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Anniversary of D Day and British Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer, led by John Hamill

4th - 9th June 2021

6 days from £1,495pp

Join us as we honour the bravery and sacrifice of Allied forces on the anniversary of D-Day, and visit the newly opened British Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer designed as a focal point for reflection and to remember those who lost their lives.
  • Accompanied by experienced battlefield guide, John Hamill
  • 5 nights’ accommodation on in the 4-star Mercure Omaha Beach a dinner, bed and breakfast basis
  • Honour the fallen in a special Anniversary of D-Day Act of Remembrance at Bayeux Cemetery 
  • Visit to the newly opened British Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer
  • Learn the story of Stan Hollis – recipient of the only Victoria Cross awarded for bravery on D- Day
  • Visits to the landing beaches, Pegasus Bridge and Commonwealth War Grave Cemeteries

Anniversary of D Day and British Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer, led by John Hamill

D-Day, 6 June 1944, has gone down in the archives of history as the greatest of all air and seaborne invasions. After four years of Nazi occupation, Operation Overlord launched the Allies’ offensive to liberate France on the fiercely defended beaches of Normandy – Sword, Gold, Juno, Omaha and Utah. This extraordinary event, which was undoubtedly pivotal as a turning point in the Second World War, is the focus of this special Anniversary Remembrance Tour. Visits to the beaches and museums give greater understanding of the Battle of Normandy, and memorials and cemeteries are heart breaking testament to the scale of the losses. During special Acts of Remembrance and at the newly opened British Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer, you have the opportunity to reflect and remember those who never came home.

Your Accommodation

Mercure Omaha Beach Hotel

★★★★
Overview
Ideally located in the heart of Normandy and close to the D-Day beaches, the Mercure Omaha Beach Hotel, which is situated on a 36-hole golf course, offers a haven of peace and tranquility. Set in extensively landscaped grounds, this welcoming hotel is rated locally as 4-star. It has just 70 well-appointed, stylish rooms set over two floors and served by a lift.
Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Buffet breakfast is served in the hotel’s L’Albatros restaurant, which offers panoramic views over the golf course. In the evening, the restaurant offers a Normandy inspired menu and specialises in seafood brought directly from Port en Bessin. The hotel’s bar lounge with its soft lighting and billiards table is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day. Leisure facilities include a sauna, fitness room, steam bath and massage treatments, whilst outdoors you’ll find tennis courts, a petanque court and lovely swimming pool.
Room Facilities & Amenities

The hotel’s spacious, air-conditioned rooms have either a comfortable double bed or twin beds with hypoallergenic pillows. Simply yet tastefully furnished, they are available as a double/twin share or for sole use.

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Full bathroom with complimentary toiletries and hair dryer
  • Safe deposit box
  • Desk with direct-dial telephone
  • Flat screen TV with satellite channels
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary WiFi