Local departure by coach then onwards to Caen for a four-night stay.
Walk 1: We start our walks on Sword Beach following the Commandos in their attack on Ouistrehem Cassino, seeing the No 4 Commando Museum.
Walk 2: We follow the Canadian landings at Juno Beach. We see the beach, wartime bunkers and a preserved Churchill AVRE tank. (B)
Walk 3: At Omaha Beach we discuss ‘Bloody Omaha’ and then walk the bluff above the beach, getting the viewpoint the Germans had on D-Day – seeing surviving examples of their defences and looking at the true story behind Saving Private Ryan. We then visit the Omaha Beach museum.
Walk 4: We go to St. Marie du Mont to follow the story of the ‘Band of Brothers’ on D-Day, walking to Brecourt Manor to examine Richard Winters assault on the gun battery. (B)
Walk 5: Today we are on the so-called ‘Eastern Flank’ walking the ground which was the scene of heavy fighting in June 1944. This afternoon join us on an optional tour to Merville Battery where we ;look at the attack here by 9th Battalion Parachute Regiment on D-Day. B
Return home. (B)
Included Meals: B=Breakfast
Walking the Battlefields
Leger's popular guided battlefield walking tours created by head guide, Paul Reed, are a great way to get close to ground and experience the ‘lay of the land’ as well as visiting the memorials and cemeteries along the way. Led by their expert guides, the walks are two to four hours long, with plenty of stops along the way where you will hear stories of valour and sacrifices made and see at first-hand what the combatants faced. They are suitable for anyone with a basic level of fitness
Silver Service Coach Departure Dates and Prices 2019/20
To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code
July 15 - 2019
July 13 - 2020
All prices shown are per person based on two sharing a room, unless otherwise stated. Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest at extra cost; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £115. Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on its website