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On June 6, 1944, otherwise known as D-Day, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and gained a foothold in the fight against Nazi Germany. On this WWII D-Day Landing Beaches & Battle of Normandy tour visit some of the beaches where the battles took place as well as some of the museums and cemeteries that are a tribute to the Allied forces. Your tour begins and ends in Paris with two overnights in Caen, where you’ll visit the Memorial Museum for Peace.
The first American troops landed on Utah Beach; here, visit the memorials and the museum, which chronicles the history of the landing. Next is Pointe du Hoc, where US Army Rangers scaled its cliffs. Omaha Beach is where the highest number of casualties occurred. Here, stop at the nearby American Military Cemetery & Memorial.
On this tour, see the German artillery bunkers and visit the D-Day Museum, the first museum built to commemorate D-Day. In Arromanches, see the remains of the Mulberry Harbor in the bay, a temporary harbor built to quickly offload men and cargo, and the Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, which uses archived images to tell the story of the Battle of Normandy. In Sainte-Mère-Église, visit the Airborne Museum, dedicated to the American paratroopers. You’ll visit the Canadian Cemetery and at the Juno Beach Center, the exhibition, the bunker, and the Memorial to the Canadians. Finally, you’ll visit the Memorial Pegasus Museum, dedicated to the 6th British Airborne Division.
History comes alive on this unmissable D-Day Landing Beaches tour…
PARIS Welcome dinner at a local restaurant
CAEN Visit the Memorial Museum for Peace
ARROMANCHES Watch the movie at the 360 circular cinema
MULBERRY HARBOR See the remains
ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS Visit the D-Day Museum
LONGUES-SUR-MER See the German artillery bunkers
UTAH BEACH See the memorials and visit the museum
SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE Visit the Airborne Museum
POINTE DU HOC See the Ranger Monument
OMAHA BEACH Visit the American Military Cemetery & Memorial
BÉNY-SUR-MER Visit the Canadian Cemetery
JUNO BEACH Visit the exhibition, the bunker, and the Memorial to the Canadians
RANVILLE Visit the Memorial Pegasus Museum and bridge
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Total meals included:
Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
At 8 am, leave Paris and enjoy a pleasant drive to Caen. Here, visit the MEMORIAL MUSEUM FOR PEACE with its exhibits, films, and gardens. Next is Arromanches, for a film screening at the ARROMANCHES 360 CIRCULAR CINEMA. Also see the remains of the Mulberry Harbor in the bay, a temporary harbor built by the Allies to quickly offload men and cargo onto the beaches during the invasion of Normandy. Continue to Arromanches-les-Bains and visit the D-DAY MUSEUM, and to Longues-sur-Mer to see the German artillery bunkers. Return to Caen.
Today’s Distance: 205 mi / 330 km
This morning, drive to UTAH BEACH to see the MEMORIALS and visit the MUSEUM. Then, in Sainte-Mère-Église, visit the AIRBORNE MUSEUM, next to the church where Private John Steele’s parachute got caught in one of the steeples, as portrayed in the movie The Longest Day. Next is POINTE DU HOC Ranger Monument, and OMAHA BEACH, with a visit to the nearby AMERICAN MILITARY CEMETERY & MEMORIAL.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi / 300 km
Today, start with a visit to the CANADIAN CEMETERY in Bény-sur-Mer. Arrive at the JUNO BEACH CENTER, visit the exhibition, the bunker, and the Memorial to the Canadians. In nearby Bernières-sur-Mer, take pictures of the Canada House, before continuing to Ranville, where you visit the MEMORIAL PEGASUS MUSEUM and see the original bridge. Return to Paris.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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