The Liberation of Holland Tour Program

HONOURING THE 77TH ANNIVERSARY - SPRING 2022

the Road to Berlin 77

KASSEL - COLDTIZ - DRESDEN - ZAGAN - BERLIN

May 10 - May 15, 2022

Join us, May 2022, for the 77th Liberation of Holland, to reunite for the first time in 2 years, with our Dutch friends and family. We’ll celebrate together, remembering the Canadian veterans who liberated the Netherlands from the Second World War.

Embrace the powerful Dutch and Canadian connection with us in a series of tours and gatherings to honour those who did the impossible, up against all odds, so that we could have peace today.

ON THIS TOUR:

Mohne Dam

After Liberation 75+2, we tour on to Germany, exploring places like the Mohne Dam in the Rhur Valley

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Tour Info

Destinations: KASSEL - COLDTIZ - DRESDEN - ZAGAN - BERLIN
Tour Dates: May 10 - May 15th, 2022

Duration: 5 Night Tour, 6 Days         
Flight departure: [from Arnhem] Flight return: [Berlin] > [Home]     

Road to BERLIN 77 (Tour Extension) | Map

 

^^^ Explore by scrolling through the cities we will be visiting, and zoom in to get familiar with where we will be visiting on this tour.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
 

  • Take the option to continue with us to Berlin
     

  • Explore the Mohne Dam in the breathtaking Rhur Valley
     

  • Explore Colditz, - the infamous "bad boys camp", with entrances to the Castle and Museum
     

  • Extensive orientation & free time in Dresden - arguably one of the most beautiful cities in all of Germany
     

  • Explore the Elbe Valley and see the Bastai Bridge, an incredible landscape carved out of sandstone cliffs
     

  • To Zagan Poland to discuss The Great Escape 
     

  • Finish in Berlin with orientatoin tour and visit to Checkpoint Charlie

Road to Berlin 77 | Itinerary 

 

Day 1 - Tuesday May 10th, 2022

After breakfast, say your farewells to some of our group members heading home today. After hotel check-out, we drive north to Germany to continue the Liberation story in Western Europe. En route, we will take a visit at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery at Rheinberg, to pay respects to those who did not return from the Dambusters Raid. We then travel onto the Mohne Dam in the Ruhr Valley, which was heroically breached by the Lancasters of 617 Squadron in 1943. During this fascinating day, you can walk on top of the dam and see where the breach was made. We will continue our travels through Germany to Kassel for our dinner and overnight. [Overnight - Kassel 4* TBD (B, D)].

 

Day 2 - Wednesday May 11th 

Today we visit Colditz, the castle and museum - the infamous "bad boys camp", and a scene of many ingenious escape bids. Perched above a sleepy town of the same name, Colditz has a varied history, although we will focus on its use as an internment camp for Allied prisoners during World War II. You will hear the story of the "Red Fox", Mike Sinclair, killed on an escape attempt, and also the story of Douglas Bader, plus many more. Then, onto Dresden for some free time, and our overnight accommodations. [Overnight - Dresden 4* TBD (B, D)]

 

Day 3 - Thursday May 12th 

Today we will discover the tumultuous history of the great city of Dresden. As the seat of Saxon royalty, Dresden became arguably Germany's most beautiful city. During the war it suffered almost complete destruction, however, it has since been painstakingly restored to its former glory. In the Swiss Saxony area, you will come across the Bastai, rising to 1000 ft above the Elbe Valley and offering spectacular views across the Regional Park area. Sandstone cliffs that have been weathered into amazing shapes by the elements provide natural walkways and viewpoints. Upon our return, enjoy your dinner and overnight at your own pace. [Overnight - Dresden 4* TBD (B)].

 

Day 4 - Friday May 13th 

This morning - to Zagan, Poland to learn of "The Great Escape". You will cross the border to visit the Polish camp from where "The Great Escape" was planned. Uncover the story of the escape and the reprisals ordered by Hitler against the recaptured men. We will also visit the Memorial before our transfer to Berlin.
[Overnight - Berlin 4* TBD  (B, D)]

 

Day 5 - Saturday May 14th 

Today - the "Fall of Berlin". At the Berlin War Cemetery, we pause for reflection at the graves of many Bomber crew shot down over the city. You can also see the remains of the Anhalter Bahnhof. Once Berlin’s Rail Gateway to Europe and the point from which many fled the Third Reich, it is now poignantly preserved as a ruin. An equally poignant reminder of the war is the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche, a ruin amongst the wealth of the Ku-Damm shopping area. Enjoy a walking tour with our guide to see such sights as The Brandenburg Gate, the Unter Den Linden areas, the Babelplatz, The Royal Palace, The Humboldt University, The Berliner Dom, Alexanderplatz and the TV Tower as well as the Flakturm. Plus, we make a stop at Checkpoint Charlie for an orientation as well as a view of the Reichstag Building. This evening, we enjoy our "Farewell Dinner".
[Overnight - Berlin 4* TBD (B, D)]

 

Day 6 - Sunday May 15th 

After breakfast we will be transferred to Berlin’s international airport for our flight departures back to Canada. [(B) Meals onboard.]  

Tour End.
 

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Thinking about arranging a custom pre-tour or post-tour extension to your in Europe? We encourage it! 

 

Should you have any questions regarding your flight, insurance, or travel extension options, we encourage you to reach out to your local travel agent. If you don't have a local agent, contact our host travel agency: 


DH TOUR OFFICE

(Office Phone) 905-639-9954 
(Toll-Free) 1-888-597-3519 | karen@dhtour.ca 

a chance to walk across the dam and stan

^^^ Exploring the Mohne Dam in the Ruhr Valley

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^^^ See the amazing shapes of the Bastai 

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^^^ Exploring the City of Dresden

Glenn is explaining how the tunnels were

^^^ Glenn discusses the "Great Escape" on-site on the Liberation 70 Road to Berlin Tour in 2015

No tour would be complete without a trip

^^^ Extensive Day Tour of Berlin including visits to the Brandenburg Gate & Checkpoint Charlie

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Extending for a few nights in Amsterdam? How about another European destination? We can help.

Minimum Tour Capacity:

10 Travellers per 20 seat coach

Maximum Tour Capacity: 

25 Travellers per 50 seat coach

 

This Tour Includes...

Tour pricing comes with the following inclusions & exclusions:

Inclusions

Exclusions

AIR, THIS IS A LAND ONLY PROGRAM

Lunches (L), 1 Dinner (D) + drinks with dinner

Single Room Supplement

Gratuities owed to tour staff (may we suggest 5 EUR per person per day)

​Travel Insurance (please contact your travel agent or DH Tour if you need assistance booking medical or trip cancellation insurance)

 

Accommodations in Superior
Tourist Class (3 - 4 Star Hotels)

Full-Time Experienced Battlefield Tour Manager

All Entrances as per your Itinerary

Executive Motor Coach with Washroom/AC/tea/coffee

Breakfast (B) throughout 
Some Dinners (D)

Online Custom Map Kit & Tour Resource & Info Guide

All surcharges, fees, and departure taxes

Tour Pricing

$3,080 CAD

$350 CAD

Land only - per person, based on twin occupancy

Single Supplement

**Air is also available from all major Canadian cities - please contact your Travel Agent for more information**

 

TOUR PAYMENT SCHEDULE

As per Holland 75 Tour - Initial Deposit: $500.00 (of which $300 is non-refundable) to guarantee your space is due immediately

Were you registered for the 2020 tour?
2022 re-registration is required!

 

Your Remaining Balance: Due by Wednesday, March 2, 2022 (60 days prior to departure)

METHOD OF PAYMENT

All funds will be collected by our host agency, DH Tour. If you would like to use your credit card, our agency will collect your payment details over the phone after you have registered. DH Tour accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, as well as cash and cheque payments. 
 

Personal cheques can be made to:

“DH Tour”

Attn to: Karen Burwood [Travel Manager]

Mail to: 2289 Fairview St. Suite 321, Burlington ON  L7R 2E3

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REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2022
 

Early registration is recommended for this battlefield program - This program will not be made available to more than 25 travellers, register as soon as possible to hold your space

 

No payment is required to register - An initial deposit of $500 CAD ($300 is non-refundable) will be called upon to reserve/secure your spot.

 

Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure

[Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022]


 
Have questions about our tour program? Contact:
Tour Operator - The Battlefield Tours - SAMANTHA COWAN p: 1-639-998-3474
e:samantha@thebattlefieldtours.com

 
Don't have a travel agent and have questions about your flight or insurance options? Contact:
Our Host Travel Agent - DH Tour - KAREN BURWOOD p: 905-639-9954  e: karen@dhtour.ca
 

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