Dunkirk and Fortress Europe

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Departure by coach then onwards to Belgium for a four-night stay.

Day 2 Battle of France: Retreat To Dunkirk

We look at the fighting in the Battle of France in May 1940 following the story of the Durham Light Infantry and Royal Welch Fusiliers at St. Venant, seeing the memorial and nearby graves. At Cassel Hill we examine the last stand here by the Oxs & Bucks and Glosters. Following lunch we visit the site at Wormhout where a massacre of British troops took place by the SS. then in Dunkirk visit the excellent War Museum of Operation Dynamo, followed by a visit to the East Mole. We end the day in the dunes to remember the sacrifice of French troops in May to June 1940. B B

Day 3 Miracle of Dunkirk: The V-Weapons

We return to Dunkirk to see the Dunkirk War Cemetery and the Dunkirk Memorial to the Missing. At Bray Dunes we look at the story of the evacuation beaches and the ‘little ships’, forever connected to the Dunkirk story. At Eperlecques we see the massive Blockhaus, built as a launch site for V2 rockets, then see a typical V1 Doodlebug ski-ramp site, hidden in the woods near Morbecque and constructed to fire more than 2000 V1s a day at London. In the evening join us on an optional trip to Ypres for the moving Last Post Ceremony.

Day 4 Atlantic Wall: Liberation 

On the Belgium coast at Raversijde we see how the WW1 Aachen Battery was turned into a section of the Atlantic Wall by the Germans, seeing the bunker, trenches and many original features, then travel to the French coast for lunch and visit Batterie Todt, a massive bunker that housed a huge artillery piece which bombarded Britain and could be used to fire on any invasion fleet. We see the museum here which includes a very rare German 280mm Railway Gun, then visit the V3 super-gun system at Mimoyecques. Here we’ll go through tunnels built to house this incredible weapon which was never fired in anger due to Allied bombing. We end the day looking at the liberation of the coastal region in northern France in September 1944 with a visit to Calais Canadian Cemetery. B

Day 5 Calais

To Calais, then return home. B

Included Meals: B = Breakfast

Silver Service Departure Dates & Prices 2015 Tour Ref: 5BDKV

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May 16
August 10
June 15
September 21
July 20
Prices are per person, based on two sharing. Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; single room supplement £65; travel insurance from £34.95.

Executive Coach Departure Dates & Prices 2015 Tour Ref: 5BDK

Leger Brochure Price in Black

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Tel Leger Reservations on 0844 880 7644 and Quote Travel Ref: T55 + Tour Code

June 1
Prices are per person, based on two sharing. Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; single room supplement £65; travel insurance from £34.95.

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Dunkirk and Fortress Europe

Coach Tours 5 Days - 5% Discount

Specialist Battlefield Guide on Every Tour. Prices from £332

Discover “The miracle of Dunkirk” and the story of the "V" weapons on this Leger Holidays Dunkirk battlefield coach tour. Dunkirk has become one of the most enduring images of World War 2. Beyond all expectation, the British Expeditionary Force was evacuated from France in May and June 1940. The “miracle” was achieved through improvisation and outstanding organisation, but it was also reliant on the bravery of sailors, airmen and soldiers, many of whom held back German forces in order  to allow the  evacuation to take place.

Book this Battlefield direct with Leger Holidays on 0844 880 7644 and quote the Travel 55 discount code T55 to receive 5% discount off this tour.

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What's Included

  • 4 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service for extra legroom
  • & added benefits

Please note: Entrance fees to museums and places of interest are at extra cost 

Your Hotel

You will stay for four nights in the historic town of Lo, just over the French border in Belgium at the Hotel Oude Abdij which translates as ‘Old Abbey’. This family-run 3-star hotel has a spacious lounge area, bar, restaurant, large patio and lift. All bedrooms have a T.V., telephone and hairdryer.

Hotel Oude Abdij - Information

  • 3 Star Rating
  • Lift & Wheelchair Access
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • English Speaking Staff

Hotel Oude Abdij - Facilities

  • En Suite with Bath or Shower
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer

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