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WWI & WWII Battlefields Tour | Britain, Belgium & France

Embark on an epic journey through the ages and uncover the triumphs and tragedies of two World Wars on this unforgettable battlefield tour encompassing the rich history of Britain, Belgium, and France. This 11-day escorted coach tour travels through picturesque countryside, departing from London and concluding in Paris.

WWI & WWII Battlefields Tour | Britain, Belgium & France

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Book by June 28, 2024 & save $1,084 CAD per couple
DEPARTURE DATE: September 7, 2024
Countries Visited: Belgium, England, France

OVERVIEW

Travel to the front lines of Europe, where brave soldiers once fought for freedom. On this epic battlefield tour through the countryside of Britain, Belgium and France, you’ll explore the tragedy and triumph of two World Wars.

Sightseeing Highlights:

Explore London and Paris

Discover Brussels, Ypres, Amiens, Rouen, Normandy and the Somme Region

Visit the Imperial War Museum in London, the D-Day Landing Beaches, Amiens Cathedral, military cemeteries throughout northern France and Belgium, the Australian National Memorial, the Caen Memorial, WWI & WWII Battlefields, the Dunkirk War Museum and evacuation beaches, and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele

View Buckingham Palace in London, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the Menin Gate

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
September 7, 2024from $4,883 CAD - (compared to $5,425 CAD)Per Person

What's Included

  • 10 night escorted coach tour from London to Paris
  • 10 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi (where available)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Taxes

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sat Sep 7London, England
2Sun Sep 8London, England
3Mon Sep 9Brussels, Belgium
4Tue Sep 10Dunkirk, France
5Wed Sep 11Somme, France
6Thu Sep 12Normandy, France
7Fri Sep 13Normandy, France
8Sat Sep 14Normandy, France
9Sun Sep 15Paris, France
10Mon Sep 16Paris, France
11Tue Sep 17Paris, France

Day 1 – Welcome to London

From tragic battles to tales of triumph, this special-interest exploration of two World Wars kicks off in the vibrant British capital of London. Meet your Travel Director and fellow companions this evening for a traditional English pub Welcome Dinner.

Welcome: 17:30

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza London Kings Cross
Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2 – See the Sights of London

Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey feature on this half-day introductory sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, which includes views of Buckingham Palace. This afternoon, we visit the Imperial War Museum, which tells the story of those whose lives were shaped by war from World War I to today. See extensive archives and recordings, as well as a Spitfire that saw action in the Battle of Britain. Maybe enjoy London after dark, spending your evening at leisure meandering along the Thames, riding the London Eye or discover Covent Garden.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza London Kings Cross
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – Cross the English Channel by Eurostar to Brussels

We journey by Eurostar to Brussels today. Your Travel Director will show you the city’s highlights. See the Atomium, designed for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair, Mannekin Pis and the exquisite Grand Place with its opulent and ornate guildhalls.

Accommodation: Sofitel Brussels Europe
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – Venture to Dunkirk, Fromelles, Vimy Ridge and Lens

Today we journey to Dunkirk, where Operation Dynamo miraculously saw over 330,000 Allied troops evacuated to Britain. We stop in Fromelles, where there was a combined operation between British troops and the Australian Imperial Force, described as the “worst 24 hours in Australia’s military history”. After we visit the memorial at Vimy Ridge dedicated to the Canadian soldiers, who fought a battle here in 1917. This horrific battle, and the bravery of the men who fought in it, came to symbolise Canada’s coming of age as a nation.

Accommodation: Hotel Louvre Lens
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 – Off to the Ypres Battlefields and Menin Gate

Some of the biggest battles of World War I are explored at Ypres Salient in Belgium, where we will see such sites as Tyne Cot, Langemark and Vancouver Corner. Stop in Zonnebeke for an included visit to the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, where you can see a replica trench. See Essex Farm Cemetery where over 1,200 brave servicemen are buried and where Lt. Col. John McCrae wrote his immortal poem, ‘In Flanders Fields’.

Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own and later sample one of the excellent local beers. After, make your way to the Menin Gate and witness the moving Last Post Ceremony to pay tribute to over 100,000 soldiers who laid down their lives more than a century ago.

Accommodation: Hotel Louvre Lens
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – Discover the Somme

The bloody battlefields of the Somme take center stage today. Stop at the Villers-Bretonneux memorial to the Australian soldiers who lost their lives in WWI. Carry on to Thiepval to see the poignant memorial which honours the 72,337 missing British and South African men who died with no known graves. We journey to Amiens for an evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Mercure Amiens Cathedrale
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – Cross Normandy to Caen

Travel south through Normandy today. Taste the delights of the region during your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience where sweet treats await you. Stop in the City of Rouen for an orientation tour of this city which was captured by the French in 1204 from English possession. Next stop is Caen where you will visit the Memorial de Caen to learn about the significance of Normandy and the day that changed World War II.

Accommodation: Novotel Caen Côte de Nacre
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – Explore the D-Day Normandy Beaches

Take yourself back to June 6, 1944. Imagine the terror and bravery of thousands of soldiers who landed on the beaches of Normandy to free Europe from the Nazis. This morning, journey to the historic D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches, including Juno Beach, Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach. Visit the American Cemetery and Memorial to learn about the Canadian, American, and Commonwealth involvement in this unbelievable battle for supremacy. This evening Connect With Locals on a Be My Guest Experience with the Ferrut family.

Accommodation: Novotel Caen Côte de Nacre
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 – Journey to Elegant Paris

Journey inland through Normandy today, bound for the grand boulevards of Paris. Perhaps join us for an optional visit to the glittering Palace of Versailles before arriving in the French capital.

Accommodation: Mercure Paris Vaugirard Porte de Versailles
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 – Discover the Delights of Paris

Join your Local Specialist to view the remarkable church of Saint-Sulpice, then delve into the lives of Parisians, wandering through the enchanting hidden squares of one of Paris’s oldest neighborhoods. Our walking tour concludes in one of the city’s loveliest squares which is a real favorite among the locals. Spend the rest of the day on your own to see the sights. On our last evening together in Paris, we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in the city.

Accommodation:Mercure Paris Vaugirard Porte de Versailles
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 – Au Revoir Paris

After breakfast, we bid our newfound friends a fond farewell as our memorable holiday comes to a close.

Departure Transfer: Arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport at 08:00, 11:30

Included Meals: Breakfast

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