War Memorial Tours Celebrate Our History


Globus has announced it will be offering five departures of its Great Canadian War Memorial tour to France and Belgium next year.

“For the past four years we’ve been offering this escorted coach tour taking Canadians to some of the most significant sites during the two World Wars,” says Stéphanie Bishop of Globus’ Canadian office. “It’s a moving and absorbing way to pay tribute to the brave men and women who fought for their country.”

The itinerary is designed by Canadians for Canadians to help acknowledge all who have served their country in the Great War and World War II.

The tour to France and Belgium takes in many museums, memorials and special sites that commemorate Canadians’ contributions. These include the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at Vimy Ridge and the Canadian Cemeteries in Reviers and Dieppe, as well as the Newfoundland Memorial Park at Beaumont Hamel. Other destinations include the Landing Beaches of Normandy, the Juno Beach Memorial Centre, Amiens and Ypres.

“We’ve found that this tour not only appeals to military history buffs, but also to Canadians who grew up hearing tales of war from their parents and grandparents,” adds Bishop.

The tour, priced from $2,849 to $3,069 (excluding airfare) includes all sightseeing with VIP access, first class accommodation and transportation in air conditioned, Wi-Fi equipped motorcoaches, the services of a professional tour director, daily breakfasts and three dinners including a welcome dinner in Paris. There are five departures of the tour between April and September next year.

Travellers booking any 2015 departure of the Great Canadian War Memorial Tour on an air-inclusive basis before Dec. 2 will receive $100 towards their airfare.