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WWII IN THE PACIFIC AND OTHER MILITARY HISTORY
AND SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS AND CRUISES

NEW (or changed) TOURS, updated July 29, 2015
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EARLY BOOKING/ EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT PROGRAM

We are happy to continue our Early Booking Discount policy whereas Valor Tours, Ltd. Will discount the main tour cost by 5% if application and required deposit is received six months or more before commencement of tour.

In addition, Valor Tours announces a new 10% discount off the main tour cost if full payment of the tour, less 10%, is received with application. Fully refundable should you change your mind up to 60 days before tour departs.

* Not available on cruises, Normandy Independent Package or tours in cooperation with other tour companies such as Kokoda Treks or MHT.

2015 TOURS


RETURN TO GUADALCANAL - August 2 - 12, 2015. From Los Angeles: Henderson Field, Beach Red, Edson's Ridge, Mt. Austen, Tenaru River, the Gifu, Matanikau River, Iron Bottom Sound, Tulagi, Gavutu, Tanambogo, Purvis Bay. Attend ceremony at American/Allied Memorial and tree planting in Memorial Park. Escorted by John Shively and John Innes. Basic tour $3,700 per person, twin share from Los Angeles. Space limited. Brochure available.
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WWI CENTENNIAL SERIES – The Western Front 14/15: Paris to Verdun, plus American Expeditionary Force 1918 - August 15 - 24, 2015. With Michael Hanlon.
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Solomon Islands Cruise Up the Slot - August 23 - September 2, 2015.
Escorted by Andy Giles to Guadalcanal, Florida Islands, Russell Islands and New Georgia Islands on chartered boat. $5290 per person, with air from LAX. DVD of 2012 cruise/tour available upon request. Space limited.
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MILITARY HISTORY TOUR /PAPUA NEW GUINEA - October 4 - 10, 2015
With Frank Taylor, noted historian on Papua New Guinea, this tour visits Port Moresby, Milne Bay, Gona beach, Buna, Sanananda. Cost $3950 per person not including trans-Pacific air fare. Optional extension to Raboul.
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EL ALAMEIN BATTLEFIED TOUR - October 19 - 28, 2015
With Steve Hamilton. $2,995 per person, not including air fare to Cairo
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RETURN TO TARAWA - November 17 - 23, 2015
Escorted by Clay Bonnyman Evans and includes day trip to Makin. $3400 per person twin share from LAX.
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WAKE ISLAND - December 10 - 13, 2015
In cooperation with MHT. Starting and ending on Guam. $2800 per person.
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2016 TOURS and onwards


COAST DEFENSE STUDY GROUP tour to the Defenses of Panama - February 27 to March 7, 2016
The estimated in-country cost is $2,000 per person (hotels, meals, transportation, guides, fees). The current cost of airfare from Washington, DC to Panama City is about $750 round trip. They need at least 20 members interested in going on this tour to make it worthwhile to organize. They are asking for a $100 deposit to be included in the tour.
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RETURN TO VIETNAM - February 29 to March 13, 2016
Escorted by Col. John H. Dewing, USA Ret. From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City with Hue, Hoi An, Halong Bay, Danang, Can Tho. $3800 per person from San Francisco.
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REUNION OF HONOR TO IWO JIMA - March 17 - 20, 2016
In cooperation with MHT, with Andy Giles. $2600 per person, twin share. Not including air fare to Guam.
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GHOST SOLDIERS OF BATAAN & HELLSHIPS MEMORIAL tour to the Philippines (annual tour) - April 4 - 14, 2016
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WWI CENTENNIAL SERIES – VERDUN 1916 – In Depth - April/May 2016. With Michael Hanlon
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MASTERS OF THE AIR - May 6 - 12, 2016. With author Donald L. Miller and in cooperation with the National WWII Museum. London, Uxbridge, Bletchley Park, Cambridge, Duxford, Thorpe Abbotts, Horham, Maddingley and more. $8500 per person, twin, not including air fare.

BATTLEFIELD TOUR TO TUNIS - May 6 - 15, 2016. with Steve Hamilton. $2950 per person, not including trans-Atlantic air fare.
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WWII TOUR TO SICILY AND ITALY - May 14 - 20, 2016 (Sicily) and May 20-28, 2016 (Italy). With Steve Hamilton, from Palermo to Messina. and Frank de Planta, to Cassino. Anzio, Salerno. $3250 per person, not including air fare.
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D-DAY NORMANDY INVASION - June 2 - 8, 2016. Tour to Paris and Normandy (annual tour).
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BATTLE OF THE BULGE/EAGLE'S NEST TOUR - June 8 - 18, 2016. From Paris to Munich.
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CENTRAL PACIFIC TOUR WITH ANDY GILES - June 14 - 29, 2016. From Honolulu to Truk, Pohnpei, Koror, Peleliu and Ngedebus, with optional extension to Saipan and Tinian. From $4250 per person.
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ALEUTIAN ISLANDS CRUISE/TOUR - June 5 - 19 and again June 19 - July 3, 2016. Fly from Anchorage to Adak, and cruise to Attu, Kiska, Atka, Umnack, Tanaga, ending at Dutch Harbor and fly back to Anchorage. $6850 per person. Escorted by John Cloe.
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FROM THE MARIANAS TO HIROSHIMAI with Andy Giles - August 2016. Relive the top news story of the 20th Century. With air from Honolulu to Guam, Saipan, Tinian, then onto Japan to visit bomb sites at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Kyoto. Estimated at $5500 per person.
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WWI CENTENNIAL SERIES – The SOMME IN DEPTH WWI - August 2016. With Miichael Hanlon.
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RETURN TO GUADALCANAL - July 31 - August 10, 2016. (annual tour) With John Innes and John Shively, includes day trip to Tulagi by boat. $3800 per person, twin share with air from LAX.
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OPERATION TORCH - August 6 to 13, 2016
With Steve Hamilton from Casablanca, following the route of The Western Task Force and the Foreign Legion through the desert and over the Atlas Mountains.
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OPERATION DRAGOON - August 13 - 20, 2016
With Steve Hamilton from Marseille to St. Tropez where the 45th ID landed, St Rapheal there the 3rd and 36th ID landed, Le Motte which was the first town to be liberated, the Montelimar Battlefield, Colmar Pocket battlefields, the US 7th Army advance through the Vosges Mountains, Holzsihr, and much more. Ending at Strasbourg.
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WWII POLAND - August 23 - September 2, 2016
with Bob Kozlowski. Warsaw, Gdansk, Lublin, Krakow, Torun, Katrzyn. Cost $3,850.00 per person, twin share, land only. Option extension to Zagan and Berlin, September 2 - 5.

75th ANNIVERSARY PEARL HARBOR COMMEMORATION with Bob Kozlowski - December 2-8, 2016. Stay at the Royal Hawaiian, attend official ceremony. Estimated cost $1990 per person, twin share. Single supplement $950.00.
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SOLOMON ISLANDS CRUISE UP THE SLOT - May 28 - June 7, 2017
Escorted by Andy Giles to Guadalcanal, Florida Islands, Russell Islands and New Georgia Islands on chartered boat. $5390 per person, with air from LAX. DVD of 2012 cruise/tour available upon request. Space limited.
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WWI CENTENNIAL SERIES – The Flanders Campaign 1917 - May 2017. With Michael Hanlon.
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D-DAY NORMANDY INVASION - June 2 - 8, 2017
From Paris to Normandy

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BATTLE OF THE BULGE/ EAGLE’S NEST - June 8 - 18, 2017
From Paris to Munich

RETURN TO GUADALCANAL - 75th Anniversary - August 2 - 11, 2017
Berlin and POW Camps Greece – Crete – Malta. With Steve Hamilton, in the works

WWI CENTENNIAL SERIES CAPORETTO & THE ITALIAN FRONT - Fall 2017. With Michael Hanlon.
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WWI CENTENNIAL SERIES – The Kaiser's Offensives, British 100 days - Spring 2018. With Michael Hanlon
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WWI CENTENNIAL SERIES - THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCDE IN DEPTH WWI - August 2018. With Michael Hanlon
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