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School WW2 Battlefield Tour to Normandy

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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!

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day 1/4

Afternoon

Afternoon

Travel from school

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Day 2/4

Morning

Morning

Visit Pegasus Bridge, Ranville Cemetery and Merville Gun Battery

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to Sword Beach and the Grand Bunker Museum

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Day 3/4

Morning

Morning

Visit the Arromanches Landings Museum, followed by Gold Landing Beach

Afternoon

Afternoon

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

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Day 4/4

Afternoon

Afternoon

Return travel to school

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
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

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… Read More

Arromanches Landings Museum

Arromanches Landings Museum

Built on the harbour at Arromanches overlooking Gold Beach, this museum uses original artifacts, dioramas and audio-visual presentations - including… 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 and artefacts from… 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,… Read More

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach was the code name for this Alliedlanding point inGerman-occupied Franceduring the Normandy landings of June1944.The beach is located… 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 strategically vital… Read More

Cultural activities and visits

Bayeux Tapestry

Bayeux Tapestry

Justifiably famous as one of the most extraordinary artefacts to survive from the eleventh century, the Bayeux Tapestry is a… Read More

La Cité de la Mer

La Cité de la Mer

La Cité de la Mer is situated on the site of the old Transatlantic Railway Terminal in Cherbourg and is… Read More

Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

The long history of Mont Saint-Michel is thought to date back to 708AD when Aubert, Bishop of Avranches had a… Read More

Accommodation

Centre Bon Sejour
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.

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.

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

We'll tailor make your school trip to meet your specific requirements

2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

Your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will work with you on the finer details of your trip

4 While you're away

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5 After your trip

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Need help?

Gail Biggins — Tour Adviser

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

Gail Biggins
This trip is perfect for our pupils. There’s so much to do and see, we add in new activities every year as we uncover ever more attractions. — John Mason School

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