June 6, 2016 will be the 72nd Anniversary of the Normandy D-Day invasion. The highlight of our escorted D-Day Tour will be a visit to the American Cemetery on June 6, 2016, in honor of the 72nd year since the D-Day Allied Invasion. Please join us for this escorted tour from June 5 to June 9, 2016.
The D-Day 72nd Anniversary Tour will focus on Normandy. Sue Lillie of A Paris Travel will be your tour leader.
We will begin the trip upon arrival at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. We’ll have a transfer 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.
During our D-Day tour on June 6th, we’ll visit the American Cemetery above Omaha Beach, walk the 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 in Normandy, 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 very early in order to have a transfer to Charles de Gaulle for the flights home.
This tour will celebrate the 72nd year since the Allied Invasion of Normandy and we will have 4 nights in Normandy staying in the town of Bayeux, Normandy.
Normandy D-Day 72nd Anniversary Tour Summary:
- Tour dates: June 5 – June 9, 2016 (Depart the US on June 4 and arrive Paris on June 5; depart France on June 9)
- Tour Highlights: Private D Day touring including the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2016 with its anniversary events, tour to Mont Saint Michel
- Tour includes: Four (4) nights in Normandy at 3* hotel, all transfers, land transportation, guided Normandy sightseeing, all breakfasts, all dinners
We do have a great time on our trips and hope you’ll join us for this Normandy D-Day Tour to experience the special celebrations for the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day.