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Itinerary

Day 1 | July 15 | London

After checking in at your hotel, why not explore the city of London? Later meet with your fellow travelers for a traditional English pub welcome reception. Evening Accommodations at Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel

Day 2 | July 16 | London

See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace on your half day introductory sightseeing tour with a local specialist. This afternoon travel to the Imperial War Museum which tells the stories of those whose lives were shaped by war from the First World War to the present day. You will see among other items a Spitfire that saw action in the Battle of Britain. Enjoy an evening at leisure tonight. Evening Accommodations at Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel * Breakfast Included

Day 3 | July 17 | Caen, France

Today you head south to Portsmouth. Stop at the fascinating Historic Dockyard and visit HMS Monitor M33, the Royal Navy’s sole surviving warship from the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign and the only warship from World War I open to the public of the three that remain intact today. Learn about the ships’ fascinating history from its 69 years in service, including the Dardanelles Campaign of 1915-16, the Russian Civil War and its work as a mine-laying training ship in Portsmouth. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore this fascinating area which highlights the Royal Navy’s past before dining at a local restaurant this evening. Tonight board an overnight ferry to France. Evening Accommodations on Overnight Ferry * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 4 | July 18 | Bayeux, France

Disembark from the ferry this morning after an early breakfast. Travel to the historic D-Day Normandy landing beaches and learn about British, Commonwealth and American involvement. The beaches and memorials are a moving testament to the Allied Soldiers of WWII. Later stop in Bayeux and see the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Evening Accommodations at Novotel * Breakfast Included

Day 5 | July 19 | Amiens, France

This morning visit the Memorial de Caen. Learn about the significance of Normandy and receive a souvenir D-Day Landing beach booklet. Travel to Amiens and visit the cathedral that was built between 1220 and 1270. During the First World War this town was liberated by British, Canadian and Australian forces which ultimately led to the armistice of 11 November 1918. Evening accommodations at Mercure Cathedrale * Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 6 | July 20 | Paris, France

After an early start visit some of the Somme Battlefields. Stop at Thiepval to see the poignant memorial which honors the 72,191 missing British and South African men who died with no graves. Visit Delville Wood (Devils Wood) where the South African Brigade suffered substantial losses. Evening accommodations at Novotel Centre Tour Eiffel * Breakfast Included

Day 7 | July 21 | Paris, France

A local specialist reveals to you the enchanting hidden squares and secret passages of one of Paris’ oldest historical neighborhoods. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower and see the city in all its glory. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. Evening accommodations at Novotel Centre Tour Eiffel * Breakfast Included

Day 8 | July 22 | Lille, France

Visit the memorial at Vimy Ridge dedicated to the Canadian soldiers who died during the First World War. An included visit to La Coupole World War II Museum will give a Cultural Insight into why this old German Bunker could have changed the outcome of the war as well as the course of European history. Later in Fromelles see where there was a combined operation between British troops and the Australian Imperial Force. Evening accommodations at Crowne Plaza * Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 9 | July 23 | Lille, France

Visit the Ypres Salient and see sites such as Tyne Cot, Langemark and Vancouver Corner. Stop in Passchendaele where you have an included visit to The Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, here you can see a replica trench. See Essex Farm Cemetery where Lt. Col. John McCrea wrote the immortal poem – ‘In Flanders Fields’. Have free time for an early dinner before making your way to the Menin Gate to witness The Last Post Ceremony at 8.00pm. Evening accommodations at Crowne Plaza * Breakfast Included

Day 10 | July 24 | Amsterdam, Holland

This morning travel across Belgium into The Netherlands and visit the National Liberation Museum 1944-1945. You will have time to visit the permanent and temporary exhibitions before coffee or tea with a special ‘liberation cake’. Stop at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery and Memorial. The cemetery contains the remains of over 2,000 Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in World War II. Later visit Arnhem. In World War II during Operation Market Garden (September 1944), the British 1st Airborne Division and the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade were given the task of securing the bridge at Arnhem. The events that took place were dramatized in the 1977 movie ‘A Bridge Too Far’. Optional dinner in a historic Dutch house and Canal Cruise. Evening accommodations at Mercure City * Breakfast Included

Day 11 | July 25 | St. Augustine

Start your day with an orientation featuring the Mint Tower, Dam Square and Museum Square. Later visit the town of Volendam. Learn about the production of Dutch cheeses and see how clogs are made. This afternoon have free time in the city. Optional tour Anne Frank’s Amsterdam. Evening accommodations at Mercure City * Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 12 | July 26 | Minneapolis, MN

Say farewell to this magical country and your newfound friends at the end of a remarkable Battlefields trip. Airport transfers are available. Breakfast Included

Mode of Travel

Pricing Per Person

  • Single – $5,119
  • Double – $3,909
  • Triple – $3,849

New Special Pricing – Save an Additional $300 Per Person

Itinerary, Pricing and Availability are subject to change without notice. Tour Price Includes : Roundtrip Airport Transfers, Tour Package and Travel Protection. *AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED* Deposit and Airfare Due at Time of Booking

Departure Date

07/15/2018

Return Date

07/26/2018

Depart On tours that leave the country all US citizens must carry proof of citizenship, a passport or passport card.

Tour Highlights

  • City Tour of London
  • Walking Tour of Paris
  • Orientations of Portsmouth, Normandy, Baycux, Amiens, Somme Region, Ypres and Amsterdam
  • John Frost Bridge in Arnhem
  • Dam Square
  • Mint Tower
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  • HMS Monitor 33
  • D-Day Beaches in Normandy
  • Amiens Cathedral
  • Military Cemeteries Throughout Northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands
  • Bayeaux Tapestery Museum
  • Caen Memorial
  • WWI & WWII Battlefields
  • Eiffel Tower
  • La Couple Museum
  • Passchendaele Memorial in Ypres
  • National Liberation Museum in Groesbeek
  • 11 Breakfast * 5 Dinners
  • Activity Level – Highly Active
  • Additional Tours/Excursions Available for Purchase

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