Northern Italy

70th Anniversary Tour

Italy SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

This was a tour we ran in 2016. Keep an eye out for our 2017 programme.

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  • Overview

    Thursday 14 April - Wednesday 20 April 2016

    • Accommodation: 6 nights half board
    • Prices: from £1295 per person
    • Single supplement: £78
    • Deposit: £250
  • Highlights
    • Battlefield visits (Gothic Line, Coriano, Rimini Gap, Argenta Gap and Lake Commacchio)
    • Personal visits to war cemeteries including Gradara, Coriano Ridge, Cessena, Faenza and Forli
    • Free time for optional excursions or to relax at your hotel 
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 – Thursday 14 April 2016

    Flight from London to Bologna.
    On arrival transfer to Cervia and the Hotel Astoria (3 star). Welcome drink on arrival.
    Dinner in the hotel.

    Day 2 – Friday 15 April

    Breakfast in the hotel.
    After a briefing by our guide, we will spend the day visiting battlefields from 24 August to 21 September 1944 (the advance to and breaking of the Gothic Line and the 1st and 2nd Battles of Coriano to the Rimini Gap). There will time for personal visits to cemeteries in the area including Gradara Military Cemetery and Coriano Ridge Military Cemetery.
    Dinner in the hotel.

    Day 3 – Saturday 16 April

    Breakfast in the hotel.
    Today we tour the battlefields which were a winter of frustration (October 1944 to March 1945). Visits will include Cessena, Faenza, Forli War Cemeteries (Forli Military Cemetery and Forli Indian Military Cemetery) and personal visits.
    Dinner in the hotel.

    Day 4 – Sunday 17 April

    Breakfast in the hotel.
    Full day at leisure for independent exploration and personal visits.
    Dinner in the hotel.

    Day 5  – Monday 18 April

    Breakfast in the hotel.
    Full day tour of the final breakthrough, the battle of the Argenta Gap and Lake Commacchio. There will be visits to the Argenta Gap, Ravenna Military Cemetery and other personal visits. There will also be a service of Remembrance at Bologna War Cemetery.
    Dinner in the hotel.

    Day 6 – Tuesday 19 April

    Breakfast in the hotel.
    Full day at leisure for independent exploration and personal visits.
    Dinner in the hotel.

    Day 7 – Wednesday 20 May

    Breakfast in the hotel.
    Morning at leisure until the return transfer to Bologna Airport for the return flight to the UK.

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