Normandy Landing Beaches Tour

                                                                       September 9 – 15, 2022 / Normandy Landing Beaches – Operation Overlord
                                                                                                         Bayeux, France

                                                                                   Cost: Single $3.255/ Doubles $2,930 per person / Trip includes most expenses

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 and do the rapid application.

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 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. Stand on the cliffs of Point du Hoc where American Rangers scaled the cliffs. 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 as the incredible history of the famous jump. 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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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
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

Apply for passport now, do rapid application.

Minimum of 40 or trips cancels with refund, maximum of 50 persons per coach.
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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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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.

Sept. 9th

Springfield to O’Hare shuttle
* Overnight flight to France

Sept. 10th

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

Sept. 11th, 12th, 13th

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

Sept. 14th

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

 

Sept. 15th

  • After breakfast, check-out of hotel.
  • Bayeux shuttle to Paris
  • Afternoon flight to Chicago arriving the same day midafternoon.
  • Chicago to Springfield shuttle, home by dinner.
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Ready to Sign-up?

Single – $3,349 / Double – $2,999 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 JULY 1ST

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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 40 is not met and trip cancels, refund if COVID cancels trip, 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.