Dates: May 31 - June 9, 2019
Total Duration: 10 days
Cost: $8,745 per person, double occupancy
Deposit (per participant): $1,000
Activity level: Moderately Active
Tour Operator: Academic Travel Abroad
Region: Western Europe
On the evening of June 5, 1944, thousands of young men embarked upon a perilous journey taking them from the shores of England, across the English Channel, to the fog-covered beaches of Normandy. Accompanied by Professor Jay Winter on this 10-day journey, retrace the valiant steps of these Allied soldiers. As you delve into the motivations and multi-national efforts necessary to stage the largest amphibious landing in history, learn about the build-up to D-Day and the battle staging that took place in the UK while visiting key sites such as Churchill's War Rooms, Bletchley Park, and the Portsmouth D-Day Museum.
Continue your journey by crossing the English Channel to Normandy and exploring the many sites still bearing the mark of the heroic actions which took place 75 years ago. Walk along the hallowed Omaha and Utah Beaches, take a behind-the-scenes look at Normandy's artillery batteries, and stand inside the German gun pits on the imposing cliffs of Pointe du Hoc. Visit the BBC WWII Headquarters at Château de Creully, and meet Normandy residents who will offer insight into their experiences as children post D-Day and share stories of their families who lived through German occupation. On June 6th, witness the official D-Day ceremonies at the American Military Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer as you commemorate one of the most poignant moments in modern history.