Subject to change, projected cost $1,250
The Allied landing at the beaches in Normandy was the beginning of the end of Hitler’s Third Reich. But Operation Overlord began in London where the British and Americans planned the massive assault.
This is why we’re offering you the opportunity to take a pre-tour of London, so that we can show you where Operation Overlord really started, as well as giving you some time to explore London.
June 13, 2014 | Leave the U.S.
Leave the U.S. and board your overnight flight to Great Britain.
June 14, 2014 | Arrive in London
Guests arrive in London on different flights and will be transferred to the Hilton London Olympia Hotel. On the way to the hotel, we’ll have an integrated tour of the center of London, passing the most important sites. At dinner this evening, there will be a tour briefing while guests will meet their fellow travellers and the tour director.
June 15, 2014 | London
After breakfast we will go on a tour of downtown London, visiting the Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and the famous Admiral Lord Nelson on his pillar. For lunch we will enjoy a typical London pub.
After lunch we will visit St. Paul's cathedral, home to the American Memorial Chapel, which contains the honour roll of more than 28,000 Americans who died in WWII while stationed in England.
Next we'll visit the Imperial War Museum, one of the finest military museums in the world. We will tour the Cabinet War Rooms underneath the Whitehall and Churchill Museum. While the usage of the War Rooms changed throughout the war, the facility included dormitories for staff, private bedrooms for military officers and senior ministers, and rooms for typists and telephone switchboard operators.
June 16, 2014 | London
This full day is for your leisure to explore London on your own. Your tour director will suggest interesting places to visit or just relax.
June 17, 2014 | London to Paris
This morning we’ll take the Famous Eurostar train across “The Channel” to Paris and join the primary tour group.