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WWI and WWII Battlefields (trafalgar)

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London, United Kingdom

Paris, France

11 days, 10 nights

April 2025 to October 2025

US$ 4125.00 (1 adult - twin)


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Europe

England, Belgium, France


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Highlights


Dining Summary

  • 4 Dinner (D)
  • 10 Breakfast (B)

Be My Guest

  • Bayeux: Set in glorious Normandy countryside a stone’s throw from the town of Bayeux, the Ferrut family welcome you to their equestrian center.

Iconic Experience

  • London: See London's iconic sites with a Local Specialist.
  • Amiens: Visit Vimy Ridge Memorial and see the place that is dedicated to the Canadian soldiers who fought in battle during 1917.
  • Dunkirk: Explore Operation Dynamo, the place that saw 330,000 Allied troops evacuated to Britain when you visit Dunkirk.
  • Fromelles: Discover the rich history of the British troops and the Australian Imperial Force when you visit Fromelles.
  • Paris: See the site of the Australian soldiers who lost their lives in WWI when you visit Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.
  • Paris: Visit the memorial that honours the 72,337 unknown graves of the British and South African men who fought valiantly.
  • Caen: Discover the significance of Normandy and how it changed World War II when you visit Memorial de Caen.
  • Omaha Beach: Join an emotive journey tracing the story of the D-Day landings and visit Omaha Beach.
  • Paris: Join a Local Specialist to discover the hidden squares and secret lanes of Paris.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

  • Notre-Dame-de-Bondeville: Visit a confectionary factory, where you will taste sweets originally invented in the 16th century. The old industrial factory is full of life and works especially to employ people with disabilities. Let the sweet smell of caramelised sugar welcome you in on to your guided tour!

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore London and Paris
  • : 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, 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

Whats 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
  • : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Itinerary


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.


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Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
Dinner
London

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.


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Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
Breakfast
London

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.


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Sofitel Europe
Breakfast
London, Brussels

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.


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Hotel Louvre Lens.
Breakfast, Dinner
Brussels, Dunkirk, Lens

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.


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Hotel Louvre Lens.
Breakfast
Lens, Ypres, Lens

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.


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Mercure Cathedrale
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Lens, Amiens

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.


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Novotel Côte de Nacre
Breakfast
Amiens, Rouen, Caen

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.


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Novotel Côte de Nacre
Breakfast, Dinner
Caen, Arromanches-les-Bains, Normandy Beaches, Caen

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.


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Mercure Vaugirard Porte de Versailles
Breakfast
Caen, Paris

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.


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Mercure Vaugirard Porte de Versailles
Breakfast, Dinner
Paris

Day 11: Au Revoir Paris

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


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Breakfast
Paris

What's included


Whats 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
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
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