Armistice in Normandy 2020

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Take an in-depth look at some of the D-Day battlefields and attend an Armistice commemoration event in Normandy.

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 2-star Carline Caen Nord or 3-star Brit Hotel Caen Nord Memorial Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis (5FNAV).

Alternatively, you can upgrade to the Ferme de la Ranconniere, located in the tiny village of Crepon just outside of Arromanches. Your stay here will be on a breakfast and dinner basis (5FNAHX).

Destinations
  • France
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • Seniors
  • 50 plus
Day 1 : Nov 9

Local departure by coach, then to Normandy for a four-night stay.

Day 2 : Nov 10 Pegasus Bridge, Merville Battery & Sword Beach

We begin today in the 6th Airborne Division area around Ranville, seeing Ranville War Cemetery and the Drop Zones, before examining the attack on the Merville Battery and visiting the newly refurbished museum here.

After lunch, we look at the story of Pegasus Bridge and visit the Pegasus Memorial Museum, before travelling to Sword Beach to see the area where men from the 3rd Division landed along with British Commandos. We also visit Hermanville War Cemetery.

Location: Pegasus Bridge, Merville Battery & Sword Beach

Day 3 : Nov 11 Armistice Commemoration, Gold & Juno Beaches

This morning, we visit the Green Howards Memorial in Crepon before attending an Armistice Day commemoration at either the new British Normandy Memorial or Ranville War Cemetery.

Later, we visit selected sites at Juno and Gold Beaches, including Ryes War Cemetery.

Location: Armistice Commemoration, Gold & Juno Beaches

Day 4 : Nov 12 Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc & Bayeux

We begin this morning at Omaha Beach, seeing where US troops landed on what became ‘Bloody Omaha’ on D-Day, before visiting the Overlord Museum.

After lunchtime in Port-en-Bessin, we visit the Normandy American Cemetery before travelling to Pointe du Hoc, to visit the bunkers and bomb craters fought over by US Rangers who scaled the cliffs here on D-Day.

Before returning to our hotel, we visit Bayeux War Cemetery and the Bayeux Memorial.

Location: Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc & Bayeux

Day 5 : Nov 13

Return home.

Day 6 : Nov 9

Local departure by coach, then to Normandy for a four-night stay.

Day 7 : Nov 10 Pegasus Bridge, Merville Battery & Sword Beach

We begin today in the 6th Airborne Division area around Ranville, seeing Ranville War Cemetery and the Drop Zones, before examining the attack on the Merville Battery and visiting the newly refurbished museum here.

After lunch, we look at the story of Pegasus Bridge and visit the Pegasus Memorial Museum, before travelling to Sword Beach to see the area where men from the 3rd Division landed along with British Commandos. We also visit Hermanville War Cemetery.

Location: Pegasus Bridge, Merville Battery & Sword Beach

Day 8 : Nov 11 Armistice Commemoration, Gold & Juno Beaches

This morning, we visit the Green Howards Memorial in Crepon before attending an Armistice Day commemoration at either the new British Normandy Memorial or Ranville War Cemetery.

Later, we visit selected sites at Juno and Gold Beaches, including Ryes War Cemetery.

Location: Armistice Commemoration, Gold & Juno Beaches

Day 9 : Nov 12 Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc & Bayeux

We begin this morning at Omaha Beach, seeing where US troops landed on what became ‘Bloody Omaha’ on D-Day, before visiting the Overlord Museum.

After lunchtime in Port-en-Bessin, we visit the Normandy American Cemetery before travelling to Pointe du Hoc, to visit the bunkers and bomb craters fought over by US Rangers who scaled the cliffs here on D-Day.

Before returning to our hotel, we visit Bayeux War Cemetery and the Bayeux Memorial.

Location: Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc & Bayeux

Day 10 : Nov 13

Return home.

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

Dates Price Single Availability
09-Nov-2020 for 5 Nights Visit Website

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