The events of June 6, 1944, continue to inspire long after the guns have fallen silent. The largest invasion in history, on the isolated Normandy coast, drastically altered the conduct of the war and demonstrated the unflinching resolve of freedom-loving peoples. This D-Day tour will bring guests to the beaches, cliffs and fields; and villages, towns and cities where the Greatest Generation made their most indelible mark. From British glidermen at Pegasus Bridge, to the American infantrymen assaulting the beaches at Bloody Omaha; from American paratroopers jumping behind enemy lines at Ste Mere Eglise and Brecourt Manor to the Rangers climbing the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to the building of the artificial harbors at Arromanches. And so many other iconic sites.
The Normandy WWII tour unfolds over five days with stories of all the allied participants as well as those of the German defenders. Held over the 75th anniversary of the actual D-Day invasion, guests will experience the official events (as available) commemorating this important day in history. The last surviving D-Day and WWII veterans, as well as many re-enactors, will bring a charged energy to the sites and events. On the 70th anniversary, our guests had the opportunity to meet and talk with numerous WWII veterans, which made the experience all the more special.
In addition, EHE guests will visit two World Heritage treasure sites – William the Conqueror’s Bayeux Tapestry and the magnificent island abbey of Mont St Michel. The rich, verdant farmland, the quaint villages and the dramatic cliffs and coasts create an incredibly memorable backdrop for this Normandy, France tour.