Tour Dates: 24th – 28th June 2018

Price Per Person

Hotel: 1 night Laon, Hotel La Banniere 
           3 nights Reims Holiday Inn Express

Champagne Walking Tour 2018

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Sunday 24 June 2018
Pick up at Ebbsfleet International or Dover and onwards to our tour Hotel in Laon and stay in the old city set atop a steep sided hill which is crowned with a Vaubon citadel and a beautiful cathedral.

Day 2

Monday 25 June 2018 
The morning will see us visiting the Chemin des Dames and walking the battlefield of September 1914. In the afternoon we will walk the Plateau de Californie and review the disastrous events of the Blucher offensive in May 1918. Afterwards we will visit the site of the last stand of the Devonshire Regiment at Bois des Buttes before driving to our hotel in Epernay where we will be staying for two nights

Day 3

Tuesday 26 June 2018
This day will be devoted to the extraordinary events in the Tardennois region where two British regiments won the Croix de Guerre in 1918 in actions which have been all but forgotten by military historians. A late afternoon visit to a local champagne house is planned. 

Day 4

Wednesday 27 June 2018 
In honour of our American allies this day will be spent examining the role of the AEF at Chateau Thierry and Belleau Wood in June of 1918 and seek to assess the American contribution to the events of the ‘Last 100 Days’.

Day 5

Thursday 28 June 2018
Our tour will end with a private visit to one of the most extraordinary sites of the Western Front near Soissons before returning to the UK with a final drop-off point at Ebbsfleet International