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.

DAY ONE

Arrive in France, take the train to Normandy

DAY TWO

Tour Western American Sector: Utah Beach

Museum, explore Sainte-Mère-Église

DAY THREE

Tour Eastern American Sector: Omaha Beach,

American Cemetery Coleville-sur-mer, Pointe Du Hoc,

German Cemetery at La Cambe

DAY FOUR

Paratrooper Day: La Fiere, Chef du Pont, Brecourt Manor,

Dick Winters Memorial, St. Marie du Mont,

Church at Angloville, Carentan, Graignes,

Night-time Hedgerow exercise

DAY FIVE

Leave for Paris

(Student programs will generally have an additional day)