Spirit of Remembrance is pleased to offer you a specially designed tour by Major Nicholas Haines: "Hear how - and see some of the places where - the best trained army the British Empire had ever sent into the field acquitted itself superbly in the face of a numerically vastly superior enemy.
The tour deals with the doings of many British and Imperial regiments during the Great War and is inspired by some of the party wishing to visit battlefields where their relatives fought."
We wish to bring you a comprehensive itinerary with images and information regarding the places you will visit, so wherever there is a red highlight there is additional information and images. To learn more about the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemeteries in the area please click here to see an interactive Google map, (you may need to download the maps interface software)
Your guide: Major Nicholas Haines
Your itinerary: Click here to view map
Cost: £535 Per person based on twin/double share)
£153 Single Supplement
Dates: Thu 04- Mon 08 Oct 2012 (5 days / 4 nights)
Thu 07 - Mon 11 Mar 2013 (5 days / 4 nights)
Day 1: Thursday 4th October 2012
We depart from London in our executive 35 seater coach and travel to Dover for the P & O Ferry crossing to Calais and travel on to Mons
The remainder of the day and evening is at leisure to discover the beautiful town of Mons which is full of delightful restaurants and bars.
Overnight accommodation at the Best Western Lido Hotel in Mons
Day 2: Friday 5th October 2012
Following breakfast at leisure we will visit
Return to Mons for lunch at your own expense.
In the afternoon we shall see where the 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers (9L) and 4DG charged the German guns at Audrégnies before moving South to Le Cateau where the 2nd British Corps withstood an onslaught by two German corps.
Overnight accommodation at Hotel Memorial in Saint Quentin
Day 3: Saturday 6th October 2012
After breakfast we will visit Moÿ-del’Aisne where the 12th Royal Lancers (12L) defeated a squadron of German cavalry that had been surprised by the Greys earlier then on to Néry where the 1st Cavalry Brigade defeated a German cavalry division on 1 September 1914.
We then head North to visit some of the Somme Battlefields including:
Overnight accommodation at the Hotel d'Angleterre in Arras
Day 4: Sunday 7th October 2012
After breakfast you will visit some of the following places
Overnight accommodation at the Hotel Albion in Ypres
Day 5: Monday 8th October 2012
After breakfast you will visit the following places
We’ll then begin our return passing
P&O Ferry crossing to Dover then to London
An interesting read specific to Mon is The "Angels of Mons" story
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* Subject to currency fluctuation & confirmation at time of booking. Minimum passengers 20 adults
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