Day One : The National WWII Museum in New Orleans
Viewing of Beyond All Boundaries
A 4D experience through the war that changed the world.
Dinner in the Stage Door Canteen
The Museum's performance venue and tribute to the entertainment halls of the 1940s.
Day Two : The National WWII Museum in New Orleans
The National WWII Museum's Exhibits
A custom tour to focus on the planning, preparations and execution necessary for D-Day.
A study session with the documents, artifacts and other items from the Collections of The National WWII Museum.
Presentation by WWII Veterans
Hear stories from several WWII veterans about enlisting, their duties during the war and their lives in the decades following their discharge.
Meet the Author and Dinner Discussion
Meet a WWII author and discuss the steps to researching and writing.
Day Three : The National WWII Museum in New Orleans
Behind the Lines Tour
A trip to the Museum's Collections Warehouse in New Orleans containing artifacts, vehicles and equipment not currently on display to the public.
Departure to Paris
An afternoon flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Day 4 : Normandy Tour
Memorial de Caen Centre of History and Peace
An institution dedicated to peace and reconciliation which tells of the conflicts of the 20th Century.
Custom tour of the Memorial
Visit the portions of the Memorial dedicated to WWII.
Welcome Dinner with Memorial de Caen Staff
Meet several members of the Memorial staff and a local veteran of the French Resistance.
Day 5 : Normandy Tour
Site of the first Allied victory of D-Day. Glider troops of the British 6th Airborne Division captured this bridge in the early hours of June 6, 1944
Grand Bunker Museum
A German bunker converted into a museum. Experience the tight spaces inside the bunker and explore the range-finding technology on the top floor.
A film shown on a 360 degree screen with quotations in English, French and German. The film covers D-Day and the next hundred days.
Longues sur Mer
The site of a German gun battery that still has the coastal guns in place. Explore the potential of these guns and view the damage done by Allied bombers.
Day 6 : Normandy Tour
Ste Mere Eglise
The first town to be liberated by American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions.
La Fiere Bridge
A strategic bridge located on the western flank of the invasion. American forces fought to hold and preserve this bridge for three days after the initial landings.
Chateau de Bernaville
The German Command Center for the entire Utah Beach area during WWII. General Wilhelm Falley lived in this residence, and he became the highest ranking German officer killed in Normandy.
Utah Beach Museum
A modern museum located at the site of the landings by the US 4th Infantry Division.
La Cambe German Cemetery
The remains of more than 21,000 German soldiers are interred in this cemetery that is administered by the German War Graves Commission.
Day Seven : Normandy Tour
A 100 foot cliff overlooking the English Channel. This cliff was climbed by the US 2nd Ranger Battalion on D-Day. Bomb craters and destroyed German gun emplacements remain.
The site of the landings of the 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions. German forces held well entrenched positions on the high ground overlooking the beach. Courage, perseverance and leadership helped overcome the defenders and secure the beach.
Cultural Tour of Bayeux
A town that dates back to the Roman Empire. Attractions include the Bayeux Cathedral and the nearly 1,000 year old Bayeux tapestry chronicling the Norman Conquest of England.
Day 8 : Normandy Tour
A countryside abbey that was held by German forces. The abbey was the site of systematic executions of Canadaian soldiers by German forces.
Memorial de Mont Ormel
A museum situated on the site of heavy fighting from August 18–22, 1944, as Allied forces attempted to encircle and capture the remaining German forces.
Reception at Memorial de Caen
Day 9 : Normandy Tour
Normandy American Cemetery
Overlooking Omaha Beach, the Cemetery contains the graves of 9,387 American servicemen and women along with another 1,557 names on the Wall of the Missing.
Bus Transportation to Paris
Day 10 : Normandy Tour
Departure from Charles de Gaulle Airport