Join history professor Geoffrey Hayes as we explore the Canadian battlefields of the First and Second World Wars. Our first week will find us in Northern France as we trace the route of the Canadian Expeditionary Force from Ypres to the Somme, Vimy Ridge and the Final Hundred Days of 1918. Then, after a day walking the beaches of Dieppe, we will travel to Normandy to retrace the Maple Leaf Route through the summer of 1944. From the invasion beaches we will follow the Battle of Normandy from through Caen and Falaise. At each stop, we will examine the Canadian contributions to these engagements, and discuss how we have come to understand and remember these important events. We will also have a chance to enjoy the beautiful sites of Belgium and France, including Paris, Mont St. Michel and St. Malo.


            First World War

The Menin Gate, Ypres

Essex Farm Cemetery (where Col. John McCrae wrote “In Flanders Fields”)

Tyne Cot Cemetery

Beaumont Hamel, 1916

Vimy Ridge, 1917

The Canal Du Nord, 1918

Bourlon Wood, 1918


            Second World War


Bayeux (home of the Bayeux tapestry)

The Juno Beach Centre

Omaha Beach Cemetery

St. Mere Eglise

Abbaye D’Ardennes

St. Lambert Sur Dives

            Special Day trip: Mont St. Michel/St. Malo

Our Package includes:

  • Return airfare between Toronto and Paris, France
  • 14 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in Paris, Ypres (Belgium), Arras and Dieppe. We will also enjoy 7 nights at the beautiful Moulin Morin, a self-catering establishment built in a restored mill set in the beautiful Norman countryside.
  • Program-related ground transportation in comfortable 9 passenger vans
  • Museum admissions
  • Three group dinners

Total Cost: $3900.00

2013 Tour (Subject to Minor changes)

Friday 17 May to  Saturday 1 June 2013



Tour Inclusions:

Round trip economy airfare Toronto to Paris – Air Transat Charter flight

14-nights accommodations with breakfast where specified

Program-related ground transportation

Escorted from Paris to Paris by Professor Geoffrey Hayes

**Minimum 12 – Maximum 20 tour participants


Meals unless noted on itinerary, entrance fees (most museums included), passport fees, travel insurance, excess baggage, and any items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, beverages or others expenses.  (Laundry facilities are available during our second week at the Moulin Morin, Bayeux

Payment Information:

TOUR PRICE:  $ 3900.00 including all taxes

Single occupancy – supplement $ 895.00 (subject to availability at time of booking)


Deposit – non-refundable payment of $750.00 is required at time of booking.

Final payments are due 70 days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation/Interruption/medical insurance are highly recommend.  Please contact us for a quote


–deposit non refundable up to 60 days prior

– between 59 days and 45 days 25 % of cost

– between 44 days and 21 days 50 % of cost

– from 20 days prior to departure 100 %


Sarracini Travel endeavors to take all necessary precautions to ensure that this program/package is safe, enjoyable and successful. However, they shall not be held responsible for accidents of any kind, lost or damaged baggage, delays in departures, changes to itinerary, or increases in prices which are beyond their control.

For detailed tour information contact:

Professor Geoffrey Hayes, Email:

519 888-4567 x. 35138

Booking Reservations contact:

Anthony Sarracini

Ontario Sarracini Travel

Direct Line: 905-695-5288