D-DAY ACADEMY SAMPLE ITINERARY
Although most trips can be somewhat customized to experience the vast amount of history in Normandy, a typical program includes visits to major sites, landing beaches and museums. You'll meet local families and students while learning about leadership, heroism and teamwork. The program includes a curriculum with literary and media references and relatable stories from D-Day. The program also includes lodging at the Maison de Frank DeVita in iconic Sainte Mere Eglise - the site of the first paratrooper landings on D-Day.
Arrive in France, take the train to Normandy
Tour Western American Sector: Utah Beach
Museum, explore Sainte-Mère-Église, visit the Airborne Museum and/or the D-Day Experience.
Tour Eastern American Sector: Omaha Beach,
American Cemetery Coleville-sur-mer, Pointe Du Hoc,
German Cemetery at La Cambe
Paratrooper Day: La Fiere, Chef du Pont, Brecourt Manor,
Dick Winters Memorial, St. Marie du Mont,
Church at Angloville, Carentan,
Night-time Hedgerow exercise
Leave for Paris
(Student programs will generally have an additional day)