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Normandy D-Day Landings history school trip

Explore the D-Day landing beaches, battlefields, war memorials and plenty of other important historic sites to complement your classroom WWII learning.

  • Key stage 3
  • Year round
  • Evening entertainment

Experience the historical WWII D-Day Landings site in Normandy

A school trip to Normandy provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to get a first-hand understanding of WWII, in particular the magnitude of the Normandy landings. Bring your history lessons to life by exploring the battlefields, witnessing the poignant fields of poppies and crosses representing the thousands of lives lost at the many war memorials and through retracing the soldiers’ steps as you walk along the D-Day landing beaches. Due to the abundance of important historical sites in the region, we can work with you to really tailor an itinerary that will complement your classroom learning. We also ensure that there's time for students to unwind and have some fun and experience the French culture.

Cover everything from visiting the landing beaches to get a greater understanding of the strategic operations of WWII, learn how goat's cheese is made and spend a day of fun at a theme park. Get in touch today to receive a no-obligation quote from our educational travel experts.

We can tailor your itinerary to your unique learning requirements, please contact us for a bespoke quote.

Sample itinerary

This is just an example of one of our history tours, please contact our Normandy specialists to create a bespoke itinerary for your teaching objectives.

Day 1

  • Arrive
  • Centre orientation followed by dinner

Day 2

  • Bayeux town market
  • Arromanches town and 360° Cinema
  • D-Day Museum
  • Fun visit to see a working goats' cheese farm

 

Day 3

  • Normandy American Cemetery
  • Omaha Beach
  • Pointe du Hoc
  • Bowling

 

Day 4

  • Bayeux tapestry
  • Festyland theme park

 

Day 5

  • Shopping time
  • Depart
Bayeux Tapestry
Bayeux
Tank arromanches beach
Arromanches
Normandy american cemetery and memorial
WWII Cemeteries
Goats cheese farm
Goat's cheese farm
Omaha Beach monument
Omaha Beach
Festyland
Festyland Park
Pointe du Hoc
Pointe du Hoc
Bayeux Tapestry

Bayeux

Famous as the home of the 70 metre-long Bayeux Tapestry, the medieval town is also home to the largest British military cemetery in France, making it a key destination for groups studying the history of conflict.

Tank arromanches beach

Arromanches

Arromanches is at the heart of the D-Day Landings. There are museums with vivid and emotive displays, including the famous 360° cinema with unreleased footage from war correspondents, filmed on D-Day. There is also the Musée du Débarquement in Arromanches Les Bains, built on the site of the Mulberry Harbour, with working models and film to explain this incredible technical feat.

Normandy american cemetery and memorial

WWII Cemeteries

There are many cemeteries in France which serve as poignant memorials to the fallen of WWII. Visits to these sites complement History tours and allow students to gain a greater understanding of the loss of life and the human effects of the war.

Goats cheese farm

Goat's cheese farm

Visit a local goat's cheese farm to meet the goats, find out how cheese is made and try some for yourself!

Omaha Beach monument

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach was the site of a landing on D-Day. Today the beautiful sandy beach has a great metallic memorial to commemorate the fallen soldiers.

Festyland

Festyland Park

Festyland is a brilliant theme park for all ages of students from the younger ones to the thrill-seekers. Although the park feels busy, you'll find that you never wait too long in queues for the rides.

Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc site upon a 100-foot cliff and overlooks the English Channel with stunning panoramic views. It was important during WWII as it was the highest vantage point between Omaha Beach to the east and Utah Beach to the west.

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Tank arromanches beach
Candy floss Normandy D day beach
Normandy American War Memorial
Omaha Beach monument
Girls on boulders Arromanches beach
Bayeux Tapestry
Point du Hoc
Normandy beach group shot
Student waving Normandy beach
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