WWII D-Day Landing Beaches & Battle of Normandy ( RW2)

5 days from Paris to Paris

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This touching tour of Normandy is ideal for history buffs and World War II aficionados eager to personally explore the sacred sites of Operation Overlord, the codename for the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944. On this stirring tour, you’ll see where more than 150,000 mostly American, British, and Canadian troops stormed 50 miles of fiercely defended coastline, securing an Allied victory, and gaining a foothold in the fight against Nazi Germany. Your expert Tour Director will lead you to the many significant sites of that fateful day, including the cliffs scaled by troops at Pointe du Hoc as well as the assault shores of Utah, Juno, and Omaha Beach. You’ll have time to explore the moving memorials and museums of each site, including the emotive American Military Cemetery and Memorial. Start and end this incredible journey in magnificent Paris.

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 Meals & Itinerary

 Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE Welcome to Paris! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Dinner Dinner

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Day 2

PARIS–CAEN–ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS–CAEN Heroic Harbor Take a scenic drive to Normandy.
CAEN Visit the Memorial Museum for Peace.
ARROMANCHES Watch the movie at the 360 circular cinema and see the remains of the Mulberry Harbor in the bay.
ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS Visit the D-Day Museum.
LONGUES-SUR-MER See the German artillery bunkers. Return to Caen.
Breakfast Breakfast
205 mi / 330 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDARY LIVES When British troops landed on Gold Beach on the morning of June 6, 1944, the town of Arromanches-les-Bains was saved from destruction, thanks to the artificial Mulberry Port, constructed by the Allied Forces. Nearly 25,000 British troops from the 50th British Infantry Division landed on the area, successfully taken by Allied forces late afternoon on D-Day, June 6th. While the Allied forces did not actually land at Arromanches-les-Bains in June 1944, the beaches were a critical factor in the victory of the Battle of Normandy. Vestiges of the manmade Mulberry Port are fascinating to see, while learning about the historic day at the D-day Museum in Arromanches is inspiring indeed.


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Day 3

CAEN. EXCURSION TO THE LANDING BEACHES Bravery on the Beach 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 beach and the American Military Cemetery and Memorial.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
130 mi / 210 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORY & HERITAGE Visit the moving and inspirational exhibits at the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Église dedicated to the memory of the 82nd and 101st United States Airborne Divisions and the brave men who parachuted into Normandy on the night of June 5–6, 1944. Hear the inspiring and harrowing stories of the courageous pilots and paratroopers who infiltrated the enemy lines from the sky above, including the infamous incident involving paratrooper John Steele, whose parachute was ensnared on the church belfry.


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Day 4

CAEN–BÉNY-SUR-MER–LANDING BEACHES–RANVILLE–PARIS Courage & Commitment BENY-SUR-MER Visit the Canadian Cemetery.
JUNO BEACH Visit the exhibition, the bunker, and the Memorial to the Canadians.
BERNIERES-SUR-MER Photo stop at the Canada House.
RANVILLE Visit the Memorial Pegasus Museum and see the bridge.
PARIS Enjoy free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast
199 mi / 320 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ICONIC FOOTSTEPS Explore moving and inspirational exhibits at the Juno Beach Canadian Memorial, commemorating the 45,000 Canadian troops, including the more than 5,000 who were killed in the Battle of Normandy and D-Day. Situated immediately behind the beach code-named Juno, the museum and memorial highlight the evolution of Canada’s involvement in the war and the great sacrifices and courage exemplified in the men who fought and died here.


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Day 5

PARIS Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PHILIPPE TOUZET

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" A native of France, Philippe is an expert at showing visitors the very best of his country. From Paris' major attractions-the Louvre with its celebrated Mona Lisa, the Arc de Triomphe, iconic Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral-to the must-see highlights outside the city-Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles, the French Riviera, WWII landing beaches at Normandy, and the fantastic châteaux, wine regions, and places to savor French cuisine-he is eager to reveal the true spirit of France."

Tour Director -  PHILIPPE TOUZET

RICCARDO CAMILLONI

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

" I grew up in Rome. Early on I learned the beauty of art and history and discovered my passion for hospitality. Touring in France gives me the pleasure of sharing a country I love with guests, whilst also allowing me to practice my third language and continue to deepen my knowledge of the country. It is always an honor to escort guests to the landing beaches and speak about the liberation of Europe through the pivotal Normandy allied invasion! This is when I feel the privilege of being some sort of "ambassador in time" on behalf of my generation and country."

Tour Director -  RICCARDO CAMILLONI

 Accommodations

CAEN

MERCURE CAEN CENTRE PORT DE PLAISANCE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

PARIS

MERCURE PARIS MONTMARTRE SACRE COEUR

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

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Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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