Tour Dates: 5/8 October 2018

Price Per Person: Tour now sold out - reserve list being taken 

Hotel: Hotel Beatus, Cambrai   

Limited to 25 spaces


WFA Chairman's Tour -
Advance to Victory 


Tour Itinerary

The tour will start at Ebbsfleet International Station offering superb convenient links from London rail hubs and in addition provides secure parking at a reasonable rate. Transport via an executive standard coach and return channel crossing are also included throughout. The tour is limited to 25 spaces to ensure quality and make this tour feel like a personal pilgrimage as opposed to a large coach group. Personal visits to relatives or people of interest to you are positively encouraged and will be incorporated into the tour itinerary whilst these will be reflected as the group fills up a preliminary itinerary is planned as follows:

Day 1 - Friday 5 October 2018

Pick up in Ebbsfleet & Dover (first pick up around 10:30 hours) and onward transfer to Cambrai, stop at the Vis-en-Artois Memorial commemoration those missing from the Last Hundred Days, onroute Jack will discuss the tactical and operation development of both the BEF and German army in 1918, a welcome drink awaits us on arrival at the Hotel Beatus.

Day 2 - Saturday 6 October 2018  

A full day on the Battlefield astride the Arras to Cambrai Road with morning visits to Upton Wood and the Rookery we consider the enabling actions that bring us close to the Hindenburg Line in this sector by British and Canadian Troops advancing on the Canal Du Nord, after time for lunch in a local cafe we spend the afternoon crossing the Canal Du Nord, study the capture of Bourlon Wood and the fighting for Cambrai before returning to our hotel.   

Day 3 - Sunday 7 October 2018

Continuing our study of the advance we spend the morning studying the crossing of the St Quentin Canal at a number of locations, we then advance to Montbrehain before time for lunch in Cambrai. The afternoon sees on on the Selle River with visits to a number of locations relevant to October 1918 before returning to our hotel.   

Day 4 - Monday 8 October 2018

We spend our final morning looking at the battle for the Sambre Canal before heading back to Calais and onward travel to the UK, arriving at Ebbsfleet International for around 1600hrs.