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

5 days from Paris to Paris

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This touching tour of Normandy is ideal for history buffs and World War II aficionados eager to personally explore the sacred sites of Operation Overlord, the codename for the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944. On this stirring tour, you’ll see where more than 150,000 mostly American, British, and Canadian troops stormed 50 miles of fiercely defended coastline, securing an Allied victory and gaining a foothold in the fight against Nazi Germany. Your expert Tour Director will lead you to the many significant sites of that fateful day, including the cliffs scaled by troops at Pointe du Hoc as well as the assault shores of Utah, Juno, and Omaha Beach. You’ll have time to explore the movingmemorials and museums of each site, including the emotive American Military Cemetery and Memorial. Start and end this incredible journey in magnificent Paris.

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
Save 10% per person on select 2021 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
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WWII D-Day Landing Beaches & Battle of Normandy map

 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE

Welcome to Paris! At 5 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

Scenic drive to Normandy.
CAEN Visit the Memorial Museum for Peace.
ARROMANCHES Watch the movie at the 360 circular cinema and see the remains of the Mulberry Harbor in the bay.
ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS Visit the D-Day Museum.
LONGUES-SUR-MER See the German artillery bunkers. Return to Caen.
205 mi / 330 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 CAEN. EXCURSION TO THE LANDING BEACHES

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 beach and the American Military Cemetery and Memorial.
186 mi / 300 km

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 4 CAEN–BÉNY-SUR-MER–LANDING BEACHES–RANVILLE–PARIS

BENY-SUR-MER Visit the Canadian Cemetery.
JUNO BEACH Visit the exhibition center, the bunker, and the Memorial to the Canadians.
BERNIERES-SUR-MER Photo stop at the Canada House.
RANVILLE Visit the Memorial Pegasus Museum and see the bridge.
PARIS Free time this evening.
199 mi / 320 km

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 a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

RICCARDO CAMILLONI

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

I grew up in Rome. Early on I learned the beauty of art and history and discovered my passion for hospitality. Touring in France gives me the pleasure of sharing a country I love with guests, whilst also allowing me to practice my third language and continue to deepen my knowledge of the country. It is always an honor to escort guests to the landing beaches and speak about the liberation of Europe through the pivotal Normandy allied invasion! This is when I feel the privilege of being some sort of "ambassador in time" on behalf of my generation and country.

Tour Director - RICCARDO CAMILLONI

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,017*
18 guests in a party: $153*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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