Evansville Wartime Museum presents…
featuring the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landing
July 31 – August 9, 2019
10 Days ● 12 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
Book By Dec 01, 2018 & Save $200 Per Person
$5,299; Double $5,099*
$6,299 Single $6,099
For bookings made after Dec 01, 2018 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from EVV
Alternate gateways are available upon request
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Collette’s Flagship: Collette’s tours open the door to a world of amazing destinations. Marvel at must-see sights, sample regional cuisine, stay in centrally located hotels and connect with new and captivating cultures. These itineraries offer an inspiring and easy way to experience the world, where an expert guide takes care of all the details.
- Whisk away from London to Paris on board the high-speed Eurostar Train.
- Spend 3 nights in the Normandy region.
- Visit Reims, where the WWII treaty signing took place.
- Experience the Memorial Peace Museum that vividly documents the causes and consequences of WWII.
- Take a journey back in history to Normandy’s landing beaches.
- Revel in an exclusive dinner inside the Eiffel Tower.
- Raise a glass during lunch in the Champagne region of France.
- Experience the cuisine of London’s Borough Market.
Highlights: London & Paris WWII Themed City Tours, Churchill War Rooms, Eurostar Train, Pegasus Bridge, Caen, Arromanche-les-Baines, Juno Beach, Sword Beach, Bayeux Cemetery & Memorial, Caen Memorial Peace Museum, Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Airborne Museum, Memorial of Internment and Deportation, Reims, Musée de la Reddition, Eiffel Tower Dinner
Day 1: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Overnight Flight An unforgettable journey of discovery and remembrance awaits you on a sojourn to Northern France on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
Day 2: Thursday, August 1, 2019 London, England - Tour Begins Welcome to London! Discover the city’s rich historical relationship with World War II. This evening dine amongst history as you meet your fellow travelers for dinner in the iconic Borough Market. (D)
Day 3: Friday, August 2, 2019 London Uncover London’s myriad connections to WWII on an expert-guided walk. In Westminster, see iconic London sights including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, and Parliament. Then, go underground to the place history was made: the Churchill War Rooms. Navigate a labyrinth of corridors hidden under the streets of Westminster that sheltered Winston Churchill and his war cabinet from the bombing raids while they planned for victory. This afternoon you may take an optional excursion to Windsor Castle: originally built to guard the city of London, and the home of kings and queens for nine centuries, Windsor Castle was also used as a secret refuge for the royal family during WWII. (B)
Day 4: Saturday, August 3, 2019 London - Paris, France - Caen Whisk away from London to Paris on board the high-speed Eurostar train. Arrive in Paris and embark on a drive that delivers you to Normandy by way of the French countryside. Stop at Pegasus Bridge, featured in The Longest Day. This vital structure across the Caen Canal was captured by the heroic British 6th Airborne Division in the opening hours of the invasion, making it the most famous mission of Britain’s airborne division. (B, D)
Day 5: Sunday, August 4, 2019 Caen - D-Day Landing Sites - Caen Immerse yourself in the history of Normandy’s beaches – the site of the largest amphibious invasion in history. Visit Juno and Sword Beach, where Canadian and British soldiers sacrificed their lives among a deluge of air attacks, naval bombardments, and land offenses. Continue on to Arromanche-les-Bains to view the Mulberry Harbor, one of the greatest engineering feats of WWII and a massive coup for the Allies. Visit the Bayeux Cemetery and Memorial – the largest WWII cemetery of Commonwealth soldiers in France. Pay respect to the 1,800 men of the Commonwealth land forces that perished and have no known grave. Next, explore the Memorial de Caen (Peace Museum) dedicated to providing a comprehensive history of the D-Day landings and Europe’s post-war transition. (B)
Day 6: Monday, August 5, 2019 Caen - D-Day Landing Sites - Caen Set out for the Normandy American Cemetery and visit the cemetery grounds, the memorial, and the visitor’s center. Visit two U.S. landing zones of the invasion of Normandy: Omaha Beach and this afternoon, Utah Beach. Discover Pointe du Hoc, a strategic German battery that defended Utah and Omaha beaches from the Allied invasion, where craters from cataclysmic bombings occupy the landscape to this day. At the Airborne Museum, learn the unique history of paratroopers in the city of Saint-Mère-Église. (B)
Day 7: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Caen - Reims On a meditative drive to Reims, stop in Compiegne and the Memorial of Internment and Deportation, dedicated to the 40,000 people deported to German camps. Later, arrive in Reims, the city where the World War II treaty was signed. Enjoy some free time, and consider a visit to the Square des Victimes de la Gestapo. (B)
Day 8: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Reims - Paris Before departing Reims, stop at Musée de la Reddition, the former schoolhouse where German officers signed a declaration of unconditional surrender. Afterward, an elevated dining experience highlights the region’s reputation for great cuisine and champagne. Raise a glass to Reims before arriving in Paris. Spend the afternoon at leisure and discover for yourself why this is truly one of the world’s great cities. (B, L)
Day 9: Thursday, August 8, 2019 Paris On the streets of Paris this morning, a local expert leads you on a walk through time on a WWII-themed tour of the city. From the Vel d’Hiv, Hôtel de Ville, Grand Palais, Invalides, Ecole Militaire, Panthéon, Luxembourg Gardens and Saint-Germaine-des-Prés, see the sites that tell the story of the liberation of Paris and what life was like under German occupation. This afternoon you may join an optional tour of the Louvre, or spend the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, bid farewell to Paris during an incredible meal inside one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, the Eiffel Tower. (B, D)
Day 10: Friday, August 9, 2019 Paris - Tour Ends Your tour comes to a close today. (B)
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2, 3 Grange City Hotel, London
Days 4 – 6 Mercure Caen City Center-Port de Plaisance, Caen
Day 7 Hotel Mercure Reims Cathedral, Reims
Days 8, 9 Le Meridien Etoile, Paris
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
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