80th Anniversary of D-Day

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We had the honor of being at the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach for the 78th anniversary ceremony. It was amazing being there with some of the surviving veterans sharing the moment honoring them.

– Ret and Teri Topping

The Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours team is busy preparing for the 80th Anniversary of D-Day in June 2024!

We would like anyone that is interested in traveling with us on one of our 80th Anniversary of D-Day Tours to sign up for more information by filling out a booking form. There is no obligation on your part and a deposit is not required at this time. Once we have all the dates, prices and itineraries set, we will reach out to our “first-dibs interest list” before we publish the information on our website.

80th Anniversary of D-Day Tour Options

Operation Overlord Tour

  • Two nights in London followed by a night in Portsmouth.
  • Cross the English Channel by ferry.
  • 4 nights in Normandy.
  • Final night in Paris.

D-Day to the Rhine Tour

  • A continuation of the Operation Overlord Tour.
  • After Paris, train to the Netherlands to study Operation Market Garden.
  • Visits in Belgium and Luxembourg cover Battle of the Bulge.
  • Tour ends in Frankfurt.

Optional Nuremberg and Berchtesgaden Extension

D-Day to the Rhine Tour guests can book an optional extension that continues past Frankfurt for a night in Nuremberg, followed by two nights in Munich (day trip to Berchtesgaden and Eagle’s Nest).

Canadian D-Day Tour

SAHT is branching out from the American perspective. Our Canadian D-Day Tour option will focus on all the Canadian and British sites in Normandy. For those continuing past Paris, we will also visit World War I sites. This itinerary is still in development. Please complete a booking form to get the most up-to-date info as it becomes ready.

Private D-Day Tours

If your organization, school, or family/friends would like to have a private experience for the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, please let us know. Contact Terri Sercovich to go over details (office 504-821-9283).

All 80th Anniversary of D-Day Tours

Each 80th Anniversary of D-Day Tour will have its own Professional Historian, who will lead the tour, lecture and be available to answers questions, as well as a Tour Manager, who will ensure that logistics run smoothly.

The start dates for the groups will be staggered between May 29 – 31, 2024, but all groups will be in Normandy on June 6 and have seating at the official 80th Anniversary of D-Day Ceremony. 

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Highlights

  • Churchill War Rooms - The Churchill War Rooms, the underground nerve center for Britain’s war effort, is always a highlight.
  • Normandy Beaches - Visiting the invasion beaches of Normandy: Omaha and Utah and the American Cemetery are one of the most moving things you will ever do.
  • Ste-Mere-Eglise - You will not find this stop on other Band of Brothers Tours: the iconic church and steeple at Ste-Mere-Eglise and the guns at Longues-sur-Mer.
  • Pointe-du-Hoc - Stand where the Rangers scaled the cliffs at Pointe-du-Hoc.

Day-By-Day Itinerary

Group itineraries to be announced.

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Tour Dates

  • Canada's D-Day Experience: 80th Anniversary
  • Operation Overlord: London to Paris, 8 nights
  • D-Day tour + Berchtesgaden extension, London throught Munich, 15-nights
  • D-Day to the Rhine: London through Frankfurt, 12-nights
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Trip costs will be announced soon. Please complete a booking form for first dibs when we are ready to announce all tour details.

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