Join us on our 6-day American Normandy Tour designed for people who want to combine culture and military history on their vacation in Normandy before or after the high season. It gives you an opportunity to study the American operations during D-Day and to pay your respects to the Greatest Generation. From the landings on the beaches to the breakout from Normandy, you will explore exemplary cases of heroism and self-sacrifice of American soldiers shown on the battlefields of Normandy. This trip has a special focus on the American landing sectors and the respective German fortifications of the Atlantic Wall with our journey ending at the stunning medieval monastery on the tidal island of Mont-Saint-Michel.
Passengers are greeted at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and transferred by coach to Normandy. After an orientation dinner to get to know your fellow travelers, we spend the next few days exploring the iconic locations of the Normandy Landings including also the airborne and the naval operations meant to break the fierce German resistance and to prevent them from sending reinforcements to the beaches. We will concentrate on the American landing beaches Utah and Omaha, as well as several profound sites inland where we honor the heroes who fought to secure a foothold in Europe and changed history eventually by defeating the Third Reich.
In the final segment of the tour, we will follow the breakout of General Patton’s Third Army from Normandy to Brittany via driving through the city of Avranches and crossing the famous Pontaubault bridge that was left intact despite the numerous attacks by the retreating German forces. The tour culminates in a visit to the world-famous island abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel. We conclude our journey with a farewell dinner. The next day, our Passengers are brought to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris for their return flights.
Relax after a long flight and ease your mind knowing that your tour director will meet you at the airport on the first day of the tour, avoiding extra navigating and expensive taxi fares. With our all-inclusive tour package, we handle all the details of your tour, so you can focus on experiencing this trip of a lifetime. Sit back and let us wine and dine you as you explore history with our carefully planned itinerary, with all breakfasts, dinners and entrance fees included. You will sleep soundly each night at our 4-star, first class accommodations. Breakfasts are delicious and authentic, while the two-three course dinners are mix of buffet and limited menu dining options which offer a chance to taste some of the local wines or beers as well. This tour includes a 24/7 tour director and several local guides. Our dynamic, knowledgeable tour directors are with you from your arrival at the airport to departure on the final day. They proactively smooth the way for your entire tour experience. Our handpicked, trusted local guides are fluent in English and expert historians, who deliver their impressive wealth of knowledge, anecdotes, and local insights with skill that shows their years of research and experience.
They always address topics onsite so that you get to experience history where it happened as they guide both popular destinations and obscure locations only the locals would know. Do not worry about availability, wait times, or ticket costs as all museum and site admissions are pre-arranged and included in the cost of our all-inclusive tours. On this tour you ride in style in our motorcoaches complete with climate control, video entertainment and extra leg room. Our skilled, professional drivers maximize your tour time by navigating the busiest highways and tightest country lanes, giving you more time at sites and less time subjected to the inflexible scheduling, delays and crowded areas that accompany public transport. For those who want to stay connected, Wi-fi is available at all our hotels and on all of our buses.