On June 6, 1944, otherwise known as D-Day, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and gained a foothold in the fight against Nazi Germany. On this WWII D-day Landing Beaches & Battle of Normandy tour, you'll visit some of the beaches where the battles took place as well as some of the museums and cemeteries that are a tribute to the Allied forces.
Joe Satrom has been involved in the travel industry in some capacity for three decades. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University. He served as North Dakota Tourism Director in the 1970s and was on the National Board of Travel Industry of America and the Old West Regional Commission. He also was awarded the state's highest tourism honor, the Greater North Dakota Association's Tourism Award. He served as the Friendship Force Chairperson for North Dakota and organized the first exchange visit between Bismarck and Hamburg, Germany. Joe currently serves on a policy committee for the National Tourism Association. He served as the first Chairman of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. He served as TRMF Chairman a second time and retired from the board in 2006. He was a delegate to a White House Conference on Tourism. Joe is a member of the Board of Directors of Satrom Travel & Tour.
Photo was taken in Norway.
Depart the United States.
Welcome to Paris! Tonight you will enjoy a Welcome Dinner to start off your tour.
A tour of the beautiful city of Paris is included today.
Explore the exciting city of Paris at your leisure today.
At 8 a.m., leave Paris and enjoy a pleasant drive to Caen. Here, visit the Memorial Museum For Peace with its exhibits, films, and gardens. Next is Arromanches, where you will watch the movie at the Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. Also see the remains of the Mulberry Harbor in the bay, a temporary harbor built by the Allies to quickly offload men and cargo onto the beaches during the invasion of Normandy. Continue to Arromanches-les-Bains and visit the D-Day Museum, and to Longues-sur-Mer to see the German artillery bunkers. Return to Caen.
In Sainte-Mère-Église, visit the Airborne Museum next to the church, where John Steele's parachute got caught in one of the steeples, as filmed in the movie "The Longest Day." Next is Utah Beach, to see the Memorials and visit the Museum; Pointe Du Hoc, Ranger's Assault; and Omaha Beach, with a visit to the nearby American Military Cenetery & Memorial.
Today, start with a visit to the Canadian Cemetery in Bény-sur-Mer. Arrive at the Juno Beach Center, visit the exhibition, and the Memorial to the Canadians. Then, drive along the coast via Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer and Sword Beach to Ranville, where you will visit the Memorial Pegasus Museum and see the original bridge. Return to Paris.
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
Please call Satrom Travel & Tour for pricing information. 701-255-5000 or 1-800-833-8787.