Our corporate partner Glenton Holidays are running a 6 day Battle of Arras Centenary Tour in April 2017.

Discover the stories, tragedy and bravery of the soldiers of WWI on this poignant holiday. Glenton's Battle of Arras trip visits some of the sites of the bloodiest conflicts and pay your respects at many of the beautiful monuments and moving graveyards that are scattered throughout the countryside. Staying at the Ibis Style Hotel, Peronne Assevillers, France.

All Legion Scotland members will receive 5% off when booking as a benefit of your membership and Glenton will donate 2.5% of all holidays booked by members back to Legion Scotland to continue to support Scotland's veterans. 

Six day trip priced from £489 (not including discount) this trip includes:

Dinner, entertainment & breakfast on board overnight ferry to and from the continent • Dinner, bed & breakfast at the Ibis Styles Hotel • Coach travel throughout • Excursions as stated • Welcome pack

To book with your Legion Scotland discount call 0844 248 6105 and use discount code: GLLEG15.

Tour highlights:

Arras Battlefields
We visit the battlefields around Arras, discovering the key sites linked to the 1917 battle such as the Pont du Jour, including the 9th Scottish Division cairn, the sunken lane at Fampoux , Monchy le Preux, Rouex and the Arras Memorial to the Missing.

Grande Guerre Museum, Albert & Battle of the Somme
Our day begins with a visit to the Historical de la Grande Guerre Museum where the impact of the conflict is depicted and life in the trenches illustrated. We proceed to the quaint commune of Albert, home to an iconic statue of the Madonna on top of a basilica. From here it’s across the old front line to Lochnagar Crater, a thoughtprovoking symbol of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Later we continue to the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme and the Ulster Tower in Thiepval then onwards to the preserved trenches, memorials and cemeteries.

Scottish & Canadian Battalions Ceremony
Our visit coincides with the one hundred year anniversary marking Scottish and Canadian Battalions launching an attack that resulted in heavy casualties. We pay our respects at an official ceremony.