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      Normandy & D Day Landings
 
Normandy & D Day Landings Guided Throughout

On June 6th 1944, the greatest invasion force in history gathered on the south coast of England and set sail for France on what General Eisenhower called the 'Great Crusade' to liberate Europe from the Nazis. The go-ahead was given for June 6th to be D-Day, one of the most important days of WWII. Since then, there have been numerous visitors who have discovered that, as well as historical interest, this area is worth visiting for its natural beauty. Included is a tour along the British Landing Beaches, Sword, Juno, Gold, Normandy Battlefields and visits to Bayeux and many other landmarks, cemeteries and museums associated with this event. You will escorted throughout by a specialist guide.



      HIGHLIGHTS
     
   
  • Centrally located hotel

  • Hotel for 3 nights with breakfast

  • Fully escorted throughout by specialist guide

  • 2 full excursion days


      YOUR HOTEL
     
   

Ibis Caen Centre
The tourist class Ibis Caen Centre Hotel is centrally located in this historic city, overlooking the marina. It makes an ideal base to explore the D-Day sites and has good facilities including bar, restaurant and lift to all floors. All 101 bedrooms are modern and comfortable with TV and hairdryer.



      YOUR ITINERARY
     
   

DAY 1 - After joining your holiday coach, travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Continue through France and onto your centrally located hotel in Caen for your 3 night stay. Bed & breakfast.

DAY 2 - Your guided tour today will take you to La Cambe German Cemetery before continuing to Ste Mère Eglise, the first town in Normandy to be liberated. There will be an opportunity to visit the Airborne Museum before travelling to Utah Beach, where the American 4th Division came ashore on D-Day. You explore the area with your guide with a stop at the monument dedicated to the Brecourt Manor Assault, the legendary attack by Easy Company commanded by Major Richard Winters (as depicted in the hit TV series, ' Band of Brothers'). Onto Omaha Beach followed by Coleville and the American cemetery above the beach. Visit the 1st Division memorial here as well as WN62, the German strongpoint overlooking Omaha. (Museum entrances not included) Bed & breakfast.

DAY 3 - First stop today is the Ranville British Cemetery with over 2000 burials. Continue to Pegasus Bridge, site of the famous glider landings on D-Day and where the exploits of the British 6th Airborne are explained. It's then to Ouistrehem, the location of Sword Beach and objective of British 3rd Division on D-Day. Travel along the coast with stops along the way through the beach areas codenamed Juno and Gold to Arromanches. The 360 Cinema on the clifftops shows a film depicting the Normandy landings and the aftermath. Time in Arromanches for refreshment before returning to the hotel with a stop at the Bayeux British cemetery, the largest WW2 British cemetery in France. Bed & breakfast.

DAY 4 - After a relaxed breakfast, return to Calais to cross the Channel back to Dover and the journey home.



 
Departure DateTour RefHotelBrochure PriceWeb PriceDaysSingle SupptAvailable 
Fri 07-Jul-2017CDL0707 1Ibis Caen Centre Hotel£309.00  £299  4£95.00 -  
Fri 15-Sep-2017CDL0915 1Ibis Caen Centre Hotel£309.00  £299  4£95.00 10+
Fri 13-Oct-2017CDL1013 1Ibis Caen Centre Hotel£299.00  £289  4£95.00 10+
 
 
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