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.

Breakfast

DAY 3 Caen. Excursion to the Landing Beaches

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 UTAH BEACH, to see the MEMORIALS and visit the MUSEUM; POINTE DU HOC, Ranger’s Assault; OMAHA BEACH, with visits to the new OVERLORD MUSEUM, and the nearby AMERICAN MILITARY CEMETERY & MEMORIAL.Breakfast
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, and the Memorial to the Canadians. Then, drive along the coast via Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer and Sword Beach to Ranville, where you will visit the MEMORIAL PEGASUS MUSEUM and see the original bridge. Return to Paris.

Breakfast

DAY 5 Paris

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.Breakfast

DAY 1 Arrive in Paris, France

Welcome to Paris! Balance of the day at leisure.

DAY 2 Paris–Meaux–Villers-Bretonneux–Amiens

At 8 am, start your thrilling journey to the World War I battlefields at Meaux to visit the MUSÉE DE LA GRANDE GUERRE, opened in 2011, to get a better understanding of the “Great War.” Then, enter the Somme department, and visit the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MEMORIAL and the FRANCO-AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM in Villers-Bretonneux. Arrive in Amiens, the city where the Battle of Amiens took place in 1918, which resulted in the end of the war.

Breakfast

DAY 3 Amiens. Excursion to Fromelles & Vimy

First stop is in Fromelles to visit the VC CORNER AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY & MEMORIAL, then head for Vimy to visit the CANADIAN NATIONAL MEMORIAL. Also visit the fascinating CARRIÈRE WELLINGTON MUSEUM, and marvel at the tunnels that were created in the former chalk quarries, mainly built by miners from the New Zealand Tunneling Company in 1916.Breakfast
Dinner

DAY 4 Amiens–Pozieres–Longueval–Peronne–Paris

Visit the AUSTRALIAN FIRST DIVISION MEMORIAL in Pozières, the NEW ZEALAND MEMORIAL of Longueval, and the NEWFOUNDLAND MEMORIAL PARK at Beaumont-Hamel. Continue to Péronne, take pictures of the AUSTRALIAN MEMORIAL of Mont Saint-Quentin, and visit the MUSEUM OF THE GREAT WAR before returning to Paris.

Breakfast

DAY 5 Paris

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.Breakfast


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 Overlord Museum, which chronicles the period from the Allied landing to the liberation of Paris, and 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 the Juno Beach Center, which pays homage to the Canadians who lost their lives. 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.

WWII D-DAY, LANDING BEACHES AND BATTLE OF NORMANDY

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