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.