World War 1 Battlefield Tours – 2018 (page 2)

The tour list gives the full index of all of our battlefield, pilgrimage and war graves tours covering the First World War. Expanded details are also available in our brochure, contact us for a copy.

WORLD WAR 1: Early Battles Tour – Neuve Chapelle, Aubers & Ypres

9th–12th March
4 Days, 3 Nights
£595.00

Day 1 – Depart for afternoon ferry, with a visit to the Loos Battlefield and Memorial on route to the overnight hotel.

Day 2 – Depart for Neuve Chapelle area and cover the attacks on the actual day 101 years before. At Port Arthur we'll visit the Pont de Logis, the Moated Grange, the Ducks Bill and Bois du Biez, along with many other famous landmarks.

Day 3 – Today we go to the area of the later attacks at Aubers Ridge and Fromelles, also visiting the cemeteries in the area that contain the remains of the lads killed in the battle. We also visit the Le Touret Memorial to the Missing, before going to Belgium to visit the Ypres Salient, seeing Plugstreet Memorial to the Missing where some of the casualties are from the Aubers Ridge Battle are commemorated.

At 8.00 pm we will attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.

Day 4 – On our final day we will visit the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge and the trench systems, before returning home.

Ypres map

World War 1 bunker

A wealth of knowledge, the personal touch was brilliant, the whole experience is one I will not forget.

Carol Fielding

Union Jack WORLD WAR 1: 100th Anniversary Battlefield Tour – Operation Michael, The German Spring Offensive

20th–23rd March
4 Days, 3 Nights
£595.00

A special 100th year Anniversary Tour covering Operation Michael, The German Spring Offensive. Please click here for full details of this battlefield tour.

Union Jack WORLD WAR 1: 100th Anniversary Battlefield Tour – 4th Battle of Ypres, The Battle of the Lys 1918

6th–9th April
4 Days, 3 Nights
£595.00

A special 100th year Anniversary Tour covering the 4th Battle of Ypres, the Battle of the Lys 1918. Please click here for full details of this battlefield tour.

WORLD WAR 1: The Battle of Arras Anniversary Tour – 'Cheerful Sacrifice'

8th–11th April
4 Days, 3 Nights
£595.00

A tour led by Jonathan Nicholls, author of the highly acclaimed book Cheerful Sacrifice.

Cheerful Sacrifice was published in 1990 after several years of research by, then serving police officer, Jon Nicholls, who'd traced several First War veterans. Their stories inspired him to write this book on the Battle of Arras.

Day 1 – The tour departs from Birmingham and then makes its way to France and to the overnight hotel.

Day 2 – The next day we take a tour of the area, seeing many of the scenes of action including: Battery Valley, the areas of Monchy le Preux, Gavrelle, Feuchy, Scarpe, the site of the 9th Scottish Division Memorial, the Hyderabad Redoubt, walking the battlefield with a visit to the underground tunnels in Arras, and seeing remnants of the infamous Hindenburg Line Defences.

There will also be some free time to explore the town itself.

Day 3 – Today we continue our visit to the area to cover the continuing battle and to also facilitate Special Visits to particular sites, using both in the coach and courtesy car.

Day 4 – On our final day we will visit Loos, the scene of bitter fighting in 1915, and also to facilitate Special Visits to particular sites both in the coach and courtesy cars, before returning to Calais and our ferry home.

Cheerful Sacrifice

Jonathan is a great guide, he certainly knows the turf and actions inside out.

Steve & Ellen Lockwood, Washington DC

I'd like to thank you for a great experience on the Arras tour, from pick up to drop off all was excellently organised.

Alistair Shand