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Normandy: Honoring the 80th Anniversary of D-Day

Normandy Global

Dates: Oct 11-19, 2024


Discover Normandy’s proud traditions, dramatic history and culinary delicacies on this marvelous, seven-night journey! During the 80th anniversary year of D-Day, pay tribute to the sacrifice and valor of the Allied forces as you visit Omaha and Utah Beaches, the Normandy American Cemetery, Sainte-Mère-Église and other sites associated with this pivotal World War II operation. Admire some of France’s greatest treasures, including magnificent Mont-Saint-Michel and the finely stitched Bayeux Tapestry. Savor flavorful wines and a tasty lunch at a stately, 10th-century castle, plus sample Normandy’s acclaimed Calvados apple brandy on an estate. Throughout your travels, experts share illuminating insights to enrich your experience.


Days 1 & 2 – Paris, France | Trouville
Day 3 – Honfleur
Day 4 – Mont-Saint-Michel
Day 5 – Caen | Utah Beach | Sainte-Mère-Église
Day 6 – Château du Bec
Day 7 – Arromanches | Omaha Beach | Normandy American Cemetery | Pointe du Hoc
Day 8 – Bayeux | Trouville
Day 9 – Paris | Depart

Complete itinerary and details can be found on AHI Travel’s website. A brochure is also available for download.

AHI Travel

Base Price                                                        $5,545
Special Savings (Exp. April 9, 2024)           -$250
Special Price                                                    $5,295
VAT/PORT taxes                                             +$295
You Pay                                              $5,590 per person

What’s included

  • Accommodations (with baggage handling) for 7 nights in Trouville-sur-Mer, France, at the deluxe Cures Marines Hotel & Spa Trouville MGallery.
  • Extensive Meal Program – 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners; including Welcome and Farewell Dinners; tea or coffee with all meals, plus wine with dinner.
  • AHI Travel Assurance plan covers Accident and Sickness Medical Expense, Trip Delay and Emergency Evacuation for U.S. residents.
  • Enrichment by expert speakers enhances your insight into the region.
  • Engaging excursions showcase the local culture, heritage and history.
  • AHI Sustainability Promise: We strive to make a positive impact wherever we travel.
  • A personal VOX headset to hear your English-speaking guide clearly.
  • Tipping of guides and drivers.
  • Complimentary travel mementos.

Activity Level
Excursions on this itinerary require walking on cobblestones, unpaved paths and/or uneven surfaces and getting on and off motor coaches.

Charles Jarvis, professor emeritus of history, taught in the history and international-studies departments at Dickinson from 1969 to 2005. He was a three-time director of Dickinson’s K. Robert Nilsson Center for
European Study in Bologna, Italy. Upon his retirement from Dickinson, he became director of the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy, which is associated with Arcadia University and has offered courses on the European Union since WWII. Jarvis has toured Normandy’s D-Day beaches and surrounding towns and cemeteries several times, and he looks forward to returning to them with our group.