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Albaneta Farm Memorial Ortona 12 days by Coach from £1099 10 days by Air from £1199 Includes... • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast, 1 lunch and 9 evening meals ( or 9 nights’ hotel with 1 lunch and 8 evening meals on the air holiday) • Specialist Battlefield Guide • Battlefield visits as described Plus... • Local joining points (coach tour only see page 55 for your nearest) • Entrance to museums and places of interest (extra cost) Flights... Flights to Rome on the 10-day itinerary by air are available from a selection of U.K. airports (call or see our website for details) 12 Days By Coach 10 Days By Air Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £209 (coach); £169 (air). The Italian Campaign featuring Salerno, Anzio & Monte Cassino Italy was considered the ‘soft under-belly’ of the Third Reich, but saw some of the toughest fighting in WWII. 42 Call one of our helpful travel advisers now on 01709 385 615 WORLD WAR II 1939-1945 Monte Cassino Silver Service Tour Code: 12ICMV May 8 2017 £1149 Oct 16 2017 £1099 By Air & Silver Service Tour Code: K10ICMV May 10 2017 £1249 Oct 18 2017 £1199 12-Day Itinerary by Coach Day 1 Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay. Day 2 To the Cremona or Milan area for an overnight stay. B,D Day 3 Continue south through Italy, making a stop at Florence War Cemetery en route to Cassino for a six-night stay. B,D Day 4 Salerno & Caserta We start at Salerno War Cemetery, seeing the grave of the greatgrandson of the Duke of Wellington, then to the beachhead area, where the British and American troops landed, before taking lunch close to the Greek-Roman ruins at Paestum. In the afternoon, we visit Caserta War Cemetery, looking at the story of Yorkshire and England cricketer, Hedley Verity, and where General Alexander had his headquarters. B,D Day 5 Monte Cassino We visit Cassino War Cemetery and the Cassino Memorial. We include a visit to the excellent Historiale Di Cassino multi-media museum, where lunch is also included. In the afternoon, we travel to the abbey and Polish War Cemetery and also visit the German War Cemetery. B,L,D Day 6 Hill 593, Snakeshead Ridge & the Liri Valley We continue our visits at Monte Cassino with a specially arranged visit to Hill 593 and Snakeshead Ridge, where much of the actual fighting took place. (Please note this will involve some walking.) We also see Albaneta Farm and the Polish Sherman Tank memorial. Later, in the Liri Valley we see the ground at Acquino and examine at the Hitler Line defences, before ending the day at the Rapido River. B,D Day 7 Anzio We travel to Anzio, seeing the US War Cemetery at Nettuno. After lunch we see the Anzio War Museum and British cemeteries, before going to the infamous Flyover at Campo di Carni. B,D Day 8 Minturno & Cassino Town We head south from Cassino to visit Minturno War Cemetery and examine the river crossing at the Garigliano. After lunch have some free time in Cassino town. B,D Day 9 Sangro & Ortona We travel to the Adriatic coast at Ortona, seeing where street fighting took place in 1943. In the afternoon we visit the Sangro War Cemetery. From here we travel along the Adriatic coast to our hotel in the Ravenna area, discussing the Gothic Line battles along the way. B,D Day 10 We cross the area of the final battles in Italy in 1945 and continue to our overnight hotel in the Austrian Tyrol. B,D Day 11 Travel through Germany to Belgium for an overnight stay. B Day 12 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner For full hotel and itinerary details visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/icmv 10-Day Itinerary by Air Day 1 Fly to Rome where you will be met and transferred to Cassino for a six-night stay. Days 2 to 10 As per Days 4-12 of the 12-day itinerary. At the end of your tour you will return by coach to either your original departure airport (subject to availability) or one of our local joining points (see page 55 for details). For full hotel and itinerary details visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/kicmv Monte Cassino War Cemetery


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