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Normandy, The British D-Day Memorial & Rouen

Europe
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9585

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

EU 2024

PRICE FROM ? £399 per person
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Itinerary

Description

2024 marks the 80th anniversary of one of the greatest battles for freedom the world has ever known. On this fascinating weekend break we head across the Channel to learn more about the Allied invasion of Normandy during the Second World War and the events of 6 June 1944. We visit the British Normandy Memorial, which lists the names of all the 22,442 British servicemen and women who passed in the Normandy campaign that year. We also tour some of the D-Day Landing beaches, discovering more about the incredible events that took place and hear stories of great human sacrifice and bravery from our specialist guide. So join us on a journey of remembrance to pay homage to those who gave their lives during this heroic campaign.

Coach Itinerary

Day 1

Ferry to Calais and on to our hotel in Ouistreham, where we stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2 – The British Normandy Memorial & D-Day Landing Beaches

We join our specialist battlefields guide and travel first to the British Normandy Memorial, overlooking Gold Beach. Honouring all those under British command who never came home from Normandy in the summer of 1944, the memorial was inaugurated on 6th June 2019 (the 75th anniversary of D-Day) and officially opened on 6th June 2021 and includes an evocative D-Day Sculpture created by David Williams-Ellis.

 

Afterwards, we tour some of the infamous D-Day Landing beaches, learning more about the events of 6th June 1944 when the Allies landed on the coast of Normandy for what was the turning point in the Second World War. Later, we return to Ouistreham where there’s free time to enjoy dinner at a restaurant of your choice.  

 

Day 3 – Honfleur & Trouville-sur-Mer

Our day starts with a visit to Honfleur, one of the most picturesque fishing ports in France and a favourite haunt for artists. The quaint harbour is lined with narrow, slate-fronted houses while the Old Town boasts narrow cobbled streets and half-timbered buildings with art galleries, boutiques and traditional craft shops.

 

We continue on to the fashionable seaside resort of Trouville-sur-Mer. This charming town is renowned for its glamorous villas and beautiful beach as well as a casino. It is also home to a vibrant fishing port with a lively fish market and plenty of small cafés and restaurants selling fresh seafood. On our return to Ouistreham, the evening is at leisure to find a restaurant of your choice for dinner.

 

Day 4

En-route back to Calais, we stop in Rouen, the capital of Normandy. Formerly one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, Rouen has many half-timbered houses, an ancient astronomical clock and one of the finest medieval Gothic cathedrals in France. Later, we continue our journey and catch the return ferry home. 

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  • Return coach travel & ferry crossings
  • 3 nights at the ibis Styles, Ouistreham (JG3 rating) with breakfast
  • Guided tour of the British Normandy Memorial & D-Day Landing Beaches with a specialist battlefields guide
  • Excursion to Honfleur & Trouville-sur-Mer
  • En-route visit to Rouen

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  • 3 nights at the ibis Styles, Ouistreham (JG3 rating) with breakfast
  • Guided tour of the British Normandy Memorial & D-Day Landing Beaches with a specialist battlefields guide
  • Excursion to Honfleur & Trouville-sur-Mer
  • En-route visit to Rouen

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Accommodation

Hotel (JG3 rating)

Our ibis Styles hotel is located in the resort town of Ouistreham, just 500m from the quaint fishing harbour and beach, codenamed Sword Beach during the Normandy landings. Hotel facilities include a bar, restaurant, comfortable en-suite bedrooms and free Wi-Fi.

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