Tour Over Three Days (One full day and two half days) -
Just £599for your vehicle, driver and one passenger
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.As part of this tour, we explore the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line as heavily featured in the epic war file ‘1917’
•Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery•Vimy Memorial and trenches•Lichfield Crater•Hindenburg Line•Vis-en-Artois•Arras Memorial
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
infantry and visit some of places featured in the movie ‘1917’.
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.
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Example Itinerary:Day 1 Independent travel to Arras, Pas-de-Calais. Welcome, introductions and briefing. The tour starts with a drive along some tracks with our first stop at Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, we then drive the lanes of the Zouave Valley towards Vimy Ridge where you soon become aware of its strategic significance. We visit the Canadian National Memorial, Vimy and trenches before moving on to the Zivy and Lichfield craters. We make a short stop at the Maison Blanche German Cemetery before heading into Arras to arrive around 17:30.We usually have a table booked for 19:30 at a well-appointed restaurant in the centre of Arras. This is optional but gives you chance to relax after your journey and also get to know each other over deliciously, typical French courses in a local restaurant. The cost is approximately €35pp including wine.Day 2 Meet at a local supermarket so you can stock up on fuel and provisions for the day before setting out, using many green lanes, to venture to key areas of the battlefield.We start the day heading south of Arras to visit the last remaining vestiges of the Hindenburg Line. We’ll pass many small ‘battlefield’ cemeteries, where soldiers buried their comrades during or shortly after the battle and at one stop relate a very personal story. We continue to Bullecourt, where British and Australians troops attacked. We then move north to the Wancourt sector, finishing the day at Vis-en-Artois.Day 3 During the last day of the Tour we cover the Battles of the Scarpe and land over which saw intense fighting as the British armies advanced towards the small town of Monchy-le-Preux that had been fortified by the German armies. The British success in taking this key point overlooking the Plain of Douai came at great cost. We then head towards our final stop, the Arras Memorial and Faubourg d’Amiens Cemetery where over 37,000 casualties are commemorated.(Non-contractual Tour example, subject to alteration when necessary – All times are local)
Tour cost includes your vehicle, driver and one
•Extra adults are £149 each for the tour•Children aged 11-15 are £99 when sharing a room with parents•Children aged 10 and under are free, when sharing a room with parents
What’s included in the tour?
Hotel room for Hotel based tours - based on two sharing. Extra rooms are
charged at cost, currently around £200 for the two nights
Hotel rooms are twin bedded (can be changed to double room on request,
subject to availability) and include breakfast
An information pack that includes a colour bound booklet containing a series of
photographs pertinent to the Tour as well as additional reading pages (not
All campsite and electric fees for camping based tours
•Museum visits as part of the tour
A memorable Tour using your own vehicle
Loan of a handheld CB radio if required
‘Special Anniversary Tours’ include a three/four course meal at a local
restaurant and other exclusive offerings
What's not included:
Food and refreshments
•Ferry or Eurotunnel Crossing•Any extras at campsite
Any extras, bar, restaurants etc at hotel.
Hotel on camping based tours
Visits to museums and visitor centres outside of the tour
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