The Dunkirk Dynamo Tour will take you to the key historical places around Operation Dynamo and on the tracks of the shooting of the 2017 Hollywood blockbuster...
Duration : 2h
From May 26 to 4 June 1940, Dunkirk was the theatre of the largest evacuation effort in military history: 338 000 Allied soldiers were evacuated on a flotilla of more than 800 ships. Discover the incredible story of Operation Dynamo with our exclusive 'Dynamo Tour', a trip back in time which pays tribute to all the allied soldiers involved in the operation and who created 'The Dunkirk Spirit', a symbol of hope and resistance.
During a pleasant tour on board your coach (or your car if you choose the individual VIP tour), which will drive you from Dunkirk to Zuydcoote, our guide will introduce you to the unmissable sites of Operation Dynamo. It will also lead you on the tracks of the shooting of the new movie 'Dunkirk' directed by Christopher Nolan, due to be released in July 2017. During the tour, we will stop at the following memorial places:
- The evacuation beaches
The beautiful, wide sandy beaches are very peaceful nowadays. Things were quite different in the spring 1940. Imagine being a soldier of the BEF, hoping desperatly to climb on board one of the Dunkirk Little Ships to escape the 'Hell of Dunkirk'...
- The port
The East Mole in the port was the point where most of the soldiers were evacuated. We'll make a stop at an impressive bunker, built by the Germans during the occupation, to see the preserved part of the original East Mole.
- British Memorial and Cemetery
The impressive British Memorial commemorates the memory of the 4528 soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force who died during 1940 and who have no known grave. Next to the memorial is a cemetery of 810 graves of British soldiers. Most of them were killed defending the perimeter of Dunkirk during the evacuation operations in May-June 1940.
- The Zuydcoote Maritime Hospital
The Maritime Hospital was a sanatorium where more than 20 000 injured soldiers were treated during the Battle of Dunkirk. About 800 of them didn't survive...
- The Shipwrecks of Dunkirk (tides permitting)
During Operation Dynamo, many ships were bombed and beached on the sands along the coast. When the tides are low, you can see the wrecks of the Devonia or Crested Eagle between Zuydcoote and Bray-Dunes.
- Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Dunkerque - Dunes de Flandre 4 place Charles Valentin 59140 Dunkerque
- T : +33 (0)3 28 26 27 31
from 120 €
From € 120 on board your car or coach (€ 160 on Sundays and bank holidays)
Up to 3 people in our Peugeot 2008 : € 160 (€ 200 on Sundays and bank holidays)
Up to 7 people in our comfortable minibus : € 215 (€ 250 on Sundays and bank holidays)
The price does not include :
Coach or minibus hire