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WWII D-Day, Landing Beaches and Battle of Normandy August 9-13, 2019 | 1944-2019 75th Anniversary of D-Day Landing in Normandy Price: From $2550/Person *Price includes Airfare from Minneapolis (other departure cities available), prepaid gratuities, transfers, seat assignments, and professional service fee. Insurance is optional. Extra nights are available in Paris - $121/person per night based on double occupancy. Trip Highlights: • D Day Museum • Mulberry Harbor • Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema • Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mere-Eglise • Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery • Juno Beach Center • Paris • Omaha Beach • Ranville • Longues-Sur-Mer • 2 dinners and 4 breakfasts Itinerary DAY 1, FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 2019 | ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (Dinner) DAY 2, SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 2019 | PARIS–CAEN–ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS–CAEN At 8 am, leave Paris and enjoy a pleasant drive to Caen. Here, visit the MEMORIAL MUSEUM FOR PEACE with its exhibits, films, and gardens. Next is Arromanches, where you will watch the movie at the ARROMANCHES 360 CIRCULAR CINEMA. Also see the remains of the Mulberry Harbor in the bay, a temporary harbor built by the Allies to quickly offload men and cargo onto the beaches during the invasion of Normandy. Continue to Arromanches-les-Bains and visit the D-DAY MUSEUM, and to Longues-sur-Mer to see the German artillery bunkers. Return to Caen. (Breakfast) DAY 3, SUNDAY AUGUST 11, 2019 | CAEN. EXCURSION TO THE LANDING BEACHES This morning, drive to UTAH BEACH to see the MEMORIALS and visit the MUSEUM. Then, in Sainte-Mère-Église, visit the AIRBORNE MUSEUM, next to the church where John Steele’s parachute got caught in one of the steeples, as portrayed in the movie The Longest Day. Next is POINTE DU HOC Ranger Monument; and OMAHA BEACH, with a visit to the nearby AMERICAN MILITARY CEMETERY & MEMORIAL. (Breakfast, Dinner) DAY 4, MONDAY AUGUST 12, 2019 | CAEN–BÉNY-SUR-MER–LANDING BEACHES–RANVILLE–PARIS Today, start with a visit to the CANADIAN CEMETERY in Bény-sur-Mer. Arrive at the JUNO BEACH CENTER, visit the exhibition, the bunker, and the Memorial to the Canadians. In nearby Bernières-sur-Mer, take pictures of the Canada House, before continuing to Ranville, where you visit the MEMORIAL PEGASUS MUSEUM and see the original bridge. Return to Paris. (Breakfast) DAY 5, TUESDAY AUGUST 13, 2019 | PARIS. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)