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Visit the historic D-Day Landing Beaches of Normandy where 150,000 allied troops landed on 06 June 1944.
On this 4-day tour, you will walk along the now peaceful beaches & through the vast cemeteries where the sense of importance of these memorials is inescapable.
Day 1 – Paris
Fly from Dublin to Paris. Meet your Tour Manager on arrival and transfer by executive coach to Paris. Enjoy free time in this beautiful city. Continue on to Caen, situated in the heart of the Normandy D-Day Landings. Check-in to your hotel for overnight.
Day 2 – D-Day Landing Sites
Breakfast at your hotel. Today visit Pegasus Bridge that was taken in the opening minutes of the Allied invasion. Explore the landing areas along the Normandy coast during the initial assault phase, Operation Neptune, including Sword Beach, Juno Beach & Gold Beach. Visit Longues-sur-Mer the WW2 artillery battery that formed a part of Germany’s Atlantic Wall coastal fortifications. Experience the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-Sur-Mer documenting the 14,000 Canadian troops that landed on 06th June 1944. Today you will also visit the Arromanches Landing Museum and Ranville War Cemetery. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 3 – D-Day Landing Sites
Breakfast at your hotel. Today explore more landing areas along the Normandy coast including Utah Beach & Museum and Omaha Beach. Visit la Cambe German Cemetery near Bayeux and the St Laurent-sur-Mer American Cemetery. Also, travel to Sainte-Mère-Église where in the early morning of 06th June 1944 it became one of the first towns liberated in the allied invasion. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 4 – Bayeux & Departure
Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Visit to the Bayeux Military Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth cemetery of the Second World War in France. The Bayeau Memorial stands opposite the cemetery and bears the names of more than 1,800 men of the allied forces who died in the early stages of the campaign and have no known grave. Enjoy free time in Bayeux with option to see the famous Bayeux Tapestry (bookable & payable locally) before returning by executive coach to Paris Airport for your return flight to Dublin.