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  • WWI & WWII Battlefields
    12 Days | 4 Countries | 9 Cities | 16 Meals

    Visit Europe in 2019 and travel to the battlefields and memorial sites to pay your respects to all the brave men and women who gave their lives in the two World Wars.

    Embark on a journey of discovery and remembrance.

    On this 12-Day WWI & WWII Battlefields, Trafalgar takes travellers from London to Amsterdam visiting some of the most important sites of the 20th century's two world wars.

    Explore the poignant moments of the D-Day Landings on the beaches of Normandy, the infamous battlefields of the Somme and the Battle of Dunkirk, all immortalised forever in the museums, memorials and cemeteries that dot the French, Belgian and Dutch countrysides. Plus pay your respects at the sites that hold special significance to Canadians: Ypres Battlefields and Vimy Ridge, where thousands of Canadian soldiers gave their lives.

    12-Day Tour
    WWI & WWII Battlefields

    Departures
    March - September 2019

    from $3,685 CAD
    per person twin basis

    Itinerary below

    Book with UNIGLOBE Travel today!

    Trip Includes:
    • 11 nights’ accommodation
    • 11 hot buffet breakfasts
    • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine
    • All transport shown (including overnight ferry)
    • All transfers shown

    You Will Visit:
    England, France, Belgium, Netherlands

    Sightseeing Highlights

    • WALKING TOUR in Paris with a Local Specialist
    • CITY TOUR in London
    • VISIT the D-Day Beaches in Normandy, the Bayeux Tapestry Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Amiens Cathedral, Military cemeteries throughout northern France and Belgium including Essex Farm Cemetery ('Flanders Fields'), Australian National Memorial, Caen Memorial, WWI & WWII Battlefields, the Dunkirk War Museum and evacuation beaches and Passchendaele Memorial in Ypres
    • VIEW the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the cobblestone streets and canals of Bruges

    WWI & WWII Battlefields Itinerary
    Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
    Day 1   Arrive London (2 Nights)

    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 Reception.

    HOTEL: Park Plaza Riverbank

    Day 2   London – Sightseeing and included Imperial War Museum Visit

    Towering Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey feature on this half-day introductory sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, which also 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. Enjoy London after dark, spending your evening at leisure meandering along the Thames, riding the London Eye or watching the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London.

    Day 3   London – Ferry to Caen – Bayeux (2 Nights)

    We journey south to Portsmouth and leave British shores bound for Caen by ferry this afternoon. After dinner on the ferry, transfer to your hotel in Bayeux.

    HOTEL: Novotel

    Day 4   D-Day Normandy Beaches – Bayeux

    We journey to the historic D-Day Normandy landing beaches and learn about British, Commonwealth and American involvement in this unbelievable battle for supremacy. Later, we see the famous Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman conquest of England.

    Day 5   Bayeux – Visit Memorial de Caen – Paris (2 Nights)

    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, we visit the Memorial de Caen to learn about the significance of Normandy and the day that changed World War II. You'll also receive a souvenir D-Day Landing beach booklet, before travelling to Paris, the City of Lights.

    HOTEL: Crowne Plaza Neuilly

    Day 6   Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

    Join your Local Specialist to visit Notre Dame Cathedral then delve into the lives of Parisians, wandering through the enchanting hidden squares and secret passages of one of Paris's oldest neighbourhoods. Our walking tour concludes in one of the city's loveliest squares which is a real favourite among the locals. Spend the rest of the day on your own to see the sights. Consider an Optional Experience to the opulent Palace of Versailles. This evening, you may wish to enjoy a traditional Parisian Cabaret.

    Optional Experiences Available 

    Day 7   Paris – Somme Battlefields – Amiens

    The bloody battlefields of the Somme take centre stage today. Stop at Villers-Brettoneux to visit the memorial to 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 graves. We journey to Amiens for an evening at leisure.

    HOTEL: Mercure Cathedrale

    Optional Experiences Available 

    Day 8   Amiens – Vimy Ridge – Dunkirk – Fromelles –  Lille (2 Nights)

    Today 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. We then 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 entire history".

    HOTEL: Crowne Plaza

    Day 9   Lille – Excursion to Ypres Battlefields – Passchendaele – 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 Passchendaele 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 McCrea wrote his immortal poem, 'In Flanders Fields'. Spend the rest of the day on your own, before making your way to Menin Gate to witness the moving Last Post Ceremony to pay tribute to over 100,000 soldiers who laid down their lives in war more than a century ago.

    Day 10   Lille – Bruges – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

    Travel to Bruges and perhaps try the delicious local chocolate and Belgium's famous frites - the perfect fried chip! Explore the cobblestone streets and medieval façades reflected in the still waters of the canals. Continue to Amsterdam, where we spend the next two nights.

    HOTEL: Mercure City

    Optional Experiences Available 

    Day 11   Amsterdam Orientation and Free Time

    Gabled townhouses dating back centuries and leafy canals provide a beautiful backdrop for our orientation tour. Enjoy free time afterwards to explore the city on your own. Later, we 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the art of making cheese and wooden clogs, before we 'Connect With Locals', joining the Pauw family for a gezellig Be My Guest Farewell Dinner.

    Optional Experiences Available 

    Day 12   Depart Amsterdam

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

    Trafalgar Travel Highlights
    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) • Ferry from Portsmouth to Caen • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted • Hand-picked Insider Experiences • Optional Experiences and free time • All porterage and restaurant gratuities • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes • VIP entry to many sights

    Contact your UNIGLOBE Travel consultant today to secure your spot!

  • Conditions apply. Valid on travel booked through UNIGLOBE Travel. All advertised prices include or disclose taxes & fees. Prices are for the Trafalgar tour only as per the itinerary and does not include airfare. Itinerary is subject to change without notice by the supplier. Tour prices are per person, based on double occupancy for total length of stay unless otherwise stated. Flights if booked may require one or more connections. Taxes & fees due during travel or in destination are additional and may include, but not limited to, local car rental charges & taxes, one-way rental drop fees which are to be paid upon arrival, resort fees & charges, tour ‘kitty’, airline baggage fees, and tour and cruise gratuities. Prices are valid for new bookings only for a select departure dates and are accurate and subject to availability at advertising deadline, errors and omissions excepted, and subject to change. Tour price of $3685 is land only and is based on Trafalgar's 'WWI and WWII Battlefields' tour departing April 12, 2019. Price is based on Trafalgar's early payment discount - book and pay by January 31, 2019. Tour and price is subject to availability at time of booking. More 2019 departure dates available. Advertising deadline: Nov 5, 2018. For full terms & conditions please speak with a UNIGLOBE Travel consultant or refer to Trafalgar’s 2016 Europe & Britain brochure for complete Terms & Conditions.

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Pay your respects to all the brave men and women who gave their lives in the wars, on this poignant Special Interest trip from $3685.

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