Normandy Landing Beaches

D-Day Landing Beaches – Operation Overlord / Normandy, France
September 2023 Dates/Prices To Be Announced

Springfield Walks & Tours is raising a group of people interested in a tour of the D-Day Landing Beaches battle sites and museums. Please contact us asap with your contact information to be on the interest list. Be ready to make your reservation with a $200 deposit once the 30 persons minimum is reached. Trip will include most expenses, cost is anticipated at $3100pp.

This trip will spend 3 full days exploring the battle sites with an English speaking expert guide. You’ll stand on some of the most hallowed ground in history. A day in Bayeux to explore on your own time, and half a day in Paris on a driving tour and outside visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower, plus an inside visit to Napoleon’s Tomb. 

This is going to be a trip of a lifetime to remember!

Call, text, or email your contact information
217-502-8687 / garret@springfieldwalks.com 

Priority: If interested in this trip you must have a passport which can take a couple of months to receive
– apply for your passport online or at the post office.

This is a “bucket list” opportunity to tour and visit the famous Normandy Landing Beaches of Operation Overlord in Normandy, France that began the liberation of Europe in WW II. You’ll spend 3 full days with an expert Normandy battlefield guide who will guide the group to select museums of importance and locations of significant battle action and events. You’ll walk some of the most hallowed ground in history! You’ll visit several sites made famous in movies like Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, and the Longest Day. Walk the sacred sands of Omaha Beach  and visit the American Cemetery above the cliffs where over 3,000 fell. Stand on the cliffs of Point du Hoc where American Rangers scaled the cliffs under murderous fire and grenades. You’ll walk the German trenches and gun bunkers some with guns still in place where MG42s and 88mm artillery rounds rained hellfire down on the 5 beaches. You’ll even explore the 5-story German command bunker now restored and now open to the public.

There’s dozens of museums to visit but we’ll focus on the top rated for the best experience possible. Visit the Battle of Normandy Museum, the only museum to encompass the history of all 5 beaches in one museum. We’ll stop at the famous 101st Airborne Museum where you can experience a simulator of the airborne jump into Normandy under fire as well. Learn about the incredible history of the famous jump that started the battle the night beforethe morning invasion. Visit the Caen Memorial Museum which is well known as the best D-Day museum in the world where you see amazing exhibits and even an optional video experience depicting the battle with actual photographs and video footage that immerses you into the battle.                     

This is going to be an amazing experience!

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Omaha Beach Ahead
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101st Airborne Combat Jump, Normandy
Trip Includes:
  • Coach airfare
  • Hotel
  • Breakfasts
  • Tour director
  • Normandy guide
  • Normandy coach
  • Entry fees on itinerary
  • Group welcome dinner
  • Group farewell dinner
  • RT Springfield/Chicago shuttle
  • Paris half day tour
You Pay:
  • 6 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • Travel insurance
  • Applicable tips (tour guides, meals)
  • Hotel extras
  • Extra expenses you incur


We recommend that you travel light, only 1 small suitcase and 1 carry-on such as a bookbag is suggested to avoid extra charges at airport. 

Trip Requirements to Travel:
  • Must have a valid U.S. passport
  • Must be fully vaccinated
  • Must be COVID compliant during travel
  • Able withstand rigors of international travel
  • Purchase travel insurance
  • Sign travel contract

Minimum of 30 or trips cancels with refund, maximum of 50 persons per coach.
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General Eisenhower Addresses the Airborne Troops
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Hitting the Beach
Trip Highlights:
  • All 5 landing beaches
  • American Cemetery
  • Bayeux British Cemetery
  • La Cambe German Cemetery
  • Point du Hoc
  • Long sur Mere Gun Battery
  • Mereville Gun Battery
  • Brecourt Manor Gun Battery
  • 101st Airborne Museum
  • Dead Man’s Corner
  • La Fiere Bridge
  • Pegasus Bridge
  • Heisville
  • St. Mere Eglize
  • Battle of Normandy Museum
  • Caen Memorial Museum
  • And much more!
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British Toops Hitting the Beach
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Wounded Troops

Planned Itinerary:

A tour director will be with and lead the group the entire way there and back.

Though we have a planned itinerary of sites to be visited, sometime a site becomes unavailable due to circumstances beyond our control. Be assured that if a site becomes unavailable that a suitable replacement will be provided. There’s an abundance of historical battlefield sites to choose from.

Travel Day

Springfield to O’Hare shuttle
* Overnight flight to France

Day 1

Arrive Paris, France midmorning
* Paris shuttle to Bayeux
* Lunch stop
* Check-in to hotel
* Dinner
* Leisure evening on own

Day 2, 3, 4

3 full days exploring the Normandy Battlefield with a professional battlefield guide on board a deluxe motor coach for your comfort.

Self-pay lunch stops each day.

Back to hotel by 6pm for dinner and evenings on own time.

Bring:

  • comfortable walking shoes
  • small umbrella
  • jacket, coast can be windy
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Napoleon's Tomb

Day 5

After 3 days of exploring the battlefield some time to decompress might be in order. So this day is time on your own to go explore the village of Bayeux on your own. However, your tour director will be available for any assistance you might need. 

  • Explore the 11th Century Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Visit the Tapestry Museum and see the famous Norman Conquest Tapestry
  • Explore the shops, relax at the cafes
  • Shuttles available to explore other villages, sites, and attractions


Day 6

  • Early breakfast andcheck-out of hotel.
  • Bayeux shuttle to Paris
  • Lunch in Paris
  • Paris driving tour, stops at Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and inside visit to Napoleon’s Tomb.
  • Late afternoon flight to Chicago arriving the same day.
  • Chicago to Springfield shuttle.
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Ready to Sign-up?

Single – $TBA / Double – $TBA per person

                       garret@springfieldwalks.com 

217-502-8687 

Once full payment is made your travel contract will be sent to you. 

Sign the contract, return the contract, receive your confirmation to travel!

       FULL PAYMENT IS DUE BY JUNE 1ST

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This gun could hit all 5 beaches.
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We’ll bivouac in the small village of Bayeux, the first French village liberated by the Allies.

The very easy walkable village dates back to the Norman Conquest and many of the buildings are old monastery buildings that have been converted into quaint little shops, boutiques, eateries and sidewalk cafes. 

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This Operation Overlord is expected to fill quickly, only 48 seats available.

Questions: 217-502-8687 / garret@springfieldwalks.com

All sales are final. Full refund if minimum of 30 is not met and trip cancels, refund if trip cancels due to force majeure, act of God or government. If unable to travel you can turn in travel insurance for a refund  or you may transfer your reservation up to July 1st date.

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All of our fall tours will follow CDC and State of Illinois COVID guidelines for everyone’s health and safety as much as possible. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.