Dunkirk and Fortress Europe

Silver Service Departure Dates & Prices 2014 Tour Ref: 5BDKV

Leger Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

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

May 24
£379
£361
August 11
£399
£380
June 16
£399
£380
September 1
£399
£380
July 21
£399
£380
September 22
£389
£370
Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; single room supplement £65; travel insurance from £34.50.
 

Executive Coach Departure Dates & Prices 2014 Tour Ref: 5BDK

Leger Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

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

 

May 26
£339
£323
 
 
Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; single room supplement £65; travel insurance from £34.50.
 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

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

Day 2 La Coupole, Miracle of Dunkirk, Ypres and the LastPost Ceremony

We see the little

known V1 (‘doodlebug’) fixed launch site near Hazebrouck and then explore the exceptional La Coupole museum, a former German V2 rocket complex. After lunch we learn about those who fought on and those who escaped during the withdrawal to the Dunkirk Perimeter. You will see the site of the evacuation ‘Mole’ and visit the Military Cemetery at Dunkirk Town. In the evening, join our optional excursion to Ypres and attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the magnificent Menin Gate Memorial. B

Day 3 German Cross-Channel Firing Guns and Vengeance Weapon sites. Massacre at Wormhout 

We study the May 1940 fighting around Calais, seeing the Cathedral Bunker, Fort Neuilly and Fort Lapin. Visiting the ‘thought provoking’ sites of the Todt Battery with its immense Railway Gun, the V3 London Cannon site at Mimoyeques*, the V2 complex at Eperlecques and viewing the Cap Blanc Nez and the Cap Gris Nez area we ponder ‘what might have been’ had Bomber Command been less effective and the Allies had not have landed on D-Day. At the close of the day we pay our respects to the fallen at the site of the Memorial Barn near Wormhout. B 

*Note: On April 1 and October 28 departures, the V3 Cannon site is closed by law, due to bat hibernation.

Day 4 The Atlantic Wall Museum and Bray Dunes 

After viewing the impressive Atlantic Wall Museum collection we visit the Dunkirk Perimeter at the Nieuwpoort Locks position. After lunch we explore the Bray Dunes and Zuydecoote Hospital area and look at the evacuation beaches where the ‘small ships’ came to prominence. In the evening join our optional excursion to picturesque Bruges. B

Day 5 Calais

Returning to Calais we continue our study of the May 1940 fight to the finish in the town and conclude with a visit to the Parc St. Pierre museum before returning home. B

Included Meals: B = Breakfast

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Dunkirk and Fortress Europe

Coach Tours 5 Days - 5% Discount

Specialist Battlefield Guide on Every Tour. Prices from £323

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 tour direct with Leger to receive the Travel 55 discounted price of 5%.

Travel 55 offer you discount on Leger Holidays Tours and Short Breaks: To book, call Leger Holidays direct on 0844 880 7644 and quote T55 for the Travel 55 discounted price. 

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What's Included

  • Free joining points
  • Travel by executive coach - Upgrade to Silver Service
  • 4 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
  • Battlefield visits as described

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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