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18-Day London to Berchtesgaden Tour - 2020

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Introduction

Battle of Britain + Beyond Band of Brothers Combined Tour

Enjoy a combination of the Battle of Britain and Beyond Band of Brothers Tours on this 18-day tour as we celebrate the victory of the Battle of Britain and the careful planning and implementation of D-Day, realize the tenacity of those who endured the bitter hardships at the Battle of the Bulge, and get a glimpse of the Third Reich system at the end of our journey in Munich. Passengers visit sites such as Enigma machine at Bletchley Park and Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms as well as the Imperial War Museums in London and Duxford, then move to the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, the foxholes of Bois Jacques in the Ardennes Forest, and Dachau and the Eagle’s Nest in Bavaria.

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Tour datesList price Layaway Early-Bird Book
  • Jul 25, 2020 - Aug 11, 2020
    Air Show Tour
    $11,000
    $9,900
    $8,800
Single supplement : $900

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE?

  • 17 nights’ accommodation at 4-star hotels
  • 17 breakfasts 16 lunches 17 dinners
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 glass of beer/wine at lunch and dinner
  • 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
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Itinerary

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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 visit the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth and experience the brand new D-Day Story re-opening.

  • 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.

  • We travel to Normandy to join up with guests who are arriving for the beginning of the Band of Brothers tour.

  • 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.

  • We spend the day exploring Utah Beach. 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 itself and Sainte-Mere-Eglise. The day ends with a visit to Dead Man’s Corner Museum in St-Come-du-Mont with an opportunity to buy authentic and replica WWII items.

  • 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.

  • After breakfast in Normandy we travel to Belgium in our state-of-the-art motor coach with regular stops along 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 the Bastogne War Museum.

  • We spend the 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.

  • We pay a visit to the Luxembourg American Cemetery, the final resting place of many 101st paratroopers as well as General George S. Patton, on our way to the city of Munich.

  • In the morning we visit the infamous Dachau camp, which features a full-scale museum detailing Nazi atrocities. In the afternoon a local guide leads us on a Third Reich Tour of Munich.

  • The day involves a trip to Berchtesgaden, site of Hitler’s Bavarian retreat and the Eagle’s Nest. We start with a scenic drive up to the Eagle’s Nest itself. We then pay a visit to Dokumentation Obersalzberg, an exhibit set atop the bunker complex that was to serve as the Nazis’ last stand.

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

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