EF Go Ahead Tours offers history tours with Canadian expertise

EF Go Ahead Tours offers history tours with Canadian expertise

TORONTO — Increased interest in history tours has prompted EF Go Ahead Tours to develop a curated portfolio of trips centered around remembering Canadian history.

The company has partnered with organizations including Canada’s History Magazine and the Juno Beach Centre “to deliver a specialized calibre from a Canadian perspective and add a new level of expertise,” says Johan Astrom, Vice President, Canada, EF Go Ahead Tours.

Last year Canadians commemorated the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This year they will remember the centenary of the First World War, and in 2019, Canadians will commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Astrom says agents interested in learning more about EF Go Ahead Tours’ portfolio of history tours, or working with clients interested in learning more about Canada’s role in the World Wars or have a family connection, are encouraged to contact EF Go Ahead Tours for more information.

“Our team of tour consultants are here to answer any questions you might have, or speak to the tour experience as a whole,” he says.

In 2017 EF Go Ahead Tours took travellers on a Vimy Ridge Centennial Tour. “The response to that tour, and the emotional connection that so many of our travellers experienced while standing among nearly 25,000 fellow Canadians memorializing the battle, really reinforced our ambitions to develop a more extensive portfolio of tours that celebrates Canada’s role in some of the events that helped shape history,” said Astrom.

The company’s portfolio of upcoming tours includes:

  • Canada’s Great War Album – On this exclusive tour, 35 travellers will be immersed in the narrative of this historic region by travelling on this specially curated tour, created in partnership with Canada’s History Magazine. Participants will journey alongside Mark Reid, Editor-in-Chief of Canada’s History and author of ‘Canada’s Great War Album’, as they make their way from the Vimy region to the Normandy Coast.
    Departure: Aug. 24, 2018
    Length: 10 days (12 with extension)
  • D-Day 75th Anniversary: London, Normandy & Amsterdam – Along the coast of Normandy and through the streets of London and Amsterdam, the influence of WWII can still be felt. Visit memorials, trenches, and museums and learn about the important role Canadian forces played in the outcome of D-Day.
    Departures: June 2, 2019 and Nov. 6, 2019
    Length: 12 days (15 with extension)
  • Canadian WWII History: The Italian Campaign – This trip focuses on the role of Canadian forces during the Italian Campaign. Make your way through the small towns and waterfront cities of Monte Cassino, Ortona, and Rimini to see the backdrop for some of the most important events of WWII. Experience deep history and endless beauty on this tour through Italy.
    Departures: May 29, 2019 and Nov. 7, 2019
    Length: 12 days (14 with extension)
  • Canadian World War History: Vimy to Juno Beach – Set out from Amsterdam to cross the former battlefields of the Netherlands, Belgium, and France, where soldiers gave their lives during the First and Second World Wars. Visit historic sites and memorials in Lille, Ypres, and along the coast of Normandy before the journey ends in Paris.
    Departures: May 11, 2018; Sept. 21, 2018; Oct. 12, 2018; May 10, 2019 and Sept. 20, 2019
    Length: 10 days (12 with extension)

Agents can call 1-800-719-9805 or visit goaheadtours.ca.

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