WWII D-Day, Landing Beaches and Battle of Normandy

5 Day Tour from Paris to Paris

Vacation Overview

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 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 in Caen, where you’ll visit the Memorial Museum for Peace.

The first American troops landed on Utah Beach; here, visit the memorials and the museum, which chronicles the history of the landing. Next is Pointe du Hoc, where US Army Rangers scaled its cliffs. Omaha Beach is where the highest number of casualties occurred. Here, stop at the nearby American Military Cemetery & Memorial.

On this tour, 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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Itinerary

 

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.

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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, for a film screening 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.
Today’s Distance: 205 mi / 330 km

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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 Private 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.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi / 300 km

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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.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km

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Day 5 PARIS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

Vacation Highlights

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

POINTE DU HOC
See the Ranger Monument

OMAHA BEACH
Visit the American Military Cemetery & Memorial

BÉNY-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

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

  • Option to join on Day 2 in Paris. Please call for details.

Meals

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

Hotels

Paris

Les Jardins du Marais

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Superior First-Class

In the centre of Paris, with 263 rooms and a tranquil garden, this delightful property is composed of nine 19th-century buildings and has 'small village' charm. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, a fitness room and Free Wi-Fi access.

Caen

Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance

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First-Class

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

Paris

Concorde Montparnasse

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First-Class

The 4-star Hotel displays a truly amazing interior design with warm and inviting colors. The high glass doors make the reception area and the O'40 Restaurant spacious and bright. On the other hand, The Wenge Bar gives the intimate feel of a private club thanks to its rich elegant colors and soft lighting.

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