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 Biarritz area for an overnight stay. (B.D)

Day 3

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

Day 4 - Talavera 1809

We visit Wellesley’s (later the Duke of Wellington) advanced ‘outposts’ along the banks of the Rio Alberche and hear the story of the fortified
Casa de Salinas. At Cerro de Cascajal we view Wellesley’s positions on the opposite side of the Portina Brook. After lunch, we visit the battlefield memorial at Cerro de Medellin Hills and study the panorama of Wellesley’s victory. We stay for two nights in Badajoz. (B,D)

Day 5- Badajoz 1812

Badajoz was one of the bloodiest sieges of the campaign. We visit Fort San Cristobal and view the town below. We view the ‘breaches’ where the main fighting took place. On the ramparts we will study how the garrison resolutely resisted the Allied operations for days. (B.D)

Day 6 - ‘Bloody’ Albuera 1811

A hard-fought victory for the Allies.. Today, we walk the ‘Fatal Hill’ and view where the principal fighting occurred. After visiting the monuments in the nearby town we drive to Salamanca for three nights. (B,D)

Day 7 - Ciudad Rodrigo 1812

We visit the Battlefield of Fuentes de Onoro 1811, one of Wellington’s finest victories. After lunch, we will walk the siege of Ciudad Rodrigo
1812. Walking the ramparts, our journey will end at the castle. (B.D)

Day 8 - Salamanca 1812

We spend the day leisurely travelling across the iconic Salamanca battlefield (B.D)

Day 9 - Vitoria 1813

Salamanca, we study the events surrounding Wellington’s 1812 retreat from Burgos. We view the engagements at Valladolid and Venta del Poza, and the battle at Vitoria in 1813. At Pamplona, where we stay for one night, you will learn how the fortress commander reluctantly surrendered to the Spanish (B,D)

Day 10 - Bidassoa River 1813 & storming San Sebastián

We stand on the bridge at the battlefield of Sorauren 1813, then view the failure of Marshal Soult’s attempt to relieve San Sebastián and Pamplona and follow Soult’s withdrawal north before the Battle of the Bidassoa River 1813. After studying the bloody Storming of San Sebastián 1813, at Urrugne we will overview the battle of Nivelle 1813. We stay in the Biarritz area for two nights. (B,D)

Day 11 - Battle of St. Pierre 1813

We reveal how General ‘Daddie’ Hill held his nerve and won the battle of St. Pierre, then study the French Sortie from Bayonne, visiting Marshal Soult’s Memorial and the Citadel. (B,D)

Day 12 - Taking of Toulouse

We view the landscape of Battle of Orthez 1814 and hear how Wellington was wounded. We continue to Toulouse and study how Wellington wrested the city from the French only to hear that Napoleon abdicated the day before. We stay overnight in the Limoges area. (B)

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. (B)

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. (D)

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. (10xB, 8xD)

Included Meals: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Departure Dates and Prices 2019/20

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
Prices Dates Prices
April 22 - 2019
April 20 - 2020
October 7
12 days by Air and Silver Service coach: tour code ref K12EPWV
April 24 - 2019
April 22 - 2020
October 9
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. 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
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 £1499

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
  • Cuidad Rodrigo
  • Vitoria

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

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Your Hotels

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

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 are travelling on a coach holiday of 7 days or more you can take advantage of Leger's Door-to-Door service, where they 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 - from just £40 per booking. 

Each door to door vehicle will carry no more than eight passengers, allowing luggage room and space and minimalisng the number of additiional stops before meeting the coach.


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