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"The Longest Day - Overlord Tour"
OVERNIGHTS IN NORMANDY
Today the Normandy Beaches are popular for pleasantly refreshing sea foaming onto endless sands ideal for small children.
Sometimes we've managed to fit in a swim during a day tour - once the afternoon reached 100F and the cool sea beckoned. This is one of your treats when spending a few days touring Normandy.
Camembert dip and les moules
Cote du beouf with a glass of fizzy apple or pear cider!
A few days touring in Normandy for a group/family costs more than our flying day tour though no more than staying in Central London for the same number of nights. The major cost in a flying tour is the aircraft. However, we have a very good arrangement whereby we can enjoy the flying tour over the landing grounds and invasion beaches, land in France and make a longer ground tour - the aircraft returns to pick us up a few days later. We can also vary the airfields where we land and start your tour with Mont Saint Michel or D Day beaches.
The best local hotels are very comfortable with delicious food, good wine and excellent staff. These hotels offer amazing bargains compared with prices in Central London. Take a look at the room rates in any top hotel in Central London! And because you're spending more than a day in our hands we give you special rates for the aircraft and touring.
Why not give yourself time to see many places that are just that little bit too far during a single day tour.
Treat your family to a trip of a lifetime with a few days in Normandy, rather than giving yourself the hotel bill of a lifetime by staying longer in Central London.
Honfleur with its charming inner harbour - Caen Chateau and the Abbey des Hommes with the tomb of William the Conqueror.
During 2004 the French authorities, both the central and local governments, put a great deal of effort into improving the museums, facilities and roads along the whole Liberation Coast. Wonderful modern museums exist - from the Pegasus Bridge all along the invasion coast to Saint Mere Eglise. The superb American Visitor Center opened above Omaha Beach during 2007. There's plenty to see during several days. We have time to walk the ground where individual actions secured overall success on D Day and delve into the mistakes made by both sides and the lessons for today.
Sid Riley showing granddaughter Lauren the dunes from where he exited Gold Beach after landing with the first wave on D Day
Our parties of visitors number families, groups of friends, company staff, adults and children, all ages.
The old town of Falaise beside the River Ante
After your tour we fly wherever you wish in France or back across the Channel. You arrive back at your London airport or hotel doorstep about two-and-a-half hours after leaving France. These extended tours make possible a close-up of both the modern and earlier invasions in both directions. Our French colleagues are able to offer some quite excellent additional trips for those who would like to learn more about this fascinating and very lovely part of France.
We can also meet you in France.
Mont Saint Michel
All our tours with overnight stays are offered by Chunnel, ferry and plane. We have a very comfortable bus with lots of luggage space for tours by ferry and road which start in Britain. The high speed ferry link has been restored between Portsmouth and Cherbourg although we recommend returning via Calais and visiting Dieppe, Crecy and Agincourt along the way.
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