Escorted tour takes in key sites of France and Belgium
“For the past four years we’ve been offering this escorted coach tour taking Canadians to some of the most significant sites during the two World Wars,” says Stéphanie Bishop of Globus’ Canadian office. “It’s a moving and absorbing way to pay tribute to the brave men and women who fought for their country.” The itinerary is designed by Canadians for Canadians to help acknowledge all who have served their country in the Great War and World War II.
The tour to France and Belgium takes in many museums, memorials and special sites that commemorate Canadians’ contributions. These include the impressive and inspiring Canadian National Vimy Memorial at Vimy Ridge and the Canadian Cemeteries in Reviers and Dieppe, as well as the Newfoundland Memorial Park at Beaumont Hamel. Other destinations include the Landing Beaches of Normandy, the Juno Beach Memorial Centre, Amiens and Ypres.
“We’ve found that this tour not only appeals to military history buffs but also to Canadians who grew up hearing tales of war from their parents and grandparents,” adds Bishop. Over one million Canadians served with the British Forces in World War II alone.
The tour, priced from $2,849 to $3,069 (excluding airfare) includes all sightseeing with VIP access, first class accommodation and transportation in air conditioned, Wi-Fi equipped motorcoaches, the services of a professional Tour Director who will share particular historic knowledge, daily breakfasts and three dinners including a welcome dinner in Paris. There are five departures of the tour between April and September next year. Travellers who book this tour will also have access to Globus’ excellent transatlantic airfares.
Deal alert: Book any 2015 departure of the Great Canadian War Memorial Tour on an air-inclusive basis before December 2, 2014 and receive $100 towards your airfare.