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, seeing the memorial and nearby graves. 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 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

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. B

Day 4 

Return home. B

Included Meals: B = Breakfast

5 Days by Coach Tour Itinerary

Day 1

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

Days 2-3  

As per Days 2 & 3 of the 4-day itinerary. 2xB

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. 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 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

Return home. B

Included Meals: B = Breakfast

4 and 5 Day Tour Departure Dates and Prices 2018/2019

Leger Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

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 27 2018
£309
£294
April 26 2019
£329
£313
July 20 2018
£309
£294
July 19 2019
£329
£313
5 days by Executive coach: tour code ref 5BDK
May 21 2018
£399
£380
May 20 2019 £419
£399
5 days by Silver Service coach: tour code ref 5BDKV
Dates
Prices
Dates
Prices
March 26 2018
£409
£389
September 24 2018
£449
£427
June 11 2018
£449
£427
October 22* 2018
£399
£380
July 16 2018
£449
£427
March 25 2019
£429
£408
August 20* 2018
£449
£427
June 10 2019
£469
£446
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 are at extra cost; travel insurance essential, call 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
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Leger Holidays
Dunkirk and Fortress Europe

Coach Tours 4 or 5 Days - 5% Discount

Specialist Battlefield Guide on Every Tour. Prices from £294

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.

To receive your 5% discount, book this Dunkirk and Fortress Europe Battlefield Tour direct with Leger Holidays 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. *Excludes Oberammergau tours.

Key visits

  • St. Venant Memorial
  • Cemetery
  • Cassel Hill
  • Dunkirk War Cemetery and Memorial
  • Raversijde
  • Wormhout Massacre site
  • V3 Site Mimoyecques
  • Last Post Ceremony
  • Batterie Todt

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

  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Free local joining points

Silver service Coach...

Comfort...
✓  Specially-designed reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than
executive coaches.
✓  Onboard climate control will ensure the temperature remains comfortable throughout your journey.
✓  Socialise and relax in the spacious rear lounge. 

Convenience...
✓ Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
✓ Personal tables.
✓ Porterage at most hotels.
✓ The option to pay for your optional excursions using a GBP credit or debit card during your tour.

Entertainment...
✓ Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
✓ With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.

Take a look at a Silver Service coach


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