Tours in France are available for a minimum of four days at £3,000 GBP.
Further days are available at £700 per day
Our tours in France are perfect for a chance to see the D Day museums, landing grounds and memorials, experiencing the Normandy, Paris, the Riviera and The Vineyards.
Normandy – a possible seven day tour itinerary
a. Visit Aldershot Airborne Forces Museum: the true heroes of the day!
b. Southwark House/HMS Dryad: final planning was in the Map Room;
c. Free time for lunch in one of the historic pubs around this village;
d. D-Day Museum in Southsea, with the excellent Overlord Tapestry;
e. Optional visit to Portsmouth Cathedral followed by Evensong at 6.00;
f. Drinks and included dinner at a typical historic Portsmouth hostelry!
g. Overnight Brittany Ferries Portsmouth to Caen
a. Visit the Pegasus Bridge Museum, opened by Prince of Wales in 2000;
b. Visit Bavent Ridge, the vital eastern flank of the Allied Invasion Force;
c. Ranville Cemetery: our earliest casualties are buried in this churchyard;
d. Merville Gun Battery, captured by 6th Airborne, to protect the beaches;
e. Included coffee break at café across Pegasus Bridge from the Museum;
f. Follow the British and Canadian Landing Beaches: Sword, Juno, Gold;
g. Visit the new Canadian Centre by Juno, at Courseulles-sur-Mer, lunch;
h. Continue to Bayeux, where we shall stay at the *** Hotel de Brunville.
a. Arromanches-les-Bains, the Mulberry Harbour and 360o Panorama;
b. Return to Bayeux with optional visit to Bayeux’s Battle of Normandy Museum, illustrating various aspects of this crucial part of the war;
c. Enjoy Bayeux with its famous Tapestry and Cathedral Bayeux, the first major city to be liberated, without damage, is a beautiful ancient town, with many lovely half-timbered and fine stone buildings.
a. Omaha Beach, US Armed Forces Landings, with its two Museums;
b. Colleville-sur-Mer, American Military Cemetery, so heart-breaking;
c. Ste. Mere Eglise, with its lovely church and US “Private John Steel”;
d. Free time for lunch and to visit the Musee Airborne 6 Juin, 1944;
e. Return to Bayeux. Evening at leisure.
a. Caen with its enormous Peace Memorial Museum, totally amazing;
b. Afternoon at leisure in Caen. An opportunity to visit William the Conqueror’s chateau, and the Abbaies des Hommes and des Dames;
c. Return to Bayeux. Evening at leisure.
a. Visit La Cambe’s German War Cemetery, originally a US cemetery;
b. Utah Beach and its museum; more US troops drowned than were shot;
c. French Museum about the Occupation at Quineville, with archive film;
d. Visit St.Vaast La Hougue, where King James II’s last hopes were lost;
e. Included dinner at La Barcadere, overlooking this attractive harbour;
f. 11.45 board Brittany Ferries overnight ferry to Poole.
a. Drive by the Lulworth Firing Ranges, nearby Tyneham MOD Village;
b. Visit ARF Bovington Tank Regiment Museum to review vital tanks;
c. See Moreton Church, where Lawrence of Arabia aka Ross, is buried;
d. Visit Weymouth and Portland, two of the main scenes of war action;
e. Time at leisure for lunch in this charming part of beautiful Dorset;
f. Visit Nether Wallop Army Air Corps Museum, to see their vital role;
g. Return to London.
Rouen and Honfleur
The wonderful sights of Paris…
See the amazing Boulevards of Paris, visit the legendary Louvre, mount the incredible Eiffel Tour feel as if you are on top of the world and then descend to ground level and relax at some of those renowned cafes. Day tours of Paris available from £450 GBP