D-Day and the Race Across France: Details
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The 6th June is not a day like others: it is not just the longest day or a day to remember the dead, but a day for the living to keep the promise written with the blood of the fighters, to be loyal to their sacrifice by building a world that is fairer and more humane.
— French President Francois Hollande

May 13—20, 2018


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Details and What to Expect

Utah Beach monumentPre-Departure

To make more meaningful our actual visits to locales, we will prepare for the tour with lectures, readings, and film viewings, all here in Salt Lake City before the tour begins. Everyone gets smart after they visit a venue; we will do our homework before (and during) the actual visits, making the time on scene all the more meaningful. When you visit the sites, you will feel well prepared.

Additionally, we'll make sure you have all the information you need before you arrive in France—we'll answer questions about what to pack, how to get around, and our daily itinerary. We want you to arrive in France ready to learn!

A trip reunion about a month after returning will be the perfect conclusion to our journey. We will exchange pictures and stories while remembering the highlights of our tour. Go Learn expeditions are designed to be small, boutique experiences where one returns with a group of friends. Good food, drink, and company await us at this reunion.

Activity levels and restrictions

Canal in BayeauxIn order to fully explore the sights on our itinerary, we will be walking every day, which adds up and makes for an active yet rewarding vacation. Most city walking is flat, on paved surfaces, but we will encounter stairs, occasional large hills, and cobblestones. We may stand on our feet for prolonged periods of time. Please carefully read the itinerary to better understand each day's physical activities.

Dates
May 13—20, 2018

Size
Tour is limited to 20 participants

Cost
Double Occupancy: $4995 per person
Single Supplement: $400
See Terms for payment and cancellation details.

Included:

  • Small group size to maximize learning, comfort, and flexibility
  • Steve Hall, our personal lecturer for the entire classroom experience and tour
  • Local guides and experts, including their tips and fees
  • Seven nights' accommodation at comfortable and centrally-located hotels
  • Entrance fees for all scheduled sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast, as well as 9 hand-picked culinary highlights for lunch or dinner
  • Transportation to and from daily destinations and activities
  • Comprehensive tour insurance, including sick and/or emergency evacuation insurance

Not included:

  • Airfare to and from France
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals that are not specifically noted in itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Cancellation and lost luggage insurance
  • Any costs outside of the itinerary

Suggested Reading and Films

historic photo of D-DayBooks:
D-Day by Stephen E. Ambrose
The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan
Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose

Films:
Is Paris Burning?
The Longest Day
Band of Brothers (TV Series)

Double Occupancy: $4995
Single Supplement: $400

Airfare is not included.

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Photos courtesy Paul Arps, Bayeux, Library of Congress