Anzio, Monte Cassino & San Pietro: Italian Campaign By Air


5 days from £699pp

About the tour: Anzio, Monte Cassino & San Pietro: Italian Campaign By Air


Tour Introduction

Take an in depth look at the Italian Campaign and the key battlefield sites of 1943 to 1944, in Anzio, Monte Cassino and San Pietro, on this fascinating WW2 battlefield tour. It is estimated that during the tough fighting of this campaign 60,000-70,000 Allied soldiers lost their lives. Led by a Specialist Battlefield Guide, join us as we pay our respects with visits to memorials and cemeteries including the Cassino War Cemetery, the largest British and Commonwealth cemetery in Italy.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 3 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Return flights to Rome with hand luggage allowance
  • Airport transfers in Italy
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
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(Deposits from £150pp)

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Rome and transfer to our overnight hotel in the Rome area.

Day 2 - Anzio

We travel to nearby Anzio. The Anzio landings in January 1944 were designed to by-pass the Germans at Cassino and advance rapidly on Rome, but it became one of the most static fronts of WW2. Here, we visit the Anzio War Museum (recommended donation of a minimum €2pp), see the British War Cemeteries and see where the Allies landed. After lunch, we visit the Sicly-Rome American War Cemetery and Visitors' Centre, before travelling to our hotel in Cassino for three nights.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Anzio War Cemetery

Anzio (2)

Key Visits

  • Anzio

Day 3 - San Pietro; Italian War Cemeteries

This morning we journey to San Pietro, a small village in the crucial Mignano Gap, where American forces fought a tough battle in 1943. This is now a preserved battlefield site and we explore the ruins. While in San Pietro we visit the local war museum, please note there is an entrance fee of approx. €5per person. After lunch we see the Italian Cemetery at Mignano and the Monastery which was involved in battles 1 and 2 before moving onto the Polish War Cemetery. Please note that the visit to the French Cemetery at Venafro will not be possible due to access and safety issues.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

US Soldiers San Pietro

San Pietro (2)

Key Visits

  • San Pietro

Day 4 - Monte Cassino; Liri Valley

Today we look at the four battles for Cassino and start by travelling up onto the impressive Monte Cassino, with some stunning views. Here, we visit the Bedford and Hertfordshire Memorial. We then look at the final battle for Cassino, in the Liri Valley and on the Hitler Line, before ending at the River Rapido, seeing the memorials. After lunch in Cassino, we visit Cassino War Cemetery and Memorial, the largest British and Commonwealth cemetery in Italy. This will then follow with free time in Cassino.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Montecassino Abbey

Monte Cassino Abbey (2)

Key Visits

  • Monte Cassino Abbey

Day 5

On our final morning, you will be tranferred to the airport for your return flight. Depending on your flight time you may have some leisure time in the picturesque town of Frascati near Rome.

Included meals: Breakfast

Frascati

Frascati (2)

Key Visits

  • Frascati

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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Hotel

You will stay for three nights at the 4-star Rocca Hotel in Cassino, situated close to the world-famous Montecassino Abbey. The hotel was built by Francesco Rocca, who, as a boy, dreamed of owning the best hotel in the area when he grew up. With his tenacity, he made his dream come true and built a 68-room hotel with a huge adjoining restaurant. Today, the hotel provides an ideal base for exploring the history and World War 2 battlefields around the Italian Campaign. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, lounge and lift. All bedrooms have air-conditioning, T.V., and free wi-fi. 
In the Rome area, you will stay in a minimum 3-star hotel.

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Your Flights

Return flights to Berlin are available from Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, Manchester & Stansted.  

We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.

Flight supplements may apply for some airports. If your chosen airport carries a supplement, we will contact you to discuss.

All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.

This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880. 

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