Band of Brothers

Apr 23-May 2, 2019 / 10 DAYS

Remember, reflect, and discover the history of World War II.

Along the coast of Normandy, the influence of WWII can still be felt. As you visit memorials, trenches, and museums, you’ll learn about the important…

Your package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 1 boxed lunch
  • 2 dinners with beer or wine
  • Guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

Utah Beach, Dead Man’s Corner Museum, Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery, Overlord Museum, Mont-Saint-Michel, Eiffel Tower photo stop

Tour pace

You will walk for about 2.5 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including cobblestone streets and paved roads.

Itinerary

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Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

Apr 23: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Paris today.

Paris / 1 NIGHT

Apr 24: Arrival in Paris

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to France! Gather with your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Saint-Lô / 6 NIGHTS

Apr 25: Saint-Lô via Bayeux

Included meals: Breakfast

As you make your way to Saint-Lô, stop in Bayeux.  • Spend free time exploring the area  • Step inside the Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

Apr 26: Sightseeing tour of the Normandy Region

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend the day visiting memorials and museums that honor the soldiers who fought during the D-Day invasion in June 1944.  • Head to Sainte-Mère-Église, site of early landings of paratroopers, to visit the Paratroopers Memorial  • Visit Château de Bernaville, which is part of the Normandy Institute campus  • Stop at the Memorial 82nd and 101st Airborne Division in Picauville and the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Memorial Garden in Chef-du-Pont  • Travel back to Sainte-Mère-Église and step inside the Airborne Museum and the Sainte-Mère-Église church  • Make your way to Beuzeville-au-Plain to see the C-47 crash site monument  • See the site of the Brécourt Manor Assault and the accompanying memorial

Apr 27: Utah Beach & Dead Man’s Corner Museum

Included meals: Breakfast, Boxed lunch

Get to know the landscapes that both the Allied and Axis forces fought on during today’s guided tours.  • Learn more about the German fortifications as you explore the Azeville Battery and Crisbecq Battery  • Walk along Utah Beach and enter the nearby Utah Beach Museum  • Enter the historic chapel that’s located in the Angoville-au-Plain city center  • Make you way to Hiesville to visit the General Pratt Memorial  • Step inside the Dead Man’s Corner Museum and take time to explore the exhibits at your leisure  • Travel along Purple Heart Lane and learn about the interesting history of the road

Apr 28: Omaha Beach & Normandy American Cemetery

Included meals: Breakfast

Join your Tour Director and a local guide to learn more about the D-Day landings.  • Walk along Omaha Beach, landing site for the American troops on D-Day  • Enter the Omaha Beach Memorial museum for a guided tour  • Visit the Normandy American Cemetery, the burial place for more than 9,000 American soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of Normandy  • Honor the sacrifices made by the soldiers during a wreath-laying ceremony

Apr 29: Overlord Museum, Pointe du Hoc, La Cambe & Grainges

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend the day learning about how the American troops retaliated against the strategies used by the German forces during the Normandy invasion.  • Enter the Overlord Museum and enjoy more time to explore Omaha Beach  • Head to Pointe du Hoc, where the American 2nd Ranger Battalion seized German cannons before they could be used to fire at American troops  • Visit the La Cambe German war cemetery, where 21,000 members of the German military who fought in WWII are buried  • Travel to the town of Grainges to learn about the how residents worked to aid the American troops

Apr 30: Mont-Saint-Michel, Brittany American Cemetery & Mortain

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore the striking 8th-century island of Mont-Saint-Michel on a guided tour before heading to sites that are significant to both American and German troops.  • Pass by medieval houses and then enter the Benedictine Abbey of Mont-SaintMichel with your local guide  • Stop in the village of Saint-James to visit the Brittany American Cemetery  • Make your way to Mortain to learn about the German counter-offensive known as Operation Lüttich

Paris / 1 NIGHT

May 01: Transfer to Paris & sightseeing tour

Included meals: Breakfast

Travel to Paris and take a guided tour to learn about the architecture, scenery, and history of the City of Light’s many neighborhoods, called arrondissements.  • Drive down the sycamore-lined Champs-Élysées to view the Arc de Triomphe  • See the Eiffel Tower, Pont Neuf, and Place de la Concorde, the city’s grandest square  • Take a scenic boat ride along the Seine River Raise a toast to your trip with a farewell drink this evening.

May 02: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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