Tour Dates: 26/30 September 2018

Price Per Person: £750:00 (£130:00 Single Supplement) 

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express, Arras (B & B)
The Advance to Victory

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Wednesday 26 September 2018 
Pick up at Ebbsfleet International or Dover and onwards to our tour Hotel in Arras, a visit to Vis en Artois to set the scene on route.

Day 2

Thursday 27 September 2018
Walk 1 – Approaching the Canal du Nord - here we follow the Canadian Corps in their enabling actions around the Drocourt/Queant Switch line as the reach the positions overlooking the Canal du Nord.   Start Upton Wood CWGC/End Cagnicourt CWGC 5.2KM 

Walk 2 –  Staying with the Canadian Corps we cross the Canal du Nord as we walk from Moeuvres to the edges of Bourlon Wood, we end the day with a visit to the Canadian Corps Monument on the edge of the wood that looks back to Monchy Le Preux 
Start Moeuvres CWGC/End Queens Road CWGC 5.1KM

Day 3

Friday 28 September 2018

Walk 3 –  Approaching the Hindenburg Line, we start with a study of the actions of the Australian Corps that found them overlook the imposing Hindenburg Line, following the brilliant capture of Mont St Quentin we look at the tactic of peaceful penetration, the strain of continual battle fatigue from April to September and Monash's plan for victory to break through the line before him. Start Somme River Crossing/End 2nd Division AIF Memorial 5.3KM   

Walk 4 –  Breaking the Hindenburg Line - Here we follow the exploits of the 46th (North Midland) Division in what must be considered as one of the most daring attacks of the Great War, crossing the  Riqueval Bridge, looking north we see the Bellicourt Tunnel where the link up with the 30 (Old Hickory) Division and Australians took place. 
Start 46th (North Midland) Division Memorial, Bellenglise/End Riqueval Bridge 4.8KM        

Day 4

Saturday 29 September 2018
Walk 5 –  The American/Australian experience at Bony, the morning is spent studying the most costly ground fought over by the allies a century earlier, we consider the reasons for initial cumlination of the 27 (New York) Division in and around Guillemont Farm before returning to the nearby US Cemetery at Bony
Start Bellicourt British Cemetery/End Bony US Cemetery 4.8KM     

Walk 6 -  The afternoon walk follows the break out and the capture of the Beaurevoir Line in early October, by visiting forgotton villages and lesser visited cemeteries we complete the story of the battle as the Germans head into the last weeks of the war with just the Selle River and Sambre Canal to defend behind.   
Start Le Catelet Quarry/End Beaurevoir British Cemetery 5.7KM   

Day 5

Sunday 30 September 2018
Home via Calais to Dover with a visit to the planned visitors centre at Flesquieres