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War themed weekends – and more – from Vision Tours

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VISION TOURS, the local luxury coach tour operator, is offering a variety of first class trips with pick ups from Melksham.

Following the recent World War One centenary commemorations interest in war themed excursions has risen dramatically and more exciting opportunities are now available through the local tour company.

On Friday 21st August there will be a two-night trip to Belgium and France to witness the bravery and sacrifice that was made during WW1. Discover and hear the stories and see the memorials, battlefields and war graves – the last resting place of the fallen. Costing £239.50 the tour includes stays in the charming Belgian town of Ypres in a Novetel Hotel, Eurotunnel crossing, tour with a professional battlefield guide, last post ceremony and a trip to the battlefields of Flanders and Somme.

Continuing on the war themed excursions a Code Breakers one-night trip on Sunday 30th August will take you on a trip to Britain’s wartime past. The trip includes a stay in the four-star Letchworth Hall Hotel taking in two superb attractions – Bletchley Park and IWM Duxford, home to many historic aircraft. Costing £119.50 the trip also includes a tour of Bletchley Park, an English breakfast, entry to the Imperial War Museum and evening dinner.

Bletchley Park was once Britain’s Best Kept Secret, today Bletchley Park is a heritage site and vibrant tourist attraction. Visitors can explore some of the iconic WW2 Codebreaking Huts and Blocks and marvel at the astonishing achievements of the Codebreakers whose work is said to have helped shorten the war by two years.

The August date for this trip was added as this excursion has proved so popular. The same trip will run on 11th April but there are only a few tickets left for this date.

As well as the war themed excursions there is also trips to places such as Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace, London – for a theatre weekend and a scenic Austrian Tour as well as much more.

Visit www.visiontours. info for more details of the itinerary for trips, whether it be a day trip or a weekend excursion, to some of Europe’s most stunning locations.