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18-Day London to the Bulge Tour - 2017



Battle of Britain + Normandy to the Bulge Combined Tour

This 18-day tour combines the aerial thrills of the Battle of Britain with the careful planning and implementation of D-Day, together with the bitter hardships of the Battle of the Bulge. Passengers visit sites such as the Enigma machine at Bletchley Park and Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms, as well as the Imperial War Museums of London and Duxford before moving on to the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy. From there we move to Belgium to appreciate the encirclement of Bastogne and the Malmedy massacre before paying a visit to Luxembourg’s American Cemetery, where General Patton was laid to rest.

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  • Jul 15, 2017 - Aug 1, 2017
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Single supplement : $900


  • 17 nights’ accommodation at 4-star hotels
  • 17 breakfasts 16 lunches 17 dinners
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
  • Welcome drink and tour orientation
  • Airport transfers on first and last day of tour
  • Luxury coach transportation
  • Ferry crossing over the English Channel
  • Local expert guiding
  • 24/7 tour manager
  • All museum admissions
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus and at hotels
  • Tour-assist headsets
  • Online access to personalized My Trip account
  • All taxes and credit card fees
  • All departures guaranteed


  • Passengers are greeted at Heathrow Airport in London and transferred to the hotel. In the evening there is an introduction to the tour and a chance for the passengers to get acquainted over a welcome drink.

  • We start the day with a visit to London’s Imperial War Museum to take in their impressive exhibits of both world wars. We then travel to the RAF Museum at Hendon to wonder at their unparalleled aircraft on display.

  • In the morning we head south to see the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne on top of the White Cliffs of Dover and Folkestone. We continue with a visit to Dover Castle, where the story of the Battle of Britain starts. The planning of Operation Dynamo took place here in the bunkers under the over 800-year-old castle.

  • We start the day with a visit to the No. 11 Group Operations Room and underground bunker at Uxbridge. In the afternoon we travel to Bletchley Park, where the unsung code breakers greatly contributed to the war effort.

  • In the morning we visit the Cambridge American Cemetery. We then spend the entire afternoon among iconic aircraft at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

  • In the morning we drive to Southsea to visit the SHAEF HQ at Southwick House, where many famous WWII battles were planned, including the Normandy invasion. In the afternoon we explore the 104-gun HMS Victory, flagship of the First Sea Lord, the world’s oldest naval ship in commission. The HMS Victory was also Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar.

  • We start the day with a tour of Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms in London where the fearless leader endured the Blitz. We spend the afternoon in downtown London with a sightseeing tour on the Thames River and then free time to explore the city.

  • In the morning we travel to Normandy to join up with guests who are arriving for the beginning of the Normandy to the Bulge tour.

  • The day starts with a visit to Dead Man’s Corner Museum in St-Come-du-Mont with an opportunity to buy authentic and replica WWII items. We stop at the monument near Brecourt Manor, site of Easy Company’s famous assault on a German artillery position. The afternoon features visits to Utah Beach and Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

  • We begin the day with a visit to Omaha Beach and the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. The day continues with a trip to Pointe du Hoc, where Rudder’s Rangers ascended the steep cliffs to take out the long-range artillery firing on the landing beaches.

  • The day begins with a trip to Longues-sur-Mer, the only German battery in Normandy with the guns still in place. We then travel to the town of Arromanches-les-Bains where we visit the Circular Cinema and Gold Beach with its remnant Mulberry Harbor. In the afternoon we stop at Juno and Sword beaches, and we cross Pegasus Bridge.

  • In the morning we visit Mont Saint-Michel and its sites. In the afternoon we explore sites related to Patton’s advance in the Avranches area. On our way back to the hotel we stop in Saint-Lo.

  • The day starts with a drive to the Falaise Gap. We start with William the Conqueror's castle, and in the afternoon we explore the Memorial de Montormel, a monument commemorating the fighting that chased the Germans from France.

  • After breakfast in Normandy we travel to the Belgium. Passengers enjoy onboard entertainment and have regular stops on the way.

  • In the morning we tour the sites of the Battle of the Bulge. We stop at the Mardasson Monument, which pays tribute to the Allied resolve during this critical period. The foxholes of Bois Jacques highlight the morning itinerary. After lunch we visit a museum dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge.

  • We spend this day exploring the northern arc of the Bulge. We travel to Malmedy, La Gleize and Stavelot, where we follow the advance and demise of Colonel Jochen Peiper’s Kampfgruppe and pay witness to the atrocities committed by SS troops.

  • The day starts off with travel to the Luxembourg American Cemetery, the final resting place of many 101st paratroopers as well as General George S. Patton. In the afternoon we explore the Diekirch National Military History Museum of Luxembourg, the world’s largest collection of World War II items and installations.

  • After saying goodbye our guests are brought to Frankfurt’s airport for their return flights.