 Euro). Then to the Paris area for a overnight stay.

Day 14

Return home.

Included meals: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

12 Days by Air Tour Itinerary

Day 1:

Fly to Madrid where you will be met and transferred to your overnight hotel.

Days 2 - 12:

As per days 4 - 14 of the 14-day itinerary by coach. At the end of your tour you will return by coach to either your original departure airport subject to availability, or one of our local joining points. 11xB, 9xD

Included Meals: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Departure Dates and Prices 2018/2019

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

14 days by Silver Service coach: tour code ref 14EPWV
October 8 2018
April 22 2019
12 days by Air and Silver Service coach: tour code ref K12EPWV
October 10 2018
April 24 2019
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 at extra cost; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £339 (coach, £309 (air). 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
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Leger Holidays
At War with Wellington - The Peninsular War

By Coach 14 Days or By Air 12 Days

Specialist Battlefield Guide On Every Tour. Prices From Only £1399

Join Leger Holidays Battlefield Tours as they explore selected battlefields and sieges from the Napoleonic Wars in Spain and France with the occasional whiff of the Sharpe novels. This stunning 12 or 14 day tour by coach or air is accompanied by an expert guide. Ensuring that you fully appreciate the history behind the long and bloody Peninsular War. 

Book this At War with Wellington The Peninsular War 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.

Key visits

  • Badajoz
  • Salamanca
  • Albuera
  • Fuentes de Onoro

Your Hotels

Throughout the tour you will stay in 3 or 4 star city style hotels.

What's Included

  • 13 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 10 evening meals (11 nights hotel with 9 evening meals on the air holiday)
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Historical visits as described
  • Free local joining points

View Joining Points

Flights to Madrid on the 12-day itinerary by air are available from a selection of U.K. airports – call for details

Silver Service Coach...

✓  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. 

✓ 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.

✓ 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

Travel Door to Door

If you live within 20 miles of one of Leger's free joining points they will pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is just £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking. Most Door to Door Journeys are not exclusive to a single holiday booking. Most Door-to-Door journeys are not exclusive to a single holiday booking. Each door to door vehicle will carry no more than eight passengers, allowing luggage room and space and minimalising the number of additional stops before meeting the coach.

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.


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