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Dunkirk and Fortress Europe

Leger Holidays

Dunkirk and Fortress Europe

Coach Tours 4 or 5 Days - 5% Discount

Specialist Battlefield Guide on Every Tour. Prices from £256

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 Dunkirk and Fortress Europe Battlefield Tour direct with Leger Holidays and receive a 5% discount per person off of the brochure price. Call on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55.

Dunkirk and Fortress Europe
4 Days by Coach Tour Itinerary

4 Days by Coach 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. At Cassel Hill we examine the last stand here by the Oxs & Bucks and Glosters. We visit the site at Wormhout where a massacre of British troops took place by the SS, then in Dunkirk visit the War Museum of Operation Dynamo, followed by a visit to the East Mole. 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. In the evening join an optional trip to Ypres for the moving Last Post Ceremony. 

Day 4 - Calais

Return home. B

Included Meals: B = Breakfast

5 Days by Coach Tour Itinerary

5 Days by Coach 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. At Cassel Hill we examine the last stand here by the Oxs & Bucks and Glosters. We visit the site at Wormhout where a massacre of British troops took place by the SS, then in Dunkirk visit the War Museum of Operation Dynamo, followed by a visit to the East Mole. B B

Day 3 - Miracle of Dunkirk: The V-Weapons

We see the Dunkirk War Cemetery and the Dunkirk Memorial to the Missing. At Bray Dunes we look at the story of the evacuation beaches. At Eperlecques we see the massive Blockhaus, built as a launch site for V2 rockets. In the evening, join us on an optional trip to Ypres for the moving Last Post Ceremony. 

Day 4 - Atlantic Wall: Liberation 

On the Belgian coast at Raversijde we see how the WW1 Aachen Battery was turned into a section of the Atlantic Wall by the Germans. We then travel to the French coast for a visit to Batterie Todt, a massive bunker that housed a huge artillery piece which bombarded Britain. We see the museum here, then visit the V3 super-gun system at Mimoyecques. Here we 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 B

Day 5 - Calais

Return home. B

Included Meals: B = Breakfast

4 & 5 Day Tour Departure Dates & Prices 2017

4 & 5 Day Tour Departure Dates & Prices 2017

Leger Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price iRed

Tel: Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 and quote Travel ref: T55 and tour code

4 days by Executive coach: tour code ref 4BDK
Dates
Prices
 Dates
Prices
April 28 2017
£269
£256
July 28 2017 
£289
£275
June 16 2017
£289
£275
August 18 2017
£289
£275
5 days by Executive coach: tour code ref 5BDK
May 29 2017
£369
£351
 
5 days by Silver Service coach: tour code ref 5BDKV
Dates
Prices
Dates
Prices
March 27 2017
£389
£370
August 7 2017
£419
£399
June 12 2017
£419
£399
September 25 2017
£409
£389
July 17 2017
£419
£399
October 23 2017
£369
£351
All prices shown are per person based on two sharing a room, unless otherwise stated.
Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement from £50 (4 days), £75 (5 days).
Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions
Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Leger Holidays

Dunkirk and Fortress Europe

Coach Tours 4 or 5 Days - 5% Discount

Specialist Battlefield Guide on Every Tour. Prices from £256

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 Dunkirk and Fortress Europe Battlefield Tour direct with Leger Holidays and receive a 5% discount per person off of the brochure price. Call on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55.

To book with Leger and claim your 5% discount, call them direct on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote Travel 55 code T55.

Group Organisers

Your Hotel

Your Hotel

You will stay for four nights at the Hotel Oude Abdij in the historic town of Lo, This family-run 3-star hotel has a spacious lounge area, bar, restaurant, large patio and lift. 

What's Included

What's Included

4 or 5 days by coach

  • 3 or 4 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service

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

1 x packed lunch/museum package available whilst on tour approx. cost €45.

Please note on the departure dates of the 27th March, 28th April, 29th May, 12th June and 16th June the Dunkirk War Museum will be closed for major renovation works. On these dates we will have extended time on the Dunkirk battlefields and beach areas. 

Please note on the departure dates of the 27th March and 23rd October the V3 super-gun site at Mimoyecques will be closed as it is a site for hibernating bats. We will still visit the exterior of the site and illustrate its purpose during the tour.

Silver service Coach...

Silver service Coach...

You’ll be delighted with your Silver Service ‘experience’ right from the moment you meet your tour coach at the port and you’re invited on board. 

Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats*, with footrests and more legroom** than standard coaches.  Enjoy your own reserved seat.  Personal tables. Porterage† at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger. Free personal headphones, so you can enjoy the radio channels, listen to music, or watch DVDs***  Follow your journey’s progress on the satellite navigation display.

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