Tour Dates: 2nd – 5th August 2019

Price Per Person:£650:00 (£100 Single Supplement) 
Hotel: 3 nights Cathedrale Hotel Ibis St Quentin
            

St Quentin Battlefield
Walking Tour 2019

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Friday 2 August 2019
Pick up at Ebbsfleet International or Dover and onwards to our tour Hotel in St Quentin and stay in the old city centre alongside the imposing cathedral. We start with a walk around the square to orientate and hear the story of the 4th Division here and subsequent withdrawel of the BEF.  

Day 2

Saturday 3 August 2019 
The morning will see us visiting the scene of heavy French fighting in 1914 & 1915 in the area around St Quentin. After lunch we study the actions of the 2nd Manchester Regiment, among others as they approach the Hindenburg Line in Spring/Summer of 1917. 

Day 3

Sunday 4 August 2019
This day will be devoted to the extraordinary events of March 1918 where numerous British regiments were overwhelmed but many clung on grimly to their outpost lines and battle zones. Manchester Hill, Racecourse Redoubt and Boadicea Redoubt all became places of gallant stands and outstanding valour. After lunch we continue sudying the actions of the the Fifth Army in the area as they began their long retreat towards the Somme and Amiens    

Day 4

Monday 5 August 2019 
Today we study the Advance to Victory and Breaking of the Hindenburg Lone from Bellicourt to Bony, we look at the British Australian and American actions in the area before ending at the ABMC Cemetery at Bony and onward travel to Calais and the UK