50K and 25K races along the beaches of Normandy

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Tour Itinerary

Day One: Paris Arrival and Transfer to Normandy

Passengers are greeted at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and transported by private motor coach to Normandy. Enjoy lunch on your own prior to check-in at the hotel in Bayeux. This evening, the group gathers for a welcome dinner at a local French restaurant.

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Paris

Day Two: Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach

Visit Pointe du Hoc, the scene of an intense battle involving the US Army 2nd Ranger Battalion and German defenders. Pointe du Hoc consists of a 100-foot cliff overlooking the English Channel. This strategic location allowed the Germans to fire both on Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. The site suffered significant bombing in the months leading up to D-Day, but the concrete bunkers and casemates withstood the aerial attacks and are still visible today.

Guests continue to Omaha Beach, a five-mile stretch of flat, open beach backed by large bluffs. The German positions on the bluffs gave the defenders a strategic advantage over the first waves of American soldiers. Chaos and confusion reigned for the first hours of the invasion, but skillful leadership and tenacity enabled the Americans to rally and force their way up the bluffs to capture and silence German gun positions.

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Normandy Cliff

Day Three: Race Day

Transportation is provided to the starting line for the Q50 Races Normandy Beach Trail Run. Runners will traverse Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword Beaches during the trail run. In the evening, guests enjoy a celebratory dinner with special partner Eolia Normandie.

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Beach Run Image Source: Eolia Normandie

Day Four: Sainte-Mère-Église & Utah Beach

This morning starts with a visit to the private Château de Bernaville. Guests travel along rural lanes, past hedgerows and over causeways to La Fiere where the 82nd Airborne fought off four days of attacks from German troops trying to retake this strategic bridge. Next is Sainte-Mère-Église, where paratroopers landed during the predawn hours of D-Day. The group tours the Musée Airborne and visits the church made famous in the film The Longest Day. This afternoon, guests visit Brécourt Manor, where Dick Winters and his men from “Easy” Company made the famous assault on the German guns portrayed in the book and miniseries Band of Brothers. A visit to the Utah Beach Museum is next. Upon arrival in Bayeux, the group enjoys dinner with a local citizen who shares stories of the German occupation and eventual American liberation.

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Ste-Mère-Église

Day Five: Mont-Saint-Michel

Visit the Abbey at Mont-Saint-Michel, a tidal island one mile off the coast of Normandy. Consecrated to the archangel Michael in 708 AD, Mont-Saint-Michel has been a focal point of Norman history through the centuries. Today, its exquisite medieval architecture and panoramic views rank it among the most impressive man-made wonders in the world.

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Day Six: Normandy American Cemetery

The group visits the Normandy American Cemetery to pay respects to the 9,387 Americans buried in the ground they helped liberate. A special wreath-laying ceremony will present a wreath from Q50 Races at the foot of the Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves monument. Afterward, visit the final resting places of several soldiers, sailors, and airmen whose personal stories will not be forgotten. The tour today ends with the arrival in Paris. Tour members enjoy this magnificent city individually this evening.

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Normandy American Cemetery

Day Seven: Departure

After breakfast, the group transfers to Charles de Gaulle International Airport for return to the United States.

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Sky Soldiers

What Is Included In The Tour?

Tour Inclusions

  • Full-time logistical tour manager
  • No less than three-star accommodations in prime locations
  • Private, first-class, air-conditioned motor-coach transportation
  • All entrance fees to all sites, museums, historic attractions in itinerary
  • Gratuities to tour guides, service workers, bus drivers, and bellman
  • 6 breakfasts / 2 lunches / 4 dinners
  • Nonalcoholic beverages with all included meals
  • Two glasses of wine or beer per person with dinners
  • Transportation to and from the Q50 Races Normandy Beaches Trail Run

What Isn't Included In The Tour?

Tour Exclusions

  • International airfare
  • Incidentals and items of a personal nature such as on-your-own meals, communications, and personal expenses incurred at the hotel, while shopping, or at any location on the tour
  • Alcoholic beverages at group meals ordered in addition to those not listed under inclusions (on the left)
  • Travel insurance

Tour Price

$2,195.00 Tour Only - Double Occupancy Per Person (guests & spectators)

$2,365.00 25K Race & Tour Double Occupancy

$2,445.00 50K Race & Tour Double Occupancy

$2,695.00 Tour Only - Single Occupancy (guests & spectators)

$2,865.00 25K Race & Tour Single Occupancy

$2,995.00 50K Race & Tour Single Occupancy

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