World War 2 Battlefield Tours – 2018 (page 4)

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 Tour – Operation Overlord

13th–17th September
5 Days, 4 Nights

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.

We 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.

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

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.

Dakota Merville

Cafe Gondree at Pegasus Bridge