WWII Landing Beaches

4 days/3 nights

From only £299pp

Overview

4 days/3 nights From only £299pp

On 6th June 1944 the Allied Forces launched the biggest ever military operation to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation. Discover their plight on this poignant, yet fascinating study tour where we follow the British regiments landing at Gold Beach and Sword Beach. Explore the now famous Landing Beaches, retrace the steps taken by 135,000 Allied forces and relive D-Day through exceptional film footage at the Arromanches 360 cinema.

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Curriculum focus

  • War and British Society
  • Britain, Europe and the Wider World: 1901-Present Day
  • Britain at War
  • The Impact and Experience of war in Britain
  • The Changing Nature of Warfare
  • Warfare Through Time

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Return ferry crossing via Dover / Calais
  • Accommodation on a Half Board basis
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Vamoos Travel App
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:8 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Travel to Normandy. Evening meal and activities at hotel.

  • Day 2

    Breakfast at hotel. Board coach and drive to Gold Beach to visit the Arromanches 360 cinema and the D-Day Landings Museum.  In the afternoon visit the Longues sur mer German Military Battery and the Bayeux War Graves Cemetery. Evening meal and activities at hotel.

  • Day 3

    Breakfast at hotel. Board coach and drive to Sword Beach. Visit Pegasus Bridge memorial and museum followed by Ranville War Cemetery. In the afternoon visit the Atlantic Wall Museum in Ouistreham.

  • Day 4

    Breakfast at hotel. Board coach and drive to Caen to visit the Memorial de Caen. Return to school.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • Retrace the events of D-Day on a special expedition of the Allied landing in Normandy. Explore important World War II sites.
  • The cemetery contains 2,235 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 97 of them unidentified. There are also 330 German graves and a few burials of other nationalities.
  • The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, in Operation Overlord, during World War II. The landings took place along a 50-mile (80 km) stretch of the Normandy coast divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.
  • The Museum uses 2,300m² of exhibition space to present the military operations which took place in the Battle of Normandy during the summer of 1944.
  • This preserved site has an educational trail which enables you to understand the way an artillery battery worked, the position of the Merville Battery in the Atlantic Wall, its stages of construction, its importance to Rommel and the daily routine of the its soldiers