D-Day was a turning point of WW2. On this tour we start at Pegasus Bridge and look at the Allied landings on what became known as ‘The Longest Day’.
D-Day, 6th June 1944, was arguably one of the most important turning points in World History. The Allies landed on the Normandy coastline and eleven months later the war in Europe ended with the defeat of the Nazi Regime. On this tour, we get an insight into the events of D-Day and the impact they had on WW2 as we spend 4 days exploring the Normandy region.
KS3 National Curriculum – The Second World War and the Holocaust
OCR GCSE Syllabus – War and British Society 1790-2010
OCR GCSE Syllabus – Warfare and British Society c.1250-present
EdExcel A-Level Syllabus – Themes in Breadth with Aspects of Depth – The Changing Nature of Warfare, 1859-1991
OCR A-Level Syllabus – British Period Study – Britain 1900-1951
OCR A-Level Syllabus – British Period Study – Britain 1930-1997 Churchill
Specialist Battlefield Guide. For larger groups we have two guides per booking.
Tour pack of information and resources to use in the classroom.
3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners.
Travel by coach from your school.
D-Day, 6th June 1944, was arguably one of the most important turning points in World History. The Allies landed on the Normandy coastline and eleven months later the war in Europe ended and the Nazi Regime was defeated.
After an early morning departure from the school, we travel to France via Channel Tunnel or Ferry and travel down the French coast into Normandy.
We start the tour at Pegasus Bridge, where the Normandy operations began just after midnight on 6th June 1944.
We see where the gliders landed and visit the Pegasus Memorial Museum to see the original Pegasus Bridge, and the many exhibits and objects relating to the Airborne side of D-Day.
We also look at the Airborne graves in Ranville War Cemetery before checking into our student accommodation in the Normandy area.
Included meals: Dinner
Ranville War Cemetery
Pegasus Memorial Museum
Today we look at Britain’s D-Day, following the Normandy beaches from Sword to Juno to Gold. On each beach we look at what happened, see battlefield sites and preserved tanks, as well as memorials and bunkers.
We also visit the superb Juno Beach Centre, commemorating the Canadians who landed, where we also get a chance to go into a preserved German bunker and tunnel system, which was part of the Atlantic Wall.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This morning you have the option of some cultural time in Bayeux to visit the Bayeux Tapestry and Cathedral, or you can choose to travel to Arromanches where we will continue with the WW2 theme and look at the Mulberry Harbour, the vital supply port built after D-Day to keep the Allied war effort on the road.
If you choose to travel to Arromanches, we will also include a visit to the Arromanches Museum, dedicated to the story of this side of the Normandy campaign. In the afternoon we examine ‘Bloody Omaha’, the beach where the Americans landed and see the Normandy American Cemetery and nearby Overlord Museum.
We finish the day in St. Mere Eglise, looking at the story of the American Airborne soldiers on D-Day.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
On our final morning we look at the breakout battles in Normandy in the fighting for Hill 112 between Bayeux and Caen.
We will then begin our return home via the Channel Tunnel, with arrival back at the school expected in the late evening.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hill 112, Normandy
Examples of the kind of hotels you can book.
11 rue du Pr. Joseph Rousselot, 14000 Caen,
The Carline Caen Nord hotel is set in a flowery surrounding with a garden in the area of Caen. The hotel is close to the D-Day landing beaches and the William the Conquer historical town. The hotel facilities include a lounge, a bar, a restaurant and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature T.V, Tea and Coffee making facilities and en-suite shower room.
1 Rue du 8 Mai 1945 80300 Albert, Albert,
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