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

5 Day Tour from Paris to Paris

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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.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

CAEN
Visit the Memorial de Caen Museum
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
SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE
Visit the Airborne Museum
UTAH BEACH
See the memorials and visit the museum
OMAHA BEACH
Visit the Overlord Museum and the American Military Cemetery & Memorial
BENY-SUR-MER
Visit the Canadian Cemetery
JUNO BEACH
Visit the exhibition and the Memorial to the Canadians
RANVILLE
Visit the Memorial Pegasus Museum and bridge
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • Join possibility on Day 2 in Paris. Please call for details.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 three-course dinner with wine

 Itinerary

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

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 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 Breakfast
DinnerDinner

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 Breakfast

Day 5 Paris

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 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 28 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

Paris
Caen
Paris

Paris

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche

Superior First-Class

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche 17, Blvd St.Jacques, Paris,   France

17, Blvd St.Jacques
Paris, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Located on the Left Bank near the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Pres - Rooms feature contemporary decor.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Beauty Salon
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Voicemail
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Internet Access

Caen

Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance

First-Class

Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance  1 Rue De Courtonne, Caen Cedex,   France

1 Rue De Courtonne
Caen Cedex, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Multistory Hotel located in heart of city, facing the Plaisance Port, close to the Castle.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar

Paris

Moevenpick Hotel Paris Neuilly

Superior First-Class

Moevenpick Hotel Paris Neuilly 58 Blvd.Victor Hugo, Neuilly-sur-Seine,  France

58 Blvd.Victor Hugo
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Club-style Hotel and restaurant; offering casual ambience; set in a green, peaceful suburban atmosphere, 9 km from Paris.

Hotel Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Room Service
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access

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