Tour Dates: 11-15 September 2022 

Price Per Person: £895:00 £120:00 SS 
Hotel Accommodation: Soissons Hotel (Bed and Breakfast Basis)
 
Chemin des Dames & Chateau Thierry 

 

Tour Itinerary
Day 1 
Picking up at Ebbsfleet International Rail Station and Dover Eastern Docks we take the Dover-Calais Ferry to France. Travel and stop at the impressive Soissons Memorial with its carvings by Eric Kennington before checking into our hotel 

Day 2 - 
Through both a morning and afternoon walk we will study the actions of the BEF over the Chemin des Dames in September 1914, including visits to Soupir, Vendresse, Cerney Crossroads and the Aisne River itself 
Day 3 - 
Through a morning and afternoon walk, we turn our attention to the last year of the war in the area where a number of BEF Divisions were attacked on the 27 May 1918.
From the outposts lines of the 8th Division near to Juvincourt back to Pontevert passing through the Bois du Buttes and the Plateau de Californie where the 50th (Northumbrian) Division fought a desperate rear-guard action. 
Day 4 - 
Today we head a little further south to study the American Expeditionary Forces actions between May and July in and around Chateau Thierry, from the second Miracle of the Marne to the huge Chateau Thierry Memorial and visitors centre high above the town. We will also spend the afternoon at Belleau Wood following the US Marine Corps and Second Division actions in the area 
Day 5 -
A visit to forest of Compiegne to visit where the Armistice was signed completes our tour before onward travel to the UK