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Eighty years after the Normandy Landings, experience the war’s seminal events with historians Paul Beaver, Stephen Fisher and Clive Harris

It is 80 years since Operation Neptune - the largest seaborne invasion in history - which helped to change the fate of the Second World War.

With just a few survivors remaining from what became known as D-Day, it has never been more important to understand its significance.

This exclusive six-day tour takes in three pivotal periods of the war, starting off on the home front as historian, Paul Beaver, joins the group to explore key Battle of Britain and London Blitz sites. From there it is over to Dunkirk where you will explore the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial and Dunkirk War Museum as well as visit the key beaches where the British Expeditionary Force staged their dramatic withdrawal, rescued by the thousands of "Little Ships".

You will have dinner with author Clive Harris who will give talk and host a Q&A to understand more about the impact of their heroic rescue and the context for the subsequent invasion of Normandy. It is here where you head next with visits that include Pegasus Bridge, Juno and Sword Beach as well as following the fighting as it moved inland.

To make your trip even more special is the company of the renowned historian and author Stephen Fisher who will join for both a walk along key sites on Sword Beach as well as a talk and Q&A - an ideal climax to the trip that will unpack both the history and tales of heroism and sacrifice from the extraordinary generation of men and women who helped to shape the events of the Second World War

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Paul Beaver
Author and specialist historian
Paul Beaver is a broadcaster, author and specialist historian with a pilot’s logbook, which includes the Spitfire, Harvard and Mustang. He commentates on television and radio on aviation, aerospace and current military affairs.
Stephen Fisher
Author and Historian
Stephen Fisher is a historian and author specialising in 20th-century military history including his new book on the Sword Beach landings. Stephen has been involved in a number of projects which have shed new light on D-Day sites in the UK.

Price includes

  • Five nights' comfortable hotel accommodation in London, Dunkirk and Normandy with breakfast
  • Exclusive talk and Q&A with Paul Beaver on the Battle of Britain
  • Dinner, exclusive talk and Q&A with Clive Harris on the Battle for France 1940
  • Exclusive talk and Q&A on the Normandy Landings with Stephen Fisher
  • Guided walk with Stephen Fisher on Sword Beach
  • Eurostar St Pancras to Lille outbound Paris to St Pancras Inbound
  • Coach travel throughout
  • Transfers, full touring itinerary, entrance fees
  • Services of tour manager throughout
  • Signed copy of Sword Beach: The Untold Story of D-Day's Forgotten Victory by Stephen Fisher (subscribers only)

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From
Mon, Mon, Oct 7, 2024
To
Sat, Sat, Oct 12, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,889*

* From price is per person FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY, based on two people sharing a room, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £479. Deposit required. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. **Book for Telegraph subscribers only, one per booking, subject to availability. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not refl ect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded).To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer, visit telegraph.co.uk/tt-extra. Calls are made at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice in today's Personal Column or telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy.

From
Mon, Mon, Oct 7, 2024
To
Sat, Sat, Oct 12, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,889*

* From price is per person FOR ALL OTHER TRAVELLERS, based on two people sharing a room, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £479. Deposit required. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. **Book for Telegraph subscribers only, one per booking, subject to availability. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not refl ect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded).To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer, visit telegraph.co.uk/tt-extra. Calls are made at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice in today's Personal Column or telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Battle of Britain and the Blitz
    Biggin Hill, United Kingdom

    You will tour a number of key Battle of Britain sites today including the Biggin Hill Museum and the Battle of Britain Memorial followed by a short walk around Westminster to discover the last tangible reminders of the London Blitz and where the planning happened for D-Day. In the evening you will enjoy a talk and Q&A with historian and author Paul Beaver.

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    2
    The Miracle of Dunkirk
    Dunkirk, France

    Today you will take the Eurostar from St Pancras to Lille where you will travel by coach on to Dunkirk and visit the poignant beach where hundreds of civilian boats joined the 1940 evacuation of 198,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian troops. You will also visit the nearby Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery and Memorial before learning more about this incredible story at the excellent Dunkirk War Museum. Tonight you will have dinner with and hear a talk from author Clive Harris on the Battle for France in 1940 and the Dunkirk Operations.

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    3
    Airborne Operation and Pegasus Bridge
    Ranville, France

    You will travel by coach to Normandy where your three-night stay begins with a visit to Pegasus Bridge to study the Coup de Main Airborne Operation prior to the landings, before enjoying an evening at leisure at your Normandy Hotel.

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    4
    The D-Day Beaches
    Colleville-Montgomery, France

    Today will be spent studying the first 36 hours of the Normandy Landings by visiting a number of the beaches where British, Canadian and US Troops landed on the 6 June 1944. Your day starts with a walk along Sword Beach led by historian Stephen Fisher, the author of the newly released Sword Beach: The Untold Story of D-Day's Forgotten Victory.

    From there you will visit the British Normandy Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer, Juno Beach where the Canadian forces came ashore and Arromanches where the remains of the Mulberry Harbour are still visible today. Next, you head to Omaha Beach to learn of the US experience during the landings before ending at the American Cemetery and Memorial high above the beaches where each day concludes with a moving ceremony. This evening enjoy dinner with author and historian, Stephen Fisher.

  5. Day
    5
    The Battle for Normandy
    Bayeux, France

    Your final day will look closer at the fighting inland as the battle for Normandy continued, including a visit to the scene of Operation Goodwood where a concerted effort was made to break out through a corridor east of Caen, followed by the decisive Operation Cobra lead by the Americans and the subsequent Operation Bluecoat which saw the capture of the western edge of the Mont Picon Ridge. Fittingly, your day ends at Bayeux to visit the poignant British War Cemetery and Memorial.

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    Transfer home
    Paris, France

    Transfer to Paris for return rail travel to London by Eurostar.

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From
Mon, Mon, Oct 7, 2024
To
Sat, Sat, Oct 12, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,889*

* From price is per person FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY, based on two people sharing a room, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £479. Deposit required. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. **Book for Telegraph subscribers only, one per booking, subject to availability. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not refl ect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded).To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer, visit telegraph.co.uk/tt-extra. Calls are made at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice in today's Personal Column or telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy.

Biggin Hill (BQH)
From
Mon, Mon, Oct 7, 2024
To
Sat, Sat, Oct 12, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,889*

* From price is per person FOR ALL OTHER TRAVELLERS, based on two people sharing a room, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £479. Deposit required. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. **Book for Telegraph subscribers only, one per booking, subject to availability. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not refl ect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded).To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer, visit telegraph.co.uk/tt-extra. Calls are made at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice in today's Personal Column or telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy.

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