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Military history tour of England & France

10 days from $10,065pp

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Tour highlights

  • Visit the historic Churchill War Rooms and Imperial War Museum.

  • Explore the Dover Castle and its historically significant military tunnels.

  • Visit two American D-Day beaches: Omaha and Utah.

  • Tour Saint-Mère-Église, the first French town liberated by the Americans.

  • Walk among the gravestones at the American Cemetery.

Price includes

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations

Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Upon arrival at London Heathrow airport, meet your driver who will transfer you to your historic hotel. In the afternoon, an expert guide will meet you at your hotel for a tour of the Churchill War Rooms and Imperial War Museum.

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  • Today a private guide will take you to two of London's most famous historical attractions. Your expert will greet you at your hotel, then transport you to Westminster via public transport. Explore the famed Abbey with your guide before boarding a boat for a brief ride on the River Thames en route to the Tower of London, the city's most famous castle. From the river, you'll get a grand perspective of the city's unique skyline.

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  • Travel by train to Dover to view the iconic White Cliffs of Dover from the sea. Afterwards, partake in a guided tour of Dover Castle and its military tunnels, which were of vital importance during World War II. A private driver will then transport you to the seaside town of Rye.

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  • This morning learn more about the history of attempted invasions along England’s southeast coast visit picturesque country villages on a private tour of Battle, Winchelsea, and Rye.

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  • Today you are transported from Rye to Saint-Pancras station to catch the Eurostar to Paris. Upon arrival you are brought to your hotel in Paris for the evening.

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  • This morning you discover the imposing Les Invalides, Napoleon's Tomb and explore the Army Museum with your guide before being transferred to the train station for your onward journey to Normandy. Upon arrival you are brought to Château d'Audrieu, which served as a Nazi headquarters during World War II.

  • Today with your private guide you highlight the American involvement during the D-Day landings with visits to the sites around Omaha and Utah beaches.

  • Today you leave the Bayeux area and head to Honfleur, with stops along the way at the British landing sites including Pegasus Bridge and Merville Battery.

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  • From Honfleur you head out with your private guide to uncover the history of the Canadian landing sites in the Juno sector.

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  • This morning your private driver picks you up and transports you to Charles de Gaulle airport for your journey home.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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London
 
The White Cliffs of Dover
 
Rye
 
Paris
 
Bayeux
 
Honfleur
 
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