Be it history, family heritage, or leadership development that piques your interest, this adventure will leave you in awe. Stand in the footsteps of the Allied Forces who stormed ashore on D-Day, ponder the critical decisions and crucial leadership of those moments, and draw parallels from this history to propel you forward in your life, career, and future.
NOT INCLUDED: International Flights.
9 Days / 8 Nights (+1)
Starting and ending in Paris
Pace 3 – Several destinations, average time in each location: 2-3 days.
Activity Rating 1 – Activities of minimal intensity, minimal fitness required
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Day 1 - 2: Welcome to Paris, France
Bonjour! Beinvenue en France! Hello! Welcome to France! Arrive via Charles De Gaulle Airport. Experience the French countryside on our way to the English Channel.
Day 3: GOld, Juno, & Sword Beaches
British and Canadian forces captured these beaches. Learn the secrets of their success.
Day 4: CAEN Peace Museum & Pegasus Bridge
Experience the Arromanchess 360 circular theater’s “The Price of Freedom.” Discover Pegasus Bridge, a key element in the British defense of the Sword beaches’ Eastern flank.
Day 5: Airborne Museum, Utah Beach, Point Du Hoc, German Cemetery
Enjoy an intimate view of the gliders and quipment used by the Airborne forces on D-Day, and relive the Ranger Battalion landing at Point Du Hoc.
Day 6: Omaha Beach, Memorial, & American Cemetery
One of the bloodiest battles in history, and certainly of the Second World War, occurred upon Omaha Beach. Learn of the triumphs, defeats, and heroism claimed by this historic shore.
Day 7: Free Day in Normandy
Spend this day as you wish! Explore new venues, return to the tour sites that stirred your mind and emotion, or relax and enjoy the vibrancy of the city.
Day 8 - 9: Paris