11 Day Battlefield Tour of UK, Belgium and France

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.

2024 Departures Starting From $4,676 CAD 

About this trip

  • 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, 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
     

Day By Day 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 Reception.
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 visiting a traditional English pub.
Included Meals - Breakfast

Included Experience

  • London City Tour with a Local Specialist 
    See London's iconic sites with a Local Specialist. 

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.
Included Meals - Breakfast

Optional Experience

  • Waterloo Explored ($)
    In 1815 Napoleon fought his famous last battle here against the Duke of Wellington. You’ll visit the battlefields and monuments and discover how the face of Europe was changed forever. You’ll also see the famous iron lion monument on top of the hill, which you can climb if you wish. The monument was built by the widows of veterans and you'll hear their story as you gaze at the spectacular panoramic view.

  • Brussels by Night & Dinner ($)
    Experience Info - Embrace Brussels this evening enjoying its laid back cosmopolitan air and excellent Belgian cuisine. This is a capital city with layers of history and a flare for traditional freshness, clearly displayed in its food. Bon appetit!

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.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Included Experience

  • Vimy Ridge Memorial Visit
    Visit Vimy Ridge Memorial and see the place that is dedicated to the Canadian soldiers who fought in battle during 1917.

  • Dunkirk Visit
    Explore Operation Dynamo, the place that saw 330,000 Allied troops evacuated to Britain when you visit Dunkirk. 

  • Fromelles Visit
    Discover the rich history of the British troops and the Australian Imperial Force when you visit Fromelles.

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, 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.
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.
Included Meals - Breakfast

Included Experience

  • Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Visit
    See the site of the Australian soldiers who lost their lives in WWI when you visit Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.
  • Thiepval Memorial Visit
    Visit the memorial that honours the 72,337 unknown graves of the British and South African men who fought valiantly.

Day 7: Cross Normandy to Caen
Travel South through Normandy today, stop in the City of Rouen for a tour of this City which was captured by the French in 1204 from English possession. Next stop is Caen where you will stay for two nights. 
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, we visit the Memorial de Caen to learn about the significance of Normandy and the day that changed World War II.  Then 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.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Included Experience

  • Memorial de Caen Visit
    Discover the significance of Normandy and how it changed World War II when you visit Memorial de Caen. 

  • Visit the Normandy D-Day Beaches
    Join an emotive journey tracing the story of the D-Day landings and visit Omaha Beach. 

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.
Included Meals - Breakfast

Optional Experiences

  • Versailles Palace and Gardens ($)
    Built for the Sun King, Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles was the envy of every European ruler, but loathed by the French commoners, which lead to the French Revolution. Step inside the opulent world of Versailles and our Local Specialist will take you through the palace’s Hall of Mirrors and State apartments. Then, enjoy free time to wander the symmetrical, tree-lined gardens.**

  • Seine Cruise and Paris Illuminations ($)
    To truly see Paris in all its glory, you need to see it from the Seine. Enjoy a cruise along this famous river and take in unmatched views of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards, we’ll drive through the City of Lights to see some of the fascinating sights this beautiful city has to offer.

  • Moulin Rouge Cabaret and Dinner ($)
    It’s world famous for a reason, and this is your chance to see the real-life inspiration behind the award-winning movie. This Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers with over 1,000 costumes to create a dazzling spectacle. You'll enjoy wine, dinner and Champagne during this unforgettable soirée at the original Parisian Cabaret! 

Day 10: Discover the Delights of Paris
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.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Included Experience

  • Paris City Tour
    Join a Local Specialist to discover the hidden squares and secret lanes of Paris.

  • Montparnasse and Napoleon's Tomb
    Take the fastest elevator in Europe to the Panoramic Observation Deck for unbeatable views of the Eiffel Tower and all of the city’s iconic monuments. We’ll also visit the Dôme des Invalides with our Local Specialist to see Napoleon’s final resting place.

Day 11: Au Revoir Paris
After breakfast, we bid our newfound friends a fond farewell as our memorable holiday comes to a close.
Included Meals - Breakfast

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