D-Day Landings in Normandy

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DEPARTS: Convenient joining points in the UK, or begin/end your tour in Europe

from: $823
4 Days
  • Price: per person, twin share
  • Deposit: 30%
This 4 or 5 day WW2 tour explores the most iconic D-Day locations and visits all the D-Day landing beaches along the Normandy coastline.

D-Day Landings in Normandy

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.

Itinerary

4-Day

Day 1

Depart from your chosen UK pick-up point and travel to the port where a coach interchange will take place, you will then join your tour coach for the Channel crossing. On arrival on the Continent we continue to our hotel (passengers joining the tour in Europe will meet the group at the hotel this evening).

Day 2 > Britain’s D-Day: Pegasus Bridge & 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, the Gondrée Café – arguably the first house liberated on D-Day – and visit the Memorial Pegasus Museum where the original bridge is located. 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. (B)

STAR INCLUSIONS   Arromanches   Juno Beach   Pegasus Bridge   Sword Beach

Day 3 > America’s D-Day: Bloody Omaha & 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 and Omaha Beach where the landings took place, seeing the memorial to the 29th Division. We also take time to visit the newest Normandy war museum, the Overlord Museum-Omaha Beach, before taking lunch in St. Mère Église, and then looking at the story of the US Airborne forces at the new 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 expanded Utah Beach Museum. We end the day at the German Cemetery at La Cambe, where German Tank Ace Michael Wittmann is buried. (B)

STAR INCLUSIONS   Omaha Beach   Overlord Museum   Richard Winters Leadership Memorial

Utah Beach Museum   German Cemetery la Cambe   Normandy American Cemetery

Day 4

We leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Channel port. You will leave your tour coach behind as you join your transfer vehicle for your return journey to the UK (passengers departing the tour in Europe will farewell the group at the hotel). (B)

Itinerary

5-Day

Day 1 > Arrive

Depart from your chosen UK pick-up point and travel to the port where a coach interchange will take place, you will then join your tour coach for the Channel crossing. On arrival on the Continent we continue to our hotel (passengers joining the tour in Europe will meet the group at the hotel this evening).

Day 2 > Britain’s D-Day: Pegasus Bridge & 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, the Gondrée Café – arguably the first house liberated on D-Day – and visit the Memorial Pegasus Museum where the original bridge is located. 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. (B)

 

STAR INCUSIONS   Arromanches   Juno Beach   Pegasus Bridge   Sword Beach

Day 3 > America’s D-Day: Bloody Omaha & 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 and Omaha Beach where the landings took place, seeing the memorial to the 29th Division. We also take time to visit the newest Normandy war museum, the Overlord Museum-Omaha Beach, before taking lunch in St. Mère Église, and then looking at the story of the US Airborne forces at the new 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 expanded Utah Beach Museum. We end the day at the German Cemetery at La Cambe, where German Tank Ace Michael Wittmann is buried. (B)

STAR INCUSIONS  Omaha Beach   Overlord Museum   Richard Winters Leadership Memorial

Utah Beach Museum   German Cemetery la Cambe  ★ Normandy American Cemetery   Bastogne War Museum   Mardasson Memoria

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. (B)

 

STAR INCLUSIONS  Corridor Of Death   Fontenay le Pesnel   Falaise Pocket   Polish Memorial   Churchill Tank Memorial

Day 5 > Depart

We leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Channel port. You will leave your tour coach behind as you join your transfer vehicle for your return journey to the UK (passengers departing the tour in Europe will farewell the group at the hotel). (B)

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Departure Date Days Travel By Tour ref Price
Mon 1 March 2021 5 Silver Service 5FDNV/1 $1173
Thu 4 March 2021 4 Executive 4FDN/1 $823
Thu 4 March 2021 4 Silver Service 4FDNV/1 $923
Thu 18 March 2021 4 Luxuria 4FDNX/1 $1123
Mon 22 March 2021 5 Silver Service 5FDNV/1 $1198
Fri 26 March 2021 4 Silver Service 4FDNV/1 $973
Mon 29 March 2021 5 Luxuria 5FDNX/1 $1473
Fri 2 April 2021 4 Silver Service 4FDNV/1 $998
Mon 12 April 2021 5 Silver Service 5FDNV/1 $1223
Fri 16 April 2021 4 Executive 4FDN/1 $873
Fri 16 April 2021 4 Silver Service 4FDNV/1 $998
Mon 3 May 2021 5 Silver Service 5FDNV/1 $1273
Mon 10 May 2021 5 Executive 5FDN/1 $1098
Fri 21 May 2021 4 Executive 4FDN/1 $948
Mon 24 May 2021 5 Luxuria 5FDNX/1 $1498
Mon 7 June 2021 5 Silver Service 5FDNV/1 $1298
Fri 11 June 2021 4 Executive 4FDN/1 $948
Mon 14 June 2021 5 Luxuria 5FDNX/1 $1498
Fri 16 July 2021 4 Executive 4FDNH/1 $1198
Mon 26 July 2021 5 Silver Service 5FDNHV/1 $1623

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Inclusions

3 or 4 nights’ hotel accommodation

Daily continental breakfast

Specialist Battlefield Historian

Battlefield touring as per the itinerary

Hundreds of convenient joining points in the UK, or begin/end your tour in Europe

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