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Dunkirk Battlefield Tour

On the tracks of Operation Dynamo

Follow the guide in the steps of the allied soldiers on the beaches and streets of Dunkirk. Definitely the best way to discover the sites of Operation Dynamo, and to find out how this brilliant evacuation was planned and organised.

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…

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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.

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During a pleasant tour on board your coach (or your car if you choose the individual VIP tour), which will drive around Dunkirk, 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 movie ‘Dunkirk’ directed by Christopher Nolan, 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.


“Our guide Onno was great, he was very informative, polite and enthusiastic. We were all very pleased we did the tour, without it we would have missed many key points around Dunkirk”.

“We spent an entire day in Dunkirk with Emmanuel. It was the highlight of our trip to the area. He was knowledgeable and entertaining. His English is very easy to understand. His energy and passion for the story of Operation Dynamo was catching. We could easily have spent a second day in Dunkirk with him. Overall a great experience.”

“We had an excellent guide, very knowledgable and great company on our Day Tour of Dunkirk”

Thank you very much to our guide Fred, we were very appreciative of his knowledge and ability to bring the spirit of Dunkirk alive during our private tour. A private tour is around 2 hours and should be on everyone’s agenda. We visited the Operation Dynamo Museum the afternoon before the tour and this helped us to retain the stories shared by our guide. He brought with him maps and photos which helped tie everything he was saying together.

This tour of Dunkirk was so good! Our guide Elise did an excellent job! She spoke great English and was so nice to interact with. We loved seeing and hearing about the movie as well. It was a highlight of our entire European trip. I highly recommend – we got so much more out of our time in Dunkirk because of this tour.

Info & reservation

Dunkirk’s Tourist Information Center
+33 (0)3 28 26 27 31

Rates (2024)
– On board your car or coach: € 140 (€ 200 on Sundays and bank holidays)
– On board our Renault Kangoo (up to 3 people): € 185 (€ 225 on Sundays and bank holidays)
_ On board a minibus (up to 8 people):
€ 270 (€ 315 on Sundays and bank holidays)

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