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Vimy Ridge 105th Anniversary: London to Brussels

12 days |  15 days with Berlin extension
12 days |  15 days with Berlin extension
Group size1538 travelers
vimy ridge memorial with shell craters in the foreground
trenches walled with sandbags at vimy ridge
entrance to the london underground tube
dieppe cliffs in normandy france at low tide
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Remember the battles. Commemorate the soldiers. Rediscover the World Wars.

Follow in Allied soldiers’ footsteps on this immersive journey through World War I and World War II. From the French Battlefields and British secret bunkers to cramped trenches across Beaumont-Hamel, you’ll experience the struggle, and the celebration, on the front lines. Along the way, you’ll follow Canadian forces toward victory at Vimy Ridge, and join in honoring the thousands who gave their lives 105 years ago.

Your tour package includes

  • 10 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners with beer or wine
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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Included highlights

  • Imperial War Museum
  • Churchill War Rooms
  • Ferry ride across the English Channel
  • Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
  • Juno Beach
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to London.

London3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in London
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to England! Meet your fellow travelers during tonight’s welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of London
Included meal: Breakfast

View the historical buildings and landmarks of England’s vibrant capital on a guided sightseeing tour.

  • Step inside the Imperial War Museums to see exhibits focusing on people’s experiences during times of war
  • See Westminster Abbey, the setting for royal coronations, weddings, and funerals
  • Pass by Wellington Barracks, headquarters for the British Army’s Foot Guards
  • Visit the Churchill War Rooms and explore the secret underground bunker that the Prime Minister and his Cabinet met in during WWII

Enjoy free time in London or add an excursion.

Thames River Cruise & Pub Dinner

From $175 per person

Day 4: Free day in London
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in London or add an excursion.

Bletchley Park: The WWII Codebreakers

From $159 per person

Normandy Region3 nights
Day 5: Ferry to the Normandy Region
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Transfer to Dover to board a ferry and cross the English Channel. Sail along the same waters that the Allied soldiers did prior to the Normandy landings. You’ll dock in the Calais, France before heading to your hotel in the Normandy region.

Tonight, sit down for an included dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of the Normandy Beaches
Included meal: Breakfast

Set out to explore the Normandy region, stopping to uncover historic sites as you go.

  • Visit the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, the burial place of many Canadian soldiers who fought during the beginning of the Battle of Normandy
  • Enter the Juno Beach Centre
  • Explore the seaside town of Arromanches, where you’ll have free time for lunch
Day 7: Sightseeing tour of the Normandy Region
Included meal: Breakfast

Dive deeper into the Normandy region’s connection to WWII history today.

  • Step inside the Mémorial de Caen to learn about the Battle for Caen
  • Pay your respects at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery
  • Learn about the Battle of the Falaise Pocket, the final fight between Allied and German forces in Normandy, at the Coudehard-Montormel Memorial
Lille3 nights
Day 8: Lille via Dieppe
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to Lille today, stopping en route to visit the town of Dieppe with your Tour Director leading the way.

  • See the Canadian War Memorial, which chronicles the events of the Dieppe Raid in August of 1942
  • Visit the Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, where Allied soldiers killed in the Dieppe Raid were laid to rest

Later, arrive in Lille and sit down for an included dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 9: Vimy battlefields & anniversary celebrations
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Spend the day exploring World War I sites of Vimy Ridge on a sightseeing tour with a local guide.

  • Enter the Vimy Interpretive Centre to see medals and memorabilia from the significant battle
  • See the Vimy Ridge Memorial, a national historic site of Canada, and explore the area’s tunnels, trenches, and cemeteries
  • Enjoy an included, catered picnic lunch
  • Take part in commemorative events to celebrate the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Please note: Depending on the anniversary event schedule, the sightseeing tour of Vimy Ridge and the Vimy Interpretive Centre may take place on day 10.

Day 10: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Included meal: Breakfast

Join your Tour Director to explore the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, which honors the sacrifices made by the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

  • See the Caribou Memorial statue, a memorial to the Newfoundlanders who fought in Belgium
  • Enter the visitor center and trenches to learn about the history of this Great War battlefield

Enjoy a free evening in Lille or add an excursion.

Please note: Depending on the anniversary event schedule, the sightseeing tour of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial may take place on day 9.

Ypres & Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony

From $109 per person

Brussels1 night
Day 11: Brussels via Battliefields of Ypres
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Travel to Brussels, Belgium, stopping en route to visit the battlefields of Ypres. You’ll explore the region with a local guide who specializes in Canadian history.

  • Pay your respects at Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest in the world for Commonwealth troops
  • Visit the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, which is located on the grounds of a historic château, to learn about the battle that took place there

This evening, celebrate your trip with your group during a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Flight Home
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to visit Berlin, Germany.

Extension to Berlin
Inviting markets, cobbled streets, trendy restaurants—find all this and more in the German capital. Fly to this reinvigorated cultural center, which buzzes with life, and you'll spot all the city’s highlights during a guided sightseeing tour.
Berlin3 nights
Day 12: Flight to Berlin
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly to Berlin and enjoy a free evening in Germany’s capital city or add an excursion.

Berlin Home-Hosted Dinner

From $105 per person

Day 13: Sightseeing tour of Berlin
Included meal: Breakfast

A local guide introduces you to the monuments of Berlin’s intricate past as well as the signs of its re-emergence as a vibrant cultural center on this morning’s walking tour.

  • View the Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus, former headquarters for the Nazi aviation branch known as the Luftwaffe
  • See Hitler’s war bunker as well as the Topography of Terror Museum, which marks where the SS and Gestapo were once based
  • Walk past the Reichstag building to see where the Parliament of the German Empire met from 1871 to 1918
  • Discover the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of a reunited Berlin
  • See the Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall’s East Side Gallery

Spend a free afternoon in Berlin or add an excursion.

East Germany: A Local's Perspective

From $125 per person

Day 14: Free day in Berlin
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Berlin or add an excursion. Then, join your group for a farewell drink this evening.


From $165 per person

Flight Home
Day 15: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Hotels, flights & FAQ

Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington

This relaxing hotel is located in the residential area of Kensington in London. Guests enjoy views of the city, spacious rooms, and many on-site dinin...

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Hotel Mercure Cabourg Hippodrome
Hotel Mercure Cabourg Hippodrome

This contemporary hotel is located in downtown Cabourg. Guests enjoy a fitness center, pool, and bar. Nearby you’ll find the Hippodrome de Cabourg, Pl...

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Mercure Lille Centre Grand Place
Mercure Lille Centre Grand Place

This contemporary hotel is located in Lille’s city center. Guests enjoy a restaurant, bar, and lounge. Nearby, you’ll find the the opera house, Grand ...

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Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie
Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie

This colorful hotel is located in the Châtelain neighborhood of Brussels. Guests enjoy a French cuisine restaurant, a spacious gym, and an infrared sa...

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Abba Berlin Hotel
Abba Berlin Hotel

This contemporary hotel is located in Berlin center. Guests enjoy a restaurant, lounge-bar, and fitness room. Nearby, you'll find exclusive boutiques ...

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