9 days
London, Normandy, Paris

Visit the same battlegrounds and critical sites our forefathers did as you march towards Paris.

Go deep into Allied leadership at the underground command center where Churchill directed the war. Explore the Map Room, and take the English Channel by sea and Normandy by foot. Nothing can simulate the invasion, but the shore’s eerie quiet offers as much insight as the expert at your side.
WWII History Liberation of France tour map
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to England

  • Day 2: London

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of London

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Strand
    • Trafalgar Square
    • Leicester Square
    • Covent Garden

    Enjoy a fish and chips dinner in London

  • Day 3: London

    Take a WWII-themed guided tour of London

    Visit the Cabinet War Rooms, where Prime Minister Churchill and the Allied Commanders planned the Allied war effort

    Visit the Imperial War Museum
  • Day 4: London • Normandy region

    Travel by ferry to the Normandy region along the same route used by Allied naval forces

    Enjoy dinner on the ferry

  • Day 5: Normandy region

    Tour the D-Day beaches of Normandy with an expert local guide

    Visit the Caen Memorial

    Visit Pointe du Hoc

    Visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

    Stop to take a photo in Arromanches

  • Day 6: Normandy region • Rouen • Paris

    Travel via Rouen to Paris

    Tour Rouen with your Tour Director

    Visit the Rouen Cathedral

    Take a walking tour of the Latin Quarter

    Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Enjoy a Seine River cruise

  • Day 7: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Hôtel des Invalides

    Visit the Shoah Holocaust memorial and museum

  • Day 8: Paris

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Welcome to the world headquarters of decadence—the grand palace of Versailles. The enormous estate was built to keep commoners far from its gilded doors and expansive gardens—but fortunately, you won’t have to win Louie or Marie’s notoriously fickle favor to get in. After spending the day in a maze of manicured shrubbery and the staggering Hall of Mirrors, continue the theme of indulgence by treating yourself at a local patisserie nearby.

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter
  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to England

  • Day 2: London

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of London

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Strand
    • Trafalgar Square
    • Leicester Square
    • Covent Garden

    Enjoy a fish and chips dinner in London

  • Day 3: London

    Take a WWII-themed guided tour of London

    Visit the Cabinet War Rooms, where Prime Minister Churchill and the Allied Commanders planned the Allied war effort

    Visit the Imperial War Museum
  • Day 4: London • Normandy region

    Travel by ferry to the Normandy region along the same route used by Allied naval forces

    Enjoy dinner on the ferry

  • Day 5: Normandy region

    Tour the D-Day beaches of Normandy with an expert local guide

    Visit the Caen Memorial

    Visit Pointe du Hoc

    Visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

    Stop to take a photo in Arromanches

  • Day 6: Normandy region • Rouen • Paris

    Travel via Rouen to Paris

    Tour Rouen with your Tour Director

    Visit the Rouen Cathedral

    Take a walking tour of the Latin Quarter

    Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Enjoy a Seine River cruise

  • Day 7: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Hôtel des Invalides

    Visit the Shoah Holocaust memorial and museum

  • Day 8: Paris

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Welcome to the world headquarters of decadence—the grand palace of Versailles. The enormous estate was built to keep commoners far from its gilded doors and expansive gardens—but fortunately, you won’t have to win Louie or Marie’s notoriously fickle favor to get in. After spending the day in a maze of manicured shrubbery and the staggering Hall of Mirrors, continue the theme of indulgence by treating yourself at a local patisserie nearby.

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter
  • Day 9: Depart for home

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WWII & The Liberation of France
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Lady60 / Other traveler
/ Posted on June 05, 2015

Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Imperial War Museum, Cabinet War Rooms, Caen Memorial, Rouen Cathedral, Notre Dame, Shoah Memorial

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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