Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Compiegne, where we stay for two nights.
We begin our tour at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at the Arc de Triomphe to discuss the whole process of unknown soldiers in the Great War.
We visit the WW1 Galleries in the Paris War Museum and in the afternoon travel to Versailles Palace.
Here we look at the history of the Versailles Peace Treaty which was signed here on 28th June 1919, bringing the formal end to the war.
We see the Hall of Mirrors where it was signed and examine the implications for Europe and the World, and discuss whether it laid the path to another war or not.
Location: Paris and Versailles
Today we start at Compiegne, where the Armistice was signed on 11th November 1918 leading to the Versailles Treaty the following year. We see the Armistice Carriage Museum, which has displays relating to the aftermath.
After lunch we travel to Arras in northern France where we visit the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Headquarters and discuss the creation of cemeteries after WW1.
We also visit the unique memorial at La Targette to the reconstruction of northern France after the war, when most of it lay in ruins. We continue to our hotel in St. Quentin or Douai for two nights.
Location: Compiegne & Arras
Our focus today is on the original cemeteries built by the then Imperial War Graves Commission after the war.
On the Somme we visit Louvencourt and Forceville Cemeteries which were two of the three originally constructed as ‘experimental cemeteries’. We see the Thiepval Memorial and Thiepval Somme Museum to discuss the missing of the First World War.
In the afternoon we travel to Le Treport to visit the military cemetery, which was also one of the three original cemeteries, and also see Mont Huon Military Cemetery close by.
Location: The Somme
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
Boasting over 35 years’ experience and an interesting and varied selection of planned itineraries, Leger Holidays has become the leading provider of escorted touring holidays across the UK, Europe and beyond. In addition to being able to take you to the most incredible destinations throughout the world, this award-winning company provides an excellent choice of experiences and great-value escorted tours to ensure you get the very most out of your holiday. With Ledger Holidays, you can relax in the knowledge that everything will be taken care of from the moment you book.
When it comes to selecting the perfect escorted holiday destination, Ledger Holidays spoils you for choice. Want to visit one of the best destinations in Europe this year? No problem. Ledger Holidays can take you to France, Holland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Poland, Russia, Croatia or even Switzerland. If you want to go further afield and discover a breathtaking bucket list destination, you can visit India, Japan, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Canada or the USA. But if you prefer the idea of a staying closer to home, Ledger Holidays has you covered with a range of fantastic touring holidays in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Then there’s the wide array of exciting experiences and to choose from. No matter which destination you pick, you can join fully escorted tours with trained drivers, expert local guides and highly experienced crews. Ledger Holidays offers more than 180 tours and excursions, which means you never have to waste precious time planning and organising your trips and experiences. Simply select the escorted tours that excite you the most, then sit back, relax and let Ledger Holidays take care of the rest. Enjoy a thrilling weekend at the Belgian Grand Prix, go on a grand alpine adventure in Austria or explore the Baltic capitals and highlights of Scandinavia. Alternatively, discover the jewels of Croatia, see the very best of Jersey or tour the must-see sites in Israel’s old city of Jerusalem – your options are endless.
If you want to book a specific kind of escorted touring holiday, Ledger Holidays offers a huge variety of holiday and tour types, such as battlefield tours, motorsport weekend breaks, winter wonderland holidays, Grand Explorer tours, walking holidays and even short breaks to some of the world’s most famous Christmas markets. Ledger Holidays also offers Luxuria Signature Collection holidays, which combine state-of-the-are coach travel with some of Europe’s most unique luxury hotels in the most spectacular locations.
As a family-run company, Ledger Holidays is committed to providing amazing value for money and an impressive collection of ABTA and ATOL protected escorted holidays for families, groups, couples and solo travellers. From coach tours, holidays by air and train experiences to resort-based tours, relaxing river cruises and festive holidays, Ledger Holidays has something to suit each budget and every type of traveller.
You can contact Leger Holidays directly by: