About the tour: Dunkirk 80th Anniversary Tour

Operation Dynamo - the Dunkirk evacuation – took place over a number of days in May-June 1940. More than 300,000 British and French soldiers were evacuated from the Dunkirk Mole and beaches. Thousands more stayed behind to defend the perimeter and many were taken prisoner. For the 80th Anniversary period of this important aspect of the Second World War, we will travel to northern France to remember those who took part: from the soldiers on the beaches to the Little Ships.

Tour Includes


  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefields Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium or northern France, where we stay for three nights.

    Over the course of the weekend we will attend ceremonies taking place in Dunkirk, and have our own service of Remembrance at Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

    Some of the surviving Little Ships will be in Dunkirk Harbour and we will have time to view them.

    We will also have a battlefield tour element to the weekend, seeing the graves of those who died, the Dunkirk Mole, the Dunkirk War Museum, the evacuation beaches at Bray Dunes and the Dunkirk Memorial.

    • Included meals: 2 x Breakfast
    Dunkirk Little Ship
    Dunkirk

    Included Highlights

    • Dunkirk Memorial
    • Bray Dunes
    • Dunkirk Mole
    • Dunkirk War Museum
    • Dunkirk Little Ships

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    An optional lunch on-board the Princess Elizabeth in Dunkirk is available to pre-book. The Princess Elizabeth played a crucial role in Operation Dynamo and has now been converted into a gastronomic restaurant, while maintaining the spirit of the ship and offering local cuisine with a British touch.

    The lunch will take place on Day Two (23rd May 2020) of the tour and will include a welcome drink, three-course meal (choice on the day of two options per course including a vegetarian option) and tea or coffee. The cost of this meal will be £28 per person. To confirm and guarantee your place on this lunch you must contact us before Monday 20th April 2020. We cannot accept any further bookings after this date

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for three nights at a city-style hotel in northern France or Belgium. Full details of your hotel will be advised with your travel documents.

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      *Please note joining points are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £41.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, select option 1, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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