Past Endeavours

Walking with History

" Normandy - The Breakout "

When one thinks of Normandy one inevitably thinks about the 6th June - D-Day. I can arrange your tour to cover the weeks following the 6th, encompassing the various operations designed to allow the allied forces to breakout from the beachheads and make their way inland  as exampled by:  

*      The failure to take Caen

*      Operation Epsom                                                        

*      Operation Goodwood

*      Tilly & Villers Bocage


The church in Verson, once used as "Panzer"

             Meyer's HQ & observation post

You can follow the action inland and walk the infamous Hill 112 above the Odon valley, visiting en route the sites of action involving desperate attacks and even more desperate and tenacious defence by the SS. Visit the village of Eterville and see the remains of the defence line where the Germans had anti-tank guns sited to cover the approaches to the village. Follow the attacks up the hill towards the summit of Hill 112


      Memorial on the summit of Hill 112

Because of the endless possibilities, every tour of the breakout can be built to cover your particular interest, and it is possible, in most case, to follow the footsteps of individuals and certainly units. I can however, put together a generic tour to cover the highlights which can be run sucessfully as an adjunct to a D-Day tour. Just ask !

   Churchill Tank on the summit of Hill 112 commemorating the RTR

Tour prices

Prices are per person and start from, assuming two persons sharing:

Two days      £899

Three days   £1,089

Four days     £1,249

Single room supplements of £30 will apply. This is a charge made by the hotel and beyond my control. Please contact me on:, or call 01842 862014, or write to me at: Past Endeavours, 18, Pashford Close, Lakenheath, Suffolk IP27 9ED