Our signature Beaches of Normandy Tour is an unmissable 6-day journey giving you an opportunity to explore the shores and the sites of Normandy connected to the D-Day landings. We will dive into all five landing beaches of Normandy, with a special focus on the American landing sectors with our journey ending at the stunning medieval monastery on the tidal island of Mont-Saint-Michel. This tour is designed for people who want to combine culture and military history on their vacation in Normandy. See the highlights of the Allied war efforts, as well as the stunning cultural backdrop against which these events played out.
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 shores of the Normandy Landings. We will focus on the American landing beaches Utah and Omaha, as well as several profound sites where we pay our respects to the heroes who changed history. We also visit the British and Canadian landing beaches, where our fellow Commonwealth troops fought to secure a foothold in Europe. We will explore the vast logistical Allied efforts represented by the remnants of the artificial Mulberry harbors.
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 by the retreating German forces. The tour culminates in a visit of the world-famous island abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel. We conclude our tour with a farewell dinner. After saying goodbye, our guests 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.