BATTLEFIELDS OF WWI & WWII
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.
- 2 nights in London
- 2 nights in Caen
- 2 nights in Paris
- 2 nights in Ypres
- 1 night in Luxembourg
- 1 night in Frankfurt
- 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
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
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
Ypres Battlefield & Dunkirk
Ypres/Battle of the Bulge/Luxembourg
Luxembourg/Maginot Line Sites/Frankfurt
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
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.
Rates are based on double occupancy.
2022 Departures: Single room supplement is $949
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.
Thames River Cruise
- From approx. $78 Per Person
The River Thames is the perfect vantage point for some of London’s most iconic sites. Join at the Tower Bridge and cruise the Thames to the London Eye.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
Moulin Rouge Show
- From approx. $168 Per Person
Spend an evening at the unforgettable Moulin Rouge – the world-famous cabaret venue! Enjoy the “Feerie” show with can-can dancers, extravagant costumes, and music.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
Holiday Inn London - Kensington ForumLondon
97 Cromwell Road
London, SW7 4DN, United Kingdom
Novotel Caen Côte de Nacre HotelCaen
155 Rue de la Délivrande
14000, Caen, France
Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacré-Coeur HotelParis
3 rue Caulaincourt, 75018 Paris, France
Novotel Ieper Centrum Flanders Fields HotelYpres
Sint Jacobsstraat 15
8900, Ieper, Belgium
Alvisse Parc Hotel LuxembourgLuxembourg
120 Route d’Echternach, 1453 Luxembourg
Mercure Hotel & Residenz Frankfurt MesseFrankfurt
60486, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Departing the U.S.: For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours has implemented some COVID-19 travel requirements which apply to all tours regardless of destination. To learn more, click here.
- Health Certificate Required: France requires non-EU tourists to have a COVID vaccine certificate of equivalence. For information about requirements and to apply, please click here.
Returning to the U.S.: In accordance with U.S. entry requirements, smarTours will arrange testing for the group in destination. Full details and requirements can be accessed here. More details including cost will be added when available.
Note: If you are traveling with us on a land-only basis please share your travel plans with us and let us know if you will also need to be tested with the rest of the group.
Please note entry requirements are changing rapidly. For up-to-date information, please click the links below.
- Entry requirements
- State Department Travel Advisory Updates (United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, Germany)
- Center for Disease Control Updates & Information (United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, Germany)
Your flights from the New York area (Newark) to Europe and back are on the following airlines with the corresponding schedules. We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 3 ½ hours before the scheduled departure.
|2022: All Dates||United Airlines||TBA||TBA|
Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least 3 ½ hours. Please keep in mind that flight schedules are always subject to change.
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
The above airlines do not assign seats in advance. Please note that smarTours is not involved with your seat assignment. It is between you and the airline! Seat assignments can only be arranged upon check-in at the airport.
International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land-only travelers are responsible for arranging the entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Main Tour: Land-only services start upon independent check-in at London hotel on Day 2 of the itinerary listed on our tour page. Land-Only services end after breakfast at Frankfurt hotel on Day 12 of the itinerary listed on our tour page. Land-only travelers forfeit the London sightseeing and lunch on Day 2 as it is en route from the airport to the hotel and will meet the rest of the group during check-in at 4 PM at the hotel.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. Visa not required for American passport holders. Non U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets, final instructions, and additional travel tips will be emailed to you 7-10 days prior to the scheduled departure of your tour.
Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, you may wish to visit http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/ travel for current recommendations. As always, we recommend you consult your personal physician or local public health authorities for medical recommendations based on your personal medical history.
May through October enjoy daytime temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s with the evenings typically cooling off to lows in the 40’s and 50’s. You can expect cooler temperatures November through April with daytime highs in the 40’s and 50’s with evening lows in the 30’s and 40’s. Please keep in mind that there is no distinct wet or dry season. We recommend bringing a waterproof or water-resistant outer layer (jacket, etc).
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
The currency in Great Britain is the pound sterling (£) while the currency in the other visited destinations is the Euro. The best exchange rates can typically be found at the ATM. Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Due to the limitations of both the airlines and the tour buses, each passenger may bring one piece of checked luggage (no more than 50 pounds), and one carry-on piece small enough to fit under the seat in front of you. We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you plan to layer your clothing with climate and comfort in mind.