About the tour: London VE Day

Join us on this special tour into the London area for the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, which brought about the end of the Second World War in the West. We will attend the events in commemoration of the day as well as spending time at the Imperial War Museum in London. We will also look at the build-up to D-Day on this tour, visiting the displays covering the Normandy Campaign at the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth, before travelling to the Runnymede Memorial.

Tour Includes


  • 3 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Convenient regional joining points (call for your nearest)
  • Travel by executive coach
  • Historical visits as described

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Tour Itinerary

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    Regional departure by executive coach, then on to Brookwood in Surrey to visit Brookwood Military Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in Great Britain. Here we look at this large site and the WW2 plots, which include service personnel from many nations.

    From here we head to our hotel where we will stay for three nights.

    Brookwood Memorial
    Brookwood Memorial

    Included Highlights

    • Brookwood Cemetery
    • Brookwood Memorial

    Today we will attend VE Day events in London. This is likely to involve a public parade at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

    Later in the day we will travel to the Imperial War Museum in London. The museum has a vast collection of artefacts displayed across six floors, and is renowned worldwide for its exhibitions.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Cenotaph London: VE Day
    Cenotaph London: VE Day

    Included Highlights

    • Cenotaph London: VE Day
    • Imperial War Museum

    Today we look at the build-up to D-Day in Hampshire, and visit the superb and newly refurbished D-Day Museum in Portsmouth. This has extensive displays covering D-Day and the Normandy Campaign.

    We will also look at some pre-D-Day marshalling areas and visit the Portsmouth Memorial which commemorates Naval personnel lost at sea, including men who died on the Normandy Beaches on D-Day.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Portsmouth Naval Memorial
    Portsmouth Naval Memorial

    Included Highlights

    • D-Day Museum
    • Portsmouth Naval Memorial

    On our final morning, we visit the Runnymede Memorial which commemorates thousands of men of Fighter and Bomber Command, from the Battle of Britain to the raids on Germany, as well as SOE personnel including the ‘Princess Spy’, Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan GC, who was killed in Dachau Concentration Camp. Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Runnymede Memorial
    Runnymede Memorial

    Included Highlights

    • Runnymede Memorial

    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 in a minimum 3-star hotel in Slough, Heathrow, Reading or the Watford area. Final hotel details will be confirmed with your travel documents.

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