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A Tour of the D-Day Beaches and Battlefields

Location - Normandy, France.

Duration - Approximately 3 Days.

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A tour of the beaches of Normandy where the Allied 21st Army Group landed to begin the liberation of Northwest Europe from under the yoke of Hitler's Nazi Germany on D-Day, 6 June 1944.

The tour begins on the Cotentin Peninsula in the west where two US Airborne Divisions, the 82nd 'All American' and 101st 'Screaming Eagles', landed during the night of 5/6 June 1944 to secure the western flank of the invasion area behind UTAH Beach and the all important river crossings over the River Merderet near Sainte-Mère-Eglise. It continues with a visit to the American landing at UTAH Beach before ending the first day with a visit to the German Military Cemetery at La Cambé. Day two concentrates on Pointe-du-Hoc and OMAHA Beach. Day three visits the main sites of GOLD Beach including the Longues-sur-Mer Coastal Battery and Mulberry Harbour before ending the tour with the actions of the British 6th Airborne Division in the east at Pegasus Bridge, Bénouville.

The Tour Itinerary is: -

  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise.
  • UTAH Beach at La Madeleine.
  • La Cambé Germany War Cemetery.
  • Pointe-du-Hoc.
  • OMAHA Beach at Vierville-sur-Mer, Les Moulins and Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.
  • American National Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.
  • Longues-sur-Mer Battery.
  • Arrommanches and the Mulberry Harbour.
  • GOLD Beach at Ver-sur-Mer, Crepon and Creully.
  • Pegasus Bridge at Bénouville.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery at Ranville.

During the tour there are three recommended stops at three museums: The Musée du Débarquement UTAH at Le Madeleine; the Musée du Débarquement at Arromanches and the Memorial Pegasus at Bénouville. You also visit three of the Normandy War Cemeteries: The German War Cemetery at La Cambé; the American Military Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer and the British CWGC Cemetery at Ranville.

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A Tour of the D-Day Battlefield

A Tour of the D-Day Battlefield that covers the actions of the Allied 21st Army Group on Normandy Landing Beaches. It follows a route from west to east that covers: -

The American Forces at: -

  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise.
  • UTAH Beach.
  • Pointe-du-Hoc.
  • OMAHA Beach.
  • The British and Commonwealth Forces at: -
  • GOLD Beach.
  • Pegasus Bridge at Benouville.
  • Three Military Cemeteries: -
  • The German Cemetery at La Cambe.
  • The American National Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.
  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery at Ranville.
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