Normandy veteran tours

FULLY FUNDED

France SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

D-Day, 6 June 1944, has gone down in history as the greatest of all air and seaborne invasions. Normandy Veteran Tours are very special Journeys of Remembrance that enable Second World War Veterans to revisit the beaches and landmarks they encountered during the D-Day landings. An official Royal British Legion guide will take you to the heart of Normandy’s rich and eventful Second World War history.

Fully funded for Normandy Veterans and two carers / family members (3 passengers maximum), the tours encompass a five day personalised journey led by an experienced tour guide and accompanied by a qualified medic.

If you are not a D-Day Veteran and would like to pay for a place to visit Normandy as part of a tour, please email info@remembrancetravel.org.uk

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  • Overview

    With: An Official RBL Guide
    Departure dates:  Sun 8th May, Sun 22nd May, Fri 23rd Sep, Fri 30th Sep and Fri 7th Oct 2016
    Accommodation: 4 nights half board

    These very special Journeys of Remembrance will take you to the heart of Normandy’s rich and eventful WWII history and the beaches immortalised by the D-Day landings.

    The tours will take the form of a Journey of Remembrance and funding will be available for a Normandy veteran, and two carers/ family members (3 travellers max in total).

    We will provide an official Royal British Legion Guide and a medic to accompany the group.

  • Highlights
    • Personal visits to Commonwealth War Cemeteries associated with the landings, or to the Bayeux Memorial to the Missing
    • Sword, Gold and Juno Beaches 
    • Utah Beach, St Mere Eglise and Omaha Beach
    • Arromanches, Mulberry Harbour and nearby German coastal battery
    • Pegasus Bridge where the audacious glider assault took place and nearby Café Gondrée, the first building in France to be liberated
  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Travelling by coach, you will depart from London at approximately 7.00am, crossing the channel by Eurotunnel. You will arrive in Normandy by the early evening and check into your hotel, Novotel Caen Cote de Nacre. You will have dinner this evening in the hotel restaurant.

    Days 2 – 4

    You will have breakfast and dinner daily in the hotel. You will have three full days of touring the area including:

    • Sword, Juno and Gold beaches
    • Pegasus Bridge and Café Gondee
    • Utah and Omaha Beaches
    • Bayeux Cathedral and Bayeux War Cemetery

    Your guide will personalise your tour as much as possible with time for personal cemetery visits where possible.

    Day 5

    You’ll depart from the hotel after breakfast, crossing the channel by Eurotunnel for an early evening arrival in London.

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TRAVEL NOTES:

To register your interest and for more information please call 01473 660 800. 

Please note that funding for independent travel is not available under this scheme.