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The Italian Campaign

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The Italian Campaign

By Coach 12 days or Air 10 days - 5% Discount

Specialist Battlefield Guide On Every Tour. Prices From Only £1045

The Italian Campaign placed Allied troops on the European mainland for the first time, but it was never intended as a substitute for an attack aimed at Germany by way of the more direct route through northern France. Although the campaing tied up German troops and was eventually a success, the Italian Campain lasted from 1943 to the end of the war and the German surrender of its forces in Italy in May 1945. It is estimated that between September 1943 and April 1945, some 60,000 Allied and 50,000 German soldiers died. Italy was considered the ‘soft under-belly’ of the Third Reich, but saw some of the toughest fighting in WW2. 

Book this The Italian Campaign 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.

The Italian Campaign
12 Days by Coach Tour Itinerary

12 Days by Coach Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

Day 2

To the Cremona or Milan area for an overnight stay B,D

Day 3

Continue south through Italy, making a stop at Florence War Cemetery en route to Cassino for a six-night stay. B,D

Day 4 - Salerno & Caserta 

We start at Salerno, where British forces landed in 1943, seeing the beach head and the Roman Ruins where the Americans fought. We visit Salerno War Cemetery, seeing the grave of the great-grandson of the Duke of Wellington, and then onto the beachhead area, where the British and American troops landed, before taking lunch close to the Greek-Roman ruins at Paestum. In the afternoon, we travel to Caserta, visiting the War Cemetery, looking at the story of Yorkshire and England cricketer, Hedley Verity, and see where General Alexander had his headquarters during the Italian Campaign. B,D 

Day 5 - Monte Cassino 

In Cassino we visit the Cassino War Cemetery and Cassino Memorial to the Missing. We include a visit to the excellent Historiale Di Cassino multi-media museum, where lunch is also included, and then, in the afternoon, we travel up to the abbey and Polish War Cemetery. We also visit the German War Cemetery at Caira.B,L,D 

Day 6 - Hill 593, Snakeshead Ridge & the Liri Valley 

We continue with our look at Monte Cassino with a specially arranged visit to Hill 593 and Snakeshead Ridge, where much of the actual fighting took place. (please note this will involve some walking.) We also walk down to Albaneta Farm and the wreck of a Sherman Tank, now a memorial to Polish troops. After lunch, we look at the fighting in the Liri Valley, seeing the ground at Acquino Aerodrome and looking at the Hitler Line defences between Acquino and Pontecorvo, before ending the day at the Gari/Rapido River, the scene of a disastrous American assault in 1944.B,D 

Day 7 - Anzio 

Today, we look at the Battle of Anzio, seeing the US War Cemetery at Nettuno before having lunch in the seaside town of Anzio. After lunch we see the Anzio War Museum, Anzio War Cemetery and the Beachhead Cemetery, before going to the infamous Flyover at Campo di Casni, scene of fighting in 1944.B,D 

Day 8 - Minturno & Cassino Town

We head south from Cassino and visit Minturno War Cemetery where many of the men who died in the fighting for the high ground at Monte Camino and in the river crossing at the Garigliano are buried. After lunch have some free-time in Cassino town. B,D

Day 9 - Sangro & Ortona

We depart Cassino and head north today, travelling to the Adriatic coast at Ortona, where we have a short walking tour of the town seeing where street-to-street and house-to-house fighting took place. Ortona was a place of great Canadian sacrifice in December 1943. We also visit the war museum and spend lunchtime in the town. In the afternoon, we visit the Canadian dead at the Moro River War Cemetery and end the day in the Sangro Valley and Sangro War Cemetery. From here we travel along the Adriatic coast to our hotel in Ravenna, discussing the Gothic Line battles along the way. B,D 

Day 10 

We depart Ravenna and cross the area of the final battles in Italy in 1945, pausing for lunch before we continue to our overnight hotel in the Austrian Tyrol. B,D 

Day 11

Travel through Germany to Belgium for an overnight stay.

Day 12

To Calais, then return home.

Included Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

12 Days by Coach Departure Dates & Prices 2017

12 Days by Coach 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

12 days by Silver Service coach: tour code ref 12ICMV
Dates
Prices
 Dates
Prices
May 8 2017
£1149
£1092
October 16 2017 
£1099
£1045
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 for details; single room
supplement £209.
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
10 Days by Air Tour Itinerary

10 Days by Air Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Fly from your chosen airport to Rome where you will be met and transferred to Cassino for a six-night stay.

Days 2 - 10

As per days 4 - 12 of the 12 day itinerary. At the end of your tour you will return by coach to either your original departure airport*, or one of our local joining points.

10 Days by Air Departure Dates & Prices 2017

10 Days by Air 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

10 days by Air with Silver Service coach: tour code ref K10ICMV
Dates
Prices
 Dates
Prices
May 10 2017
£1249
£1187
October 18 2017 
£1199
£1140
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 for details; single room
supplement £169.
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

The Italian Campaign

By Coach 12 days or Air 10 days - 5% Discount

Specialist Battlefield Guide On Every Tour. Prices From Only £1045

The Italian Campaign placed Allied troops on the European mainland for the first time, but it was never intended as a substitute for an attack aimed at Germany by way of the more direct route through northern France. Although the campaing tied up German troops and was eventually a success, the Italian Campain lasted from 1943 to the end of the war and the German surrender of its forces in Italy in May 1945. It is estimated that between September 1943 and April 1945, some 60,000 Allied and 50,000 German soldiers died. Italy was considered the ‘soft under-belly’ of the Third Reich, but saw some of the toughest fighting in WW2. 

Book this The Italian Campaign 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.

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Your Hotels

Your Hotels

You will stay for six nights at the 4-star Hotel Rocca in Cassino. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, lift and lounge.

Overnight stays in northern France and Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

Your accommodation in Milan/Cremona area, Ravenna area and the Austrian Tyrol will be in minimum 3-star hotels.

What's Included

What's Included

10 or 12 days by coach or air

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast, 1 lunch and 9 evening meals ( or 9 nights’ hotel with 1 lunch and 8 evening meals on the air holiday)
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Local joining points (coach tour only)

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

Your Flights

Your Flights

Flights to Rome on the 10-day itinerary by air are available from a selection of airports. All prices are subject to availability. 

Flight supplements may apply. 

Please call for more details.

Travel Door to Door

Travel Door to Door

On holidays of 12 days duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your feeder coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European touring holidays of 12 days or more, the cost of this is just £60 per car*. 

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the timeof booking.

*Up to 4 people per car

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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