School History Trips to Normandy

For a deeper understanding of the D-Day Landings

A coastal stretch of poignant memorials
From £325pp i

The Normandy coast bears the historical weight of the greatest invasion in modern history, D-Day. Changing the course of the Second World War, allied forces shattered the seemingly impenetrable defences of the German army, paving the way to their ultimate victory in the heart of Berlin, Germany!

A history trip to Normandy will see your students captivated by the account of the largest military landing in history, involving an astonishing 10,440 aircraft. In addition to the region’s historical ties to the Second World War, there’s so much more in Normandy to interest your budding historians. Visit the beautiful towns of Caen and Bayeux, home to the impressive Bayeux Cathedral and the fascinating Bayeux Tapestry.

  • Normandy
  • D-Day Landing Beaches
  • Musee du Debarquement
  • Normandy
  • Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy

Excursions in Normandy

Explore the unique and rugged landscapes


Popular places to stay in Normandy

  • Located in Grandcamp-Maisy, just 20 minutes from Omaha Beach
  • 2 activity rooms
  • Quad, triple and twin bed rooms
  • Shared facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dining room overlooking the sea
  • 2 activity rooms
  • Lounge and TV area
  • Small, enclosed, paved courtyard with direct access to the sea wall and beach
  • Wi-Fi
  • Get the group together for games in the activity rooms
  • Relax in the lounge and TV area
  • Soak up the sun in the courtyard
  • Take a trip to the beach
  • Centrally located in the heart of the village
  • 50m from the beach
  • Activity rooms available
  • Multi, quad, twin and single bed rooms
  • Shared facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Covered yard (for table tennis)
  • Large, shaded courtyard
  • Activity rooms available
  • Separate area for teachers/group leaders
  • Wi-Fi
  • Get the group together for some games in the activity rooms
  • Play a game of table tennis in the yard
  • Relax in the large courtyard
  • Stroll to the beach just 50m away
  • Explore the village on foot

Curriculum Information

Perfect for KS3 and KS4 (or equivalent)

  • Curricular Links
    • The Second World War
    • Peace and war
    • Europe and the 20th century

Step into the story...

History is much more than the events of the past – it encompasses the future and everything else in between! It sparks curiosity and drives learning, encouraging students to question and learn from the world around them.

To bring these thrilling periods of history to life, we have a vast array of tools at our disposal. Discover the fascinating tales of heroism, defeat, learn about the monumental landmarks and the shrouded secrets that have remained hidden for years.

Our devoted history guides transport students back in time, immersing them in the intricacies of historical periods. Check out our FREE history resources too – use them to inspire and educate in the classroom, before and long after your trip!

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What our customers say

A fantastic week full of fascinating facts and fun

Ms Karen Holt

John Buchan School

A tour that was enjoyed by all, aided by the good weather and memorable life experiences.

Mr Richard Kingham

Caddington Village School

We had a fantastic week. Our tour co-ordinators were very professional and helpful from the start.

Ms Karen Holt

John Buchan School

FAQs about this tour

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • Are there any opportunities for alternative activities to provide a break from hard-hitting history topics?

    Absolutely! We recognise the importance of a well-rounded experience and strive to engage students in the world of history while also allowing them time to decompress. Our tours can offer a variety of activities, so students can achieve the right balance between immersive learning and chill time.

  • Where can I find more information about this destination and its history?

    For information on Normandy and D-Day – check our resource page!

  • Why take students on a history trip?

    History trips give students the opportunity to ‘step into the story’. After all, there’s only so much you can teach, and learn, from a classroom! These trips spark student’s curiosity, drive learning, and instil a deep appreciation of the world’s rich cultural legacy.

    To bring these fascinating periods of history to life, we have a vast array of tools at our disposal! Discover the fascinating tales of heroism, bloodshed and battles… Learn about the monumental landmarks and the shrouded secrets that have remained hidden for years! It’s simply all brought to life on a trip…

  • Is Normandy only suitable for a history trip?

    Normandy is THE perfect destination for a cross-curricular trip. Whether it be a fascinating and deep-rooted history, an immersion into a vibrant culture, or a chance to put your student’s French language skills to good practice, this destination has it all!

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