June 11-17, 2020
D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy and the Liberation of France tour provides an in-depth itinerary exploring America’s most famous WWII battle. Offering a full week of touring in Normandy at an incredible price, this unforgettable tour offers great value and features top guides, quaint boutique accommodations in prime locations, comprehensive dining, and exclusive access to sites unseen on other programs. With stops that include the Musée Airborne, Mémorial de Caen, and the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, this tour is for both the advanced and amateur historian in search of the most authentic experience of Normandy as it was. This tour takes visitors back to June 6, 1944, through a memorable journey through the timeless stories of those who sacrificed everything to pull off the largest amphibious invasion in history, and ultimately secure the freedom we enjoy today.
Optional 2-night pre-tour extension program:
The Treasures of Normandy
Journey into the Middle Ages on our custom-curated extension program that focuses on the historic importance of the picturesque Normandy region. Enjoy a scenic transfer from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Bayeux, and settle into the Hotel d’Argouges, your home for the next seven nights. Spend the afternoon and evening exploring the medieval town center and enjoying dinner on your own at one of the many cafés and elegant restaurants serving traditional fare. A morning departure from Bayeux begins a scenic drive to Mont Saint-Michel, a breathtaking tidal island just off the Normandy coast. The island’s signature abbey projects a dominating presence that has attracted pilgrims, armies, and tourists for more than a millennium. The visit includes lunch and returns to Bayeux in time for some free time and an opportunity to try another of Bayeux’s restaurants. Follow the path of William the Conqueror the following morning to Château de Caen, which was constructed in 1060. Bombed during World War II, it has now been beautifully restored and houses several museums. Enjoy lunch and a visit to William’s tomb at the nearby Abbaye aux Hommes before returning to Bayeux to enjoy a welcome dinner with main tour guests arriving today.
Tour Operator: WWII Museum
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