The beaches of Normandy offer an impressive glimpse into one of the most infamous events of World War II, but the beauty of the area deserves recognition as well. Medieval towns give way to rolling green hills and cliffs plummeting to the crashing waves of the English Channel. Take a tour to learn more about the history of the area. Normandy is easily accessible from London by boat, rail, air and bus, and there are a number of companies that offer guided excursions from London.
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Door 2 Tour
Door 2 Tour offers a variety of tours from London to Normandy with themes such as art, history and nature. Tours last four to seven days by coach or seven to 10 days by boat. Take in sites such as Monet's Garden, Honfleur, Rouen, battlefields and landing beaches, Longuessur-Mer Gun Battery and more. Door 2 Tour offers various pickup locations throughout London and promises no more than five pickup stops once your tour has begun.
Door 2 Tour 14 New Hythe Lane Larkfield Kent ME20 6AB 44 0 845 956 9686 door2tour.com/normandy-coach-holidays.aspx
British Tours picks guests up directly from their hotel for this unique perspective tour of the beaches of Normandy. Fly over the beaches for a bomber's view of the Normandy invasion. The pilot will point out key battle fields and strategic positions with the help of charts before landing at Cherbourg Airport. Guests are then met at the airport for a driving tour of Normandy, visiting Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc cliffs. After lunch, stop at St. Mere Eglise, the first town to be liberated by the Allies, before boarding the plane back to England.
British Tours Ltd. 615 Linen Hall 162-168 Regent St. London W1B 5TE 44 0 207 038 0688 britishtours.com/normandy.html
D-Day Tours offers private, adjustable tours of the main D-Day sites in Normandy, including the landing beaches, museums and cemeteries. Tours are by private car with a trained guide with over 35 years of experience. Cars can accommodate up to six people. D-Day Tours can also arrange pickup or transportation to and from London.
9 Greens Keep Townside, Haddenham Buckinghamshire HP17 8BE England 44 0 184 429 0635 d-daytours.com/travel_from_the_uk.html
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