Walking the D-Day Beaches of Normandy

Walking the D-Day Beaches 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 $1,024 per person

Walking the D-Day Beaches Tour

This walking tour of the D-Day beaches is based around some of the walks in Paul Reed’s book; ‘Walking D-Day’. We walk Sword, Juno and Omaha Beaches seeing locations off the beaten track in Normandy, and also look at the American Airborne and British Airborne on D-Day seeing Brecourt Manor and Pegasus Bridge.

5-Day Tour – Walking the D-Day Beaches

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 - D-Day Commandos – Canadians on Juno Beach

Walk 1: We start our walks on Sword Beach and here follow the men of Lord Lovat’s 1st Special Service Brigade. We see where they landed, look at the memorial to Piper Bill Millin, and then follow their route towards the port of Ouistrehem. We see the memorial to the Free French Commandos and follow their assault on the ‘Cassino’ at Ouistrehem. As a follow up we visit the excellent No 4 Commando Museum in the town. Walk 2: After lunchtime in Courseulles, our second walk follows the Canadian landings at Juno Beach. Here we walk Mike Sector seeing where the Canadian Scottish and Royal Winnipegs fought. We see the beach itself and walk the German defences, look at the story of ‘Cosey’s Bunker’ and see an original D-Day Churchill AVRE that landed in support of the Canadians.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Juno Beach  ★ Sword Beach  ★ No. 4 Commando Museum

Day 3 - Above Omaha Beach – Band of Brothers

Walk 3: At Omaha Beach we start at the St Laurent draw to discuss ‘Bloody Omaha’ and then walk to the bluff above the beach, getting the viewpoint the Germans had on D-Day – seeing surviving examples of their defences. We re-enter the beach area on the Vierville draw, looking at the true story behind ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and the landings of the 29th Division and the Rangers in this sector. We then visit the Omaha Beach museum. Walk 4: Following lunch we go to St. Marie du Mont where we follow the story of the ‘Band of Brothers’ on D-Day seeing locations in the town connected with their story and then walking through the Bocage lanes to Brecourt Manor to examine Richard Winters assault on the gun battery here.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Omaha Beach  ★ Omaha Beach Museum ★ St. Marie du Mont  ★ Brecourt

Day 4 - The Eastern Flank – Merville Battery

Walk 5: Today we look at the role of British Airborne and Commandos from D-Day onwards in the so-called ‘Eastern Flank’ walking the ground between the villages of Amfreville and Breville, the scene of heavy fighting in June 1944. We spend lunchtime at Pegasus Bridge and in the afternoon take time off or join us on an optional tour to Merville Battery where we look at the attack here by 9th Battalion Parachute Regiment on D-Day seeing the Merville bunkers and museum.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Pegasus Bridge  ★ Eastern Flank

OPTIONAL EXCURSION  ★ Merville Battery Museum

Day 5

Return home.

*Breakfast Included

Departure Dates & Prices



Departure Date Days Travel By Tour ref Price
Mon 13 July 2020 5 Silver Service 5FWNV/1 $1024

Walking the D-Day Beaches Tour

5 Days from $1,204 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 either the 2-star Kyriad Caen Sud-Ifs or the 2-star Carline Caen Nord, both situated on the outskirts of Caen. Both hotels have a bar and restaurant, and the Hotel Carline has a lift. The Kyriad has no lift, but rooms are only on two floors.

Kyriad Caen Sud Ifs Hotel
Kyriad Caen Sud Ifs Hotel

The Kyriad Caen Sud Ifs hotel is located 9km from Caen railway station and also is only 20km away from the Landing beaches. The area is well known for its outstanding architectural heritage within the town of Caen which is linked with William the Conqueror due to his burial in the towns Abbey. The hotels facilities include Wi-Fi/Internet access and a bar. All bedrooms feature hairdryer, flat screen T.V, Tea and Coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi/Internet access and en-suite bathroom.

Hotel Features

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bar
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

How To Book

Walking the D-Day Beaches 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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