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75th ANNIVERSARY D-DAY & NORMANDY BATTLEFIELD TOUR 2019

3rd – 11th June 2019

Quality and Personalised Aviators, Aviation Photographers, Aviation Historians & Enthusiasts Tour

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ALL OUR EUROPEAN TOURS IN 2019 CAN BE LINKED TOGETHER AS ONE OUTSTANDING AVIATION TOUR OR OPT IN OR OUT TO SUIT YOUR PERSONAL TRAVEL NEEDS. Link them all together for less than $10K. GREAT VALUE for quality, small group touring.

Our Tours are designed for small groups with the highest level of quality and personalised service.

All flights are based on your personal travel requirements, you are not locked in to Economy Class travel.

Following this tour we have designed our tour program to allow you to join us in Germany on the amazing 70th Anniversary Berlin Airlift & Sinsheim and Speyer Museum Tour. The Museums have over 200 aircraft on display. Our tours are designed for travel at a level to suit all ages.

Land Content OnlyTwin Share: $3,076
+ Single Supplement: $1,163

2019 sees the 75th Anniversary of the most important event that took place in the 20th Century: the D-Day Landings in June 1944.

 

    Among the places we visit in Paris and Normandy are:

• Musee Air et Espace, Le Bourget
• Merville:The Merville Battery Museum
• Benouville: Pegasus Bridge
• Ouistreham: Museum of the Atlantic Wall
• Caen Normandy Memorial and Museum
• Arromanches:360 Museum
• The Landing Museum
• Port En Bessin: Musee des Epaves Sous Marines du Deparquement
• Sainte Mere Eglise: Musee des Troupes Aeroportees
• 75th Anniversary of D-Day Airshow, Caen
• Arrival of the Daks at Caen Carpiquet airfield
• Mass Para Drop

Description

This very special tour attends the 75th Anniversary of the D Day Landing which will feature the largest gathering of C-47/DC-3s since the Second World War – nearly 30 at the present time! During 8 days in Normandy we will attend both Open Days at Caen Carpiquet airfield – with an optional flight in one of the Dakotas! – and visit various famous battle sites. The 75th Anniversary of D-Day will be the last official commemoration and will be attended by royalty, presidents and prime ministers.

 

    BOOK NOW ….

Accommodation in Normandy at this time is limited, to save disappointment important to book your tour before 1st Jan 2019.

This promises to be a a rare event for both aviation – and non-aviation – enthusiasts alike!

Tour commences June 3, 2019

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To request a place on a Global Aviation Tour, please complete and submit the following booking form. Your request will be acknowledged by our tours manager and payment options will be provided. If you have any questions with regard to booking please call (03) 9827 8800.

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Tour Itinerary: 75th ANNIVERSARY D-DAY & NORMANDY BATTLEFIELD TOUR 2019

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DAY 1: Monday 3rd June

Travel to Paris.

Book your early bird flights with us to save $$$, we can look after your other travel and accommodation requirements.

After the usual arrival procedures please transfer to the Oceania Paris Roissy CDG Hotel on their complimentary coach service.

In the reception area please meet your Global Aviation Tour Manager and check-in to your room. You stay one night on a bed and breakfast basis.

A get together for everyone to meet will be held this evening.


DAY 2: Tuesday 4th June

At 09:30 we transfer by private coach the few miles to one of the greatest collections of aircraft anywhere in the world: the Musee Air Espac at Le Bourget Airport.
At 14:00 we set off for the small town of Lisieux in Normandy,on arrival we check in to the Comfort Hotel Cathedrale Lisieux situated in the town centre where we stay 6 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.


DAY 3: Wednesday 5th June

At 09:00 we depart for Benouville/St-Aubin-d’Arquenay, site of the famous glider landings at Pegasus Bridge.
We spend the afternoon at Caen Carpiquet airfield: the armada of Daks are scheduled to arrive from Duxford between 16:30 – 17:00. We plan to be on the airfield to take our photographs; if not, then we will park up on final approach to the landing runway.

At 19:00 we watch the scheduled mass parachute drop!


DAY 4: Thursday 6th June

Today is a rest day for the Daks/DC3’s and their air and ground crews, so departing our hotel at 09:00 we first visit Arromanches and the 360 Museum: not your usual ‘museum’, this is a cinema unique in Normandy, and one of only a handful like it in Europe, with views of 360˚ – you stand in the middle and watch the film unfold all around you on 9 huge screens arranged in a circle.
After lunch we go to ‘Gold’ beach, one of the British invasion beaches, and the site of one of the two Mulberry Harbours. We also visit The Landing Museum.


DAY 5 & 6: Friday 7th June & Saturday 8th June

These 2 days are ‘public access’ days to Carpiquet airfield to see all the aircraft and the scores of assembled veteran military vehicles.
On one of the days we will have our optional pleasure flight over Normandy.

We will visit the small coastal town of Ouistreham and the incredible Museum of the Atlantic Wall – the Grand Bunker which is located just a stone’s throw from Sword Beach and inside the old German headquarters which was in charge of the gun batteries covering the entrance of the River Orne and the vital canal. The 52ft high concrete tower has been fully restored to how it was on the morning of the 6th June 1944.
Then to a primary objective of D-Day: a redoubtable part of the German army’s defences, the Merville gun battery.
Onwards, to Caen: to the Normandy Memorial whose exhibition space deals exclusively with the invasion of Normandy


DAY 7: Sunday 9th June

This morning we drive west across Normandy to the pretty little town of Sainte Mere Eglise. It was here, on the morning of 6th June 1944, that mixed units of the US 82nd Airborne and 101st Airborne Divisions occupied the town in Operation Boston, giving it the claim to be one of the first towns to be liberated in the invasion.
It is time to relax and explore the village, taking the opportunity for lunch at one of the many beautiful cafes.

Next stop is the American invasion beach “Utah” where; at the Utah Beach D-Day Museum is an original B-26 Martin Marauder bomber, one of only 6 known examples.

Our final visit of the day is to the Musée des Epaves in Port-en-Bessin which is a unique and amazing array of American tanks and armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs), and other items recovered from the seabed off the American’s ‘Omaha’ beach.


DAY 8: Monday 10th June

We spend the morning/early afternoon at Caen Carpiquet airfield: it’s departure day for the fleet of Dakotas as they head off for Wiesbaden in Germany.
At 14:00 we return to Paris, arriving at the 3* Hotel Magellan situated in the residential 17th arrondissement and a 15-minutes pleasant stroll from the Arc de Triomphe.


DAY 9: Tuesday 11th June

This morning we depart for Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home or to another interesting destination.

Whilst waiting for our luggage we bid each “au revoir” – until we meet again!

Booking Request Form

To request a place on a Global Aviation Tour, please complete and submit the following booking form. Your request will be acknowledged by our tours manager and payment options will be provided. If you have any questions with regard to booking please call (03) 9827 8800.

IMPORTANT: Please complete all sections clearly ensuring accuracy of names and passport information. If we have to re-issue travel documentation as a result of a booking form error, change and amendment fee(s) will be charged.

* Indicates a required field

Booking Form

Tour Details

Contact Details

We can provide quotes for airfares and any pre and post accommodation or other personal travel. We can link it in one package that provides you with the best travel experience.

Passenger and Security Details

You must enter the passenger names exactly as they appear on the passports. Please ensure the information you provide corresponds with the passenger(s) named. This information is required by the airlines and authorities when they process our requests. It is therefore essential that you provide this information clearly and legibly.

Passenger Details

Passenger Details

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Maximum upload size: 5MB
Please scan or take a photo of your passport to upload upon booking your tour. Accepted file types: JPG, PNG, PDF

Accommodation Details

Please indicate your accommodation requirements below:

Special Requests

For example: Impaired Movement, diet (special flight meals cannot be guaranteed, subject to availability) etc. Please do not request the standard features of your accommodation. Rooms for which supplements are payable should be requested at the time of booking.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is compulsory for our tours, please contact us to obtain a quote if you do not have travel insurance. If you have travel insurance please provide us with the name of your insurance company, policy number and their 24 hour contact:

Next of Kin Details

Only to be contacted by Global Aviation Tours in the event of an Emergency.

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