World War 2 Battlefield Tours – 2018 (page 2)

The tour list gives the full index of all of our battlefield, pilgrimage and war graves tours covering the Second World War. Expanded details are also available in our brochure, contact us for a copy.

WORLD WAR 2: Normandy Beaches – Anniversary Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord anniversary in Normandy.

4th–8th June
5 Days, 4 Nights

Day 1 – Travel to our hotel in Normandy.

Day 2 – The first full day of this tour is spent covering the American involvement, visiting Utah and 'Bloody' Omaha Beaches, Ste. Mere Eglise (with its famous Church on which US Paratrooper John Steele landed), Pont Du Hoc (where Col. James Rudder and his Rangers scaled the sheer cliffs), and visiting the very poignant American Cemetery at Omaha Beach.

Day 3 – We then spend a day covering the British and Commonwealth landing and dropping zones, visiting, Arromanches, Gold, Juno and Sword beaches, following the advance inland. We also visit Bayeux Cemetery and Museum, Pegasus Bridge, Cafe Gondree (first house liberated) and Ranville.

On the 6th June we also attend the Airborne Service of remembrance at Ranville Cemetery.

Day 4 – The following morning we depart for a tour of the southern Normandy Battlefields, visiting Vimoutieres, the Falaise Pocket, Hill 112 and Merville Battery.

Day 5 – We cover the action of the Royal Engineers at Troarn Bridge, on route back to our ferry on the final day.

There is also the possibility of Special Visits to any cemetery in the Normandy area.

Pegasus Bridge

American Cemetry

Thank you for taking us to Normandy – it was a trip we will always remember.

Julie and Colin