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Memorials of World War II

featuring the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Landing
9 DAYS
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An unforgettable journey of discovery and remembrance awaits you as you travel between London, Normandy and Paris on the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. Explore London’s connections to World War II during a city tour focused on The Blitz. Cross the English Channel, retracing the parallel journey nearly 160,000 courageous Allied troops took on June 6th, 1944, as they set out to liberate Europe from the Nazis. Immerse yourself in the history of Normandy’s D-Day Landing Beaches and visit the Normandy American Cemetery. Visit Saint-Mère-Église, the first French town liberated from the Nazis and learn about the brave paratroopers who parachuted into Normandy on the night of June 5–6, 1944. Conclude your journey in Paris, the City of Light with a festive dinner cruise along the Seine River.

Your Tour Includes
  • 4 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 12 Meals
Included Highlights
  • London & Paris WWII-Focused City Tours
  • Portsmouth
  • The D-Day Story Museum
  • English Channel Crossing

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Your Tour at a Glance

Stay

9 Days

8 Nights


Meals

12 Meals

8 Breakfasts

4 Dinners


Activity

3 - Active

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Pre Night: Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton
From $210 per night

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton

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Portsmouth Marriott Hotel

Night 3

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Mercure Caen City Center-Port de Plaisance

Nights 4-6

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Renaissance La Defense

Nights 7-8

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Rating

60 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
4.6
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    5star
    It's hard to choose a favorite. The Peace Museum was excellent, the Airborne Museum was excellent, Point-du-Hoc was very cool (and windy :) ), the American Cemetery was beautiful and moving. All or our local guides were great.
    Michael Mckenzie
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    Beaches of Normandy, Windsor Castle and Churchill’s war rooms.
    James Drummond
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    Caen Peace Museum
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    5star
    Highlights would be: Touring Churchill Bunker Traveling the Eurostar train Touring the D-Day beaches, visit to the Normandy American Cemetery, visit to Reims, and then tour of Paris and all its history and beauty.
    Phyllis Powell
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    5star
    The Normandy beaches were the most memorable to me. Visualizing those young men and women coming ashore was educational and touching.
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    Hard to pick one but seeing the Churchill war rooms was extremely interesting.
    Floyd Kennedy
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    The history know by tour host was great. Added. A lot to trip. Would have liked to have done more in London. Underground?
    Larry Odell
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    5star
    Well planned, informative, enjoyable, emotional. Tour bus drivers= superior. Lourve Art Gallery guides= horrible Hotel bathtubs not easily used. Must= walk-in showers
    Jonell Hastings
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    5star
    Excellent trip start to finish
    Norma Lansing
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    All the historical sites.
    Paul Kutney
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    4star
    I thought the tour of the 82nd Airborn museum was the highlight of the activities. However, the included lunches and dinners were excellent as well.
    Keith Ervin
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    5star
    It was a great educational experience. I learned so much and the sites were amazing
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    4star
    Done well. Normany Beaches.
    John Rau
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    The tour was very informative and we saw great places.
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    The trip was to be a learning experience and it was, no wasted time on frivolous shopping. The cemetery at Omaha Beach was the most memorable experience.Was sad to see so many of the crosses belonging to the young Americans that died in that campaign to free so much of Europe.
    Marthel Valade
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    5star
    The American Memorial Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach. Sobering experience. So proud of how these 9,000 plus 1800 more are being honored. Beautiful grounds. The respect was visible everywhere. May they continue to rest in peace. Thank you for your service.
    Karolye Cunha
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    It was all and more than I expected. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful She made the trip
    Marlyn Dimmick
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    Sites were well chosen and meaningful. Our tour guide supplied many details and other information about the area and sites that really enhanced the experience.
    Samuel Stratton
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    Tour Manager made the trip smooth
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    Beaches, Churchill war rooms
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    Churchill's war rooms....
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    The cemetery at Omaha Beach and Pointe-Du-Hoc.
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    I liked the beaches as this is where my father landed.
    Donald Popp
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    5star
    Visiting the beaches of D-Day and the US Military Cemetery at Omaha Beach.
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    I enjoyed seeing the Churchill war rooms.
    Barbara Mixon
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    Seeing Omaha Beach put the landing in perspective.
    William Mixon
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    5star
    I enjoyed the whole tour and I guess seeing the town Ste Mere Eglise were my father parachuted in WWII.
    Billy Hood
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    5star
    Clean and organized. Located in the center of the city’s. Can walk to attractions and shopping.
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    The overall time at the beaches.
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    5star
    It was a trip my wife and I will never forget and we have traveled extensively.
    Theo Clark
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    5star
    I wanted to see the Normandy Beaches and I was impressed. I would go again with Collette. Hotels and provided meals were excellent.
    Darwin Moss
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    4star
    Mercure Hotels were not up to the 4 Star expectation that Collette advertises. They didn't supply shampoo, etc. and would not supply request for additional sheet or lightweight blanket instead of heavy comforter. Hotel Mercure Reims Cathedral had badly chipped paint and torn carpets....clearly less that would be expected in a 4 star hotel.
    Cheryle Stanley
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    5star
    Overall it was an excellent tour. We never had to worry about waiting in long lines or waiting for our transportation everything was waiting for us when we arrived at the different sites. Our tour manager, Mark Godin, was excellent and a major reason the tour was excellent.
    Mary Mcshane
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    The tour mgr. made the experience very memorable!
    Stewart
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    Mark Godin made the Tour interesting and kept us on pace to make sure we saw everything. In our opinion he went above to make himself available to everyone including the last day making sure early travelers had a breakfast to take with them and that transportation was on time. Never had to worry about luggage. London, Caen Reims were great.
    Ray Mcshane
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    5star
    There were many, many great moment. A few would be the D Day beaches and cemeteries. Just to be in those sacred places was awesome. Also, the place of surrender in The ins was significant and having dinner at the Eiffel tower was amazing. Viewing the lighted Eiffel Tower from theMountparnasse Tower was a beautiful sight.
    Richard Brennan
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    5star
    Most memorable: Visiting Normandy. London & Paris was fun, but had been to both before.
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    4star
    My fav experience had zero to do with the tour. I explained in French to French children on a field trip to the glider museum in Ste. Mere Eglise about my dad who was a gliderman on D-Day. Tour lacked a much-needed historian to answer Qs and give added info on the Normandy invasion. Tour Mgr only knew what he read on his sheet. For a spectacular tour as this, remembering D-Day, a historian was needed more than our expensive dinners and lunch. The Eiffel Tower dinner was excellent, but the champagne lunch on the same day was too much.
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    4star
    The American Military Cemetery affected me so much it just puts it into perspective, right in your face, so many men lost their lives and it hurts my heart what’s happening in America now
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    our guide Mark was informed and funny he made the vacation
    Russell Mc Garry
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    5star
    Super trip! It was such an emotional experience, and a great realization of events before us that helped shape our nation and world. Loved visiting the Normandy beaches, Eiffel Tower, streets of Paris, and enjoying the fabulous foods, wines, and champagnes.
    Jill Abbott
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    4star
    Reasons mentioned in the first answer to this survey. Also, my favorite memory is attending a Memorial Day service at the American Cemetery in Normandy. Our tour guide, Mark, rearranged our itinerary so we could be there. The Normandy beaches were incredible! Least favorite memory- The Churchill War Rooms. It was so crowded in there, we could not enjoy the exhibit. Every complained about that.
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    4star
    It was a very touching experience at all of the beaches. Would have been good to have guides to accompany us on the beaches to tell the stories.
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    5star
    Excellent tour guide and drivers
    Kay Candelora
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    The entire tour was outstanding!! My favorite memorable experience was touring Windsor Castle and also dinner at the Eiffel Tower
    Vinnie Curry Beckley
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    5star
    Tour of Windsor, Utah/Omaha Beaches, Eiffel Tower will always be in my memories.
    Joyce Smith
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    5star
    Everything was great! Thank you
    Sherry Hayes
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    5star
    Everything was awesome, the hotels, the arranged sites, all the planning, and our tour guide, Greg Hall.
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    5star
    I am not a history buff but my husband is and I went along for the trip. I enjoyed every minute of it! Hard to pin point any specific thing in terms of the trip. It was all wonderful!
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    5star
    The German cemetery, so sad.
    Sandra Pehl
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    5star
    Entire program. Organized for historical learning.
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  • Trip Rating:
    1star
    A moving experience. My most memorable moment was seeing the flowers strewn along the shoreline at Utah Beach.
    James Ryan
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    lots of local stops, with local flavor and culture.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Beach visits and the conference room where German surrender was signed.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Too much bus time. Guided excursions average at best
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Very poor transportation during this tour. The bus was very cold.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Getting to see the American graves.
    Gary Hill
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Our favorite experience was seeing the Eiffel Tower both in the daytime and at night. We enjoyed the Louvre. We were disappointed the we were unable to see the Memorial of Internment and Deportation.
    Daniel Hathaway
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Good hotels and provided dinners. Concept pf tour was followed. Outstanding tour guide who solved problems and dealt very well with tour members.
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    We didn't get everything promised.

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