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BATTLEFIELDS 2017

Arras and Vimy Ridge Centenary The Battle of Arras was the first British offensive of 1917 and one of the deadliest battles of the Great War. We begin our 2017 centenary commemorations with a tour attending ceremonies in the Arras area visiting the battlefields here and seeing Vimy Ridge, captured by the Canadians. Apr 7 Regional departure by coach, connected with the battle here in then to our hotel in northern April-May 1917 including battlefield France, where we stay for three sites at the Pont du Jour, with a visit nights. to the 9th (Scottish) Division cairn, Apr 8 Arras We spend the first day the sunken lane at Fampoux, visiting the battlefields around Arras Monchy le Preux, Roeux and the seeing some of the key sites Arras Memorial to the missing. B Apr 9 Arras or Vimy Ridge Ceremony Today we will attend one of the main ceremonies either in Arras or at Vimy Ridge: exactly where will depend on security arrangements or whether the Canadian authorities will restrict access to Vimy during this period. In addition, we would aim to visit other battlefield sites such as Bullecourt seeing where Australian and British soldiers fought in April-May 1917. B Apr 10 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast For full hotel and itinerary details, visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/far 4 days from £309 Includes... • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast • Specialist Battlefield Guide • Battlefield visits as described Plus... • Regional joining points (call for your nearest) • Entrance to museums and places of interest (extra cost) Arras - Vimy Ridge 1917 Your Hotel Executive coach departures will stay for three nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in northern France, such as Ibis Amiens Centre Cathedrale. Silver Service departures will stay for three nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in northern France, such as Ibis Styles Peronne Assevillers. Full details of your hotel will be advised with your travel Vimy Ridge Memorial documents. WORLD WAR I 1914-1918 Trenches at Vimy Ridge Scottish Memorial at Arras Executive Tour Code: 4FAR Apr 7 2017 £309 Silver Service Tour Code: 4FARV Apr 7 2017 £359 Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £109 (executive), £149 (Silver Service). Visit www.leger.co.uk/battlefields/tours for full tour details 7


BATTLEFIELDS 2017
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