Falaise Pocket Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

576291


Categories

Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (advanced)

The Last battle of Normandy 1944


The Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12 - 21 August 1944 ) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. A pocket was formed around a large area between Falaise and Argentan, in which the German Army Group B, with the 7th and 5th Army groups were encircled by the Western Allies. The battle resulted in the destruction of most of Army Group B west of the Seine which opened the way to Paris and the Franco-German Border for the Allied armies on the Western Front.

Itinerary

We can walk around the whole battlefield to try to imagine what it was like for those young German soldiers who for 4 years had had the upper hand in Western Europe but were now learning to accept defeat, many of these had been in action on the eastern front, a mixture of young inexperienced men, learning the art of battle very quickly, older men that probably thought their front line days were over, to the fanatical SS Panzer Divisions, fighting for there very existence. The Museum is among the best in Normandy, with it's passionate curator whose very own Grandmother was there during the battle and gave first hand knowledge to her Grandson. We finish with a dynamic reconstruction model that details the battle in a very modern and efficient way.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 9 hours

Transportation

Luxury Sedan or 9 seater

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 Euros - For lunch, snacks, museum entry and gifts.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

Not normally permitted to give official guided tours in the Abbey of Le Mont St Michel, it is restricted to their personal guides. Low profile is the better part of valor!

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    Tour Price

    864 USD(for up to 8 people) (duration: 9 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    576291


    Categories

    Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 8

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), French (advanced)

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