Battlefields of WWI & WWII

  • $3,799
    Tour Only
  • $4,499
    Flights Included
  • 12
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Are you a history buff? Do you enjoy traveling to iconic sites of the past? If so, you’re going to love our new trip that takes you on a tour of World War I and World War II battlefields across Europe. You’ll discover the places that commemorate these world-changing events and honor fallen soldiers. This tour includes a journey through London to visit the Imperial War Museum and Churchill War Rooms. You’ll also visit Normandy Beach, Somme & Ypres Battlefields, Dunkirk, Battle of the Bulge and the Maginot Lines.

Extend Your Trip! Enjoy our 15-day Battlefields of WWI & WWII with Berlin tour visiting highlights from London to Berlin.

For COVID-19 updates, please scroll down to our Before You Depart section.

Did you know that you can make this tour private for your friends and family? Find out more about pricing and options for your group.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 2 nights in London
  • 2 nights in Caen
  • 2 nights in Paris
  • 2 nights in Ypres
  • 1 night in Luxembourg
  • 1 night in Frankfurt


  • Tower of London with Crown Jewels
  • Imperial War Museum (London)
  • Churchill War Rooms (London)
  • Omaha Beach (Normandy)
  • Sainte-Mère-Église
  • Somme & Ypres Battlefields
  • Dunkirk
  • Bastogne (Belgium)
  • Maginot Line

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour

  • Round-trip international airfare from New York area (EWR) (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • 15 meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours
  • Whispers for all groups of 10 or more
  • Professional, English-speaking Tour Director throughout

Tour Itinerary

Depart USA

Your fascinating journey begins as you depart today on your flight to London, England.

*Passengers who did not purchase flights will join the tour in London on Day 2.

Welcome to London, England

Arrive in beautiful London, the capital of England and one of the most spectacular cities in the world. You’ll be greeted at the airport by your Tour Director and begin your exploration of London at the Imperial War Museum, which tells the story of those whose lives were shaped by war from World War I to today. Here you’ll see archives and recordings from the era and you won’t want to miss the Spitfire that…


This morning, enjoy an English breakfast at the hotel and then depart for a tour of the city. You’ll begin the day with a guided tour of the Tower of London where you will hear tales of intrigue, imprisonment, execution, and torture. You’ll also visit the Royal Crown Jewels, the awe-inspiring symbols of the monarchy that are still in use today. After your visit, you will drive across the Tower Bridge to Borough Market, London’s…


Today you will visit the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth. After your visit, journey south to Portsmouth and take the ferry across the English Channel to Caen, France. Dinner will be available for purchase on the ferry. Once you arrive in Caen, you’ll be escorted to your hotel where you can retire for the night.

Hotel | Novotel Cote de Nacre or similar
Included Meals | Breakfast

Normandy Beaches

Today you will spend a remarkable day experiencing and learning about one of the most famous days in history: D-Day. You’ll visit the Normandy Beaches, including Omaha Beach near the coastal village of Colleville-sur-Mer. Omaha was one of the principal beachheads where the U.S. Army stormed ashore on D-Day, June 6th, 1944. You’ll also explore Pointe du Hoc, located between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, where a group of American Army Rangers defied all odds…


After breakfast, enjoy the journey to Paris and relax in a comfortable air-conditioned bus. En route, we’ll visit the German Gun Batter at Lounges Sur Mere, see the Mulberry Harbors in Arromanches, and visit Pegasus Bridge. Next, you will travel to Chateau de la Roche Guyon, a frightful castle dominating the bank of the River Seine controlling the route to Normandy. During WWII the castle was German Field Marshall Rommel’s headquarters. After visiting the castle,…


Today you’ll meet with a local guide for a sightseeing tour of the city focusing on World War II and the liberation of Paris. For more than four years, most of France—including Paris—existed under the horrifying and unrelenting rule of Nazi Germany. This tour explores life in the occupied French capital along the city’s Left and Right banks and you’ll learn about various individuals key to the Occupation and the complex narrative of the German…

Paris/Somme Region/Ypres

Today you will travel from Paris into the heart of the Somme Region to the village of La Boisselle. Here you will visit the Lochnager Crater, tunnels and trenches that are remnants of the strategic planning of the French and British military to halt the German advances in World War I. A local guide will help recreate the battles as you learn the history of this important part of the war. Next, you’ll visit the…

Ypres Battlefield & Dunkirk

You’ll explore some of the biggest battles of World War I & II today. At your first stop, you’ll see a replica trench from World War I at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Then you’ll visit Essex Farm Cemetery where over 1,200 brave servicemen from World World I are buried and where Lt. Col. John McCrea wrote ‘In Flanders Fields’. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to nearby Dunkirk for a walking tour along the shores…

Ypres/Battle of the Bulge/Luxembourg

After breakfast, you’ll journey to Bastogne where the Americans rallied and stopped the German attack in World World II. Here you will view the route of the initial American retreat and the place where the 101st Airborne, and elements of the 10th Armored Division, held off fifteen German divisions for six days. You will visit key sites in and around this historic crossroads town. After this visit, you’ll continue to nearby Luxembourg with free time…

Luxembourg/Maginot Line Sites/Frankfurt

After breakfast, you’ll drive to nearby Hamm for a brief visit to the American Cemetery and the site of World War II General George S. Patton’s grave. Afterwards, explore sites along the Maginot Line — a system of defensive fortifications built by France in the 1930s that stretched for nearly 200 miles to protect its eastern border. Your first stop will be Ouvrage Hackenberg. Set on high ground, this is the largest fortification on the…


Today you’ll say “auf wiedersehen” to Europe and the memories of the World Wars as you head to the Frankfurt Airport for your flight home to the USA.

*The tour will end for passengers who did not purchase flights today, on Day 12, in Frankfurt.

Included Meals | Breakfast

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Jan. 28, 2022 to get the best price. The starting prices below reflect a $100 discount applied when you pay by echeck.

Prices and dates below include round-trip airfare from the New York area (EWR). Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination.

2022 Tours Tour Only With Flights  
May 13
May 24
$4,299 $3,799
$4,999 $4,499
September 2
September 13
$4,299 $3,799
$5,099 $4,599
October 14
October 25
$4,299 $3,799
$4,999 $4,499

Rates are based on double occupancy.
2022 Departures: Single room supplement is $949

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

These tours are available to pre-book! Optional tours are subject to change. If you choose to book your optional tours in-destination, please note that the prices are approximate. They are payable by cash (euros). Optional tours are non-refundable.

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  • From approx. $168 Per Person

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