On the night of 5th June, 1944 a mighty Anglo-American naval armada set out for the coast of France. Preceded by a huge Bomber effort and airborne landings on the flanks of the invasion area at the Pegasus and Orne Bridges and around Ste Mère Église, the vast fleet assembled off the coast of Normandy. Shortly before dawn on the 6th June, Allied battleships and cruisers began the bombardment of targets along the shoreline in preparation for an assault on five landing beaches by Allied troops. Operation Overlord, the greatest sea-borne invasion in history, had begun.
Monday 3rd to Friday 7th June, 2019 (5 days, 4 nights B&B via Dover – other routes also available)
Tour 1: Crocus Hotel, Caen Memorial: £375
Tour 2: Hotel de France, Caen: £385
Tour 3: Ibis Styles, Ouistreham: £395
Day 1 (Mon 3rd June): Outward
Day 2 (Tues 4th June): British Sector
09.00 hours: Depart hotel after breakfast. Suggestions for visits in the British Sector chosen from: Pegasus Bridge & Café Gondrée; Ranville Cemetery; Hermanville-la-Breche (Sword); Courseulles-sur-Mer (Juno); Arromanches (Gold). Alternatively you may wish to follow your own itinerary. Return to hotel & evening free.
09.00 hours: Depart hotel after breakfast.
Suggestions for visits in the American Sector chosen from La Cambe German Cemetery; Ste Mère Église; Utah Beach & Pointe du Hoc: Omaha Beach & Colleville American Cemetery. Alternatively you may wish to follow your own itinerary. Return to hotel & evening free
Day 4 (Thurs 6th June): Anniversary
09.00 hours: Depart hotel after breakfast for the Normandy Landings 75th Anniversary Commemorative Service at Bayeux Cemetery. Travel to Arromanches after lunch to attend afternoon/early evening events before returning to your hotel.
Day 5 (Fri 7th June): Return
08.30 hours: Depart Hotel after breakfast & travel to Calais for cross-Channel ferry to UK. Disembark in Dover & return to drop-off point(s).
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