WWI and WWII Battlefields

WWI and WWII Battlefields

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WWI and WWII Battlefields

11 Days Starting in London and ending in Paris

Visiting: London, Brussels, Dunkirk, Ypres, Amiens, Caen, Normandy Beaches, Paris

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

FBATZN20

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Embark on a poignant journey through history with the "WWI and WWII Battlefields" tour, a deeply moving exploration of the sites that shaped the course of both World Wars. This tour takes you across the United Kingdom, Belgium, and France, offering an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the past with visits to iconic locations including the Imperial War Museum in London, the D-Day Landing Beaches, and the somber battlefields of the Somme and Ypres. Accompanied by a Local Specialist, you'll gain insights into the monumental events that occurred in these places, viewing landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe along the way. With luxury air-conditioned coach travel, cherry-picked hotels, and a blend of included meals and optional experiences, this tour promises a comprehensive and respectful tribute to the heroes of the past, all while ensuring your comfort and engagement throughout this unforgettable historical pilgrimage.

Highlights

  • Explore London and Paris with a Local Specialist

  • Discover Normandy

  • Amiens

  • the Somme Region

  • Ypres

  • Brussels and Rouen

  • Visit the Imperial War Museum in London

  • the D-Day Landing Beaches

  • Saint-Sulpice church in Paris

  • Amiens Cathedral

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To London
Location: London
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza London Kings Cross
Meals Included: Dinner

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.

Day 2: See The Sights Of London
Location: London
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza London Kings Cross
Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 3: Cross The English Channel By Eurostar To Brussels
Location: Brussels
Accommodation: Sofitel Europe
Accommodation Name: Sofitel Brussels Europe
Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 4 : Venture To Dunkirk, Fromelles, Vimy Ridge And Lens
Location: Dunkirk
Accommodation: Hotel Louvre Lens.
Accommodation Name: Hotel Louvre Lens
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

Day 5: Off To The Ypres Battlefields And Menin Gate
Location: Ypres
Accommodation: Hotel Louvre Lens.
Accommodation Name: Hotel Louvre Lens
Meals Included: Breakfast

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, 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 more than a century ago.

Day 6: Discover The Somme
Location: Amiens
Accommodation: Mercure Cathedrale
Accommodation Name: Hotel Mercure Amiens Cathedrale
Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 7: Cross Normandy To Caen
Location: Caen
Accommodation: Novotel Côte de Nacre
Accommodation Name: Novotel Caen Côte de Nacre
Meals Included: Breakfast

Travel south through Normandy today. Taste the delights of the region during your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience where sweet treats await you. Stop in 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.

Day 8: Explore The D-Day Normandy Beaches
Location: Normandy Beaches
Accommodation: Novotel Côte de Nacre
Accommodation Name: Novotel Caen Côte de Nacre
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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. Connect With Locals on a Be My Guest experience joining the Ferrut family at their equestrian center.

Day 9: Journey To Elegant Paris
Location: Paris
Accommodation: Mercure Vaugirard Porte de Versailles
Accommodation Name: Mercure Paris Vaugirard Porte de Versailles
Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 10: Discover The Delights Of Paris
Location: Paris
Accommodation: Mercure Vaugirard Porte de Versailles
Accommodation Name: Mercure Paris Vaugirard Porte de Versailles
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Join your Local Specialist to visit the remarkable church of Saint-Sulpice, then delve into the lives of Parisians, wandering through the enchanting hidden squares and secret passages 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.

Day 11: Au Revoir Paris
Location: Paris
Meals Included: Breakfast

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

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels

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What's Not Included

  • Optional Experiences

    Optional Experiences and free time

  • Airport Transfers

    Airport transfers are available for purchase

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys), Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels.

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted. Specific accommodation details include Crowne Plaza London Kings Cross, Sofitel Brussels Europe, Hotel Louvre Lens, Hotel Mercure Amiens Cathedrale, Novotel Caen Côte de Nacre, Mercure Paris Vaugirard Porte de Versailles.

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews of this Operator

Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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Trusted Customer  

Best of Egypt

14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

Irish Experience

09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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