4 days - from only £429pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

D-Day Landings in Normandy

The 6 June 1944 was a turning point in the Second World War with the Allied landings on the Normandy coast during Operation Overlord – the Invasion of mainland Europe. On what is our main WW2 Introductory Tour we see some of the most iconic D-Day locations and visit all the D-Day landing beaches along the Normandy coastline as well as seeing the site of the Pegasus Bridge glider landing, and where the ‘Band of Brothers’ fought near St. Mère Eglise. Understand D-Day as you overlook Bloody Omaha, or visit the bunkers at Juno Beach and realise that events on these battle sites are what have defined our modern world.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Local joining points

4 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach, then to Caen in Normandy for a three-night stay.

  • Day 2: Britain’s D-Day: Pegasus Bridge and British Beaches

    We start at Pegasus Bridge, the scene of the first actions of D-Day, where Airborne troops stormed the position from gliders and held on until the linkup with ground forces from Sword Beach was made. We see where the gliders landed, take a visit to the Pegasus Bridge Museum and see the Gondrée Café – arguably the first house liberated on D-Day. In Ranville we see the Airborne graves and after lunch, proceed on to the British landing beaches, starting at Sword Beach. At Juno Beach we visit the Juno Beach Centre which explains the story of the Canadian role in the Battle of Normandy, and at Gold Beach, see where some of the heaviest casualties were suffered by British troops storming the tough defences at Asnelles. We end the day at Arromanches where the Mulberry Harbour was constructed, much of which is still visible out to sea.

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Pegasus Bridge

    Pegasus Bridge

    Included Highlights

    • Arromanches
    • Juno Beach
    • Pegasus Bridge
    • Ranville War Cemetery
    • Sword Beach
    • Gold Beach
  • Day 3: America’s D-Day: Bloody Omaha and American Airborne

    The story of ‘Bloody Omaha’ and the terrible American sacrifice here on D-Day has been immortalised in the film Saving Private Ryan. Uncover the real story with a visit to the Normandy American Cemetery, the Overlord Museum and Omaha Beach where the landings took place, seeing the memorial to the 29th Division. After lunch in St. Mère Église, we take a look at the story of the US Airborne forces at the Richard Winters Leadership Memorial. Dick Winters commanded Easy Company of 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, otherwise known as the ‘Band of Brothers’. At Utah Beach, we follow the story of the successful landings and visit the Utah Beach Museum. We then end the day at the German Cemetery at La Cambe, where German Tank Ace Michael Wittmann is buried.

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Normandy American Cemetery

    Normandy Amercian Cemetery

    Included Highlights

    • Omaha Beach
    • Utah Beach
    • Richard Winters Leadership Memorial
    • German Cemetery La Cambe
    • Normandy American Cemetery
  • Day 4:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Please note: entrance to museums, places of interest and optional excursions are at extra cost.

Single Room Supplement from £105.00 (4 days), £119.00 (5 days).

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach, then to Caen in Normandy for a four-night stay.

  • Day 2: Britain’s D-Day: Pegasus Bridge and British Beaches

    We start at Pegasus Bridge, the scene of the first actions of D-Day, where Airborne troops stormed the position from gliders and held on until the linkup with ground forces from Sword Beach was made. We see where the gliders landed, take a visit to the Pegasus Bridge Museum and see the Gondrée Café – arguably the first house liberated on D-Day. In Ranville we see the Airborne graves and after lunch, proceed on to the British landing beaches, starting at Sword Beach. At Juno Beach we visit the Juno Beach Centre which explains the story of the Canadian role in the Battle of Normandy, and at Gold Beach, see where some of the heaviest casualties were suffered by British troops storming the tough defences at Asnelles. We end the day at Arromanches where the Mulberry Harbour was constructed, much of which is still visible out to sea.

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Pegasus Bridge

    Pegasus Bridge

    Included Highlights

    • Arromanches
    • Juno Beach
    • Pegasus Bridge
    • Ranville War Cemetery
    • Sword Beach
    • Gold Beach
  • Day 3: America’s D-Day: Bloody Omaha and American Airborne

    The story of ‘Bloody Omaha’ and the terrible American sacrifice here on D-Day has been immortalised in the film Saving Private Ryan. Uncover the real story with a visit to the Normandy American Cemetery, the Overlord Museum and Omaha Beach where the landings took place, seeing the memorial to the 29th Division. After lunch in St. Mère Église, we then take a look at the story of the US Airborne forces at the Richard Winters Leadership Memorial. Dick Winters commanded Easy Company of 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, otherwise known as the ‘Band of Brothers’. At Utah Beach we follow the story of the successful landings and visit the Utah Beach Museum. We then end the day at the German Cemetery at La Cambe, where German Tank Ace Michael Wittmann is buried.

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Normandy American Cemetery

    Normandy Amercian Cemetery

    Included Highlights

    • Utah Beach
    • Omaha Beach
    • Richard Winters Leadership Memorial
    • German Cemetery La Cambe
    • Normandy American Cemetery
  • Day 4: Battle of the Bocage: Falaise Gap

    We start our look at the fighting beyond D-Day in the bocage countryside south of Bayeux. We examine the bloody battles for Tilly-sur-Seulles and the tough fighting at Fontenay-le-Pesnel. Driving through the so-called ‘Scottish Corridor’ over the River Odon, we visit Hill 112 with its Churchill Tank Memorial. Lunch in Falaise, followed by a visit to the Falaise Pocket and a short walk along the ‘Corridor of Death’, used by the Germans to make their retreat in August 1944. On Mont Ormel we visit the Polish Memorial to their ferocious battle and end the day by seeing a very rare original Tiger I tank at Vimoutiers.

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Churchill Tank Memorial, Hill 112

    Churchill Tank Memorial, Hill 112

    Included Highlights

    • Corridor of Death, St. Lambert
    • Churchill Tank Memorial, Hill 112
    • West Riding Memorial, Fontenay le Pesnel
    • Falaise
    • Polish Memorial, Mont Ormel
    • Tiger Tank, Vimoutiers
  • Day 5:

    Return home

    Included meals: Breakfast

Please note: entrance to museums, places of interest and optional excursions are at extra cost.

Single Room Supplement from £105.00 (4 days), £119.00 (5 days).

Hotels

You will stay for three or four nights at a minimum 2-star hotel in the Caen area.

Joining points

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