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D-Day Anniversary Small Group Tour

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D-Day Anniversary Tour
2 — 6 June 2023

5-Days / 4-Nights

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Join our tour commemorating the 79th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings and attend some of the events commemorating this epic battle.

Our D-Day Anniversary tour will combine commemorative activity with a comprehensive tour visiting the battlefields of all five landing beaches and the two airborne landing zones. It will include visiting the major iconic sites at Sainte-Mère-Église, La Fière bridge and causeway, Brécourt Battery, UTAH Beach, OMAHA Beach, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Longues-sur-Mer Battery, GOLD Beach, JUNO Beach, SWORD Beach, Pegasus Bridge, the Café Gondrée and the Merville Battery.

Discover the incredible story behind the Allied Invasion that came ashore on the Calvados Coast of Normandy on 6 June 1944, D-Day, that momentous day that changed the course of history.

D-Day Film Strip

Friday, 2 June 2023

You meet your Battlefield Historian at the Stop 24 Folkestone Services at 09:00 hrs before travelling to Normandy via the Eurotunnel crossing between Folkestone and Calais. Our scheduled departure is 10:20 hrs and we are due to arrive in Calais at mid-day. From Calais we head to Normandy where we check into our tour hotel.

The evening is spent at your leisure either in your hotel or local area.

Saturday, 3 June 2023 *

Your Battlefield Historian will meet you in the reception of your tour hotel at 09:00 hrs. Today, we concentrate on the American landing areas, beginning at Sainte-Mère-Église, the first town liberated. We then continue to look at the actions of the American Airborne visiting Picauville, La Fière bridge and causeway, and Brécourt Manor, before going to UTAH Beach to explore the landing area of the US 4th Infantry Division. We then head to OMAHA Beach to explore the landing areas of the US 29th and 1st Infantry Divisions. Our final stop of the day is at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.

The evening is spent at your leisure either in your hotel or local area.

Sunday, 4 June 2023 *

Your Battlefield Historian will meet you in the reception of your tour hotel at 09:00 hrs. Today will be spend at an event(s) commemorating the 79th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings and you will return to your hotel at approximately 17:30 hrs.

The evening is spent at your leisure either in your hotel or local area.

* These days may be changed around depending upon the commemorative events taking place.

Monday, 5 June 2023

Your Battlefield Historian will meet you in the reception of your tour hotel at 09:00 hrs. Today is spent exploring the British and Canadian landing areas. We begin at the German Coastal Artillery Battery at Longues-sur-Mer, with its guns still in their casements and intact observation post looking out over the English Channel from the cliff top. We then travel along the British and Canadian landing beaches visiting Asnelles, Ver-sur-Mer, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Bernières-sur-Mer, St Aubin-sur-Mer, and Colleville-Montgomery.

The evening is spent at your leisure either in your hotel or local area.

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Your Battlefield Historian will meet you at the reception of your tour hotel at approximately 09:00 hrs. This morning, you will visit the British Airborne sector at Pegasus Bridge, Bénouville and have the opportunity to take refreshments at the Café Gondrée, the first house liberated, where we will end our tour.

After visiting the Café Gondrée, we begin our journey back to Calais where we catch our return Eurotunnel to the UK at 16:20 hrs. You are due to arrive back at the Stop 24 Folkestone Services for 17:30 hrs.

Please note: Itineraries are subject to change due to operational reasons. Any changes will be advised closer to the time of departure.

The cost of your tour

The cost of our 5-day / 4-night In The Footsteps® D-Day Anniversary Tour is:

Standard twin or double room (depending upon availablilty) in one of our 3-Star partner hotels

A deposit of £300.00 GBP is payable in order to book your tour. The final balance is due 8 weeks prior to your tour (7 April 2023).

Price per person based upon a minimum of 4 people and there will be a maximum of 8 per tour vehicle. Please note the tour will not go ahead if the minimum number do not book.

If you prefer a private tour, please email enquiries@inthefootsteps.com for a no obligation quotation.

Booking indicates your acceptance of our Tour Terms and Conditions

What your tour includes
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Accommodation

Your accommodation for your tour will in one of our partner hotels.

You will be told in which hotel you will be accommodated prior to booking your tour, please make sure you are happy with it as changes may not be possible after booking.

Battlefield Historian

Your Battlefield Historian is an established member of our team and is experienced in leading tours to the battlefields of the Second World War.

The Battlefield Historian will meet you daily at your hotel reception prior to departure.

Financial Protection

Your money is safe. We are members ot the TTA and all monies paid to us are held in a trust account and cannot be drawn down by us until the tour is over.

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