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
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria

4 days from £299 pp

DATES & PRICES

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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Local departure by coach, then to Caen in Normandy for a three-night stay.

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Pegasus Bridge
Pegasus Bridge

Included highlights

  • Arromanches
  • Sword Beach
  • Gold Beach
  • Pegasus Memorial Museum
  • Juno Beach Centre

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Normandy American Cemetery
Normandy American Cemetery

Included highlights

  • Omaha Beach
  • Overlord Museum
  • Richard Winters Leadership Memorial
  • Utah Beach Museum
  • German Cemetery la Cambe
  • Normandy American Cemetery

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Additional Information

YOUNG ADULTS DISCOUNT - Many young adults travel on school visits to the battlefields but sharing historical experiences with all generations of a family can be rewarding. To help families travel together we are pleased to offer a 50% discount on selected dates. Young Adults aged 8-17 when travelling pay half price on the following dates:

2017
23 & 26 Oct                                                                                                        
201812 & 15 Feb; 30 Mar; 2 Apr; 25 & 28 May; 20, 24 & 27 Aug; 22 & 25 Oct    

201911 & 14 Feb; 29 Mar; 1 Apr                                                                              


*Please note this offer is only available when travelling by Silver Service or Executive coach. 

EVENING MEAL PACKAGE - Available to pre-book. Please note this is not available at the 3-star Ibis Caen Herouville Savary and 4-star Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance Hotel.

4-Day Tour (2 meals)£32 per person 
5-Day Tour (3 meals)£48 per person 

1 x packed lunch/museum package available whilst on tour approx. cost €40 (4 days) & €45 (5 days). 

4th June 2018 tour (5 Day tour):  As this departure will be in Normandy over the 6th June period it will not be possible to operate our normal tour itinerary due to the volume of people in the area as well as local ceremonies and events. This tour will undertake the following itinerary;

4th June: Arrive in Normandy for a four-night stay.

5th June: Visit British sector: Airborne drop Zones and Ranville War Cemetery, Sword Beach, Juno Beach (but NOT the Juno Centre), Gold Beach. No visit to Arromanches on this day as this will now be visited on the 6th June.

6th June: Morning at Pegasus Bridge and Pegasus Museum. Attend the ceremony at Bayeux War Cemetery and then spend the rest of the day in Arromanches.

7th June: Morning visit to Normandy American Cemetery, Overlord museum and Omaha Beach. Lunch in Port en Bessin (or Bayeux depending on events). Afternoon inland beyond Bayeux to Tilly, Fontenay, Scottish Corridor and Hill 112.

8th June: Depart hotel and return to UK.

 

Single Room Supplement from £89.00 (4 days), £115.00 (5 days).

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

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Pegasus Bridge
Pegasus Bridge

Included highlights

  • Arromanches
  • Sword Beach
  • Gold Beach
  • Pegasus Memorial Museum
  • Juno Beach Centre

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Normandy American Cemetery
Normandy American Cemetery

Included highlights

  • Omaha Beach
  • Overlord Museum
  • Richard Winters Leadership Memorial
  • Utah Beach Museum
  • German Cemetery la Cambe
  • Normandy American Cemetery

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
Corridor of Death
Corridor of Death

Included highlights

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

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Additional Information

YOUNG ADULTS DISCOUNT - Many young adults travel on school visits to the battlefields but sharing historical experiences with all generations of a family can be rewarding. To help families travel together we are pleased to offer a 50% discount on selected dates. Young Adults aged 8-17 when travelling pay half price on the following dates:

2017
23 & 26 Oct                                                                                                        
201812 & 15 Feb; 30 Mar; 2 Apr; 25 & 28 May; 20, 24 & 27 Aug; 22 & 25 Oct    

201911 & 14 Feb; 29 Mar; 1 Apr                                                                              


*Please note this offer is only available when travelling by Silver Service or Executive coach. 

EVENING MEAL PACKAGE - Available to pre-book. Please note this is not available at the 3-star Ibis Caen Herouville Savary and 4-star Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance Hotel.

4-Day Tour (2 meals)£32 per person 
5-Day Tour (3 meals)£48 per person 

1 x packed lunch/museum package available whilst on tour approx. cost €40 (4 days) & €45 (5 days). 

4th June 2018 tour (5 Day tour):  As this departure will be in Normandy over the 6th June period it will not be possible to operate our normal tour itinerary due to the volume of people in the area as well as local ceremonies and events. This tour will undertake the following itinerary;

4th June: Arrive in Normandy for a four-night stay.

5th June: Visit British sector: Airborne drop Zones and Ranville War Cemetery, Sword Beach, Juno Beach (but NOT the Juno Centre), Gold Beach. No visit to Arromanches on this day as this will now be visited on the 6th June.

6th June: Morning at Pegasus Bridge and Pegasus Museum. Attend the ceremony at Bayeux War Cemetery and then spend the rest of the day in Arromanches.

7th June: Morning visit to Normandy American Cemetery, Overlord museum and Omaha Beach. Lunch in Port en Bessin (or Bayeux depending on events). Afternoon inland beyond Bayeux to Tilly, Fontenay, Scottish Corridor and Hill 112.

8th June: Depart hotel and return to UK.

 

Single Room Supplement from £89.00 (4 days), £115.00 (5 days).

D-Day Landings in Normandy 4 days from £299pp

OR Call our reservations team on:
01709 787 463

Accommodation

If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

You will stay for three or four nights at either the 2-star Kyriad Caen Sud-Ifs or the 2-star Hotel Carline Caen Nord, both situated on the outskirts of Caen. Both hotels have a bar and restaurant, and the Hotel Carline has a lift. The Kyriad has no lift, but rooms are only on two floors.

Due to demand, other hotels of a similar standard may be used.

Upgrade to 4-star hotel in Caen Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance (Tour Ref 4FDNH & 5FDNHV) - The hotel is situated in the heart of the historic town, only a short walk from the Tour Leroy and Abbaye aux Dames. Facilities include a relaxing lounge bar and restaurant.


The Carline Caen Nord hotel is set in a flowery surrounding with a garden in the area of Caen. The hotel is close to the D-Day landing beaches and the William the Conquer historical town. The hotel facilities include a lounge, a bar, a restaurant and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature T.V, Tea and Coffee making facilities and en-suite shower room.


Hotel Features

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

The Kyriad Caen Sud Ifs hotel is located 9km from Caen railway station and also is only 20km away from the Landing beaches. The area is well known for its outstanding architectural heritage within the town of Caen which is linked with William the Conqueror due to his burial in the towns Abbey. The hotels facilities include Wi-Fi/Internet access and a bar. All bedrooms feature hairdryer, flat screen T.V, Tea and Coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi/Internet access and en-suite bathroom.


Hotel Features

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bar
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

Located in the heart of Caen, overlooking the marina, the Mercure Hotel is the ideal starting point from which to visit the D-Day sites and the Caen Memorial. The hotel is fully air-conditioned and offers a peaceful stay, boasting modern and comfortable rooms.The main local attraction of Caen are within easy walking distance, including Château Ducal, the Abbaye aux Dames and the former monastery, the Abbaye aux Hommes. All bedrooms have flat screen T.V., hairdryer and free wifi. The hotel has a restaurant (affiliated to the hotel) and bar.


Hotel Features

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

Tour Changes

  • Monday 4th June 2018 Departure

    Tour Code: 5FDNV - Due to this tour running over the D-Day Anniversary period, the itinerary may differ slightly from the advertised itinerary. Full itinerary details will be available closer to tour depart date.

    Tour Code: 5FDNV - Due to this tour running over the D-Day Anniversary period, the itinerary may differ slightly from the advertised itinerary. Full itinerary details will be available closer to tour depart date.

Travel Options

Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

Executive Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Drinks machines
  • Onboard toilet
  • Reclining seats
Silver Service, refreshments

Silver Service Features

  • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
  • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
  • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
  • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
  • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
  • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
  • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
  • Onboard toilet

Silver Service Seating Plan

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Luxuria - Charging sockets

Luxuria Features

  • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
  • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
  • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 7 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
  • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
  • Onboard toilet.

Luxuria Seating Plan

Luxuria Seating Plan

Find your nearest pickup point

You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

    *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

    Travel Extras

    Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

    You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

    To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

    On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

    On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

    If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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    D-Day Landings in Normandy 4 days from £299pp

    OR Call our reservations team on:
    01709 787 463