Cherbourg (Normandy), France
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Approximately 8 Hours
Meals not included
Board a motorcoach and head to Arromanches -- a modest seaside resort that owes its fame to the fantastic Mulberry Operation, which was an integral part of the Allied Landing in Europe in June of 1944. This artificial port was one of the most extraordinary industrial and maritime achievements of the whole war. See the remains of this artificial port which enabled allied forces to land in France.
Enjoy a guided visit to the Landing Museum, depicting with models and films the whole landing operation.
You will have time to purchase lunch (at your own expense).
A drive to Colleville Saint Laurent brings you to the American Cemetery. Here, more than 9,000 marble crosses stand aligned at an impressive site overlooking Omaha Beach. A memorial, inscribed with a map of the operation and preceded by a reflecting pool, stands in the central alley surrounded by trees. It is a somber place of gratitude and remembrance.
Return to Cherbourg and the ship.
Lunch is not included. You will have time to purchase lunch at your own expense during the tour. The drive from the pier to Arromanches is approximately two hours.