Arromanches, normandy school trip edventure travel, france

Duration: 3 Days

Highlights of Normandy

This school trip is essential for history students studying WWII. They will see numerous historical sights and where the D-Day landings took place. On 6th June 1944, the allies launched their invasion of Normandy which led to the liberation of France and Europe. The British landed at the Sword and Juno beaches while the Americans landed to the west of Arromanches at Omaha Beach and met the greatest resistance. The vast American cemetery at Omaha is a poignant reminder of the many lives that were lost. Students can explore some of the surviving German bunkers that lined the beaches and visit the many excellent museums along the coast.

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All about the Highlights of Normandy.

The Edventure Travel Package

All Edventure Travel trips and tours can be customised to your personal requirements, this sample tour is designed to give you inspiration for your own trip. When you are ready to start planning, get in touch and we can design a bespoke package tour for your group. We will always make clear what is included and excluded in your quotation.

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Your trip will be fully protected through our membership of the ABTOT and ABTA. Furthermore, Edventure Travel has its own ATOL licence ensuring that you have complete protection when taking a flight. Edventure Travel offers travel insurance that can be included in your trip to give you protection in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Customised for you

All tours are 100% customised to suit your group. We believe that every group should be treated individually, it’s your tour after all. If you want to add something that is not featured on our website just let us know and we will work with you to develop an itinerary to meet your needs.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Return Ferry/Eurotunnel Crossing
  • Executive Coach throughout
  • All travel when at your destination
  • Accommodation based on bed and breakfast with students in multi-bedded rooms
  • Teachers free of charge sharing twin rooms
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary unless otherwise stated
  • Travel Insurance
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Single Room Supplements
  • Personal Expenditure
  • Overseas departure taxes if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Full Time Tour Director
  • Activities not mentioned
  • Meals not mentioned
  1. Day 1 Depart the UK

    Travel from the UK to Dover or Folkestone and take a channel crossing to Calais. Then continue to Normandy and your hotel near the D-Day beaches.

     

  2. Day 2 D-Day Landings

    Visit the Pegasus Bridge Museum which celebrates the capture of the bridge by British Paratroopers in the early hours of D-Day.

    Later make your way to the excellent 20-minute film of the D-Day Landings at the Arromanches 360 degree cinema. Here you will also visit the D-Day museum.

    Lastly a visit to the German gun battery at Longues.

  3. Day 3 Caen and home

    Visit the memorial Museum at Caen in the morning and then make your return crossing to the UK from Calais.

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  1. Arromanches Normandy

    At the D Day Museum in Arromanches, your group will learn about the battle of Normandy. It is your school’s opportunity to discover how some 4,126 allied ships successfully achieved the greatest landings in history on the beaches of Normandy. 3D animated and 3D models as well as photos and films of archives help you to understand this exceptional work of the Battle of Normandy. Facing the Arromanches beach, you will discover the complete operation of the famous Winston artificial harbour from its conception until its exploitation after the landing of the allied troops on June 6, 1944. This artificial port made of 71 boxes, 500 meters of docks and 8 floating roadways is a unique work in the history of mankind. At Arromanches 360, your group can travel back in time and experience the Battle of Normandy as if they were really there. Presenting images collected from sources worldwide, the film takes you back to the events that occurred 70 years ago in just 20 minutes.

  2. Bayeux Normandy

    Bayeux is a popular destination for school groups to visit as it is best known for the Bayeux tapestry, made to commemorate events in the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The famed 68-metre Tapisserie de Bayeux, is on display in an 18th-century seminary. According to legend, the tapestry was made by the wife of William the Conqueror. Bayeux’s medieval centre contains cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and the towering, Norman-Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame. Your school could also visit the Jardin Botanique de Bayeux which is a botanical garden dating from 1864.

  3. Caen Memorial Museum Caen

    If your group is studying WW2 then visit this museum and war memorial in Caen, Normandy, which commemorates World War II and the Battle for Caen. The museum is generally dedicated to the history of violence and intensive outstanding conflicts during the twentieth century and mainly focuses on the fragility of peace. Its intention is to ”pay a tribute to the martyred city of the liberation” but also to tell ”what was the terrible story of the 20th century in a spirit of reconciliation”.

  4. Pegasus Bridge Museum Ranville

    When your group visits this museum, they will realise that it is a memorial to the 6th Airborne Division in the Normandy landings. The large garden contains the Pegasus Bridge, the replica of the Horsa glider and memorials to the men of Operation Deadstick. The Bénouville Bridge had been renamed Pegasus Bridge on 26 June 1944 in honour of being the first objective taken by the airborne troops in the Normandy campaign. In 1993 the Bridge over the Caen Canal was removed and replaced by a new structure. The original Pegasus Bridge was placed on waste ground close to its original position and became the focal-point for the new museum, Memorial Pegasus, which was opened on 4 June 2000 by the Prince of Wales. The museum building exhibits artifacts, exhibitions and personal objects related to the 6th Airborne Division.

  5. Longues Gun Battery Normandy

    Students will discover that the Longues Gun Battery is the only one in Normandy to retain all its original guns in situ and was listed an historical monument in October 2001. It remains in a good state of conservation. It was situated between the landing beaches of Omaha and Gold and shelled both beaches on D-Day, the 6 June 1944. The battery is situated on a 60m cliff overlooking the sea and formed a part of Germany’s Atlantic Wall coastal fortifications. On the evening of 5th/6th June 1944 the battery was attacked by bombers but little damage was inflicted on the casemates but it was captured on June 7 and played no further part in the Normandy campaign.

  6. American Cemetery Ranville

    Your students cannot fail to be moved by the enormity of the human loss that happened during WW2 by the Americans. The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial honours many American troops who died in Europe during the conflict. It is located on the site of the former temporary battlefield cemetery of Saint Laurent and covers 172.5 acres and contains 9,388 burials. A memorial in the cemetery includes maps and details of the Normandy landings and military operations that followed. At the memorial’s centre is a bronze statue called ‘Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves’. There is also a visitor centre at the cemetery, relating the global significance and meaning of Operation Overlord.

  7. Atlantic Wall Museum, Osten Ostend

    The Atlantic Wall Open Air Museum is a military museum near Ostend in Belgium which preserves fortifications of the Atlantic Wall dating to the First and Second World Wars. Your school will see the 60 bunkers and two miles of trenches which are among the best preserved sections of the defensive line in Europe. The majority of the preserved bunkers and trenches at the site date to the construction of the Atlantic Wall during the second German occupation during World War II. Numerous bunkers, gun emplacements and trenches were built on the site, including the well preserved ‘Saltzwedel neu’ Battery. Several of the fortifications have been renovated to their wartime condition and the museum also displays uniforms and equipment used by the garrison.

  8. La Coupole Rocket Site Helfaut

    La Coupole is a Second World War bunker complex in northern France which was built by the forces of Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1944 to serve as a launch base for V-2 rockets directed against London and southern England. Constructed in the side of a disused chalk quarry, your students will see the prominent and immense concrete dome. It was built above a network of tunnels housing storage areas, launch facilities and crew quarters and was designed to store a large stockpile of V-2s, warheads and fuel. The intent was intended to launch V-2s on an industrial scale and dozens of missiles a day were to be fuelled, prepared and launched in rapid sequence against London and southern England. The complex remained derelict until 1997, when it opened to the public as a museum. Exhibits in the tunnels and under the dome tell the story of the German occupation of France during World War II, the V-weapons and the history of space exploration.

  9. Theipval Memorial Authuille

    Theipval Memorial is the largest Commonwealth memorial to the missing in the world and is situated on the high ground overlooking the Ancre River in France. It towers over 45 metres in height and dominates the landscape for miles around.  Students will discover that this memorial commemorates more than 72,000 British and South African men who died in the Somme, mainly in the 1916 offensive, and have no known grave. Your group will learn that this area saw some of the heaviest fighting of the First World War.

  1. Self-development

    This trip offers students the opportunity to develop their independence and self-confidence by putting themselves into a new environment.

  2. Enthusiasm

    This trip can help develop a student’s motivation for the subject and inspire them when back in the classroom due to personal experience.

  3. Knowledge and Perspective

    Personal experience and close interactions with these locations can help students understand the subject and put it into perspective.

  4. Pupil Engagement

    A trip can make a students engage with a subject and become more positive about a subject.

  5. Hands-on Learning

    Educating through a school trip can create a better understanding of a subject with hands-on learning. Students are engaged, enthusiastic and observant.

  6. History

    This tour is great for history students, giving them an insight into the events that took place and a sense of what it was like during this period in history.

  7. WW1

    This tour focuses on World War 1 events and goes to key historical sights.

  8. WW2

    Explore the impact of World War 2 and how events shaped the landscape.

  9. Languages

    Students can practise their language skills when exploring this fascinating country.

  10. Religion

    This tour provides and insight into the religious beliefs of the country and explores their values and principles.

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All our accommodation is provided through tried and tested suppliers that work well with different types of groups, including schools, colleges and social groups. We work with our agents in each country to provide the best accommodation suited to your group. This can depend on the time of year that you travel, your group size and type, the cities that you will travel to, accessibility and price. We will always discuss with you what your preferences are and give examples of the accommodation that we can offer.