Tour Itinerary

Day 1

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

Day 2 - Möhne Dam

We travel into Germany and visit Reichswald Forest War Cemetery – the biggest WW2 British Cemetery in Europe, nearly half the 7,400 graves are men from Bomber Command. From here we travel to the Möhne Dam in the Ruhr Valley and examine the daring attack by aircraft. From the top of the dam we can see where the attack came. We also visit Eder Dam before moving on to our hotel in Jena. (B)

Day 3 - Colditz

We visit the famous castle and museum at Colditz, a name forever associated with the story of Prisoners of War in. We continue to our hotel in Dresden for two nights. (B)

Day 4 - The Dresden Raids 

We spend the morning in Dresden looking at the raid on the city in February 1945 which destroyed most of its original buildings and killed nearly 25,000 civilians. Later, spend free time in Dresden or join us as we visit the Bundeswehr Military History Museum with its unparalleled collection of WW2 artefacts. (B)

Day 5 - Zagan and The Great Escape

We cross into Poland and visit Zagan where Stalag Luft III was located. Here in March 1944 the so-called ‘Great Escape’ took place, made famous in the Hollywood film. Continue to our hotel in Berlin for two nights. (B)

Day 6 - Berlin Air Raids

In Berlin we look at the raids on the city but start at the impressive air force museum at Gatow, which has a large collection of aircraft from WW1 to the Cold War period. We then visit Berlin War Cemetery where many RAF Bomber Command crews are buried. In the evening join us on an optional visit around Berlin’s WW2 sights. (B)

Day 7 - Hannover

To Hannover, where we visit the Air Force Museum and Hannover War Cemetery with more than 2,000 graves of bomber crew casualties. We stay overnight in Hannover. (B)

Day 8 - Rheinberg War Cemetery

We travel into Holland, stopping at Rheinberg War Cemetery where some of the Dambusters are buried. We end at the grave of Guy Gibson V.C. whose war ended when his Mosquito crashed at Steenbergen. We stay overnight in Belgium. (B)

Day 9

Return home. (B)

Included Meals: B = Breakfast

Departure Dates and Prices 2020/21

To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code

Silver Service coach: tour code ref 9GCZV
April 4 - 2020 £959 August 15 - 2020
May 23 - 2020 £989 April 3 - 2021
July 11 - 2020
£979 May 22 - 2021
Upgrade to Luxuria coach: tour code ref 9GCZX
October 17 - 2020
£1099 April 17 - 2021 £1199
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 at extra cost; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £199. 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 its website

Your Hotels

You will stay overnight in Holland at the A-Osterhout Hotel in Oosterhout or NH Koningshof in Veldhoven, or similar, and then onto an overnight stay at the 4-star Best Western Hotel in Jena, or similar. You will then stay for two nights at the 3-star Azimut Hotel in Dresden or similar, followed by two nights at the 3-star Vienna House Easy, or a similar hotel in Berlin. You will then have an overnight stay at the 4-star H4 Hotel Hannover Messe or the Wyndham Hannover Atrium, or similar, and finally overnight in Belgium in a city-style hotel.

Leger Holidays
Air War Europe: Colditz, Dambusters and the Great Escape

Coach Tours 9 Days

Specialist Battlefield Guide On Every Tour. Prices from only £959

The war in the air above Europe saw the men of RAF Bomber Command taking the conflict to the heart of the enemy.

This popular tour focuses on the air war and examine three of its great stories: Colditz, the Dambusters Raid and the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III. Honouring the commitment and spirit of the RAF during WWII we visit the Möhne Dam, in the Ruhr Valley, which was heroically breached by the Lancasters of 617 Squadron in 1943. 

Book this Air War Europe: Colditz, Dambusters and the Great Escape battlefield tour direct with Leger Holidays on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55. 

To book with Leger call them direct on 01709 786 554 or contact them by email. When booking quote code T55.

Key visits

  • Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
  • Colditz Castle
  • Dresden
  • Air Force Musuem
  • Bundeswehr Military History Museum
  • Hannover


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

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Silver Service Coach...

✓  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. 

✓ 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.

✓ 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.

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Inside and out, Luxuria coaches are stylish and elegant. Only Leger Holidays can offer you the very best in luxury coach travel and we always strive to ensure that our customers have the perfect Leger Holidays experience.

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✓ Deluxe armchair-style seats with adjustable head rests, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.

✓ As part of Luxuria’s unique layout there will be up to 5 individual seats available, likely to be very popular with single travellers and those who enjoy their own personal space.


✓ U.K. plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged at all times.


✓ Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when

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