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Canadians in Normandy, led by Andy Johnson

6th - 12th September 2021

7 days from £1,495pp

Join us as we honour the bravery and sacrifice of Canadians who fought and died in Europe, understanding the vital role they played in Operation Jubilee and Operation Overlord – a pivotal turning point in the Second World War.
  • Accompanied by experienced battlefield guide, Andy Johnson
  • 6 nights in 4* hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Honour the fallen in a Private Service of Remembrance at Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery
  • Comprehensive tours focusing on D-Day, the advance and Battle of Caen, and the final days of the Battle of Normandy
  • Visit to Dieppe & the Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery
  • Visit to Bayeux’s Commonwealth War Cemetery & Memorial with free time in the city

Canadians in Normandy, led by Andy Johnson

Realising that Nazi Germany threatened the very existence of Western civilisation, Canada entered the Second World War on 10th September 1939. By the time the war in Europe was over, more than 45,000 Canadians had given their lives and another 55,000 had been wounded.

This special Remembrance Tour explores Canada’s great efforts in World War Two. There’s focus on the Dieppe Raid that proved to be the bloodiest single day for Canada’s military in the entire Second World War. Bomber Command and some of the efforts of the approximately 50,000 Canadians involved in operations over occupied Europe. Our tour looks at D-Day and the Allied Operation Neptune visiting Juno Beach where Canadian troops stormed German defences. Finally, the Normandy Campaign and the important role Canadian Regiments played in defeating the armies of the Nazi regime. With visits to museums, memorials, the sites of historic battles and Canadian War Cemeteries, this Remembrance Tour is an opportunity to honour the fallen, and recognise the courage and achievements of Canadians and Newfoundlanders that fought on European soil.

Your Accommodation

Mercure Port de Plaisance, Caen

★★★★
Overview

Mercure Port de Plaisance is ideally located overlooking the marina in the heart of Caen close to the city’s historic streets, which are lined with shops and restaurants.  Rated locally as four star, this popular hotel has 126 contemporary guest rooms over three floors served by a lift. There is 24-hour multilingual Reception service and complimentary WiFi throughout.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
The hotel serves a delicious buffet breakfast using regional ingredients and offers room service snacks during limited hours. With its large sofas and comfy armchairs ‘Le Between’, the hotel’s cosy bar, is the perfect play to enjoy a drink and splendid views of the marina. Other facilities include a 24-hour fitness room.
Room Facilities & Amenities
Contemporary and with simple, yet stylish, furnishings, the guest rooms at the Mercure port de Plaisance are well equipped offering all the facilities for a comfortable stay. Some rooms have views overlooking the lively marina, whilst others enjoy quiet views over the hotel’s terrace. All have either a double or twin beds and are available as a double/twin share or for sole use.

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Full bathroom with Italian rainfall shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryer
  • Ironing board & iron
  • Satellite TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini bar (paid)
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary WiFi