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New ITINERARY FOR 2017 Includes... • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast • Specialist Battlefield Guide • Battlefield visits as described Plus... • Local joining points (see page 55 for your nearest) • Entrance to museums and places of interest (extra cost) Fritz and Tommy – a View from Both Sides A new itinerary for 2017 looking at the German side of WW1 featuring military historian Rob Schaefer as well as one of our regular Leger Specialist Guides. Day 1 Local departure by coach, then to Belgium for a four-night stay. Day 2 Flanders We look at the experience of both sides in Flanders, with special focus on Messines and Passchendaele. At Crest Farm we look at the terrible conditions here in 1917 and at Boesinghe see the new visitors’ centre and preserved trench at Yorkshire Trench. After lunch at Hooge we travel down the Messines Ridge and look at the mining operations in 1917, ending the day at Menin German Cemetery. B Day 3 Somme We travel down to the Somme battlefields examining this bloody battle from both sides. At Thiepval we visit the new 1916 Museum and examine the defence of the Schwaben Redoubt. After lunch we look at the fighting for Mametz Wood and High Wood, visiting a German Memorial at Le Sars. B Day 4 Arras & cambrai We start at Arras, looking at the fighting here in 1917. At Monchy le Preux we examine the new tactics used against Newfoundlanders, and look at the defences on the Hindenburg Line. After lunch we visit the Cambrai battlefields seeing Bourlon Wood, Canal du Nord and Flesquières Ridge looking at tank warfare. B Day 5 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast For full hotel and itinerary details visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/bft German soldiers on a captured tank 5 days from £499 Your Hotel You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Best Western Plus Hotel Alize in Mouscron. The hotel does not have a restaurant, but snacks are available from the bar. There are also a number of restaurants and bars nearby. The hotel has a lift. Silver Service Tour Code: 5BFTV Aug 14 2017 £499 Sep 25 2017 £499 Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £109. SPEcIAL INTERESTS Edinburgh Military Tattoo Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Stirling & the Trossachs Enjoy the famous pageant combined with stunning scenic sightseeing. Day 1 Regional departure then to Scotland for a four-night stay. D Day 2 Stirling & the Trossachs Enjoy a scenic drive around the Trossachs followed by free time in Stirling. B,D Day 3 Edinburgh & the Military Tattoo Explore Edinburgh at your leisure. In the evening, we take our seats for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo (admission included). With innovative production, heart-stopping sound, imaginative graphics, state-of-the-art lighting and specially commissioned fireworks, this is a 90-minute show not to be missed. B Day 4 Loch Lomond Join today’s excursion to the ‘bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond. B,D Day 5 Gretna Green On our return journey, we briefly visit Gretna Green, then return to your original departure point. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast For full hotel and itinerary details visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/ueh 5 days from £499 Includes... • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast & 3 evening meals • Excursions & visits: ✓ Stirling & the Trossachs ✓ Edinburgh & Military Tattoo ✓ Loch Lomond ✓ Gretna Green Plus... • Regional joining points (call for your nearest) Gretna Green Your Hotel You will stay for four nights in a 3-star hotel such as the Park Hotel in Kilmarnock or Radstone Hotel Larkhall, or similar, near Glasgow. Silver Service Tour Code: 5UEHV Aug 7 2017 £499 Travel insurance essential, call or see website for details. Single room supplement £99. Loch Lomond Visit www.leger.co.uk/battlefields/tours for full tour details 53


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