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WWII D-Day, Landing Beaches & Battle of Normandy tour

WWII D-Day, Landing Beaches & Battle of Normandy

Great Value Vacations
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
5 days
From: $ 1,917 $ 383 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • While in Paris, a visit to the Eiffel Tower is a must; pay a visit to this monument in the evening to see it illuminated!
  • See the remains of Mulberry Harbor, an artificial harbor built by Allies during the invasion of Normandy.
  • Your text book stories come to life as you visit memorials and museums dedicated to the Allied invasion.
  • Experience firsthand the German artillery bunker during your visit to Longues-sur-Mer.
  • Indulge in the culinary specialties of France - from pastries to cheeses.

Short Description

Follow the footsteps of WWII and the Allied forces on this 4-night escorted journey! You'll visit museums, memorials, and famous beaches as well as have the opportunity to explore France's capital city of Paris.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Paris
End City France

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Paris (CDG)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels listed, or similar:
  • 1 night in Paris at the Marriott Rive Gauche
  • 2 nights in Caen at the Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance
  • 1 night in Paris at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse
  • Guided sightseeing as described in itinerary, including:
  • Visit to the D-Day Museum
  • Visit to the Airborne Museum
  • Visit to the American Military Cemetery & Memorial
  • Visit to the Memorial Pegasus Museum and bridge
  • 1 three-course dinner with wine
  • Breakfast daily
  • Services of a Professional Travel Director
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Transportation by private first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach (with complimentary Wi-Fi)
  • Hotel tips, taxes, porterage and service charges

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Paris!

Say "bonjour" as you land in Paris and are transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure; perhaps you'd like to spend some time taking in the masterpieces at The Louvre today!

In the evening, make your way to the Eiffel tower to see Paris' most iconic monument illuminated come twilight.

Transfer to Paris hotel

Day 2: Paris - Caen

Visit the highlights of Caen today! Depart early in the morning and prepare for a day full of history. Get lost in the Memorial Museum for France with its exhibits, films, and gardens.

Continue to historic Arromanches, home to the iconic artificial port built by the allies. Visit this man made marvel and be treated to a screening of a film at the 360 circular cinema!.

Journey on to Arromanches-les-Bains where you will discover the secrets of the D-day Museum, then finally make a stop at Longues-sur-Mer and explore German artillery.

Day 3: Caen

Start the day off with a trip to Sainte-Mère-Église, where you'll visit the Airborne Museum. Here, American paratrooper John Steele's parachute got caught in the steeples; you may recognize this location from the associated scene in the movie The Longest Day!

Continue onto Utah Beach, where you can view the memorials, followed by a trip to the Ponte du Hoc and Ranger's Assault museums.

The last stop on today's adventure will be at Omaha Beach, where you'll have the opportunity to pay your respects at the nearby American Military Cemetery and Memorial.

Day 4: Caen - Paris

Today's journey starts with a visit to the Canadian Center in Bény-sur-Mer. Explore the Juno Beach Center, where you can visit the exhibition then take a moment at the Memorial to the Canadians.

You'll then drive along the coast via Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, making one last stop at the Memorial Pegasus Museum and bridge in Ranville before beginning your journey back to Paris.

Day 5: Depart France

Enjoy a transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight home.

Transfer to Paris airport (CDG)

Fly home!

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Flights & Transport

Airfare included

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Accomodations

  • Paris Marriott Rive Gauche
  • Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance
  • Pullman Paris Montparnasse

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