Leger clients are battle ready for Normandy tours

Leger clients are battle ready for Normandy tours

Leger Holidays says it has seen “unprecedented demand” for its Normandy Battlefields Tours this summer.

The operator says its programme of ‘D-Day Landings in Normandy’ escorted coach tours, which runs from February through to November, are almost fully booked.

June 6 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the World War II Normandy invasion by the Allied troops. Known as D-Day, the event proved a turning point in the war and led to the eventual liberation of France and Europe. 

Leger says a special sold out tour over this anniversary date will see more than 1,000 customers travelling to Normandy in over 20 coaches to attend the British ceremonies taking place there. 

Also present will be several heads of state and remaining veterans from 1944.

Leger’s Four- or five-day tours visit the sites connected to D-Day, including Pegasus Bridge and the Pegasus Memorial Museum; and the beaches associated with the Landings: Sword, Juno, Omaha, Utah and Gold.


Included are visits to the British Normandy Memorial, the Normandy American Cemetery, the Bayeux War Cemetery and the German Cemetery.  Arromanches is included on the itinerary, with its Mulberry Harbour, the artificial port that was key to Allied success. 

The five-day tour additionally travels out to the Normandy countryside with its battle history, and also visits historic Falaise to see the ‘Corridor of Death’, used by the Germans to make their retreat in August 1944.

Leger Shearings Group CEO Liam Race said: “We have seen unprecedented demand for our D-Day Normandy tours this year, no doubt prompted by the anniversary. It’s interesting that those booking the tours cover all age groups; it’s not just the children of veterans. Interest in military history is growing and we believe our tours are respectful, very poignant at times but extremely interesting and bring this important part of history to life.”

Leger Holidays’ 2024 Normandy tours are sold out until July. Tours departing between July and October have limited places remaining.

The 2025 Normandy tours commence on February 28 and run through to November 8 2025. Prices start from £459pp for a four-day tour and include escorted coach travel from the UK (with several joining points), accommodation with breakfast in Caen, excursions, and the services of a specialist battlefield guide.

Leger.co.uk

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