D-Day Battlefield tour

On 6th June 1944 over 132 thousand Allied soldiers from 15 countries/regions landed on five beaches in Normandy, with over 23 thousand paratroopers landing at strategic targets inland, heralding the beginning of the end of World War 2.

These beaches would witness what remains the largest amphibious assault in history The troops on the beaches were supported by nearly 200 thousand sailors aboard nearly 7000 vessels (only 200 of which were warships), and sorties flown by thousands of aircrew in over 9000 aircraft (not counting the gliders), and 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of this remarkable undertaking.

Starting in Portsmouth, we will visit the D-Day museum on the seafront prior to your first group dinner near the mouth of Portsmouth harbour, before we follow in the troops footsteps and sail overnight from Portsmouth to Normandy.

Once disembarked we will visit all 5 beaches, Commonwealth, US and German cemeteries, the German batteries at Longues-sur-Mer, Arromanches-Les-Bains (where you can watch "Normandy's 100 Days” at the 360 Cinema) and Pointe du Hoc, as well as Pegasus bridge and many other places of significance.

We spend two nights in a quality three star Hotel well located for the Normandy beaches, with parking nearby. Whether you’re going to learn more about this historic event, or on a mission to track down some family history, this is an absorbing tour.

D-Day may have been 78 years ago, but the legacy lives on in the historical sites that we will visit. Come with us and see for yourself...

For further information on this tour ask for our Fact sheet via our Contact Page CLICK HERE

E2302 - France

5th May 2023 to

8th May 2023

D-Day & Normandy - tour A

White ArrowHIGHLIGHTS...
  • Ideal for a first trip into Europe
  • Low mileage tour
  • Quality hotel accommodation
  • Portsmouth/Caen overnight ferry outward with inside cabin (singles room inc. single cabin)
  • Caen/Portsmouth evening return sailing with reserved lounge seat
  • TWO nights accommodation in well located Hotel
  • THREE evening meals (one in Portsmouth)
  • Portsmouth D-Day Museum entry
  • Escorted by motorcycle mounted battlefield historian
  • Full email tour pack, route plans, ride out routes & GPS co-ordinates
  • Hotel parking
White ArrowEXTRAS...
  • Entry fees to museums and attractions not specified above
White ArrowPRICE per person...
1 person, 1 bike, single room
1 person, 1 bike, shared room
2 people, 1 bike, shared room
Deposit payable at time of booking:
£125 per person