A Journey of Remembrance November 2018 | Craig Travel

A Journey of Remembrance November 2018

A Journey of Remembrance
Battlefields of the Great Wars
November 3, 2018 to November 14, 2018
12 Days
Meals:
20
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging with Early Booking Savings
3 Moderately Challenging EBB

2018 will mark the Centennial of the First World War. This solemn occasion will be marked with a few special Memorial Services at battlefields and monuments. This is an exceptional opportunity to attend these unique events and to remember the battles and those lost during the two Great Wars.
This journey has been planned with remembrance in mind, as we are marking both of the Great Wars. Over 600,000 Canadian men and women volunteered to serve in WWI, many of them lie in the corners of a foreign field, never to see their homeland again. We will be visiting many of the places these brave men and women fought. From the beach landings in Normandy to the hard fought fields of the Somme, Vimy Ridge, and Passchendaele. We will also visit the sites of mourning and remembrance of both wars giving you the opportunity to pay your respects to those who went before us.
This departure is limited to one group of up to 36 members. If you wish to be part of this journey, we urge you to book early.

Female willing to share accommodation
 

CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging with Early Booking Savings
3 Moderately Challenging EBB

Members can expect a fairly busy itinerary with a number of active walks over relatively rough surfaces plus many stairs. Members will explore former battle sites and cemeteries, many of which will involve considerable walking. Hotels used will be those indicated or similar and will be a mixture of superior tourist class and moderate first class hotels. Group members may be required to handle their own luggage at some hotels.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Visit the beaches used for D-Day - Juno, Omaha, and Utah and see where the forces came ashore
  • Walk on Juno Beach and visit the Visitor Centre marking where the Canadian forces landed
  • Experience the military cemeteries for Canadian, American, British, and German soldiers
  • Experience the largest man-made crater made in anger; The Lochnagar Crater
  • Visit the Newfoundland Memorial Park
  • Visit the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge
  • Visit Essex Farm, where John McCrea wrote “In Flanders Fields”, the most moving poem of the war
  • Walk the trenches of Passchendaele
  • Centennial Commemorations at the Saint Symphorien Cemetery
  • Attend the Last post Ceremony at Menin Gate, Ypres
  • See the Wagon de l’Armistice where the treaty was signed ending WWI
  • Visit the Palace of Versailles
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Europe with Air Canada
  • First class and superior tourist class hotels as indicated or similar
  • 20 meals included (B - 10 breakfasts, L - 1 Lunch, D - 9 dinners)
  • Fully inclusive sightseeing program including all entrances as indicated
  • All transportation including coaches
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare
  • Services of our Canadian tour escort plus our professional tour guide in Europe

Pricing

Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join / Leave Paris)
$5,115
Toronto
$5,995
Montreal / Ottawa
$6,095
Halifax / St. John’s
$6,265
Winnipeg
$6,265
Regina / Saskatoon
$6,415
Calgary / Edmonton/ Vancouver
$6,315
Victoria
$6,415
Single Supplement
$945

Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room at hotels. Prices are based on a minimum of 20 members and taxes, surcharges, airfares, and exchange rates effective December 2017 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares, taxes and fees are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to Inclusive Features for details.

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $280 to $348 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $186 to $366 pp plus applicable taxes. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information. 

Deposit Amount:
$600
Final Payment Date:
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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