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For the Fallen, France - Great Break

For the Fallen, France - Great Break

World War 1 claimed the lives of over 16 million people from around the globe and touched everyone's life in some way or other and on this tour we'll embark on a journey of remembrance and discovery as we visit the Battlefields of the Somme, Arras and Cambrai.

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Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September 2019

 

FOR THE FALLEN

Battlefields of World War 1 Remembered

World War 1 claimed the lives of over 16 million people from around the globe and touched everyone’s life in some way or other and on this tour we’ll embark on a journey of remembrance and discovery as we visit the Battlefields of the Somme, Arras and Cambrai. Escorted throughout by Johnsons Tours Manager, Barry Cobb, a keen WW1 historian who has been escorting tours to the Somme for over 20 years, who will be adding his expert skills and knowledge, ensuring you’ll get the most from your visit. Accompanying him will be his work-colleague Tom Willson, Johnsons Operations Co-ordinator and a highly experienced tour driver – So join us as we commemorate those who stood, fought and fell side-by-side for their King, Country and County.

 

Your Holiday Includes

  • One Boarding Point here at Henley-in-Arden

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • Our Own Courier Service

  • Return short sea Channel crossing

  • 2 nights half board (set 3-course menu with wine)

  • Outlined itinerary

  • Entrance to the ‘Deborah’ Museum at Flequieres

  • Audio-guided tour of the Carriere Wellington, Arras

 

Not Included: All lunches

 

Passports are required for this tour

 

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Friday

We drive to Dover and our ferry crossing to Calais. We visit the Canadian Memorial and preserved trench lines at Vimy Ridge. The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain and is dedicated to all the Canadians who served their country in battle, particularly the 60,000 who gave their lives in France. We also visit the preserved tunnels, where you are escorted by Canadian Guides.

Saturday

We meet our hotel owner, Philippe Gorconosky MBE, who is also a keen historian, who will take us to meet "Deborah" a Mk4 Female tank which he discovered after years of research. Deborah was subsequently excavated and is now in a semi-preserved state at Flequieres. Our day continues with a tour of the Somme Battlefield, with visits to the famous Devonshire Cemetery, Newfoundland Memorial Park at Beaumont Hamel, Serre Road before visiting the outstanding Thiepval Memorial which contains 73,000 names of men who died on the Somme and have no known grave, before viewing Lochnagar Crater en-route back to our hotel.

Sunday

Departing after breakfast we visit the Underground Tunnels at Carriere Wellington, Arras - 'a city beneath a city' before pausing at the Faubourg d'Amiens British Cemetery & Memorial, which contains 2,647 British graves and a memorial wall of almost 36,000 men who died on the Arras front and have no known grave. From here we return to Calais and our ferry homeward.

Your Hotel

 

3* Hotel Beatus, Cambrai, France

Nestling in a shady park, this lovely 3-star hotel can be simply best described as a ‘peaceful oasis’. Situated 600m from the town centre. Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar, lounge & glorious gardens.

 

Hotel Facilities:

                

  • Restaurant

  • Bar/Lounge

  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • TV 

  • NO LIFT

 

Duration, Departure Dates & Price

 

3 Day Tour

Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September 2019 | £320

 

Tour Departs By: 6.00am | Returns By: 21.30pm

 

 

Supplements

 

Single Room: £64

Holiday Insurance: £29 (IPT included)

 

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Henley in Arden Depot Park & Ride, Johnsons Depot
Liveridge House Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden

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