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12-Day London to Normandy Tour - 2020

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Introduction

This 12-day tour combining our Battle of Britain and Normandy Invasion Tour is perfect for those that want to follow the development of D-Day from idea to execution. We start in England, where we delve into the Battle of Britain, honoring the tenacity of the locals who lived for months under constant German bombardment. We lay the foundations of Operation Overlord from code-breaking at Bletchley Park to designating the D-Day landing sectors at Southwick House. We then cross the English Channel to see the implementation of the invasion by visiting all five landing beaches, with emphasis on infantry and airborne operations as well as recognizing the paramount roles that naval and USAAC support played on June 6, 1944.

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Tour datesList price Layaway Early-Bird Book
  • Jul 25, 2020 - Aug 5, 2020
    Air Show Tour
    $7,200
    $6,480
    $5,760
Single supplement : $650

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE?

  • 11 nights’ accommodation at 4-star hotels
  • 11 breakfasts 10 lunches 11 dinners
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 glass of beer/wine at lunch and dinner
  • Welcome drink and tour orientation
  • Airport transfers on first and last day of tour
  • Luxury coach transportation
  • Ferry crossing over the English Channel
  • Local expert guiding
  • 24/7 tour manager
  • All museum admissions
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus and at hotels
  • Tour-assist headsets
  • Online access to personalized My Trip account
  • All taxes and credit card fees
  • All departures guaranteed
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Itinerary

  • Passengers are greeted at Heathrow Airport in London and transferred to the hotel. In the evening, there is an introduction to the tour and a chance for the passengers to get acquainted over a welcome drink.

  • In the morning, we visit the Cambridge American Cemetery. We then spend the entire afternoon among iconic aircraft at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

  • In the morning we head south to see the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne on top of the White Cliffs of Dover and Folkestone. We continue with a visit to Dover Castle, where the story of the Battle of Britain starts. The planning of Operation Dynamo took place here in the bunkers under the over 800-year-old castle.

  • We start the day with a visit to the No. 11 Group Operations Room and the underground bunker at Uxbridge. In the afternoon, we travel to Bletchley Park, where the unsung code breakers greatly contributed to the war effort.

  • We start the day with a visit to London’s Imperial War Museum to take in their impressive exhibits on both World Wars. We then travel to the RAF Museum at Hendon to wonder at their unparalleled aircraft display.

  • In the morning we drive to Southsea to visit the SHAEF HQ at Southwick House, where many famous WWII battles were planned, including the Normandy invasion. In the afternoon we visit the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth and experience the brand new D-Day Story re-opening.

  • We start the day with a tour of Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms in London where the fearless leader endured the Blitz. We spend the afternoon in downtown London with a sightseeing tour on the Thames River and then free time to explore the city.

  • We cross the English Channel to Normandy and join up with guests who are arriving for the Normandy Invasion and Beyond Band of Brothers Tours.

  • We begin the day with a visit to Omaha Beach and the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. The day continues with a trip to Pointe du Hoc, where Rudder’s Rangers ascended the steep cliffs to take out the long-range artillery firing on the landing beaches.

  • We spend the day exploring Utah Beach, stopping at the monument near Brecourt Manor, site of Easy Company’s famous assault on a German artillery position. The afternoon features Utah Beach, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, where John Steele got caught on the steeple of the church, and the Airborne Museum. The day ends with a visit to Dead Man’s Corner Museum in St-Come-du-Mont with an opportunity to buy authentic and replica WWII items and ride Stoy Hora, a C-47 flight simulator.

  • We begin with a trip to Longues-sur-Mer, the only German battery in Normandy with the guns still in place, giving us an idea of what the Atlantic Wall was like. We then travel to the town of Arromanches-les-Bains where we visit the 360°Circular Cinema and Gold Beach with the remnants of the Mulberry Harbor. In the afternoon, we head to the Juno Beach Centre to learn about the Canadian forces on D-Day, and finish on Sword Beach and Pegasus Bridge.

  • After enjoying one more delicious breakfast in Normandy, we travel to Paris, where passengers are dropped off at Charles de Gaulle airport for their afternoon flights home.

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