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Battlefields of World War One

4 days from £249*
Departing: June - October 2017
* Price shown: 15 September 2017 from - - BWP

Re-trace the events of the Great War

Join us to uncover the tragic events of the First World War, how the action developed and led finally, painfully, to victory. Visit some of the most poignant sights with our knowledgeable guide, taking you back through history on this captivating four-day break.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Entry to the Historial de la Grande Guerre museum
  • Entry to the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 2017
  • Entry to Talbot House
  • A visit to the Menin Gate
  • A visit to Vimy Ridge
  • Three nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation at a three-star standard hotel in the Lille area
  • Coach travel throughout
  • Return Channel crossings
  • The services of a specialist Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Leaving the local area in the early morning we travel to Dover or Folkestone for our channel crossing to Calais. From here, we continue to the hotel where we should arrive by early evening.

Day Two

Today you'll explore the sights of Ypres Salient and visit Poperinge. Here Talbot House, with its authentic interior and original works of art, is a living museum that captures the ambience of this part of the Great War.

Next you'll follow the route the troops and convoys used to Ypres, stopping (time permitting) at sights such as Essex Farm, where the poem "In Flanders Fields" was written, and the dressing station where survivors of the first gas attack came in. Your journey continues up to Langemarck towards Passendale, past the imposing statue of the Brooding Soldier.

Visits today will include the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest cemetery for Commonwealth Forces in the world, and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, for a further insight into the horror and human cost of the First World War.

After time for an early dinner in Ypres (payable locally), you will head for the Menin Gate, which marks the entry to the route out to the Ypres Salient, and is now dedicated to the memory of British and Commonwealth Soldiers.

Hear the haunting sound of The Last Post, played every evening since July 1928 under the imposing arches of the Gate, before you return to your hotel.

Day Three

Today you explore the area of the Somme. Visit the Historial de la Grande Guerre museum for an insight into the conflict, origins and consequences of the war, then head to Albert, with its golden statue of Mary on top of the Basilica, and then cross the old front-line to Lochnagar Crater, a symbol of the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Our next stop will be Thiepval, where you will see the Thiepval Memorial and Ulster Tower. See the preserved trenches, memorials and cemeteries dedicated to the Newfoundland forces in Beaumont-Hamel, where so many from this one community died, before returning to the hotel in the early evening.

Day Four

You'll be heading home today, travelling first to Calais and then across the Channel to the UK. But, en route, you'll visit Vimy Ridge, where you can see just how close and extensive the trenches and tunnels were, and the French Cemetery Notre Dame de Llorette.

You should arrive back in the local area by mid to late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port, Hull Port, Newcastle North Shields Port
Angus Dundee
Bedfordshire Bedford, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Wokingham
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire Amersham, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Cheshire Altrincham, Chester, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford Services M6, Macclesfield, Northwich, Poplar 2000 Services M6 M56, Runcorn, Sale, Stockport, Warrington, Wilmslow
Clwyd Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Mold, Queensferry, Rhyl, Wrexham
Cornwall Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Cumbria Carlisle, Kendal, Penrith
Derbyshire Chesterfield, Derby, Ilkeston
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Plymouth, Tavistock, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
Dumfries And Galloway
Dumfries And Galloway Dumfries, Lockerbie
County Durham
County Durham Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Durham, Stockton On Tees
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Hessle, Hull
Edinburgh Edinburgh
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Herefordshire Hereford
Hertfordshire Birchanger Green Services M11, Bishops Stortford, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, South Mimms Services A1 M, St Albans, Stevenage, Waltham Cross, Watford, Welwyn Garden City
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Lancashire Accrington, Ashton Under Lyne, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Eccles, Lancaster, Leigh, Manchester, Middleton, Oldham, Preston, Prestwich, Rawtenstall, Rochdale, Wigan
Leicestershire Coalville, Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough, Market Harborough
Lincolnshire Boston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Stamford
London Camberwell, Ealing, Eltham, Lewisham, Streatham, Wimbledon
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
Middlesex Enfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Harrogate, Middlesbrough, Northallerton, Redcar, Ripon, Selby, Skipton, Thirsk, York
Norfolk Dereham, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Northumberland Morpeth
Nottinghamshire Hucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Retford, Sutton In Ashfield, Worksop
Oxfordshire Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
Perth And Kinross
Perth And Kinross Perth
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
South Lanarkshire
South Lanarkshire Hamilton
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Woodall Services M1
Shropshire Shrewsbury, Telford
Somerset Bath, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Services M5, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Cannock, Keele Services M6, Lichfield, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth, Uttoxeter
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Surrey Camberley, Croydon, Epsom, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Woking, Worcester Park
Tyne & Wear
Tyne & Wear Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Sunderland, Washington Services A1 M, Whitley Bay
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton
West Sussex
West Sussex Burgess Hill, Crawley, East Grinstead, Horsham, Pease Pottage Services A23 M23, Worthing
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Bradford, Dewsbury, Ferrybridge Services A1 M62, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Pontefract, Shipley, Wakefield, Woolley Edge Services M1
Warwickshire Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Warwick
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Worcestershire Bromsgrove, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester
Date Price From Code
09 June 2017
09 June 2017 £249.00 NB7BWP02
16 June 2017
16 June 2017 £249.00 NB7BWP02
21 July 2017
21 July 2017 £249.00 NB7BWP02
28 July 2017
28 July 2017 £249.00 NB7BWP02
15 September 2017
15 September 2017 £249.00 NB7BWP02
22 September 2017
22 September 2017 £249.00 NB7BWP02
29 September 2017
29 September 2017 £249.00 NB7BWP02
06 October 2017
06 October 2017 £249.00 NB7BWP02
13 October 2017
13 October 2017 £249.00 NB7BWP02
20 October 2017
20 October 2017 £249.00 NB7BWP02

Lille Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a hotel in the Lille area, such as the Kyriad, Novotel or Campanile. All hotels offer comfortable accommodation in rooms with private facilities.

Lille Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a hotel in the Lille area, such as the Kyriad, Novotel or Campanile. All hotels offer comfortable accommodation in rooms with private facilities.

Further Information

2016 departures

The remaining departures in 2016 follow a slightly different itinerary, and will stay at the Altia Lille Tourcoing hotel. In 2017, customers will stay at a similar standard hotel in the Lille area.

Itinerary changes

Each day's itinerary is subject to small changes at the Tour Manager's discretion. Due to the extensive itinerary on this tour, we regret that we are not able to accommodate individual requests for visits en route.

Appropriate footwear

We strongly recommend that comfortable walking shoes be worn during the excursions on this holiday.

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made. The nature of the terrain on this tour means that those with walking difficulties may find parts of the tour difficult.

Channel crossings

Where possible, we will cross the Channel by ferry at the beginning and end of your holiday. However, we reserve the right to substitute crossings by Eurotunnel when necessary.

Battlefields of World War One reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Battlefields of World War OneScores 9.1 out of 10 based on 505 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Birmingham Friends
Very informative
Confirmed traveller: 10 October 2016
Published on: 23 October 2016
(10 out of 10)


ASCOT Couple
A Trip to the First World War Battlefields and memorials of the Somme, Ypres and Arras areas of Belgium and France.
Confirmed traveller: 10 October 2016
Published on: 23 October 2016
(8 out of 10)


dunfermline Couple
A great break with so many things to see and met some very nice people. Gerry the tour manager was fantastic and had lots of information on the places we visited.
Confirmed traveller: 26 September 2016
Published on: 18 October 2016
(7 out of 10)


Glossop, derbys. Couple
The hotel was 4star but breakfast only 2star. The whole trip was too hectic we will need a holiday to get over this, as we are in our 70s, although in general we saw all we wanted to, also would have liked to choose our own meals.
Confirmed traveller: 26 September 2016
Published on: 03 October 2016
(10 out of 10)


Manchester Couple
Excellent value for money, everything better than described. Obviously not a 5 star hotel otherwise we would have paid twice the price but rooms and food perfectly adequate. Tour well organised by Gerry who managed us all with patience and had good attention to detail. Drivers very good too. Only down side was the journey as we were delayed at the euro tunnel.
Confirmed traveller: 26 September 2016
Published on: 02 October 2016
(10 out of 10)


The visit to the battlefields was a very emotional experience and provided everything my companion and I were looking for.
Confirmed traveller: 26 September 2016
Published on: 01 October 2016
(10 out of 10)


We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Battlefields despite the length of the journey. Gerry our tour manager was excellent. He gave us all the history of the area which we wouldn't have got if we'd gone individually. He even went so far as to arrange meals for us both nights which was a big help. He made sure he spoke to everyone individually and we really felt he was as interested in us as we were in him. The coach was very comfortable and expertly driven by Eugene and Willy. We were with a very good group of people which I suppose is the luck of the draw. Everyone was very friendly and some very entertaining!
Confirmed traveller: 26 September 2016
Published on: 01 October 2016