Visit several key sites in the history of Operation Overlord and get insights from renowned historian Dan Snow
Join us for a fascinating itinerary to mark the anniversary of
Allied landings on the Normandy beaches of northern France. You'll
discover incredible stories of the heroism of those involved in the
D-Day landings in June 1944 and come away with a fresh perspective
on the most important seaborne invasion in European history.
Operation Overlord, as the landings were officially known,
marked the beginning of one of the most important phases of the
Second World War. As you visit the beaches and battle sites
encountered by the Allied forces all those years ago, you'll hear
an illuminating historical view of the manoeuvres from acclaimed
historian and presenter, Dan Snow. Dan will spend one day of the
trip with you, bringing the stories of the invasion to life with
his expert insights.
You'll travel by ferry to France where you'll visit fascinating
sites like Arromanches, Pegasus Bridge, Merville Battery, and
Ranville Cemetery, where Dan Snow and your expert tour guide will
share illuminating stories and paint a textured picture of one of
the most pivotal struggles in the Second World War.
As well as giving a new perspective on the key battles and
military strategies, this tour will also shine a light on the
everyday people caught up in the fighting who often showed
extraordinary courage during the dark days of occupation.
Throughout the trip you'll be staying at the IBIS Caen Centre, a
conveniently located hotel offering comfortable rooms, a delicious
buffet-style continental breakfast, and a stylish bar with views
across the port.