Sunday, August 4 – Saturday, August 10, 2019 SOLD OUT

Sunday August 11 – Saturday, August 17, 2019 SOLD OUT

                        Sunday August 11 – Saturday, August 17, 2019

 

Early in the morning on June 6, 1944, about 156,000 Allied soldiers stormed a handfulSunday, August 4 – Saturday, August 10, 2019 of beaches along the coast of Normandy, France. Although choppy seas and heavy German resistance prevented them from fully meeting their objectives that day, they were able to gain a crucial foothold. By late August, Paris had been liberated, and Germany’s surrender came not long afterward. On this Adventure we will experience the two American landing points that, along with British and Canadian forces, kicked off the Allied invasion of Western Europe during World War II.
Join us for a full week of exploring and understanding the Normandy Invasion. Your co-host Dwayne Lee, along with Artistic Gourmet Adventures, will provide a week long Adventure where you will experience for yourself the emotion of standing where the soldiers stood and imagining through your eyes the events that took place. Authentic Normandy accommodations, gourmet meals and daily excursions to the most important sites that remain to remind us today of the price that was paid for our freedom are all included.

Itinerary
Sunday
Welcome to Normandy! We will meet you at a local Rail station and transport you by private van to your Normandy Château home for the week. After a bite to eat and a leisurely afternoon, you will enjoy an amazing Gourmet Dinner provided by chef Walter and Artistic Gourmet Adventures at our accommodations.

Monday
Wake rested and refreshed. After a filling breakfast at our Normandy Château, we will head to Arromanche for your introduction to the Normandy Beach invasion. Thanks to a film, NORMANDY’S 100 DAYS, shown on 9 screens in HD, we will discover exceptional archive footage collected from around the world that tells the whole story of the 100 days of the Battle of Normandy.
Some key figures: by 12 June 1944 more than 300,000 men, 54,000 vehicles, 104,000 tons of supplies had been landed. During 100 days of operation of the port 2.5 million men, 500,000 vehicles, and 4 million tons of material were landed. The best performance of the port was in the last week of July 1944: during those seven days the traffic through Arromanches exceeded 136,000 tons or 20,000 tons per day. Lunch in a local restaurant.*
Next, a visit to the Musee D-Day Omaha and then on to the Overlord Museum.
Breakfast and Gourmet Dinner provided by Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Chef Walter Eagleton and Artistic Gourmet Adventures at our Normandy Château

Tuesday
After a delicious breakfast at our Normandy Château, we will begin our in depth understanding of the Normandy invasion with two eight hour days comprising of a guided tour by private van accompanied by our expert commentator and professional guide.
The objective of this tour is to incorporate all of the most significant events of the D-Day Tour into a schedule also concentrating on the activities of the US Airbourne in Normandy and, time allowing, a brief visit to the British sector at Arromanches – Gold Beach
Sainte Mere Eglise and Airbourne Museum – The first town to be seized by the 82nd Airbourne on the 6th of June 1944.
Visit to the private museum
The Manoir de la Fiere – The statue of Iron Mike and the infamous causeway.
The Ambush site of General Falley – Commander 91st Infantry Division
Crisbecq Battery – A uniquely restored German gun position.
Utah Beach – The most successful of all the invasion beaches.
Brecourt Manor – Scene of the famous attack by E Co 506 PIR.
Sainte Marie du Mont – The first town to be liberated by the 101st Airbourne.
WXYZ – Les Mezieres – location of famous action by Staff Sergeant Summers
Lunch midway through the tour at a local restaurant.*
Breakfast and Gourmet Dinner provided by Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Chef Walter Eagleton and Artistic Gourmet Adventures at our Normandy Château.

Wednesday
After a homemade breakfast, we will begin our D Day guided tour Day Two.
Visit to Dead Man’s Corner and Purple Heart Lane
Arromanches – Remains of Mulberry, the famous British floating harbor. Visit the extraordinary museum dedicated to the design and construction.
Longues Battery – The only German fortification left with its guns intact.
Pointe du Hoc – The famous German gun battery stormed by the 2nd Ranger Battalion
Omaha Beach – Where American troops paid the ultimate price for a great success on D-Day.
American National Cemetery at Colleville
La Cambe – The main German cemetery for Normandy and the burial site for 22, 000 German soldiers.
Lunch midway through the tour at a local restaurant.*
Breakfast and Gourmet Dinner provided by Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Chef Walter Eagleton and Artistic Gourmet Adventures at our Normandy Château.

Thursday
Today, after breakfast, we are off to: Musee de la Batterie de Merrville – The Merrville Gun Battery was a coastal fortification in Normandy, France, in use as part of the Germans’ Atlantic Wall built to defend continental Europe from Allied invasion. It was a particularly heavily fortified position and one of the first places to be attacked by Allied forces during the Normandy Landings commonly known as D-Day.
Memorial Pegasus – Inaugurated on June 4th 2000 by HRH the Prince of Wales. The Memorial Pegasus is dedicated to the men of 6th Airborne Division and their role during the Battle of Normandy from June to September 1944. The museum was designed and constructed within a few months by the D-Day Commemoration Committee presided by Admiral Brac de la Perrière.
Museum of the Atlantic Wall (Le Grand Bunker) – Located at a stones throw from the beach and the Ferry terminal, the Atlantic Wall Museum is inside the old German headquarter which was in charge of the batteries covering the entrance of the river Orne and the canal. The 52ft high concrete tower has been fully restored to make it look how it was on the 6th of June 1944.
Bayeux– Founded as a Gallo-Roman settlement in the 1st century BC under the name Augustodurum, Bayeux is the capital of the former territory of Gaul. Evidence of earlier human occupation of the territory comes from fortified Celtic camps confined to scattered Druid huts along the banks of the Aure and Drome rivers or on Mount Phaunus where they worshiped. Titus Sabinus, a lieutenant of Julius Caesar, subjected the Bessin region to Roman domination. Bayeux is the home of the Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England.
Bayeux Tapestry Museum – The Bayeux Tapestry is truly amazing. It is technically not a tapestry but an embroidery, 70 meters (230 feet) long and 50 centimeters (20 inches) high, that was made in the 11th century. Think about it! It’s an amazingly preserved cloth that is almost a thousand years old, and in beautiful condition, with vivid colors and characters that bring to life the story of the Norman Conquest. Lunch at a local restaurant*.
Breakfast and Gourmet Dinner provided by Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Chef Walter Eagleton and Artistic Gourmet Adventures at our Normandy Château.

Friday
Awake rested and ready to go. We will enjoy breakfast and head to Le Mont Saint Michel. This is not just a church on a rock; it is a whole medieval city, one of the few places in France to have preserved intact its medieval walls and defenses. The city, though small, has a mayor, and in addition to its religious monuments, has old houses, narrow streets, hotels, restaurants and shops. Lunch at a local restaurant on Mont Saint Michel.*
Breakfast and dinner provided by Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Chef Walter Eagleton and Artistic Gourmet Adventures at our Normandy Château.

Saturday
Today we enjoy breakfast at our Normandy Château, then we say goodbye, transport you to the local rail station and send you on your way home or on to your next adventure! À Bientôt!

*Meals not covered by Adventure
Itinerary subject to minor changes.

Accommodations
Welcome to our private countryside Chateau in Normandy! This amazing Chateau has been lovingly restored for our complete comfort.
Although the existence of Domjean’s fief has been attested since the 11th century, the origins of the Chateau remain unknown. A manor farm was erected in the 15th century with an imposing dovecote that testifies to the nobility of the place. The buildings are surrounded by pastures, crops, orchards and woods. In the nineteenth century, Alain de Chartier, Marquis de Sedouy, remodeled and expanded the mansion which became a small castle. In front of the main facade, an English park is located along the entrance avenue lined with linden trees.
Price and What's Included
Tour cost is included.
Daily ground transportation by air conditioned van, all breakfasts and dinners with wine when dining at our Normandy Château is included.
Meals marked with * on the itinerary are not included.
Normandy accommodations with private bath are included.
Rail tickets to Normandy are not included but can be booked by Artistic Gourmet Adventures and added to your final balance.
We will meet you at Charles de Gaulle Airport and escort you via TGV rail to the local rail station and on to our Normandy home for the week, should you desire for a cost of $150 per person.
Airfare is not included.
Travel Insurance is required and can be bought on line from Travelguard.com/ or Allianz Travel Insurance.com.
$3450 pp single occupancy
$3150 pp double occupancy
Nonrefundable deposit of $750 pp due upon booking.
REMEMBER! Traveling Single? When you share a TWIN or DOUBLE bedded room with a friend you BOTH get a deal by paying the Double Occupancy Rate!!!