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Backroads Tours: D-Day Battles for France 2015

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D-Day Battles for France 2015

4 days $1730*
taxes & fees included
Tour Code: BRSDD

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The 6th June 2014, saw the world come together to remember the brave Allied troops who died during the landings on the Normandy coastline, confirming that the D-Day story still captivates and inspires people 70 years later. This four-day tour will take you from defeat to victory, tracing the events during one of the most gripping periods of the 20th century, as we follow in the footsteps of these brave soldiers.
 
The Back-Roads Difference
In chronological order, we trace the history of this region during the war from early 1940, culminating in the D-Day landings on Tuesday 6 June 1944.
 
Tour Inclusions
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Specialist Battlefields driver/tour leader
  • Mini-coach transportation
  • European breakfast daily
  • 2 x evening meals
  • Included Entrances: Pegasus Bridge Museum, Juno Beach Museum, Utah Beach Museum & Bayeux Memorial Museum and Tapestry.

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Tour Details

Day 1 Paris - Normandy Beaches - St Marie du Mont

Making our way to Normandy, we stop at the Merville Battery overlooking Sword Beach and the military cemetery, where the British and Canadian regiments suffered great losses. In Ranville, the first village to be liberated after the Allied offensive, visit the War Cemetery before exploring Pegasus Bridge, which was captured intact in less than ten minutes on 6 June 1944. (D)
 
Overnight: Hostellerie du Chateau (or similar)

Day 2 Normandy Beaches

Day 2 Normandy Beaches
Today is spent covering the British and Canadian landing and dropping zones. Gold and Juno Beaches, each with their own reminders of epic events, the Mulberry Harbour in Arromanches, Pegasus Bridge, Cafe Gondree and many other places of interest, including the Canadian War Cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer and Longues-sur-Mer Battery. (B)
 
Overnight: Hostellerie du Chateau (or similar)

Day 3 Normandy Beaches

We spend time today covering the American involvement; we visit Utah Beach and ‘bloody’ Omaha Beach, with its sheer cliffs at the Pointe du Hoc, and Colleville Cemetery, containing the remains of nearly 10,000 servicemen. A stop at Sainte-Mere-Eglise, where paratrooper John Steele got caught on the church steeple brings us to the end of our visits today. (B, D)
 
Overnight: Hostellerie du Chateau (or similar)

Day 4 St Marie du Mont - Bayeux - Paris

In Bayeux we visit the Memorial Museum and see the world-famous Tapestry, before we travel to Trun and learn about the Battle of the Falaise Pocket, which opened the way to Paris for the Allies. On return to Paris our tour ends. (B)
 
Pick up & Drop off
Your tour commences from Hotel la Demeure, 51 Boulevard Saint-Marcel, 75005, Paris at 8:30am. Please ensure you are at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure. 
 
Drop-off approximately 6:00pm at Hotel la Demeure, 51 Boulevard Saint-Marcel, 75005, Paris. Please bear in mind that drop-off time is an estimate only – traffic can be unpredictable!
 
Notes
Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours, hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary. 
 
Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.
 

Duration - 4 days

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