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EF Go Ahead Tours Announces Portfolio of Canadian World War History Tours

April 12, 2018


EF Go Ahead Tours has announced its latest portfolio of Canadian World War history tours following the popularity of last year’s Vimy Ridge Centennial Tour. The portfolio of tours is designed to help travelers discover the past and gain a new perspective on the events that took place during the First and Second World Wars.

“Last year, we took travelers on our Vimy Ridge Centennial Tour to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a monumental battle fought in the First World War and considered one of the most important military milestones of Canada’s national identity,” said Johan Astrom, EF Go Ahead Tours’ Vice President of Canada. “The response to that tour, and the emotional connection that so many of our travelers experienced while standing side by side with 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.”

The portfolio of tours includes:

Canada’s Great War Album Tour – On this exclusive tour, 35 travelers 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. Journey alongside Mark Reid, Editor-in-Chief of Canada’s History and author of “Canada’s Great War Album,” as you make your way from the Vimy region to the Normandy Coast. By exploring the locations that were the backdrops for pivotal battles and attending on-tour lectures led by Reid, you’ll gain a new perspective on the events that took place throughout World War I.

Departure: August 24, 2018

Length: 10 days (12 with Paris extension)

D-Day 75th Anniversary: London, Normandy & Amsterdam – Along the coast of Normandy and through the streets of London and Amsterdam, the influence of World War II can still be felt. As you visit memorials, trenches, and museums, you’ll learn about the important role Canadian forces played in the outcome of D-Day. Explore the locations that were the backdrops for pivotal battles and take time to honour the sacrifices made by the Allied soldiers.

Departures: June 2, 2019 and November 6, 2019

Length: 12 days (15 with Berlin extension)

Canadian WWII History: The Italian Campaign – Modern metropolitan life intertwines with the past as you learn about 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 World War II. Experience deep history and endless beauty on this tour through Italy.

Departures: May 29, 2019 and November 7, 2019

Length: 12 days (14 with Sicily 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 brave 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 ending your journey in awe-inspiring Paris—and returning home with a renewed sense of national pride.

Departures: May 11, 2018; September 21, 2018; October 12, 2018; May 10, 2019, and September 20, 2019

Length: 10 days (12 with Paris extension)

Learn more about our Canadian History Tours here.


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