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England, Belgium & France: Student Battlefield Tour

England, Belgium, France, United Kingdom
Close up of a woman statue looking down with her hand on her face at the Vimy Ridge Memorial in Vimy France

England, Belgium & France: Student Battlefield Tour

England, Belgium, France, United Kingdom

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Day 1: Board your overnight flight to London    

Day 2: London

Meet your Tour Leader at the airport

Explore London on a coach tour with a local guide

You will see:
•    Westminster Abbey
•    Piccadilly Circus 
•    Covent Garden

Visit the Tower of London

Day 3: London

Start the day with a guided walking tour of the city

You will see:
•    Houses of Parliament 
•    Big Ben
•    Leicester Square

Visit the Churchill War Rooms

Experience the Imperial War Museum 

Day 4: Brussels - Ypres

Depart for Brussels

Continue to Ypres

Visit the Essex Farm Cemetery

Explore the In Flanders Fields Museum

Walk on Grote Markt Street for a stop at Leonidas chocolate shop

Collect your wreath for the Last Post ceremony

Attend the Last Post Ceremony 

Day 5: Vimy – Beaumont-Hamel - Courcelette - Arras

Begin the day with a stop at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Discover the Wellington Quarries

Visit the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

Travel to Courcelette

At Bapaume visit the Courcelette Canadian Memorial 

Day 6: Honfleur - Caen

Depart for Caen

Stop in Honfleur to discover the town

Continue towards Caen

Experience the Caen Memorial

Day 7: Bernières - Villons – Beny-sur-Mer – Courseulles-sur-Mer - Arromanches-les-Bains – Bayeux - Caen

Explore the village of Berniéres

Stop at Ardenne Abbey

Discover “Hell’s Corner” in Villons

Pay respects as you enter the Canadian Military Cemetery 

Discover Canada House

Explore the Juno Beach Center, Juno Park and the German underground bunker

Head over to Gold Beach in Arromanches-les-Bains

Travel to Bayeux

Enjoy a visit to the Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

Return to Caen

Day 8: Paris

Travel towards Paris

Enjoy a 3-hour driving tour of the city

You will see:
•    Musée d’Orsay
•    Arc de Triomphe
•    Eiffel Tower

Day 9: Paris

Visit the Musée du Louvre

Enjoy free time at the Carrousel du Louvre

Take a 3-hour guided tour through the City of Lights

You will see:
•    Palais-Royal gardens
•    Ile Saint Louis
•    Ile de la Cité

Visit Notre Dame Cathedra

Visit the Eiffel Tower

Day 10: Versailles - Paris

Travel to the Palace of Versailles

Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the Palace

You will see:
•    The Grand Apartment
•    King and Queen’s Suites
•    The Hall of Mirrors

Explore the Gardens of Versailles

Head back to Paris

Wander down the Avenue des Champs Élysées

End the day with an evening cruise on the River Seine

Day 11: Paris

Depart for the airport home

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11-Day Battlefield School Trip

Get up close and personal with the historic sites that played a part during both World Wars on this 11-day battlefield student tour through England, Belgium and France. Your class will explore underground bunkers, pay your respects at cemeteries and discover the small towns where Canadian troops took fire. This educational student tour exposes life on the frontlines while giving you an experience you will never forget.

Trip Highlights: London, Ypres, Caen, Paris, Versailles

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