This D-Day 70th Anniversary Tour commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy D-Day invasion. The highlight of our D-Day Tour will be June 6, 2014, to join in the ceremonies at the American Cemetery in honor of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Allied Invasion. Please join us for our D-Day 70th Anniversary Tour from May 31 to June 9, 2014.
The D-Day 70th Anniversary Tour will include Paris and Normandy. Sue Lillie of A Paris Travel will be your tour leader.
We will connect in Paris and spend four nights in the France capital. While in Paris, we will have a private Paris walking tour, visit the Louvre and Orsay Museums, and see many highlights in the City of Light. Of course, we’ll take a Seine River Cruise, too. That way, we get to see Paris from a totally different perspective!
Then, we’re off to Normandy where we will stay in Bayeux. This very special town in Normandy was the first town liberated by the British on June 7, 1944. While in Bayeux, we will visit the Bayeux Tapestry that recounts the story of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
We will also visit Pointe du Hoc located four miles west of Omaha Beach. Pointe du Hoc is where Lieutenant Colonel James Earl Rudder led a United States Army Ranger Assault Group up 100 foot cliffs to attack a German artillery battery. It was a costly effort with the loss of many Americans. We will stroll the paths at Pointe du Hoc and easily envision what took place there.
If time allows, we will visit Arromanches. Arromanches is the location of Gold Beach, where the British came ashore on D-Day. The remains of Churchill’s Mulberry Harbor are still visible.
While staying in Bayeux, we will have a day tour to Mont Saint Michel where the dramatic views of this impressive wonder of the world are amazing. Its history has seen it as a monastery, a prison, and now it’s a pilgrimage destination, and the second most visted place in France after the Eiffel Tower.
On June 9th, we will depart Bayeux early to have a transfer to Charles de Gaulle for the flights home.
The tour begins with four nights in Paris for sightseeing, museum visits, and a Seine River Cruise. for four nights. in Paris) and then celebrating the 70th year since the Allied Invasion of Normandy (4 nights in Normandy) staying in Bayeux, Normandy.
D-Day 70th Anniversary Tour Summary:
- Tour dates: May 31, 2014 – June 9, 2014 (Depart the US on May 31 and arrive Paris on June 1; depart France on June 9)
- Tour Highlights: Paris touring, Seine River Cruise, private D Day touring including the 70th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2014 with its anniversary events, tour to Mont Saint Michel
- Tour includes: Four (4) nights in Paris, four (4) nights in Normandy at 3* hotels, all transfers, land transportation, guided Normandy sightseeing, all breakfasts, all dinners
- Group size: 8 guests maximum, escorted by Sue Lillie of A Paris Travel
We do have a great time on our trips and hope you’ll join us for the D-Day 70th Anniversary Tour to visit both Paris and Normandy and experience the special celebrations for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.