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Enjoy a memorable 4 Day Break to Normandy's dramatic coastline including the evocative World War II landing beaches, The German 'Atlantikwall', one of the last major defense lines of this century, one of the last major defense lines of this century.
A "Big Thank You" to the team at Scenic Car Tours for a most enjoyable WW1 Battlefields Tour. The tour was well planned and there were no hitches with any part of it and we all thought that the Novotel in Ypres was a really good choice. It has a large underground car park which is ideal for the type of vehicles on the tour, while its central location made it ideal for going to the Menin Gate to listen to the "Last Post", and also for visiting the Flanders Museum. On the Friday we took the coast road to Ostend and spent most of the afternoon visiting and walking the "Atlantic Wall" to observe the German fortifications and defences, a remarkable site. Saturday we visited Messines ridge where our grandfather lost his life on July 27th 1917. We also went to Hill 62 to see the trenches, as well visiting the New Zealand, Irish and Sikh war memorials. Our last visit of the day was Tyne Cot Cemetry, a really sobering site, with 70% of the grave headstones having no name, just "A Soldier known only to God". Saturday evening we went to the 8.00pm "Last Post" ceremony, a really moving experience. Sunday morning we walked round the walls of Ypres and visited a beautiful small war graves cemetry in the town. Sunday afternoon we drove to the small cemetry just outside Ypres where our grandfather is buried. (He passed away on July 27th 1917 after being injured in the third battle of Ypres). Our late father never had the opportunity to visit the grave, so it was wonderful that at long last his blood relatives (Philip and myself) finally in the 100th Anniversary Year achieved this. Monday morning after breakfast the Novotel upon our checking out allowed us to leave the cars in their underground car park so that we could visit the wonderful Flanders Museum in the central square. To sum up a really enjoyable and at sometimes emotional tour, well planned with a good hotel. We would like to make this trip again in 2018, so that the closure of this terrible event can be marked? My best regards, and thanks for making such a trip possible. David Allman
The German 'Atlantikwall', one of the last major defense lines of this century was built by the German occupation forces in the period 1941-1944 along the coasts of France, the Channel Islands, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Norway and Denmark. During this period a total of 14.000 heavy, concrete bunkers were built.
WWII Attractions - Some of the most popular museums and memorials include; Pegasus Bridge, the Grand Bunker Museum in Ouistreham, the Mémorial de Cae,Utah Beach
D-Day Museum, Merville Gun Battery Museum, The Airborne Museum, Ste-Mere Eglise and the Arromanches 360 degree Cinema to mention just a few.
If possible, start with the Mémorial de Caen, a visit here will give you an overview of World War II and the part the Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches played. Housed in a modern purpose-built structure on the outskirts of Caen, the huge exhibition takes you from 1918 and the damaged peace through World War II and on to 1989 and the fall of the Berlin Wall. the museum is very well laid out so you can take it in sections, spending as much time as you want in each part.
4 Day, 3 Night Driving Tours
From £429.00 Per Person
4 Days, 3 Nights from £329.00
Return Ferry Crossing
3 Nights Hotel in Ypres
Parking & Meals as per the Itinerary
Normandy & D-Day Attractions
8 Days, 7 Nights from £1149.00
Return Ferry Crossings
3 Nights Normandy & 4 Nights Brittany
Parking & Meals as per the Itinerary
• Return P&O Ferry Crossing from Dover to Calais
(other crossings available on request)
• 1 Night at Mercure Dieppe La Presidence
• 2 Nights at Mercure Hotel, Honfleur
• Welcome Dinner on the First Evening
• Buffet breakfast each morning
• Detailed Road Book featuring; WWII Landing Beaches
& Museum Information, Maps & Local Attractions
• Commemorative Tour Rally Plate
• Complimentary Car Parking at the Hotels (Charges may apply)
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