Daily Itinerary

Normandy - The 80th Anniversary D-Day Tour

Including London and Paris

June 1 - 10, 2024

Sunday, May 7

Day 1 – Jun 1

Depart USA to Heathrow, London

Westminster Abbey

Day 2 – Jun 2

Arrival into London Heathrow airport. We will enjoy a guided city tour of London’s West End, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and 10 Downing Street, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace. Dinner and overnight London. (D)

Thames River

Day 3 – Jun 3

Today is a full day guided tour of the City of London. Sites to be visited include St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, and Tower Bridge. We will experience the Cabinet War Rooms and the Churchill Museum. The day ends with a cruise on the River Thames. Overnight London (B)

Pegasus Bridge

Day 4 – Jun 4

We will have an early morning departure to Paris via the Eurostar and then be transported by private motor coach to Normandy. Our first visit will be the British 6th Airborne zone of operations to see the “Pegasus Bridge”, Pegasus Memorial Museum and the British Airborne cemetery in nearby Ranville. We will also see the shell damaged church. The day will end with a Normandy welcome cocktail and dinner. Overnight Normandy (B)(D)

Pointe du Hoc

Day 5 – Jun 5

Today we drive to Pointe du Hoc, the cliff top climbed and captured by the men of the U.S. 2nd Ranger Battalion. We then travel down the Vierville Draw to the 29th Infantry Division sector of OMAHA Beach. After a walk on the beach, we drive east on the coast road then up the “Les Moulins”  Draw to the U.S. Military Cemetery at St. Laurent sur Mer to pay our respects and lay a wreath. Visit the emotive Visitor Center. Dinner and overnight Normandy (B)(L)(D)

Amercian Cemetary in Normandy

Day 6 – June 6

80th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings

Today we will join in the various ceremonies and celebrations to remember those who gave their lives to help defeat Hitler and his Nazis. There are many events planned which will be attended by Heads of State from many countries. We will attend as many as possible once the program of events is published. Box lunch. Dinner and overnight Normandy (B)(L)(D)

Normandy

Day 7 – Jun 07

After breakfast, we will visit Saint Mere Eglise to view its famed 13th century church with its Airborne stained-glass windows and the Airborne Museum. This afternoon we will visit the La Fiere bridgehead and its “Iron Mike” U.S. Airborne statue. Later, we drive through the 101st Airborne drop zones C and D then onto the Division command post. We will pass the Brécourt Manor captured by Company E of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment to UTAH Beach where the 4th Infantry Division landed. Dinner and overnight Normandy (B)(D)

Landing Beach

Day 8 – Jun 08

This morning we will drive along the British Beaches GOLD, JUNO and SWORD to the British 6th Arromanches to see the remnants of one of the two artificial harbors erected by the Allies after D-Day. This afternoon, bid farewell to Normandy and return to Paris. Upon arrival at our central Paris hotel, evening is at your leisure. Overnight Paris (B)

Eiffel Tower

Day 9 – Jun 09

Today we will enjoy a morning tour of Paris and see many of the emblematic monuments of this grand city. Sites will include the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame, The Eiffel Tower, The Invalides, The Alexandre III bridge and others. The afternoon is at leisure before we enjoy a farewell dinner in Paris. Overnight Paris (B)(D)

Friday, May 19

Day 10 – Jun 10

Transfer to the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport for our return flight home (B)

(B) – Breakfast included    (L) – Lunch included     (D) – Dinner included