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WWII Normandy

Journey through D-day to present day France

Visit Normandy to discover the sites of the biggest and most ambitious operation of WWII.  Your guide will share stories of great bravery, suffering and success as the Allies forces launched their offensive into Nazi occupied Normandy.

 

Sample itinerary

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Travel to Caen by ferry & coach Visit the Bayeux Tapestry, a fascinating embroidered cloth stretching out almost 70 metres long detailing the Norman conquest of England culminating in the Battle of Hastings in 1066 Check in to your accommodation & enjoy an evening meal
2 Visit Caen Normandy Memorial - Centre for History & Peace. This interactive museum takes you on a journey through the challenges of the two World Wars in the 20th Century Experience Arromanches 360, an HD film projected on 9 screens which tells the Battle of Normandy with images gathered from all around the world. Visit Arromanches to see the remains of the Mulberry Harbour in the bay After your evening meal enjoy some bowling
3 Explore Omaha Beach, one of the five strategic landing beaches along the Normandy coast during WWII. Visit the Normandy American Cemetery & Information Centre where over 9,000 US soldiers are buried Visit the Merville Battery Museum, one of the first locations to be attacked by the Allied forces during D-Day. Uncover Memorial Pegasus to learn about the role of the 6th Airborne Division during the Battle of Normandy.Visit the village of Ranville, the first village liberated in France Enjoy an evening meal after a hectic day
4 Explore Caen for some last minute shopping before you return home Return home