Join with Spirit on this historic, ‘once in a lifetime’ premium battlefield remembrance tour – remembering the fallen and honoring remaining American and allied veterans – who gave their all for us – enabling us to enjoy the freedoms we have today.
This historic tour remembers and honours the enormous sacrifices of the United States and its allies on 6th June 1944, when the free world began the enormous and terrible task of wresting back the freedom of the free world from the Nazi regime in WW2.
The Normandy landings on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II) are today referred to as D-Day. This was the largest seaborne invasion in history, and laid the foundations of the overall Allied victory for WW2.
This historic (one of a kind tour) is specifically designed around the American section of the overall Allied landing and the immediate days after the landing. Victories and setbacks - and the eventual breakout and first 2 weeks after D-Day - and the major battles that raged against a now well prepared and fanatical enemy - who knew this battle was in fact the beginning of the end.
The tour focuses on special ‘one off’ human interest individual participant's stories throughout the tour, the initial terrible battles on the landing beaches, the breakout and push inland - and the complexity and size of the overall operation.
This premium tour includes battlefield guide specialising in American military history, executive coach throughout, most meals, 3*+ accommodation Adonis Grandcamp, (fully equipped apartments located in in key American sector Grandcamp-Maisy), visits to key battlefield locations plus numerous re-enactments and ceremonies such as the TAPS ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial, attendance at the remembrance ceremonies on 6 June in the American sector beaches Utah and ‘Bloody’ Omaha, (subject to confirmation), ‘Daks over Normandy’, a mass parachute drop recreating American WW2 Rangers actions, 1940s Glenn Miller music concert, various Acts of Remembrance throughout, WW2 fighter aircraft overflights and further days inland - learn about Merville Battery, Pegasus Bridge, Bayeux, Falaise gap and much more. This premium tour combines many of the special 75th anniversary commemorative activity of D-Day itself with a carefully balanced and researched tour visiting the battlefields of the American and other Allies landing beaches plus the two airborne landing zones. Also includes Sainte-Mère-Eglise, La Fière bridge & causeway, Longues-sur-Mer Battery, Brécourt Battery, Pointe-du-Hoc, Juno Beach, Sword Beach, Pegasus Bridge, the Café Gondrée and much more. CLICK HERE FOR MAP