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 six 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:  Tour Dates
    Accommodation: 6 nights half board

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

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

    We provide an official Royal British Legion Guide and a medic to accompany each tour.

     

     

  • 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

    Travel to London or Ashford independently.  Overnight at Victory Services Club or Ashford Int Hotel  (bed and breakfast basis). 

    Day 2

    Early morning departure from central London for drive to Folkestone for Eurotunnel crossing to Calais.  Collection from Ashford Int Hotel en route.  Arrive early evening at Novotel Caen Cote de Nacre.  Dinner in the hotel restaurant. 

    Days 3 - 5

    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 6

    Morning departure from the hotel for drive to Calais and the return Eurotunnel crossing to Folkestone.  On arrival continue the drive back to London via Ashford for early evening arrival (approximately 20.30).  Check in to Victory Services Club / Ashford Int Hotel.

    Day 7

    Breakfast at Victory Services Club / Ashford Int Hotel.  Independent travel home.

    It is possible to join the tour on Day 2 and leave on Day 6 if you wish.  Please advise at time of booking if you wish to take either or both of these options.

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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.