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5-Day Normandy Walking Tour

5-Day Normandy Walking Tour

5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$2,060 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • France Region
    Normandy
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    40 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2809
5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$2,060 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • France Region
    Normandy
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    40 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2809
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast and 2 dinnersInclusionInclusion Luggage transfersInclusionInclusion Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, itinerary and cue sheetsInclusionInclusion Technical and emergency support available at all times

Summary

Delve into history during this memorable, 5-day walking tour of the Normandy region, known for the D-Day Allied invasion in 1944. Your walking tour wills tart in Caen where you can visit the WWII Peace Memorial. Explore other important landmarks and sites in Merville, Arromanches and Bayeux during your walking tour.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Caen
Arrival in Caen - the main city of the region and home of the WWII Peace Memorial. Check in to your hotel and then free time of your own choosing. A museum visit of the Caen Memorial is a highly informative and complete start of your tour. Orientation by phone in the evening and dinner on your own.

Day 2, Normandy Tour from Caen (10 mi or 16 km)
After breakfast, a taxi will transfer you to the Battery Museum of Merville in the Calvados area, from where you follow a part of a local GR (Grand Randonnée/Long Distance trail) along the Orne River. During this walk you will, at several places, have a view on the sea of Sword Beach. The trail brings you via the fauna and flora of the Orne river estuary to the Benouville Bridge, renamed Pegasus Bridge where you can visit the Pegasus Memorial and museum, dedicated to the first liberators who arrived in Normandy on the night of 5th/6th June 1944. The west bank of the canal will bring you to Ouistreham where, on Riva Bella you will have an overview on the landing area of Sword Beach. Here you can visit the Atlantic Wall Museum, a former German headquarters. The Belvedere has an interesting orientation table and in front of the casino you can visit the Landing museum. Return to the hotel by taxi transfer.

Day 3, Arromanches & Normandy Beaches (9 mi or 15 km)
Today starts at an interesting point about 500 m east from Arromanches-les-Bains. On the descent to Arromanches, you walk past Arromanches 360, a circular theatre where The Price of Freedom is shown on nine screens. In the D-Day Landing Museum in Arromanches you learn about the construction and operation of the artificial harbors assembled in front of Arromanches on the days following D-Day. After a short walk along the cliffs we take some country lanes to pick up the trail to the Longues sur Mer battery site in front of Omaha and Gold Beach. More country road lanes bring you to Port-en Bessin. As soon as you walk in the town, the shipyard and trawlers of the fishing fleet will tell you that you are in important fishing harbor. After a taxi transfer to Bayeux, you may take the opportunity to visit one of the many points of interest of this town of art. The Bayeux Tapestry –70 m long and 50 cm high, completed in the 11th century-is unique in the world. Other visits include the recently re-opened Musée de la Bataille de Normandy and Mémorial du Général de Gaulle. Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 4, Walk Around Bayeux (7 mi or 12 km)
Colleville-sur-Mer, a nice quiet village will be our point of departure of today. A nice walk brings you to the see where you have a superb overview of Omaha Beach. You walk along the vacation resort and reach, after an uphill through a former battery site, the US Military Cemetery. You can visit the cemetery (172.5 acres), the chapel and the memorial dedicated to the youth of America. There is also a viewpoint which overlooks Omaha Beach. The GR brings you up to the coastline where you can walk on the beach (part of Omaha Beach) until les Moulins. Here again you have to follow the trail until the Omaha viewpont and museum of Vierville-sur-Mer. Return to Bayeux and your hotel, dinner and breakfast included.

Day 5, Departure Day
You can take your time getting started in the morning to have breakfast and depart at your leisure. Trains from Bayeux to Caen and Paris possible.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 2 dinners included (no dinner included with the Upgraded package)
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

Exclusions

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Important Notes

  • Price based on double occupancy.
  • Please note that rates may vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.

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