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
Day 2

Pegasus Bridge

Ranville Cemetery

Merville Gun Battery

Sword Beach

Grand Bunker Museum

Evening meal
Day 3

Arromanches Landings Museum

Gold Landing Beach

Mulberry Harbour

German Battery Longues-sur-mer

Bayeux War Graves Cemetery

Evening meal
Day 4 Return travel to school  



This price includes:

  • Return executive coach travel (TV/DVD/WC/seatbelts)
  • Return ferry or tunnel crossings (Dover/Folkestone-Calais)
  • Accommodation for 3 nights half board (breakfast and evening meal)
  • Free staff ratio 1:8
  • Detailed Final Itinerary Pack with relevant maps and visit confirmations
  • Travel and medical insurance including I.P.T.
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators 
  • Free itinerary planning service
  • Access to the Vamoos App, to download all tour related travel documents.
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.
School WW2 Battlefield Tour to Normandy

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“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. ”

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
Arromanches Landings Museum

Arromanches Landings Museum

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.

Pegasus Bridge Museum

Pegasus Bridge Museum

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

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach was the code name for one of the landing points of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France during the Normandy landings of June 6, 1944. The beach was located on the northern coast of France and was 5 miles long from east of Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes to west of Vierville-sur-Mer. Landings here were necessary in order to link up the British landings to the east on Gold Beach with...

Centre Juno Beach

Centre Juno Beach

The centre consists of seven exhibit rooms containing documents, maps, photos, audio and audiovisual accounts and artefacts, which allow different atmospheres to be created alternating between emotion, reflection, discovery and information.

Arromanches 360 Cinema

Arromanches 360 Cinema

'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 great introduction to what happened here in Normandy half a century ago.

Gold Beach

Gold Beach

Gold Beach was the Allied codename 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 make ...

Hotel le Canada

Hotel Le Canada is a 2* establishment located just a few steps from Sword Beach and is accustomed to welcoming school groups. The hotel has two parts, the second just a short walk across the road from the main building.

Offering twenty en-suite guest rooms, the hotel usually accommodates students in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins, all with a TV and desk.

Hotel Le Canada takes pride in providing a full board service to all its guests.

Hôtel Crocus Caen Mémorial

The Hotel Crocus Caen Memorial is an independent hotel to the north of the the Calvados department's largest city.

Students will usually stay in rooms of 2-4 people, with staff normally accommodated in twins. The rooms are all en-suite with a TV and a desk.The hotel also offers two specially-adapted rooms for disabled guests.

The reception staff, who work from 07:00 to 23:00, speak French, English and Spanish. There are two large meeting rooms which can be hired for an additional fee.

Both breakfast and dinner are served in the hotel restaurant. The restaurant also has a terrace that can be used when the weather is good.

Centre Bon Sejour

Situated on a fine, sandy beach, the centre has a lounge, classrooms and 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 one of 70 twin, triple or quad rooms all with en-suite facilities. A lift makes for easy access to the 3 floors. View on map

Les Tourelles

Les Tourelles consists of 56 rooms - students will usually be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins.

The dining rooms have a view of the sea and the artificial harbour of Arromanches left from D-Day. The chef and his team provide a varied menu including regional specialities such as fish and seafood. View on map

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