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ADDRESS Arras, Albert, Ypres, Normandy
CONTACT e: info@battlefieldsbycar.com f: 0701 424 1418
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THE BATTLE OF ARRAS

one of the most bitterly contested and costly battles of the First World War 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’
“It was extremely professional in its content, format and execution. The military historians were superb and really turned the whole trip into a continuous story. We can’t imagine a better way of understanding the events on the western front than was presented on this trip” - Kim and Sue

HOW TO BOOK A BATTLEFIELDSBYCAR TOUR

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Our tour starts near the historical market town of Arras; the frontline for much of WW1. Over 3 days we will give you an insight from a different perspective of this famous battlefield, travelling in a small convoy of a maximum or 5 vehicles, on routes once trod by infantry and visit some of places featured in the movie ‘1917’. You’ll be accompanied throughout the tour by our expert guides in the lead vehicle. 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. For this tour, we use a centrally located hotel. Full details of all accommodation will be sent upon payment of the balance. To book, click on the link for your chosen date. We only require a £100 deposit per vehicle or full payment if the tour is less than eight weeks away. Eight weeks before the tour we will send you a balance request and invoice. Once the balance is paid we will send you an information pack including meeting places, times, booking references etc. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: info@battlefieldsbycar.com
EXAMPLE ITINERARY Non-contractual Tour example, subject to alteration when necessary Day 1 Independent travel to Arras, Pas-de-Calais. Welcome, introductions and briefing. The tour starts with a drive along some routes with our first stop at Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, we then drive to 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, 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.

TOUR COSTS

Tour cost includes your vehicle, driver and one passenger HOTEL BASED £799 Camping based £N/a Extra adults are £199 each for the tour Children aged 12-16 are £99 Children aged 11 and under are free Additional hotel rooms/camping pitches are charged at cost. What’s included in the tour? Hotel room for Hotel based tours - based on two sharing. Extra rooms are charged at cost, currently around £250 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 All campsite and electric fees for camping based tours Museum visits as part of the tour A memorable Tour using your own vehicle Running commentary Loan of a handheld CB radio ‘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 or camping pitches if you choose ‘own accommodation’ Fuel Tolls Visits to museums and visitor centres outside of the tour

If you are ready to book, click the ‘Book Now’ button next to your chosen date at the top of the page.

Remember, we only require a £100 deposit if your chosen tour is more than eight weeks away.

VIMY MEMORIAL AND TRENCHES  Canada's most impressive tribute overseas to those Canadians who fought and gave their lives in the First World War is the majestic and inspiring Canadian National Vimy Memorial LICHFIELD CRATER  Lichfield Crater was one of two mine craters (the other being Zivy Crater) which were used by the Canadian Corps Burial Officer in 1917 for the burial of bodies found on the Vimy battlefield vis-en-artois This Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men and the cemetery now contains 2,369 burials ARRAS MEMORIAL At the entrance to the Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery in France stands the Arras Memorial. The memorial commemorates nearly 35,000 soldiers of the British, South African and New Zealand forces with no known grave. Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery Situated between two war cemeteries, one French and the other German, Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery lies south of the town of Souchez in France. The cemetery contains more than 7,650 burials of servicemen of the British Empire in the First World War Hindenburg Line The Hindenburg Line (German: Siegfriedstellung, Siegfried Position) was a German defensive position built during the winter of 1916–1917 on the Western Front during the First World War.
If the tour date is less than eight weeks away, we require full payment, Otherwise just £100 is required to secure your booking. Your booking is fully refundable or amendable at any time should government advice regarding international leisure travel change between now and the date of your tour.

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Friday 8th April 2022 - Sunday 8th April 2022

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£799

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ADDRESS Arras, Albert, Ypres, Normandy
CONTACT e: info@battlefieldsbycar.com f: 0701 424 1418
SOCIAL

THE BATTLE OF ARRAS

one of the most bitterly contested and costly battles of the First World War 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’
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“It was extremely professional in its content, format and execution. The military historians were superb and really turned the whole trip into a continuous story. We can’t imagine a better way of understanding the events on the western front than was presented on this trip” - Kim and Sue

HOW TO BOOK A

BATTLEFIELDSBYCAR TOUR

Arras byCar

OUR TOUR OF

THE BATTLE OF ARRAS

LET US LEAD YOU ON A DRIVE OF DISCOVERY AND REMEMBRANCE LIKE NO OTHER Our tour starts near the historical market town of Arras; the frontline for much of WW1. Over 3 days we will give you an insight from a different perspective of this famous battlefield, travelling in a small convoy of a maximum or 5 vehicles, on routes once trod by infantry and visit some of places featured in the movie ‘1917’. You’ll be accompanied throughout the tour by our expert guides in the lead vehicle. 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. For this tour, we use a centrally located hotel. Full details of all accommodation will be sent upon payment of the balance. To book, click on the link for your chosen date. We only require a £100 deposit per vehicle or full payment if the tour is less than eight weeks away. Eight weeks before the tour we will send you a balance request and invoice. Once the balance is paid we will send you an information pack including meeting places, times, booking references etc. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: info@battlefieldsbycar.com

TOUR COSTS

Tour cost includes your vehicle, driver and one passenger HOTEL BASED £799 Camping based £N/A Extra adults are £149 each for the tour Children aged 11-15 are £99 Children aged 10 and under are free Additional hotel rooms/camping pitches are charged at cost. What’s included in the tour? Hotel room for Hotel based tours - based on two sharing. Extra rooms are charged at cost, currently around £250 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 All campsite and electric fees for camping based tours Museum visits as part of the tour A memorable Tour using your own vehicle Running commentary Loan of a handheld CB radio ‘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 or camping pitches if you choose ‘own accommodation’ Fuel Tolls Visits to museums and visitor centres outside of the tour

If you are ready to book, click the ‘Book

Now’ button next to your chosen date at the

top of the page.

Remember, we only require a £100 deposit if

your chosen tour is more than eight weeks

away.

VIMY MEMORIAL AND TRENCHES  Canada's most impressive tribute overseas to those Canadians who fought and gave their lives in the First World War is the majestic and inspiring Canadian National Vimy Memorial LICHFIELD CRATER  Lichfield Crater was one of two mine craters (the other being Zivy Crater) which were used by the Canadian Corps Burial Officer in 1917 for the burial of bodies found on the Vimy battlefield ARRAS MEMORIAL At the entrance to the Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery in France stands the Arras Memorial. The memorial commemorates nearly 35,000 soldiers of the British, South African and New Zealand forces with no known grave. Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery Situated between two war cemeteries, one French and the other German, Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery lies south of the town of Souchez in France. The cemetery contains more than 7,650 burials of servicemen of the British Empire in the First World War vis-en-artois This Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men and the cemetery now contains 2,369 burials Hindenburg Line The Hindenburg Line (German: Siegfriedstellung, Siegfried Position) was a German defensive position built during the winter of 1916–1917 on the Western Front during the First World War.
EXAMPLE ITINERARY Non-contractual Tour example, subject to alteration when necessary Day 1 Independent travel to Arras, Pas-de-Calais. Welcome, introductions and briefing. The tour starts with a drive along some routes with our first stop at Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, we then drive to 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, 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.
If the tour date is less than eight weeks away, we require full payment, Otherwise just £100 is required to secure your booking. Your booking is fully refundable or amendable at any time should government advice regarding international leisure travel change between now and the date of your tour.
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Friday 8th April 2022 - Sunday 10th April 2022

Hotel Based

£799

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