BURLINGTON — London and UK specialist DHTour is offering four tours to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy on June 6.
“Each passing year takes us further away from the events that shaped our country and the world in which we live in today,” says Gordon Burwood, President, DHTour. “The pivotal battle of Normandy which began on June 6, 1944 was one such event. Seventy-five years have since passed from what was known as operation ‘Overlord’ or ‘D-Day’ but its importance is strongly remembered to this day.”
DHTour’s trips will focus heavily on the role Canada, along with its allies, played in both World Wars. Tour ‘A’ starts in London, with a look at the effects of the war on the city from the Blitz onwards and then visits the great naval port of Portsmouth for the ferry across to Normandy.
Tour ‘B’ follows the allied forces from Normandy, through Holland, to Berlin. After Normandy, Tour ‘C’ looks at the Liberation of Holland while Tour ‘D’ concentrates on Belgium.
All tours will include the Canadian Juno Beach ceremonies on June 6.
DHTour also arranges private battlefield tours both in Europe and in Vietnam, “wherever, and whenever, your clients want to go – at their pace – for their interests”, says Burwood.
Either as a small group in nine-seater Mercedes Executive vans or in Saloon cars, along with a guide who will be an expert in military tours and local culture, and whether for a few days or longer, DHTour can customize the journey according to the style of accommodation clients are looking for. Visitors can have a chance to visit the major Canadian battlefield sites such as Vimy Ridge, Juno Beach or Dieppe as well as smaller, more personal, areas and cemeteries. Agents can contact DHTour for a quote and customized itinerary. More details are at dhgrouptours.com or call 1-888-597-3519.