School WW2 Battlefield Tour to Normandy
No war has affected so many people over such a wide area. On a history tour to Normandy, your group will explore the largest and most ambitious operation ever staged - the Normandy landings of June 1944. We can arrange visits to the sites of the British and American beach landings along the coast, supplemented with museum visits. With purpose-built school group accommodation along the coast, this tour is a perfect choice for enthusing your history students.
Study themes: Britain at war, Hitler’s foreign policy, the development of warfare – tactics and technology in the Second World War, the impact of war and the transformation of British society, the origins of World War 2
Specifications & Topics Supported
• AQA ‘B’ Britain at War - controlled assessments
• Edexcel ‘A’ War and the Transformation of British Society (1931-1951): D-Day and the Defeat of Germany
|Day 1||Travel from school||Evening meal|
Visit Pegasus Bridge, Ranville Cemetery and Merville Gun Battery
Visit to Sword Beach and the Grand Bunker Museum
Visit the Arromanches Landings Museum, followed by Gold Landing Beach
Visit to Mulberry Harbour, German Battery Longues-sur-mer and Bayeux War Graves Cemetery
|Day 4||Return travel to school|
This price includes:
- 3 night's half board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
- Return executive coach travel
- Return Channel crossings
- VAT at current rates to Tour Operators
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Detailed information pack
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
Built on the harbour at Arromanches overlooking, Gold Beach, this museum uses original artefacts, dioramas and audio-visual presentations - including archive film of the building of the Mulberry harbours - to document the landings on the Normandy coast and the subsequent battle of Normandy.
This museum tells the story of the airborne invasion, in particular the 6th Airborne Division's capture of this strategically vital bridge and holding of the Eastern end of the landing grounds.
Omaha Beach was the code name for this Allied landing point in German-occupied France during the Normandy landings of June 1944. The beach is located on the northern coast of France and is 5 miles long from east (Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes) to west (Vierville-sur-Mer). Landings here were necessary in order to link up the British landings to the east on Gold Beach, with the American landing to...
The Juno Beach centre consists of seven exhibit rooms containing documents, maps, photos, audio and audiovisual accounts and artefacts from the Second World War, which allow different atmospheres to be created alternating between emotion, reflection, discovery and information.
'The Price of Freedom' shown in this innovative 360-degree cinema, blends original documentary film of the invasion with pictures of the battlefields as they are today, and takes the viewer into the maelstrom of 1944. It's a great introduction to what happened here in Normandy half a century ago.
Gold Beach was the Allied code name for the centre invasion beach during the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. The task of invading Gold Beach was given to the British 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division and the British 8th Armoured Brigade. Their primary objectives were to seize the town of Bayeux, the Caen-Bayeux road, and the port of Arromanches with the secondary objectives being to mak...
UNCMT Berniers-sur-Mer is an excellent school group centre located just 400m from Juno beach. The centre is set in private walled grounds with a resident centre director to help facilitate a great trip.
Students are accommodated in multi bedded rooms with teachers in twins or singles. Each room has en-suite facilities. Meals are served in a separate dining room.
Other facilities, which are perfect for school groups, include a classroom/activity room, a large TV/table tennis room, a separate area for teachers, a volleyball court and a boules pitch.
Le Clos de l’Ancien Pressoir
Le Clos de l’Ancien Pressoir is a converted horse stable which offers modern accommodation in a traditional French setting. The centre also has a large classroom, football pitch and a staff lounge overlooking the entrance.
The centre only accepts one group at a time and offers sole occupancy with students in multi-bedded rooms, and adults in twins and singles.
Centre Bon Sejour
Situated on a fine, sandy beach, the centre has a lounge, classrooms and a restaurant, together with a leisure and games area. It also provides outdoor activities such as mini-golf, tennis and sailing. Indoor facilities include table tennis, pool and karaoke.
Students will be accommodated in twin, triple or quad rooms all with en-suite facilities. A lift makes for easy access to the 3 floors.
What our teachers had to say about this destination
Every excursion was excellent.
Superb area to visit. Almost too much to see and do. Our students requested MORE museums! The ones we went to were superb. The Canadian museum on Juno looked first class too. We had brilliant weather which made it even better. Highly recommend it to other schools.
Another fantastic trip - the accomodation was excellent and the staff there very helpful - thank you!
From the moment I enquired about a quote, everybody has been incredibly helpful in ensuring I could run this trip as smoothly as possible. The final pack received was particularly good regarding all the maps. All the bookings were accurate and easy to follow up. The location chosen was brilliant! Centre Bon sejour is well-situated, truly next to the beach, which made it ideal when we had a little bit of spare time to take the children out. The staff there were beyond helpful, particularly ensuring that we had adequate evening entertainment (board games, disco night,etc...) The rooms were exactly right for the students. The excursions were excellent - Mont Saint Michel was everybody's favourite but we also thoroughly enjoyed the Bayeux Tapestry, Arromanches museum and cinema, the cheese factory and the chocolate factory. Overall we have had a brilliant time and cannot wait to do it all over again.