By land: London to Paris
Hosted by Ted Barris
Historian and Best-Selling Author
Ted Barris is an accomplished author, journalist and broadcaster. As well as hosting stints on CBC Radio and regular contributions to the Globe and Mail and National Post, Barris has authored 18 non-fiction books and is a full-time professor of journalism at Centennial College in Toronto. He has also written a weekly newspaper column – The Barris Beat – for more than 20 years. Ted and his wife Jayne MacAulay have both written extensively for print/broadcast about Canadians’ wartime experiences.
Join Ted Barris as we retrace the Invasion march from Britain to Normandy to attend the 75th anniversary of D-Day at Juno Beach in France. This unique tour follows the greatest amphibious invasion operation of the Second World War, which aimed to liberate northwest Europe.
Visit sites in London including the Churchill War Rooms, Bletchley Park, where Enigma was decoded and HMS Belfast, which served in the D-Day naval flotilla. Travel to Portsmouth, where Operation Overlord was launched. Cross by ferry to Normandy in France, to learn more about the invasion through guided visits to museums, war sites, cemeteries and other places of interest. Lastly, arrive at the Juno Beach Centre in time for the 75th anniversary observances at Canada’s D-Day landing site.
London – Bletchley Park – Portsmouth – Normandy – D-Day Observances – Arromanches – Dieppe – Paris
- Round-trip airfare
- Plaza Premium airport lounge pass
- London: three nights 4-star hotel accommodation at the Holiday Inn London, Kensington High Street
- Portsmouth: one night 4-star hotel accommodation at the Village Hotel Portsmouth
- Deauville, Normandy: six nights 3-star hotel accommodation at the Kyriad Deauville
- Ten breakfasts, one lunch and six dinners
- Private motor coach transportation
- Professional local tour director
- Merit Travel tour host**
- All taxes and gratuities
10 night tour
Group size: 55 maximum
May 31, 2019
Operated by Merit Travel.
*CDN$ pp dbl. occ. Single supplement: $1,100 .Airfare available from most Canadian airports, please enquire. **Minimum 20 passengers required for a Merit Travel Tour host.