WWII Landing Beaches

5 days/4 nights

From only £339pp

Overview

5 days/4 nights From only £339pp

On 6th June 1944 the Allied Forces launched the biggest ever military operation to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation. Over 3 million service personnel took part in the Normandy landings- many perished. Discover their plight on this poignant, yet fascinating study tour.

Curriculum focus

  • Edexcel GCSE History A: War and the transformation of British society 1931-1951 / DDay

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Use of the coach during the tour
  • Return ferry crossing via Dover / Calais
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Evening departure for Portsmouth ferry port.

  • Day 2

    Morning crossing to Le Havre. Continue to accommodation in Caen. Visit to the museum of the Battle of Normandy in Bayeux which focuses on the Americans’ role in the liberation.

  • Day 3

    Breakfast, then depart for a visit to Caen Memorial, which symbolises the Allies’breach of the Nazi Atlantic Wall. Afternoon guided visit to the Pegasus Bridge memorial and museum. Explore the now famous Landing Beaches to retrace the steps taken by 135,000 Allied forces.

  • Day 4

    Breakfast, then visit to Arromanches, the Landings Muesum and 360º Cinema. Located on the site of the Mulberry Harbour this museum allows students to relive D-Day through exceptional film footage, talks by history experts and also through the lights and sounds of the Diorama. Drive west to visit the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-mer and the German cemetery at La Cambe. Return overnight ferry from Caen to Portsmith. Continue onto school.

  • Day 5

    Arrive at 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.