D-Day 80th Anniversary

About the tour: D-Day 80th Anniversary

Tour Introduction

Operation Overlord on 6th June 1944 was one of the key turning points in the Second World War; so, join us for the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in June 2024. This is likely to be a large international affair and we will be focussing on the British and Commonwealth commemorations on 6th June.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
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Tour Itinerary

Jun 4

Local departure by coach, then to Normandy for a four-night stay.

Jun 5 - British D-Day

Today we visit some of the British D-Day locations: as there will be a high level of security in Normandy at this time, exact details are not possible at this stage but it will include places connected with the D-Day Airborne story and the British and Commonwealth beaches.

Included meals: Breakfast

D-Day Beaches

D-Day Beaches (2)

Key Visits

  • D-Day Beaches

Jun 6 - D-Day 80th Anniversary

Today is the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings. No details of ceremonies have been released yet, but we will attend the main British ceremony which will either take place at Bayeux War Cemetery or the British Normandy Memorial. We will also aim to visit some additional D-Day locations depending on the local security arrangements on this day.

Included meals: Breakfast

D-Day Commemorations

D-Day Commemorations (2)

Key Visits

  • D-Day Commemorations

Jun 7 - Normandy Battlefields

We continue with our visits to British and Commonwealth locations in Normandy, looking at some D-Day and post D-Day battlefields in the Bayeux to Caen area

Included meals: Breakfast

Bayeux Memorial

Bayeux Memorial (2)

Key Visits

  • Bayeux Memorial

Jun 8

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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You will stay for four nights in a minimum 2-star hotel in the Normandy area.

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Travel Extras

With an overnight stay or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...

Join coach at Interchange

Join your tour coach at the interchange.

On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.

Excludes tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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