London VE Day
We head into London on this special tour for the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, which brought about the end of the Second World War in the west. We will attend the events in commemoration of the day before spending time at the renowned Imperial War Museum. This tour also covers the build-up to D-Day as we visit the Normandy Campaign displays at the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth, before travelling to the Runnymede Memorial.
- 3 nights hotel with English breakfast
- Specialist Historical Guide
- Convenient regional joining points (call for your nearest)
- Travel by executive coach
- Historical visits as described
Once you have booked your battlefield tour either online, or by telephone (01709 385 624), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can -
Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.
For customers living outside of the UK, if you want to make a booking you will need to provide a UK postcode on our online booking system. If you are not able to provide a relevant UK postcode then you can enter the postcode for London Victoria Coach Station – SW1W 9TP. You should then be able to proceed to complete your booking.
If you do encounter a problem then you can speak to one of our friendly advisors who will be happy to help.
Please Note : After completing your booking, a member of our Customer Service team will be in touch to make sure everything is okay.
Either e-mail our Reservations Department or call on 01709 830 333 and they will check to see whether you can visit a particular cemetery on any of our Battlefield Tours, if we are not able to fit it into our itinerary then you could take some time out of the tour and do this independently by taxi or public transport.
May 7 - Brookwood Military CemeteryRegional departure by executive coach, then on to Brookwood in Surrey to visit Brookwood Military Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in Great Britain. Here we look at this large site and the WW2 plots, which include service personnel from many nations.
From here we head to our hotel where we will stay for three nights.
May 8 - VE Day in London
Today we will attend VE Day events in London. This is likely to involve a public parade at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.
Later in the day we will travel to the Imperial War Museum in London. The museum has a vast collection of artefacts displayed across six floors, and is renowned worldwide for its exhibitions.
Included meals: Breakfast
May 9 - D-Day in Hampshire
Today we look at the build-up to D-Day in Hampshire, and visit the superb and newly refurbished D-Day Museum in Portsmouth. This has extensive displays covering D-Day and the Normandy Campaign.
We will also look at some pre-D-Day marshalling areas and visit the Portsmouth Memorial which commemorates Naval personnel lost at sea, including men who died on the Normandy Beaches on D-Day.
Included meals: Breakfast
May 10 - Runnymede Memorial
On our final morning, we visit the Runnymede Memorial which commemorates thousands of men of Fighter and Bomber Command, from the Battle of Britain to the raids on Germany, as well as SOE personnel including the ‘Princess Spy’, Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan GC, who was killed in Dachau Concentration Camp. Return home.
Included meals: Breakfast
Please note; security checks may be implemented to attend VE Day events. Should any personal details be required we will advise in due course.
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.
If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.
No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.
All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
With an overnight stay or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...
Stay overnight near Dover+ Find out more
Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?
You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.
To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday
Join coach at Interchange+ Find out more
Join your tour coach at the interchange.
On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.
Excludes tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.