75Th D-Day Anniversary & Armada In Rouen
5 Days - Tour No: AC9031
June 2019 sees the 75th Anniversary of one of the most important and decisive battles of World War II. Join this tour to immerse yourself in the history of World War II and visit both the British and American Sectors accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Also included in this tour is a day excursion to Rouen to view the Armada.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 Early morning departure for the journey to Portsmouth and the Brittany Ferries crossing to Caen and the hotel for a 4 night stay.
Days 2 and 3 (subject to change due to the 75th Anniversary celebrations and road closures).
Start the day with a visit to Memorial de Caen followed by Pegasus Memorial Museum which is dedicated to the men of the 6th Airborne and Café Gondre. Then head to Merville Gun Battery, one of the first places to be attacked on D-Day. Proceed to Ranville Commonwealth Cemetery, the final resting place of 2,562 brave servicemen, and Breville Ridge. A stop for lunch is taken in the quaint port town Ouistreham, and in the afternoon drive along Sword, Juno and Gold landing beaches. The taking of these beaches was the responsibility of the British and Canadian Armies. The final stop will be made in Arromanches to visit the invasion museum, focusing on the amazing Mulberry floating port.
First, travel to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the scene of some of the tragic landings of the US paras, and the Airborne Museum which is dedicated to the memory of the 82nd and 101st airborne division. The collection includes a WACO glider and C47 cargo plane. See Azeville gun battery, Utah beach then head to Pointe Du Hoc, which was captured by the American Rangers. Next visit the American cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, which is the resting place of 9,387 souls. Continuing along the beach to the Longues-Sur-Mer Gun Battery, with its original guns.
Day 4 Excursion to Rouen. First enjoy a 1 hour river cruise to view the Armada from the water, which is celebrating its 30th birthday. During the festival, the world’s largest and finest tall ships will line the quaysides, bringing together sailors and visitors from around the world. Leaving Rouen at approx. 16.30 for the return journey to the hotel.
Day 5 After breakfast, depart the hotel for Bayeux to visit the historic famous Tapestry which tells the story of William the Conqueror invasion of England from 1064- 1066 and his crowning as King. After some free time depart Bayeux to return to Caen and the Ferry to Portsmouth and the homeward journey.
Included in CostIncluded in Cost
- Coach travel
- return ferry crossing Portsmouth to Caen
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- entrances to museum
- guide on days 2 and 3
- river cruise
- entrance to Bayeux Tapestry
Imagearromanches photo by herbaltablet
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