D-Day Landings in Normandy

4 days from £269pp.


Allied Troops, Normandy Beach

Visit: Allied Troops, Normandy Beach, Battlefields

Pegasus Bridge

Visit: Pegasus Bridge, Battlefields

Juno Beach

Visit: Juno Beach, Battlefields

Utah Beach

Visit: Utah Beach, Battlefields

American Normandy Cemetery

Visit: American Normandy Cemetery, Battlefields

About the Tour

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
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Your Itinerary

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

Pegasus Bridge

Pegasus Bridge

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
Normandy American Cemetery

Normandy American Cemetery

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

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • Battlefield visits as described

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Entrance fees to museums & places of interest (extra cost)

Notes

DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - We have many parents and grandparents who wish to take their children on a battlefield tour to share the experience and learning together. We are pleased to offer a significant reduction for children aged between 8 & 17 year olds during the school holidays. Children pay half price on the following dates:

2017
26 & 29 May; 24 & 28 Jul; 7, 18 & 28 Aug; 23 & 26 Oct 
201812 & 15 Feb; 30 Mar; 2 Apr; 25 & 28 May; 20, 24 & 27 Aug; 22 & 25 Oct


*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 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 £79.00 (4 days), £99.00 (5 days).

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

Pegasus Bridge

Pegasus Bridge

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
Normandy American Cemetery

Normandy American Cemetery

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
Corridor of Death

Corridor of Death

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

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • Battlefield visits as described

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Entrance fees to museums & places of interest (extra cost)

Notes

DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - We have many parents and grandparents who wish to take their children on a battlefield tour to share the experience and learning together. We are pleased to offer a significant reduction for children aged between 8 & 17 year olds during the school holidays. Children pay half price on the following dates:

2017
26 & 29 May; 24 & 28 Jul; 7, 18 & 28 Aug; 23 & 26 Oct 
201812 & 15 Feb; 30 Mar; 2 Apr; 25 & 28 May; 20, 24 & 27 Aug; 22 & 25 Oct


*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 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 £79.00 (4 days), £99.00 (5 days).

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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Accommodation

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.


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Carline Caen Nord

Carline Caen Nord

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Kyriad Caen Sud

Kyriad Caen Sud Ifs

Carline Caen Nord


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.

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

Kyriad Caen Sud Ifs


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.

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bar
  • WiFi Available
  • 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.

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.

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Travel Information

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. 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 £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on feeder journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

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 U.K. port are not allocated.
Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately £1 or 1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers 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 coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV 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.
We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
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 can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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