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WWII D-Day, Landing Beaches and Battle of Normandy 2018

5 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE.
Welcome to Paris! Balance of the day at leisure.

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. (B)

Day 3 CAEN. EXCURSION TO THE LANDING BEACHES.
This morning, drive to UTAH BEACH to see the MEMORIALS and 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 filmed in the movie The Longest Day. Next is POINTE DU HOC; Ranger’s Assault; and OMAHA BEACH, with a visit to the nearby AMERICAN MILITARY CEMETERY & MEMORIAL. (B,D)

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. Then, drive along the coast via Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer to Ranville, where you will visit the MEMORIAL PEGASUS MUSEUM and see the original bridge. Return to Paris. (B)

Day 5 PARIS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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All This Included
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 escorted tour of WWII D-Day Landing Beaches & Battle of Normandy, 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, as well as 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, 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 powerful guided D-Day Landing Beaches tour.
  • Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 three-course dinner with wine
  • Motorcoach/minibus. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies
  • Headsets throughout the tour.
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
  • Professional tour director, local hosts, and local guides
  • Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
  • Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
Highlights
  • 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
Accommodations
Paris: Paris Marriott Rive Gauche
Caen: Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance 
Paris: Concorde Montparnasse
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra nights per person in Paris:
Pre tour: in single room $249-$582, in twin $135-$301, in triple $154-$395
Post tour: in single room $208-$355, in twin $114-$188, in triple $146-$243
Notes
  • No triple room reduction.
  • Option to join on Day 2 in Paris. Please call for details.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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