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NAPOLEONIC WAR 1803-1815 Peninsular War British Cavalry in action At War with Wellington – The Peninsular War Explore selected battlefields and sieges from the Napoleonic Wars in Spain and France. 14-Day Itinerary by Coach 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 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 and study the panorama of Wellesley’s victory from the Allied perspective. We stay for two nights in Badajoz. B,D Day 5 Today we visit Fort San Cristobal and view the town of Badajoz below, scene of a bloody siege. We view the ‘breaches’ where the main fighting took place and walk the ramparts. B,D Day 6 We visit the battlefield of Albuera and 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 This morning, we visit the Battlefield of Fuentes de Onoro 1811, one of Wellington’s finest victories. After lunch, we walk the siege of Ciudad Rodrigo in 1812 seeing the ramparts and castle. B,D Day 8 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 Leaving Salamanca, we study the retreat from Burgos and view the engagements at Valladolid and Venta del Poza, and the battle at Vitoria in 1813. We drive to Pamplona the fortress commander reluctantly surrendered to the Spanish. We stay at Pamplona for one night. B,D Day 10 Today we see the bridge where Wellington wrote a despatch at the battlefield of Sorauren 1813 and see San Sebastian and Pamplona. We then follow Soult’s withdrawal northand 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. Then we drive to the Biarritz area for two nights. B,D Day 11 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 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 Today we travel to the Palace of Fontainebleau to discuss the 1807 and 1814 Treaties of Fontainbleau. Then to the Paris area for a overnight stay. B Day 14 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner For full hotel and itinerary details visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/epw 12-Day Itinerary by Air Day 1 Fly to Madrid where you will be met and transferred to your overnight hotel. Days 2 to 12 As per days 4 to14 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 (see page 55 for details). For full hotel and itinerary details visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/kepw X Number of nights By Coach By Air Salamanca 2 Badajoz Calais Fontainebleau Bordeaux Biarritz Pamplona 2 1 1 Madrid 1 Talavera 1+1 Limoges 3 Paris 1 Toulouse 14 days by Coach from £1299 12 days by Air from £1349 Includes... • 13 nights hotel with continental breakfast & 10 evening meals (11 nights hotel with 9 evening meals on the air holiday) • Specialist Historical Guide • Battlefield visits as described • Return flights to Madrid (air holiday only) • Airport transfers in Madrid (air holiday only) Plus... • Local joining points – coach tour (see page 55 for your nearest) • Entrance to museums and places of interest (extra cost) Flights... Flights to Madrid on the 12-day itinerary by air are available from a selection of U.K. airports – call or see our website for details. 14 Days By Coach Silver Service Tour Code: 14EPWV Oct 9 2017 £1299 12 Days By Air By Air & Silver Service Tour Code: K12EPWV Oct 11 2017 £1349 Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £339 (coach), £279 (air); flight supplements where applicable. French memorial to Marshal Soult Bayonne Visit www.leger.co.uk/battlefields/tours for full tour details 49


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