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Battlefield tours 180 Call one of our helpful travel advisers now on 01709 385 673 air War europe: Colditz, dambusters and 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 Day 4 the dresden raids or Door-to-Door service, then to We spend the morning in Dresden Holland for an overnight stay. looking at the raid on the city in Day 2 Möhne dam We travel February 1945 which destroyed into Germany and visit Reichswald most of its original buildings and Forest War Cemetery – the biggest killed nearly 25,000 civilians. Later, WWII British Cemetery in Europe. spend free time in Dresden or join From here, we travel to the Möhne us as we visit the Bundeswehr Dam and examine the daring aircraft Military History Museum with its attack. From the top of the dam we unparalleled collection of WWI1 can see where the attack came. We artefacts. B also visit Eder Dam, before moving Day 5 Zagan & the Great on to our overnight hotel in Jena. B escapeWe cross into Poland and Day 3 ColditzWe explore the visit Zagan where Stalag Luft III was famous castle and museum at located. Here in March 1944 the Colditz, a name forever associated so-called ‘Great Escape’ took place, with the story of Prisoners of War in made famous in the Hollywood film. WWII. We continue to our hotel in Continue to our hotel in Berlin for the Dresden area for two nights. B 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 In Hannover we visit the Air Force Museum and Hannover War Cemetery with more than 2,000 graves of bomber crew casualties. 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 9 days from £849 includes... • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast • Specialist Battlefield Guide • Battlefield visits as described Plus... • Optional excursions & visits: • Bundeswehr Military History Museum • Berlin WWII Evening Excursion • Local joining points (see page 195 for your nearest) • Entrance to museums and places of interest (extra cost) The Lancaster Bomber May 27 2017 £889 Jul 22 2017 £889 Aug 19 2017 £889 Oct 7 2017 £849 Apr 14 2018 £919 May 26 2018 £919 Jul 21 2018 £919 Aug 18 2018 £919 Oct 6 2018 £879 Luxuria Tour Code: 9GCZX Apr 28 2018 £1019 Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, see page 4 for details; single room supplement £179. Colditz Castle Rheinberg War Cemetery HistorY & Culture evening Meal Packages For your convenience, pre-book 4 evening meals to be taken at your hotels in Dresden and Berlin. £70 per person. Call for details. The Lancaster bomber Silver Service Tour Code: 9GCZV


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