THE NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES

  • Port

    Cherbourg

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Cultural, Meal included

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR110.0

  • Duration in hours

    9.0

  • Shore excursion code

    0492

Description

An unmissable excursion to explore the sites where the allies landed in Normandy on D Day and relive an event that changed the history of Europe and the whole world.



What we will see
  • Region of Cotentin
  • Caen: memorial museum and typical French lunch
  • Sword, Gold, Juno and Arromanches beaches
  • Omaha beach and Pointe du Hoc


What we will do
  • We begin our tour by travelling though the countryside of the region of Cotentin.
  • Arriving in Caen, the capital of the department of Calvados and the region of Lower Normandy, we will visit the unique memorial museum. Here a spectacular exhibition allows us to relive the history of the Second World War, illustrating the risks, dangers and dramatic consequences of the war in the international context of the 20th century. Before viewing the films in the museum's cinema section we have the opportunity to sample a typical French lunch.
  • At the end of our museum visit the tour will continue to the famous Normandy landing beaches, famous for the events that began at dawn on 6 June 1944: Sword, Gold, Juno and Arromanches, all on the northern coast, are locations whose names are synonymous with an event that changed the history of the 20th century. In Arromanches in particular, the floating jetties of the artificial harbour can still be seen.
  • We will then head west along Omaha beach towards Pointe du Hoc, one of the strongholds of the German army and the scene of a battle between American troops and the German forces at dawn on D Day. In an accurate, meticulously reconstructed scenario we will admire a battery of artillery complete with gun-laying station, anti-aircraft artillery platforms and trenches.

What you need to know
  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.