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D-Day Landings Tour

Normandy Beaches, France via Eurotunnel Crossing

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5 days for only 349.00

Departs: 10/06/2018        Returns: 14/06/2018
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Early on the morning of June 6th 1944 over 5000 ships of all sizes approached the coast on Normandy. This was the largest flotilla the world had ever seen, and has never been surpassed. The five beaches selected for the landings have been known by their code names ever since: The two American beaches, Utah and Omaha. The two British Beaches, Sword and Gold The Canadian Beach, Juno.

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COACH HOLIDAY ITINERARY
Outward journey via Le Treport, a coastal port town.

Commonwealth Landing Beaches. This morning we head for the Pegasus Bridge & Museum, which retells the story behind the famous glider landing. Our next stop is Le Grand Bunker; The Atlantic Wall Museum, located inside a huge command bunker. Then we make our journey to Sword, Juno & Gold; the target beaches of the British and Canadian forces, Finally we visit Arromanches 360 Theatre where a circular arena of 9 screens displays a poignant film.

Caen and Bayeux. Today we spend the morning at leisure in Caen. Although heavily bombed during World War II, the town has nonetheless retained some of its famous buildings. In the afternoon visit Bayeux to visit the stunning historic centre. There is opportunity to visit the world-famous Bayeux Tapestry (entry not included).

American Landing Beaches. Today we head towards Utah and Omaha, the target beaches of the American forces. Your journey takes you to St. Mere Èglise. Where US troops of the 82nd Airborne were dropped behind enemy lines. Enjoy free time here so there will be opportunity for you to visit the Airborne Museum (entry not included). We then continue to visit Utah Beach and Utah Beach Museum. The tour finishes with a visit to the visually spectacular Pointe du Hoc to view Omaha Beach.

Return journey via Le Touquet, known as the seaside resort of chic Parisians.

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MERCURE HOTEL LISIEUX ***
This modern 3 star hotel is located on the outskirts of the charming town of Lisieux. Their good sized, open plan restaurant and informal bar are located on the ground floor, with both having a pleasant ambience overlooking the outdoor swimming pool. 

 

AT A GLANCE
Exclusive coach travel with Kirbys
Return Eurotunnel crossing
Half board accommodation (set menu for evening meals - French cuisine)
√ A welcome drink on arrival (cider or orange fruit juice)
√ Visit to the Landing Beaches and entrances to museums where as described above 

GROUP BOOKINGS
If you book 20 places all together on a day excursion, short break or holiday ONE GOES FREE

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