The Mulberry B Harbour at Arromanches
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D-Day Landing Beaches – including Pegasus Bridge, Arromanches, the American & German Cemeteries, Pointe du Hoc & St Mere Eglise
30 June – 2 July 2019
On your first day we meet you at Ouistreham and after breakfast visit the Grand Bunker before heading to Pegasus Bridge for a guided tour of the Memorial museum with an English speaking guide. You will see the original Pegasus Bridge (it was replaced by the current bridge in 1994), a replica Horsa Glider as flown by Major Howard and other military equipment. You can also see the first house to be liberated during the last hour of 5th June 1944, now the Café Gondrée.
From here we ride to Gold Beach at Arromanches, where impressive remains of the Mulberry B floating harbour can be seen. Lunch is taken in one of the numerous cafés at Arromanches.
A short ride from Arromanches brings us – via the Gun Batteries at Longues sur Mer – to the American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer, which stands overlooking Omaha Beach. This immaculate site contains the graves of 9387 soldiers with a further 1557 names listed on the Walls of the Missing.
On day two we visit the German Cemetery at La Cambe before moving on to La Pointe du Hoc where the 2nd and 5th Rangers Battalions scaled the cliffs. Witness the moving testemony of the survivors in th visitors’ centre before walking to the cliff face. We continue to St Mere Eglise for lunch and then a visit to the Airborne Museum. Time permitting you can visit the British & Commonwealth Cemetery at Bayeux.
On your third day we ride into the “Coridor of Death” otherwise known as the “Falaise Gap” for a visit to the Memorial at Montormel – a museum dedicated to the final days fighting in the Battle of Normandy. We then guide you back to the departure port of Le Havre.
During the tour we shall stay in a hotel in Bayeux for two nights and with this only being a short version of our 7 day WW2 Extended Sights Tour there will not be a luggage van.
Price: £345 per person includes:-
* Single room supplement £150
Your ferry/tunnel crossing and meals/drinks other than as stated above are not included.
A deposit of £145 per person is payable upon booking with the balance payable 8 weeks before departure.
All bookings are subject to BN European Tours Terms & Conditions