Burma - Armistice Day Tour

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8 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
Duration: 8 nights
Ref: 18023
With: Mike Bradley

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Take the plunge and immerse yourself in Burma’s rich history, embarking upon a Journey of Remembrance unlike any other you have been on before. This incredible trip will both educate and enthral you, whilst providing ample opportunities for you to pay your respect to those who lost their lives in the Burma campaign of 1942-45. This campaign included many British soldiers, who received more Victoria Crosses for their effort and bravery than any other WWII campaign - illustrating the importance of marking and remembering these events.

During your time in Burma, you will be able to explore the incredibly culturally diverse city of Rangoon, whilst partaking in all manner of events designed for you to pay your respects to the armed forces. These include Evensong at Rangoon’s Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral, where the chapel is dedicated to those who fought in Burma. There is also a great selection of trips planned, such as Acts of Remembrance at Htaukkyan and Rangoon War Cemeteries. So book today to pay your respects to those that fought with immeasurable bravery, and educate yourself about this fascinating period of history.

DAY 1

Overnight flight to Rangoon via Bangkok.

DAY 2

Arrive in Rangoon and transfer to the Inya Lake Hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure with meals at own expense. Overnight stay in the hotel.

DAY 3

Private visits to Htaukkyan and Rangoon War Cemeteries. You'll then have lunch back in hotel at own expense before an afternoon visit to Shwedagon Pagoda. You'll have dinner at your own expense and then overnight in hotel. (B)

DAY 4

International Service of Remembrance at War Cemetery. Then visit Rangoon War Cemetery and lay wreaths. The afternoon is at leisure with lunch at your own expense. You'll attend an evening Service at the Anglican Cathedral before dinner at own expense and overnight in hotel. (B)

DAY 5

Check out of hotel and depart for Moulmein by bus. Visit Sittang Bridge and the military disaster of 1942 with a picnic lunch and comfort stops. Late afternoon arrival in Moulmein and check into a hotel for dinner and overnight stay. (B, L, D)

DAY 6

Full day tour of the area south of Moulmein. Visit Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery and attend a Service of Remembrance and lay wreaths. Visit other places of interest with lunch included. Dinner and overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

DAY 7

Check out of hotel and return to Rangoon with lunch and comfort stops en route. Check back into Inya Lake Hotel and have dinner at own expense and overnight in hotel. (B, L)

DAY 8

Tour of Colonial Rangoon including Scotts Market. Shopping opportunities for jewellery and other gifts. Late lunch at own expense back in hotel followed by a free afternoon to enjoy the hotel facilities. Tonight will be a farewell dinner and overnight in hotel. (B, D)

DAY 9

Check out of hotel and transfer to Airport for your morning flight to Bangkok. Then catch your afternoon flight for evening arrival in London. (B)

Meals Included: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

PRICES (PER PERSON):

Twin/double share: £2598
Single supplement: £578

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Flights with Thai Airways
  • 7 night’s accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 lunches and 3 dinners including farewell dinner on day 8
  • All sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Coach transportation in air conditioned vehicles
  • Entrances fees and taxes
  • Services of an official Royal British Legion guide who will accompany the tour throughout

NOT INCLUDED:

Drinks, meals other than those specified, travel insurance (mandatory), optional excursions and items of a personal nature, Burma departure tax (currently US$10)

Inya Lake Hotel

Inya Lake Hotel is a 20-minute drive from Shawedagong Pagoda and Bog Yoke Market, so is a great location for this leg of your trip - as you will really be able to get the most out of the surrounding area, without having to travel too far from your hotel!

GUEST ROOMS

  • Free Wi-fi
  • Private balcony
  • Parquet flooring
  • Air conditioning
  • TV, Minibar, Safety deposit box
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Hair dryer

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

This 4-star property features an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and a tour desk - meaning that your every need can be taken care of with ease. Guests can enjoy western dishes at the charming Orchid Cafe and refreshing beverages are served at Lake View Bar and Pool Bar.

Mawlamyine Strand Hotel

The Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel is situated on the banks of the Thanlwin River with beautiful views of the sunset. It located on the Lower Main Road and Strand Road.

GUEST ROOMS

  • En-suite
  • Kettle
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Minibar
  • Hairdryer

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

The hotel has free WiFi throughout and an on-site restaurant.