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School WW2 Battlefield Tour to Normandy

On a history school trip to Normandy, your group will explore the largest and most ambitious amphibious military operations ever staged – the Normandy landings of June 1944!

No war has affected so many people over such as wide area as the Second World War. We can arrange visits to the sites of the British and American beach landings along the coast, as well as museum visits that will provide the background to these.

We also offer purpose-built school group accommodation in Normandy, which is close to Juno Beach and just a short drive from all the important sights in the area. Self-contained and in the centre of a quiet village, this is the ideal base for your group on your history school trip to Normandy!

 

Sample itinerary

Day 1/4

AfternoonAfternoon Travel from school
EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 2/4

MorningMorning

Visit Pegasus Bridge, Ranville Cemetery and Merville Gun Battery

AfternoonAfternoon

Visit to Sword Beach and the Grand Bunker Museum

EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 3/4

MorningMorning

Visit the Arromanches Landings Museum, followed by Gold Landing Beach

AfternoonAfternoon

Visit to Mulberry Harbour, German Battery Longues-sur-mer and Bayeux War Graves Cemetery

EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 4/4

AfternoonAfternoon Return travel to school
EveningEvening  

What's included?

  • tick icon3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
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  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Activities

Arromanches 360 Cinema

Arromanches 360 Cinema

'The Price of Freedom' shown in this innovative 360-degree cinema, blends original documentary film of the i… Read more

Arromanches Landings Museum

Arromanches Landings Museum

Built on the harbour at Arromanches overlooking Gold Beach, this museum uses original artifacts, dioramas and… Read more

Centre Juno Beach

Centre Juno Beach

The Juno Beach centre consists of seven exhibit rooms containing documents, maps, photos, audio and audiovisual accounts… Read more

Gold Beach

Gold Beach

Gold Beach was the Allied code name for the centre invasion beach during the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.The … Read more

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach was the code name for this Allied landing point in German-occupied France during the Normandy… Read more

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 stra… Read more

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Accommodation

Centre Bon Sejour
Le Clos de l’Ancien Pressoir
UNCMT Bernières-sur-mer
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.

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.

UNCMT Bernières-sur-mer

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.

Reviews

Okehampton College, July 2019

Well organised trip with attentive staff and clear paperwork and correspondence.

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