D-Day Landings in Normandy

4 days from £249.00, 5 days from £309.00* Early Booking Special Offer Available

Your Holiday Itinerary

4-Day Tour

  • Day 1 - Local departure by coach, then to 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 link-up 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 into the British landing beaches, starting at Sword Beach. At Juno Beach we visit the superb 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. 
  • 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 'Saving Private Ryan'. Uncover the real story with a visit to the American Normandy 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 superb Overlord Museum-Omaha Beach before taking lunch in St. Mere Eglise, 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 ‘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 among thousands of others who fell in Normandy. 
  • Day 4 - To Calais, then return home. B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast

Please Note: Entrance fees to museums and places of interest are at extra cost.

5-Day Tour

  • Day 1 - Local departure by coach, then to Normandy for a three or 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 link-up 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 into the British landing beaches, starting at Sword Beach. At Juno Beach we visit the superb 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
  • 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 'Saving Private Ryan'. Uncover the real story with a visit to the American Normandy 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 superb Overlord Museum-Omaha Beach before taking lunch in St. Mere Eglise, 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 ‘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 among thousands of others who fell in Normandy. B
  • 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
  • Day 5 - To Calais, then return home. B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast

Please Note: Entrance fees to museums and places of interest are at extra cost.

Notes

Some joining points carry a supplement which will be clearly shown when booking.

Prices are per person, based on two sharing

Extras:

  • Optional excursions
  • Entrance fees to museums and places of interest
  • Single room supplement £69 (4 days) £89 (5 days)
  • Travel insurance from £34.95

DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN (aged 8 - 17 years) on selected dates

  • To make these tours more accessible to families, we are pleased to offer reduced prices for children (aged 8 - 17 years) on selected dates in the school holidays. Please note, these will only apply to bookings made over the phone.

    • Save £100 (4 days) or £120 (5 days) off the adult price when travelling with at least 1 adult on the following dates:
    • 2014 - Oct 27,30
    • 2015 - Feb 16,19; Apr 2,6; May 1,25; Aug 24,28; Oct 19,22,26,29

Group Bookings

If you are looking to create your own tour to go on with friends or family, our groups team can personalise any tour to suit your requirements. See the Group Travel page for more details.

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Early Booking Special Offer!

£20 off 2015 departures when you book by 30 Nov 2014. Quote reference "EBM15" when making your booking by telephone or enter as your discount code on the payment page for online bookings.

Late Availability

Please call 0844 846 0808 to book late availability offers. Prices listed are per person, based on 2 people sharing a standard room.

  • 23 October 2014 for 4 days

    Was: £289.00 - Now: £239.00

    Tour Includes

    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by executive coach, upgrade to Silver Service luxury coach with extra legroom available
    • 3 or 4 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
    • Specialist Battlefields Guide
    • Battlefield visits as described

    Additional Information

      D-Day On-line Exhibit provided by Google’s Cultural Institute whose aim is to help preserve and promote culture online. They have been created by 17 partners including museums and cultural foundations. They include archives of letters, manuscripts, and first-hand video testimonials.

    Silver Service

    Upgrade to Silver Service and enjoy these extras

    • Travel by Silver Service luxury coach which includes:
      • Extra legroom for your added comfort
      • Comfortable rear lounge to relax and chat
      • FREE personal headphones with a choice of music & DVDs
    • Porterage in all hotels
    • Smaller, more personal group

    Extra Meals

    Evening Meal Package, available to pre-book

    • 4-Day Tour – 2 evening meals £32 per person
    • 5-Day Tour – 3 evening meals £48 per person

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