Panzers in Normandy Tour

Tour Includes


  • 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 Silver Service

5 Days from $891 per person

Panzers in Normandy Tour

A fascinating look at the role of Allied and German Tanks in the Battle of Normandy where we see an original Tiger tank, Shermans, Panzers, and many other vehicles in the French Tank Museum as well as on the D-Day and Normandy battlefields.

5-Day Tour – Panzers 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 - Gold Beach, Juno & Villers Bocage

We start on the British D-Day beaches looking at the use of specialist armour. On Gold Beach we discuss the use of self-propelled guns of the Royal Artillery in the ‘run-in shoot’ seeing an example of a Sexton. At Juno Beach we look at the roll of Churchill AVREs and also Sherman DD tanks seeing original examples of both. Following lunch we look at the use of tanks inland post D-Day and the fortunes of the 7th Armoured Division in its clash with German Tiger tanks at Villers-Bocage in June 1944. We then examine the largest British tank battle of the Normandy campaign when the British attacked during Operation Goodwood seeing the battlefield around the Bourguebus Ridge and visiting the graves in Bannerville War Cemetery.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Juno Beach  ★ D-day in Normandy: Mulberry harbour in Arromanches  ★ Villers-Bocage

Day 3 - Operation Totalise & Saumur

A long but rewarding day as we travel south to visit the superb French Tank Museum at Saumur. This is France’s main museum of armoured fighting vehicles and covers WWI to the present day. Among the more than 200 tanks found here, many were used in Normandy and among them are a Panther tank, Tiger I and Tiger II as well as Allied Churchills and Shermans. We have plenty of time to explore this rich collection before returning to Normandy.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ French Tank Musuem Saumur

Day 4 - Omaha Beach, La Cambe & Overlord Museum

Today we look at the American use of armoured divisions and start on Omaha Beach where Sherman DD tanks ran into problems on D-Day. We visit the Omaha Beach Museum and see a Sherman before moving onto La Cambe for a look at the decorated German panzer crews buried there including Tiger Ace Michael Wittmann. After lunch we visit the ever expanding Overlord Museum with an unrivalled collection of original WWII tanks in Normandy. We then follow Operation Cobra in the St. Jean de Daye and Le Dézert area. We also visit the site of Barkmann’s corner and look at how a single Panther tank held up the American advance here in 1944.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Omaha Beach  ★ Overlord Museum  ★ Omaha Beach Museum  ★ La Cambe

Day 5

We leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Channel port. You will leave your tour coach behind as you transfer to your transfer vehicle for your return journey to your original departure point.

*Breakfast Included

Departure Dates & Prices



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Panzers in Normandy Tour

5 Days from $891 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.

This tour travels on our  Silver Service coach.

 

Please note: Coach options can differ between each tour

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 2-star Hotel Carline Caen Nord, situated on the outskirts of Caen. The hotel has a bar, restaurant and lift.

Due to demand we may also use the 2-star Kyriad Caen Sud-Ifs.

Hotel Carline Caen Nord
Kyriad Caen Sud Ifs Hotel
Hotel Carline Caen Nord

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
Kyriad Caen Sud Ifs 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

How To Book

Panzers in Normandy Tour

Contact our reservations team on 844-400-BatteTours, email info@battletours.com or click on the enquiry button below.

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Tours are operated in conjunction with our UK partner, Leger Holidays.

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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