World War 2 Normandy

D-Day was a turning point of WW2. On this tour we start at Pegasus Bridge and look at the Allied landings on what became known as ‘The Longest Day’.

Duration
4 Day
Key Stage
KS 3, 4, 5
Guides
1-2

Overview

D-Day, 6th June 1944, was arguably one of the most important turning points in World History. The Allies landed on the Normandy coastline and eleven months later the war in Europe ended with the defeat of the Nazi Regime. On this tour, we get an insight into the events of D-Day and the impact they had on WW2 as we spend 4 days exploring the Normandy region.

Study Themes and Curricular Links

  • KS3 National Curriculum – The Second World War and the Holocaust

  • OCR GCSE Syllabus – War and British Society 1790-2010

  • OCR GCSE Syllabus – Warfare and British Society c.1250-present

  • EdExcel A-Level Syllabus – Themes in Breadth with Aspects of Depth – The Changing Nature of Warfare, 1859-1991

  • OCR A-Level Syllabus – British Period Study – Britain 1900-1951

  • OCR A-Level Syllabus – British Period Study – Britain 1930-1997 Churchill

  • OCR A-Level Syllabus – Thematic Study and Historical Interpretation – The Changing Nature of Warfare, 1792-1945

  • Scotland National Qualifications – Britain at War and Peace, 1938-1951

  • WJEC Syllabus – Thematic Studies from a Broad Historical Perspective – The Development of Warfare, c1250 to the present day

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Tour Includes


  • Specialist Battlefield Guide. For larger groups we have two guides per booking.

  • Tour pack of information and resources to use in the classroom.

  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners.

  • Travel by coach from your school.

  • Channel crossings.


From £425 per student

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Sample Itinerary - 4-Day Tour

D-Day, 6th June 1944, was arguably one of the most important turning points in World History. The Allies landed on the Normandy coastline and eleven months later the war in Europe ended and the Nazi Regime was defeated.

Day 1

After an early morning departure from the school, we travel to France via Channel Tunnel or Ferry and travel down the French coast into Normandy.

We start the tour at Pegasus Bridge, where the Normandy operations began just after midnight on 6th June 1944.

We see where the gliders landed and visit the Pegasus Memorial Museum to see the original Pegasus Bridge, and the many exhibits and objects relating to the Airborne side of D-Day.

We also look at the Airborne graves in Ranville War Cemetery before checking into our student accommodation in the Normandy area.

Included meals: Dinner

Ranville War Cemetery
Ranville War Cemetery
Included Highlights
  • Pegasus Bridge

  • Ranville War Cemetery

  • Pegasus Memorial Museum

Day 2

Today we look at Britain’s D-Day, following the Normandy beaches from Sword to Juno to Gold. On each beach we look at what happened, see battlefield sites and preserved tanks, as well as memorials and bunkers.

We also visit the superb Juno Beach Centre, commemorating the Canadians who landed, where we also get a chance to go into a preserved German bunker and tunnel system, which was part of the Atlantic Wall.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Juno Beach
Juno Beach
Included Highlights
  • Juno Beach

Day 3

This morning you have the option of some cultural time in Bayeux to visit the Bayeux Tapestry and Cathedral, or you can choose to travel to Arromanches where we will continue with the WW2 theme and look at the Mulberry Harbour, the vital supply port built after D-Day to keep the Allied war effort on the road.

If you choose to travel to Arromanches, we will also include a visit to the Arromanches Museum, dedicated to the story of this side of the Normandy campaign. In the afternoon we examine ‘Bloody Omaha’, the beach where the Americans landed and see the Normandy American Cemetery and nearby Overlord Museum.

We finish the day in St. Mere Eglise, looking at the story of the American Airborne soldiers on D-Day.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overlord Museum
Overlord Museum
Included Highlights
  • Arromanches

  • Overlord Museum

Day 4

On our final morning we look at the breakout battles in Normandy in the fighting for Hill 112 between Bayeux and Caen.

We will then begin our return home via the Channel Tunnel, with arrival back at the school expected in the late evening.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hill 112, Normandy
Hill 112, Normandy
Included Highlights
  • Hill 112, Normandy

Accommodation

Examples of the kind of hotels you can book.

Carline Caen Nord
Carline Caen Nord

Carline Caen Nord

11 rue du Pr. Joseph Rousselot, 14000 Caen,

The Carline Caen Nord hotel is set in a flowery surrounding with a garden in the area of Caen. The hotel is close to the D-Day landing beaches and the William the Conquer historical town. The hotel facilities include a lounge, a bar, a restaurant and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature T.V, Tea and Coffee making facilities and en-suite shower room.

Hotel Facilities

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Room Facilities

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone
Poppies D'albert - Outside View
Poppies D'albert - Outside View

International School Hotel - Poppies D'albert

1 Rue du 8 Mai 1945 80300 Albert, Albert,

Hotel Facilities

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Fully Health and Safety Compliant
  • Located in the centre of Albert
  • Sole Occupancy of Building from 45 people
  • Games Room with Table Football, Pool Table and Pinball Machine
  • Football and Basketball Pitches across from Hotel
  • Teachers Lounge
  • Breakfast Room

Room Facilities

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Ensuite Facilities
  • Single or Bunk Beds
  • Smoke Detectors in Every Room

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