About the tour: D-Day 78th Anniversary & Normandy Memorial

The Normandy Memorial Trust unveiled the new British Normandy Memorial on 77th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings. Overlooking Gold Beach, one of the principal landing beaches, the new Memorial lists every man and woman who died in the Normandy Campaign and acts as a focal point for British visitors to the D-Day Beaches. Join us for the 78th Anniversary commemorations of D-Day, where you will be able to see the Memorial and attend ceremonies at the Bayeux War Cemetery and in the Main Square in Arromanches. We will also visit some British and Commonwealth sites including Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach, as well as Pegasus Bridge and Ranville War Cemetery. For more information about the Memorial, visit www.normandymemorialtrust.org.

Tour Includes


  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points

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Tour Itinerary

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

    We spend today on the British D-Day sector visiting Pegasus Bridge and the Pegasus Memorial Museum, to see the original bridge. Here the very first landings took place by glider just after midnight.

    We also visit the Ranville War Cemetery, and after lunch travel along the British and Canadian landing beaches seeing Sword, Juno and Gold, visiting the sites where they came ashore and seeing memorials and preserved tanks.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Pegasus Bridge
    Pegasus Bridge

    Key Visits

    • Pegasus Bridge
    • Ranville War Cemetery

    We attend the 78th D-Day Anniversary Commemoration at the Bayeux War Cemetery, the traditional place where the veterans and their families commemorate D-Day each year.

    We will then spend time in Arromanches for further commemorations in the main square, and time to see the Mulberry Harbour. Later, we visit the new British Normandy Memorial, overlooking Gold Beach.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    British Normandy Memorial
    Normandy British Memorial

    Key Visits

    • Bayeux War Cemetery
    • British Normandy Memorial

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Architectural image © Liam O’Connor Architects.

    Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (4 days).

    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 nights in Normandy in a minimum 2-star hotel in the Caen, Rouen or Falaise area.

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      Travel Extras

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

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £41.50 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, select option 1, 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.

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