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

5 days from Paris to Paris

 2020 Tour Details »2019 Tour Details

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, you’ll 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 also in Caen, where you’ll visit the Memorial Museum for Peace. The first American troops landed on Utah Beach; here, you’ll visit the memorials and the museum, which chronicles the history of the landing. Next is Pointe du Hoc, where US Army Rangers assaulted its cliffs. Omaha Beach is where the highest number of casualties occurred. Here, visit the nearby American Military Cemetery & Memorial.

On this tour, you’ll also 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….

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

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

OMAHA BEACH
Visit the American Military Cemetery & Memorial

BENY-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

Notes:

  • Option to join on Day 2 in Paris. Please call for details.
  • 1944-2019 75th Anniversary Year of D-Day Landing in Normandy

Transportation:

Motorcoach/minibus. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners, including a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Paris

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE. Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

PARIS–CAEN–ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS–CAEN. 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, where you will watch the movie 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.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

CAEN. EXCURSION TO THE LANDING BEACHES. 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 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.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

CAEN–BÉNY-SUR-MER–LANDING BEACHES–RANVILLE–PARIS. 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.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

PARIS. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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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

 Accommodations

CAEN

MERCURE CAEN CENTRE PORT DE PLAISANCE

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

PARIS

PARIS MARRIOTT RIVE GAUCHE

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Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

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