Trenches at Vimy

Armistice 1918 - The Great Vigil

Tour Based in Arras Over Three Days (One full day and two half

days) -

Cost Includes your Vehicle, Driver and One Passenger, two

nights hotel accommodation

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Costs below are for your vehicle,

driver and one passenger.

Just £100 deposit required at booking

to secure your place

2018 Armistice Special

Join us for this once in a lifetime event on the battlefields to get a true experience and

immerse yourselves into the night before the Armistice

The Arras district is organising ‘The Great Vigil’ on the evening of the 10th November

2018. Over 250 Commonwealth, French, German and other Nation’s cemeteries and

memorials will be candlelit to mark the last day of fighting before the Armistice was

signed some 12 hours later. The local population, schools, associations and

businesses are already showing their support.

Part of this tour will include attending a ceremony and lighting candles in

remembrance as well as some night laning on the battlefield to reach some of

the cemeteries that are off the beaten track so that they too are remembered.

Tour dates: Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th

The Battle of Arras is often overlooked, but at the end of 38 days of fighting in the

spring of 1917, along a front stretching 20 kilometres from Vimy Ridge to the plain of

Bullecourt, 300,000 personnel on both sides were listed as wounded, missing or

dead. The British Army suffered an average of 4,000 wounded and killed every day -

the highest average daily casualty rate of any British offensive on the Western Front.

For many, their experiences at Arras were the most brutal of the war. Most visitors

travel around the battlefields by car or bus; however, on our tours we rarely see other

vehicles on the lanes we use to traverse the area

Our tour starts near the historical market town of Arras; the frontline for much of


Over three days we will give you an insight from a different perspective of this 

famous battlefield, traveling in a small convoy of 5-6 vehicles, on tracks once trod by 


You’ll receive CB commentary as we drive along our route so you can really get a 

sense of where troops came from and what their objectives were.

To  book,  click  on  the  link above.  We  only  require  a  £100  deposit  per vehicle  or  full  payment  if  the  tour  is  less  than  six  weeks  away.  Eight  weeks  before  the tour  we  will  send  you  a  balance  request  and  invoice.  Once  the  balance  is  paid  we  will send  you  an  information  pack  including  meeting  places,  times,  booking  references etc.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at:
Join us for this once in a lifetime event on the battlefields to get a true experience and immerse yourselves into the night before the Armistice



for two people

This year is the centenary of the

end of WW1. There are many

celebrations planned and

Battlefieldsby4x4 will be part of

it. Join us for a three day tour

with a difference! 

In addition to our normal Arras tour, this

special Armistice tour will include:

Two night’s accommodation in a twin bedded

room on a bed and breakfast basis

An optional three course meal with wine on

the Friday evening, in a restaurant adjacent to

the market. Allow around €30pp

Access to a ceremony on the evening of the


Partake in the special activities planned,

including some night laning

Please be aware that at this time of year, lanes are likely to be wet! Be prepared to get your vehicle muddy!
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