|24 - 27||May||2019||€ 499|
Itinerary (subject to change)
Departure from Böblingen, PX parking lot at 05:00 am. From Wiesbaden, Hainerberg, J.F. Kennedy Str., corner Washington Str., bus stop (off post) at 06:30 am. From Kaiserslautern, P+R parking lot Daennerplatz (opposite Kleber Kaserne) at 07:30 am. From Ramstein Shell Autohof, bus parking lot at 08:00 am (€ 5 per day parking fee). Lunch en route (not included). In the afternoon we arrive in Giverny, Normandy. Here we visit the house where the famous impressionist Claude Monet spent most of his lifetime. We visit the beautiful gardens with their superb array of flowers and the immortalized lily-pond. Then we continue to Caen, where we check in at our 4-star hotel. The evening is free for own activities. Your guide will make suggestions for dinner.
After buffet breakfast in the hotel (included), we depart for St. Mere Eglise, where we visit the Musee Des Troupes Aeroportees (the Airborne troop museum, entry extra). On our journey we stop at the Liberty Milestone of Utah Beach. Then we depart for Omaha Beach. We travel to Pointe du Hoc, where the Rangers made their dramatic landing. Then we visit the American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer followed by the one remaining German Battery at Logues sur Mer. We then drive by Arromanches, where you still can see remains of the artificial port. In the evening we stop in the lovely village of Courseulles sur Mer, where we have a typical seafood dinner in one of the cozy restaurants (not included). Evening arrival at the hotel.
After buffet breakfast (included) we depart for beautiful Mont Saint Michel. Climb the narrow streets to the Abbey, a destination of pilgrims through the ages (entry to the Abbey extra). Enjoy your free time in this unique medieval town. You might want to try the famous Omelette de la Mére Poulard before we leave the island and drive to Bayeux. The highlight of Bayeux is the famous Tapestry, which illustrates the story of William the Conqueror, the man who led the Norman army in 1066 (entry extra). Evening arrival at the hotel.
After buffet breakfast (included) and check out, we depart for Benouville to see the Pegasus Bridge, where British air-troops under the command of Major Howard landed. Time to visit the museum "Memorial Pegasus" before we depart for Germany. Meal stops en route in France. Late evening arrival at points of origin.