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Between Ypres and The Somme - Loos, Arras and Cambrai led by Peter McLelland

5th - 9th July 2021

5 days from £995pp

Join us as we explore some of the lesser-visited battlefield sites of the 1914-1918 War paying our respects at cemeteries and memorials to those who fell on these battlefields, and all who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

  • Accompanied by experienced military history guide, Peter McLelland
  • 4 nights in 4*hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Honour the fallen in private Acts of Remembrance at the Loos and Arras Memorials
  • Visit and learn about the battlefields of Loos, Arras and Cambrai
  • Entrance to the Cambrai Tank 1917 Museum, Carriėre Wellington Tunnels & Canadian National Memorial and Education Centre
  • Opportunity to visit the grave and pay respect for those with a personal connection

Between Ypres & the Somme – Loos, Arras & Cambrai, led by Peter McLelland

Believed by many to be ‘The War to End All Wars’, the Great War of 1914 – 1918 was one of the most significant conflicts of the 20th century. Thanks to the new military technologies of its time and the horrors of trench warfare, the levels of carnage and destruction were unprecedented. By the time the war was over and Allied powers claimed victory, more than 16 million people – soldiers and civilians alike – were dead. Ultimately it was Germany’s inability to defeat Allied forces fighting in France and Flanders that determined the war’s outcome.

This special Remembrance Tour focuses on the less visited battlefields between Ypres and the Somme. We explore the Battle of Arras, Battle of Loos and Battle of Cambrai. Through visits to historic sites, poignant memorials, fascinating museums and international war cemeteries, we come to understand the significance of battles that claimed the lives of thousands of men from all sides. Private Services of Remembrance are a chance to honour the fallen, and those with a personal connection may wish to pay their personal respects at the grave or memorial to a loved one.

Your Accommodation

Mercure Arras Centre Gare, Arras

★★★★
Overview

Ideally located in the heart of Arras, the 4-star Mercure Hotel Arras Centre Gare is just a short stroll from the pedestrian streets of the city’s historic centre. The modern hotel, which has just 80 stylish guest rooms over four floors served by a lift, is fully non-smoking throughout.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
A delicious buffet-style breakfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant, which offers a lunch and dinner service featuring traditional French cuisine. Other facilities include a bar, room service, 24-hour reception, business centre and laundry service. There is complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.
Room Facilities & Amenities

Quiet, spacious and with individual climate control, the rooms at the Mercure Hotel Arras Centre Gare have modern décor, tasteful furnishings and offer all the facilities for a comfortable stay. Standard rooms have either a double or twin beds with high-quality bedding and are available as a double/twin share or for sole use.

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • E-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower and hair dryer.
  • Satellite TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary WiFi