WWII Battlefields of Normandy School Trip

  • 3 Nights
  • From 465 Per Person
  • Flights available
  • France

The World War II Battlefields of Normandy school trip is a unique educational experience, as students visit the beaches of Northern France where the D Day landings took place in 1944 and some of the most important battle sites and war memorials in Normandy.

Visiting the World War II Battlefields of Normandy will deepen the students’ interest and understanding of European modern history and geopolitics. They will learn about the background and logistics of the Normandy Landings at the beaches known by code names such as Juno, Gold or Omaha.

Over 150,000 Allied troops from Britain, Canada and the United States landed on the Normandy shores in Northern France in June 1944, marking the beginning of the end of World War II.

Poignant memorials, museums such as Utah Beach Landing Museum and Airborne Museum and soldier cemeteries such as Ranville War Cemetery and the Normandy American Cemetery are a poignant reminder of the horrors of war and honour the memory of those who lost their lives in the conflict.

This travel itinerary is flexible and can be adapted to your school group and educational needs. Our travel team will be able to organise additional nights, visits and activities, as required.

For more details about the World War II Battlefields of Normandy School trip or for assistance planning your history school tour, contact our travel experts.

WWII Battlefields of Normandy School Trip

The World War II Battlefields of Normandy school trip is a unique educational experience, as students visit the beaches of Northern France where the D Day landings took place in 1944 and some of the most important battle sites and war memorials in Normandy.

Visiting the World War II Battlefields of Normandy will deepen the students’ interest and understanding of European modern history and geopolitics. They will learn about the background and logistics of the Normandy Landings at the beaches known by code names such as Juno, Gold or Omaha.

Over 150,000 Allied troops from Britain, Canada and the United States landed on the Normandy shores in Northern France in June 1944, marking the beginning of the end of World War II.

Poignant memorials, museums such as Utah Beach Landing Museum and Airborne Museum and soldier cemeteries such as Ranville War Cemetery and the Normandy American Cemetery are a poignant reminder of the horrors of war and honour the memory of those who lost their lives in the conflict.

This travel itinerary is flexible and can be adapted to your school group and educational needs. Our travel team will be able to organise additional nights, visits and activities, as required.

For more details about the World War II Battlefields of Normandy School trip or for assistance planning your history school tour, contact our travel experts.

Itinerary

The World War II Battlefields of Normandy School Trip generally includes the following:

  • Direct return flights to Paris
  • One piece of 10kg hand luggage
  • Transfer on arrival from the airport to your hotel and back to the airport
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach for all transfers and tours
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation for the group in Caen, Normandy
  • Meals: Choice of breakfast-only or Breakfast and 4 evening meals at the hotel (optional)
  • Selected activities and tours as detailed in the itinerary: Two full days of visits and tours at the most important D-Day and World War II sites in Normandy
  • Support from local JWT representative/guide throughout the tour
  • 24/7 support from the JWT Schools team
  • Safety Management System

OPTIONAL

  • 4 dinners at the hotel
  • Travel insurance for the group
  • Research trip for tour leaders also available

WORLD WAR II BATTLEFIELDS OF NORMANDY SCHOOL TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1

  • Flight to Paris Airport
  • Transfer from Paris to Caen
  • Orientation tour in Caen
  • Dinner and overnight in Caen

DAY 2

  • Breakfast
  • Visit Pegasus Bridge
  • Visit Ranville War Cemetery
  • Visit the Juno Beach Centre Museum
  • Visit Longues-sur-Mer (Sword Beach, Gold Beach and Juno Beach)
  • Return to the hotel in Caen
  • Dinner and overnight in Caen

DAY 3

  • Breakfast
  • Visit to the Utah Beach Landing Museum and Omaha Beach
  • Visit the Normandy American Cemetery
  • Visit La Cambe German war cemetery
  • Visit Sainte-Mère-Église
  • Visit the Airborne Museum
  • Return to the hotel in Caen
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Caen

DAY 4

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer back to Paris Airport
  • Return flight

Our World War II Battlefields of Normandy School Trip itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your teaching needs; it can be combined with a trip to Paris for instance and we can include additional activities and tours, as required.

Talk to our knowledgeable travel team for advice and suggestions.

  • Price quoted per student sharing twin rooms
  • Free adult places included on a shared room basis
  • Airline taxes, charges and government levies included
  • A non-refundable deposit is required to confirm booking
  • Please note this is a guideline price that will vary depending on travel dates and group size
  • Please note this itinerary may be subject to change

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