D-Day Landings in Normandy

D-Day Landings in Normandy

Tour Includes


  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Hundreds of convenient joining points in the UK, or begin/end your tour in Europe
  • Travel by Executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria

4 or 5 Days from $568 per person

D-Day Landings in Normandy

6 June 1944 was a turning point in the Second World War with the Allied landings on the Normandy coast during Operation Overlord – the Invasion of mainland Europe. On what is our main WW2 Introductory Tour we see some of the most iconic D-Day locations and visit all the D-Day landing beaches along the Normandy coastline as well as seeing the site of the Pegasus Bridge glider landing, and where the ‘Band of Brothers’ fought near St. Mère Eglise. Understand D-Day as you overlook Bloody Omaha, or visit the bunkers at Juno Beach and realise that events on these battle sites are what have defined our modern world.

4-Day Tour

4-Day Tour – D-Day Landings in Normandy

Day 1

Depart from your chosen UK pick-up point and travel to the port where a coach interchange will take place, you will then join your tour coach for the Channel crossing. On arrival on the Continent we continue to our hotel (passengers joining the tour in Europe will meet the group at the hotel this evening).

Day 2 - Britain’s D-Day: Pegasus Bridge & British Beaches

We start at Pegasus Bridge, the scene of the first actions of D-Day, where Airborne troops stormed the position from gliders and held on until the linkup with ground forces from Sword Beach was made. We see where the gliders landed, the Gondrée Café – arguably the first house liberated on D-Day – and visit the Memorial Pegasus Museum where the original bridge is located. In Ranville we see the Airborne graves and after lunch, proceed on to the British landing beaches, starting at Sword Beach. At Juno Beach we visit the Juno Beach Centre which explains the story of the Canadian role in the Battle of Normandy, and at Gold Beach, see where some of the heaviest casualties were suffered by British troops storming the tough defences at Asnelles. We end the day at Arromanches where the Mulberry Harbour was constructed, much of which is still visible out to sea.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Arromanches  ★ Juno Beach  ★ Pegasus Bridge  ★ Sword Beach

Day 3 - America’s D-Day: Bloody Omaha & American Airborne

The story of ‘Bloody Omaha’ and the terrible American sacrifice here on D-Day has been immortalised in the film Saving Private Ryan. Uncover the real story with a visit to the Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach where the landings took place, seeing the memorial to the 29th Division. We also take time to visit the newest Normandy war museum, the Overlord Museum-Omaha Beach, before taking lunch in St. Mère Église, and then looking at the story of the US Airborne forces at the new Richard Winters Leadership Memorial; Dick Winters commanded Easy Company of 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, otherwise known as the ‘Band of Brothers’. At Utah Beach we follow the story of the successful landings and visit the expanded Utah Beach Museum. We end the day at the German Cemetery at La Cambe, where German Tank Ace Michael Wittmann is buried.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Omaha Beach  ★ Overlord Museum  ★ Richard Winters Leadership Memorial

★ Utah Beach Museum  ★ German Cemetery la Cambe  ★ Normandy American Cemetery

Day 4

We leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Channel port. You will leave your tour coach behind as you join your transfer vehicle for your return journey to the UK (passengers departing the tour in Europe will farewell the group at the hotel).

*Breakfast Included

5-Day Tour

5-Day Tour – D-Day Landings in Normandy

Day 1

Depart from your chosen UK pick-up point and travel to the port where a coach interchange will take place, you will then join your tour coach for the Channel crossing. On arrival on the Continent we continue to our hotel (passengers joining the tour in Europe will meet the group at the hotel this evening).

Day 2 - Britain’s D-Day: Pegasus Bridge & British Beaches

We start at Pegasus Bridge, the scene of the first actions of D-Day, where Airborne troops stormed the position from gliders and held on until the linkup with ground forces from Sword Beach was made. We see where the gliders landed, the Gondrée Café – arguably the first house liberated on D-Day – and visit the Memorial Pegasus Museum where the original bridge is located. In Ranville we see the Airborne graves and after lunch, proceed on to the British landing beaches, starting at Sword Beach. At Juno Beach we visit the Juno Beach Centre which explains the story of the Canadian role in the Battle of Normandy, and at Gold Beach, see where some of the heaviest casualties were suffered by British troops storming the tough defences at Asnelles. We end the day at Arromanches where the Mulberry Harbour was constructed, much of which is still visible out to sea.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Arromanches  ★ Juno Beach  ★ Pegasus Bridge  ★ Sword Beach

Day 3 - America’s D-Day: Bloody Omaha & American Airborne

The story of ‘Bloody Omaha’ and the terrible American sacrifice here on D-Day has been immortalised in the film Saving Private Ryan. Uncover the real story with a visit to the Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach where the landings took place, seeing the memorial to the 29th Division. We also take time to visit the newest Normandy war museum, the Overlord Museum-Omaha Beach, before taking lunch in St. Mère Église, and then looking at the story of the US Airborne forces at the new Richard Winters Leadership Memorial; Dick Winters commanded Easy Company of 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, otherwise known as the ‘Band of Brothers’. At Utah Beach we follow the story of the successful landings and visit the expanded Utah Beach Museum. We end the day at the German Cemetery at La Cambe, where German Tank Ace Michael Wittmann is buried.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Omaha Beach  ★ Overlord Museum  ★ Richard Winters Leadership Memorial

★ Utah Beach Museum  ★ German Cemetery la Cambe  ★ Normandy American Cemetery

Day 4 - Battle of the Bocage: Falaise Gap

We start our look at the fighting beyond D-Day in the bocage countryside south of Bayeux. We examine the bloody battles for Tilly-sur-Seulles and the tough fighting at Fontenay le Pesnel. Driving through the so-called ‘Scottish Corridor’ over the river Odon, we visit Hill 112 with its Churchill tank memorial. Lunch in Falaise, followed by a visit to the Falaise Pocket and a short walk along the ‘Corridor of Death’, used by the Germans to make their retreat in August 1944. On Mont Ormel we visit the Polish Memorial to their ferocious battle and end the day by seeing a very rare original Tiger I tank at Vimoutiers.

*Breakfast included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Corridor Of Death  ★ Fontenay le Pesnel

★ Falaise Pocket  ★ Polish Memorial  ★ Churchill Tank Memorial

Day 5

We leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Channel port. You will leave your tour coach behind as you join your transfer vehicle for your return journey to the UK (passengers departing the tour in Europe will farewell the group at the hotel).

*Breakfast Included

Departure Dates & Prices



































































Departure Date Days Travel By Tour ref Price
Mon 10 February 2020 5 Silver Service 5FDNV/1 $834
Thu 13 February 2020 4 Silver Service 4FDNV/1 $663
Thu 13 February 2020 4 Luxuria 4FDNX/1 $777
Thu 5 March 2020 4 Executive 4FDN/1 $568
Mon 23 March 2020 5 Silver Service 5FDNV/1 $872
Fri 27 March 2020 4 Silver Service 4FDNV/1 $720
Mon 30 March 2020 5 Luxuria 5FDNX/1 $1062
Fri 10 April 2020 4 Silver Service 4FDNV/1 $758
Mon 13 April 2020 5 Silver Service 5FDNV/1 $929
Fri 24 April 2020 4 Executive 4FDN/1 $644
Fri 1 May 2020 4 Silver Service 4FDNV/1 $758
Mon 4 May 2020 5 Silver Service 5FDNV/1 $948
Mon 11 May 2020 5 Executive 5FDN/1 $758
Mon 25 May 2020 5 Luxuria 5FDNX/1 $1100
Mon 8 June 2020 5 Silver Service 5FDNV/1 $986
Fri 12 June 2020 4 Executive 4FDN/1 $701

D-Day Landings in Normandy Tour

4 Days from $568 per person
Enquire online or call our friendly travel advisers on 844-400-BatteTours (Within the US)

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours makes it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from on our Tours. You can join your coach at a convenient joining point in the UK (we have hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales), or join/depart the tour in Europe.

 

Coach Options: Travel by Executive or Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria

 

Please note: Coach options can differ between each tour

Accommodation

You will stay for three or four nights at either the Ibis Caen-Herouville Savary or the 2-star Hotel Carline Caen Nord. Upgrade to the 3-star Novotel Caen Cote de Nacre (Tour Ref 4FDNH, 4FDNHV & 5FDNHV). The hotel is situated close to the heart of the historic town and the Memorial. Facilities include a relaxing bar and restaurant.

Carline Caen Nord Hotel
Ibis Caen Herouville Savary Hotel
Carline Caen Nord Hotel

The Carline Caen Nord hotel is set in a flowery surrounding with a garden in the area of Caen. The hotel is close to the D-Day landing beaches and the William the Conquer historical town. The hotel facilities include a lounge, a bar, a restaurant and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature TV, Tea and Coffee making facilities and en-suite shower room.

Hotel Features

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone
Ibis Caen Herouville Savary Hotel

The 3 Star Ibis Caen Herouville Savary is located 20minutes from Caboug. The hotels is also close to the highway, ferry port and Sword Beach and Caen city. The hotels facilities include a bar, a restaurant, lounge and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature a T.V with all the best channels, Telephone, desk, Wi-Fi/Internet access and en-suite bathroom.

Hotel Features

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • TV
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

How To Book

D-Day Landings in Normandy Tour

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Please note: Itineraries are subject to change due to operational reasons. Any changes will be advised closer to the time of departure.

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