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Panzers In Normandy

Europe
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGFPN

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach
Examine the use of Allied tanks and German Panzers on this unique Normandy tour, where you’ll see examples of wartime tanks on the battlefields.
PRICE FROM ? £499 per person
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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Local departure by coach, then to Normandy for a four-night stay.

  • Day 2 - Gold Beach, Juno & Villers-Bocage

    We start on the British D-Day beaches looking at the use of specialist armour. On Gold Beach we discuss the use of self-propelled guns of the Royal Artillery in the 'run-in shoot' seeing an example of a Sexton. At Juno Beach we look at the roll of Churchill AVREs and also Sherman DD tanks seeing original examples of both. Following lunch we look at the use of tanks inland post D-Day and the fortunes of the 7th Armoured Division in its clash with German Tiger tanks at Villers-Bocage in June 1944. We then examine the largest British tank battle of the Normandy campaign when the British attacked during Operation Goodwood seeing the battlefield around the Bourguebus Ridge and visiting the graves in Banneville War Cemetery.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 3 - Operation Totalise & Saumur

    A long but rewarding day as we travel south to visit the superb French Tank Museum at Saumur. This is France's main museum of armoured fighting vehicles and covers WWI to the present day. Among the more than 200 tanks found here, many were used in Normandy and among them are a Panther tank, Tiger I and Tiger II as well as Allied Churchills and Shermans. We have plenty of time to explore this rich collection before returning to Normandy.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 4 - Omaha Beach, La Cambe & Overlord Museum

    Today we look at the American use of armoured divisions and start on Omaha Beach where Sherman DD tanks ran into problems on D-Day. We visit the Omaha Beach Museum and see a Sherman before moving onto La Cambe for a look at the decorated German panzer crews buried there including Tiger Ace Michael Wittmann. After lunch we visit the ever expanding Overlord Museum with an unrivalled collection of original WWII tanks in Normandy. We then follow Operation Cobra in the St. Jean de Daye and Le Dézert area.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 5

    Return home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Accommodation

2020 Departures

You will stay for four nights at the 2-star Carline Caen, or a hotel of a similar standard. 

2021 Departures

You will stay for four nights at a minimum 2-star hotel in the Caen area.

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