THE YPRES SALIENT POPPYFIELD TOUR - 4 DAY TOUR
Day 1 Travel from UK
Poperinghe - visit Talbot House (Toc H) and execution post in yard of Town Hall
Grave of Noel Chavasse - Double V.C.
Arrive at our hotel in or near Ypres
Last Post Ceremony - Menin Gate - 8.00 pm
Gheluvelt Chateau and Polygon Wood - Worcesters advance and engagement with Germans - 31 October 1914
Zantvoorde Cemetery and Bunker
Hooge Crater Museum and Trenches
Passchendaele Ridge and Tyne Cot Cemetery
Langemarck - Poelcappelle - German Cemetery
Vancouver Corner - Gas attack 1915
Essex Farm - Preserved Dressing Station and Memorial to John McCrae - author of poem "In Flanders Fields"
Boezinghe - Yorkshire Trenches
Ploegsteert "Plug Street" - Bairnsfather and Christmas Truce and Churchill Memorial
Kemmel - French cemetery and Ossuary and Bayerwald preserved German Trenches where one A Hitler once served
Visit "In Flanders Fields" Museum Ypres
Town Ramparts including location of "Wipers Times" and picturesque Lille Gate Cemetery
Return journey to UK.
THE SOMME POPPYFIELD TOUR - 4 DAY TOUR
Day 1 Travel from U.K.
Vimy Ridge - Canadian Memorial & Grange Tunnel
Notre Dame de Lorette - French Ossuary & Museum
Arras - Underground Tunnels, Cemetery & Memorial to the missing
Serre - Pals Battalions
Beaumont Hamel - Newfoundland Park
Albert - Museum
Thiepval - Visitor Centre and Ulster Tower
Pozières Ridge - action of Australians
La Boiselle - Lochnagar Crater
Mametz Wood - Welsh Division
Courcelette - Canadians at Regina Trench
DelvilleWood - Visitor Centre & Museum
Return journey to U.K.
THE D-DAY LANDINGS TOUR - 5 DAY TOUR
Day 1 Travel from U.K. to Caen or Carentan to our hotel
Merville Battery and Museum
Pegasus Bridge, Gondrée Café and British Airborne Museum
Ranville War Cemetery
Ouistréham, Sword Beach and German Ranging Tower and Museum
Juno Beach - Canadian Memorial and Museum
Gold Beach - Sgt Hollis VC
Arromanches - Mulberry Harbour (Port Winston) and Museum
Bayeux - Museum (Battle of Normandy) and/or Tapestry and Cathedral
Longues Battery - German Naval Guns and Observation Bunker
St. Laurent - US Military Cemetery and Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach - follow beach to Dog Green Sector & remains of Mulberry A
Pointe du Hoc - German Battery taken by US Rangers
Ste Mère Eglise - objective of US 82nd Airborne Division - Dakota and WACO Glider Museum
Utah Beach - (Theodore Roosevelt) - German strong point and Ste Marie du Mont - objective of US 101st Airborne Division
Day 5 Return journey to UK.
Day 6 Battle of Normandy
Hill 112 - Mont Pinçon - Villers-Bocage - Falaise - Montormel & Chambois - Closing the Falaise Pocket
Tours to the battle sites such as Holland, the French ports, Dieppe, Italy and South of France can be arranged, provided there is sufficient demand.
NORMANDY (6TH JUNE 1944) - SUGGESTED ITINERARY
Tours can be arranged for 4 days or longer depending upon our clients' individual requirements. A popular location for the British, Canadians and Americans. Our tours visit the 5 D-Day landing beaches used by the Allies and explore the successes and tragedies of the largest ever amphibious invasion.
Our tours will include all or some of the following (depending upon duration):
Pegasus Bridge: the famous coup de main glider operation and visit the family Gondrée café, the first building to be liberated on D-Day,
together with the original bridge, landing marker stones and British airborne museum.
Ranville: British war cemetery containing mostly airborne troops and the grave of the first soldier to be killed in action on D-Day.
Merville Battery: part of the Atlantic Wall and learn how the coup de main operation was nearly a disaster.
Ouistréham: Sword Beach and museum set in a German four storey bunker.
Courseulles: Juno Beach, the Canadian Memorial and the Juno Centre.
Gold Beach: story of the only VC won on D-day.
Longues Battery: still complete with the remains of the guns taken out by HMS Ajax and also the observation bunker used in the film "The Longest Day".
Arromanches: visit the museum of the Mulberry Harbour one of two artificial harbours built by the Allies and see the remains of the caissons in the bay.
Omaha Beach: visit the impressive US cemetery at St Laurent and walk on to the beach to survey the topography. Visit US memorials and then on to the Western end of the beach to learn how it got its title of "Bloody Omaha".
Pointe du Hoc: the scaling of the cliffs by the US Rangers and the Ranger Museum.
Utah Beach: see where Theodore Roosevelt commanded the troops and won the Medal of Honor, and visit the museum built on the site of a German strongpoint.
Ste Mère Eglise: the US airborne museum, restored Dakota and WACO glider, scene of the landing of the US 82nd Airborne division.
Tours can also accommodate the battle sites that followed the landings and other places of specific interest to individual clients, such as:
THE BATTLE OF NORMANDY
Typically this tour would include the following sites:
Battles at Tilly Crossroads
Montormel & Chambois - Closing of the Falaise Pocket