WWII, D-DAY LANDING BEACHES & BATTLE OF NORMANDY - 2017

5 Days - PARIS to PARIS

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Overview

On June 6, 1944, otherwise known as D-Day, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and gained a foothold in the fight against Nazi Germany. On this WWII D-Day Landing Beaches & Battle of Normandy tour, you’ll visit some of the beaches where the battles took place as well as some of the museums and cemeteries that are a tribute to the Allied forces. Your tour begins and ends in Paris with two overnights also in Caen, where you’ll visit the Memorial Museum for Peace.
    
The first American troops landed on Utah Beach; here, you’ll visit the memorials and the museum, which chronicles the history of the landing. Next is Pointe du Hoc, where US Army Rangers assaulted its cliffs. Omaha Beach is where the highest number of casualties occurred. Here, visit the Overlord Museum, which chronicles the period from the Allied landing to the liberation of Paris, and the nearby American Military Cemetery & Memorial. 

On this tour, you’ll also see the German artillery bunkers and visit the D-Day Museum, the first museum built to commemorate D-Day. In Arromanches, see the remains of the Mulberry harbor, a temporary harbor built to quickly offload men and cargo, and the Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, which uses archived images to tell the story of the Battle of Normandy. In Sainte-Mère-Église, visit the Airborne Museum, dedicated to the American paratroopers. You’ll visit the Canadian Cemetery and the Juno Beach Center, which pays homage to the Canadians who lost their lives. Finally, you’ll visit the Memorial Pegasus Museum, dedicated to the 6th British Airborne Division.

Although D-Day was a long time ago, it comes alive on this D-Day Landing Beaches tour that is not to be missed.

Inclusion

STANDARD FEATURES

DESTINATIONS
- CAEN

Visit the Memorial de Caen Museum.

- ARROMANCHES
Watch the movie at the 360 circular cinema.

- MULBERRY HARBOUR
See the remains

- ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS
Visit the D-Day Museum.

- LONGUES-SUR-MER
See the German artillery bunkers.

- SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE
Visit the Airborne Museum.

- UTAH BEACH
See the memorials and visit the museum.

- OMAHA BEACH
Visit the American Military Cemetery & Memorial.

- BENY-SUR-MER
Visit the Canadian Cemetery.

- JUNO BEACH
Visit the exhibition and the Memorial to the Canadians.

- RANVILLE
Visit the Memorial Pegasus Museum and bridge.

- TRANSPORTATION
Motorcoach/minibus.

- HEADSETS
Throughout the tour.

- FREE WI-FI
Available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
- Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

- MYACCOUNT
Visit our website for details on optional excursions available on tour to personalise your holiday.​

Package Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE.

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Welcome to Paris! Balance of the day at leisure.

Day 2PARIS - CAEN - ARROMANCHES - LES - BAINS - CAEN.

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At 8 am, leave Paris and enjoy a pleasant drive to Caen. Here, visit the MEMORIAL MUSEUM FOR PEACE with its exhibits, films, and gardens. Next is Arromanches, where you will watch the movie at the ARROMANCHES 360 CIRCULAR CINEMA. Also see the remains of the Mulberry Harbour in the bay, a temporary harbour built by the Allies to quickly offload men and cargo onto the beaches during the invasion of Normandy. Continue to Arromanches-les-Bains and visit the D-DAY MUSEUM, and to Longues-sur-Mer to see the German artillery bunkers. Return to Caen. (B)

Day 3CAEN. EXCURSION TO THE LANDING BEACHES.

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In Sainte-Mere-Eglise, visit the AIRBORNE MUSEUM next to the church, where John Steele's parachute got caught in one of the steeples, as filmed in the movie The Longest Day. Next is UTAH BEACH, to see the MEMORIALS and visit the MUSEUM; POINTE DU HOC, Ranger's Assault; and OMAHA BEACH, with a visit to the nearby AMERICAN MILITARY CEMETERY & MEMORIAL. (B,D)

Day 4CAEN - BENY - SUR - MER - LANDING BEACHES - RANILLE - PARIS.

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Today, start with a visit to the CANADIAN CEMETERY in Beny-sur- Mer. Arrive at the JUNO BEACH Centre, visit the exhibition, and the Memorial to the Canadians. Then, drive along the coast via Saint- Aubin-sur-Mer and Sword Beach to Ranville, where you will visit the MEMORIAL PEGASUS MUSEUM and see the original bridge. Return to Paris. (B)

Day 5PARIS.

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Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

AVAILABLE 2017 TOURS

Return Economy economy class airfare
Welcome drinks at hotel
Stay in 3 star hotel
Guided tour
Sighseeing

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