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18-day London to Berchtesgaden

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Introduction

Battle of Britain + Beyond Band of Brothers Combined Tour

Enjoy this 18-day tour as we celebrate the victory of the Battle of Britain, 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 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, Dachau and the Eagle's Nest in Bavaria.

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Arrival requirement (airport and time): London (LHR),no later than 2 PM
Departure requirement (airport and time): Munich (MUC),any time
Tour datesList price Layaway Early-Bird Airfare $1650
Single supplement : $1,100

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
  • High quality motor 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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*We have multiple hotel partners in each region, due to this your hotel list will not be available until 30 days before your tour.

Itinerary

  • Passengers are greeted at Heathrow Airport in London and transferred to their hotel. In the evening, there is an introduction to the tour and a chance for 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 continue our day with a tour of Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms where the Prime Minister endured the Blitz.

  • In the morning, we head south to see Folkestone and the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne, on top of the White Cliffs of Dover. We continue with a visit to Dover Castle, where the story of the Battle of Britain started: the planning of Operation Dynamo, the Dunkirk evacuation, took place in the bunkers under the ancient castle.

  • In the morning, we visit the Cambridge American Cemetery. We then spend the entire afternoon at the Imperial War Museum Duxford to marvel at the numerous iconic aircraft on display.

  • 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 code breakers greatly contributed to the war effort.

  • In the morning, we drive to Southsea to visit the SHAEF HQ at Southwick House, where many famous WWII operations, including the Normandy Invasion, were planned. In the afternoon, we visit the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth.

  • We drive to Bovington to visit the world-famous Tank Museum: one of the largest collections of tanks and armored vehicles from around the world, with hundreds of exhibits from dozens of countries. The June tour date includes a visit to the spectacular TANKFEST held on site.

  • We cross the English Channel to Normandy and join up with guests who are arriving for the Normandy Invasion and Beyond Band of Brothers Tours.

  • 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, stopping at the monument near Brecourt Manor, site of Easy Company's famous assault on a German artillery position. The afternoon features Utah Beach, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, where John Steele got caught on the steeple of the church, and the Airborne Museum. 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 and ride a C-47 flight simulator.

  • We begin with a trip to Longues-sur-Mer, the only German battery in Normandy with the guns still in place, giving us an idea of what the Atlantic Wall was like. We then travel to the town of Arromanches-les-Bains where we visit the 360°Circular Cinema and Gold Beach with the remnants of the Mulberry Harbor. In the afternoon, we head to the Juno Beach Centre to learn about the Canadian forces on D-Day, and finish on Sword Beach and Pegasus Bridge.

  • After breakfast in Normandy we travel to Belgium 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 and La Gleize, where we follow the advance and demise of Colonel Jochen Peiper's battlegroup 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 Concentration 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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