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Air War Europe: Colditz, Dambusters & the Great Escape The war in the air above Europe saw the men of RAF Bomber Command taking the conflict to the heart of the enemy. This popular tour focuses on three of its great stories: Colditz, the Dambusters Raid and the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III. Day 1 Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Holland for an overnight stay. Day 2 Möhne Dam We travel into Germany and visit Reichswald Forest War Cemetery – the biggest WWII British Cemetery in Europe. From here, we travel to the Möhne Dam and examine the daring aircraft attack. From the top of the dam we can see where the attack came. We also visit Eder Dam, before moving on to our overnight hotel in Jena. B Day 3 Colditz We explore the famous castle and museum at Colditz, a name forever associated with the story of Prisoners of War in WWII. We continue to our hotel in the Dresden area for two nights. B Day 4 The Dresden Raids We spend the morning in Dresden looking at the raid on the city in February 1945 which destroyed most of its original buildings and killed nearly 25,000 civilians. Later, spend free time in Dresden or join us as we visit the Bundeswehr Military History Museum with its unparalleled collection of WWI1 artefacts. B Day 5 Zagan & The Great EscapeWe cross into Poland and visit Zagan where Stalag Luft III was located. Here in March 1944 the so-called ‘Great Escape’ took place, made famous in the Hollywood film. Continue to our hotel in Berlin for two nights. B Day 6 Berlin Air Raids In Berlin we look at the raids on the city, starting at the impressive air force museum at Gatow, which has a large collection of aircraft from WW1 to the Cold War period. We then visit Berlin War Cemetery where many RAF Bomber Command crews are buried. In the evening, we offer a visit around Berlin’s WWII sights. B Day 7 Hannover To Hannover, where we visit the air force museum and Hannover War Cemetery with more than 2,000 graves of bomber crew casualties. We stay overnight in Hannover. B Day 8 Rheinberg War Cemetery We travel into Holland, stopping at Rheinberg War Cemetery where some of the Dambusters are buried and end at the grave of Guy Gibson V.C. whose war ended when his Mosquito crashed at Steenbergen. We stay overnight in Belgium. B Day 9 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast For full hotel and itinerary details, visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/gcz Includes... • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast • Specialist Battlefield Guide • Battlefield visits as described Plus... • Local joining points (see page 55 for your nearest) • Entrance to museums and places of interest (extra cost) Evening Meal Packages (available to pre-book) 4 evening meals to be taken at your hotels in Dresden and Berlin. £70 per person Call for more details. Rheinberg War Cemetery Silver Service Tour Code: 9GCZV Apr 13 2017 £859 May 27 2017 £889 Jul 22 2017 £869 Aug 19 2017 £869 Oct 7 2017 £829 Luxuria Tour Code: 9GCZX Apr 29 2017 £949 40 Call one of our helpful travel advisers now on 01709 385 615 WORLD WAR II 1939-1945 Colditz Castle 9 days from £829 The Lancaster bomber Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £179. Möhne Dam Zagan memorial


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