TENTATIVE TOUR SCHEDULE FOR THE BAND (revised 6/20/17)

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018

  • Depart from Charlotte. Travel overnight to France

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

  • Arrival into Paris, Charles De Gaulle Airport. Meet your tour manager at baggage claim. Retrieve your luggage, clear customs and board your private motor coach. Depart for Normandy.
  • Early afternoon arrival in Normandy. Check into your hotel.
  • Visit to Arromanches and enjoy the D-Day 360 Museum and film “in the round”
  • Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

  • Breakfast provided 
  • Tour other D-Day sites including Pointe du Hoc and Utah Beach
  • Transfer to Sainte-Mère-Église to tour the town and prepare for the D-Day Memorial Parade
  • Perform as part of the Musical Salute to Liberation in the town square of Sainte-Mère-Église
  • Lunch on own
  • Afternoon D-Day Memorial Parade
  • Post parade picnic dinner
  • Return to hotel for overnight

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

  • Breakfast provided at the hotel
  • Morning transfer to the American Cemetery at Brittany
  • Performance and ceremony at the cemetery in honor of the American veterans of WWII
  • Transfer to Mont. St. Michel for a tour of the medieval town and fortress abbey
  • Lunch on own
  • Return to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure
  • Dinner at the hotel

MONDAY, JUNE 4

  • Breakfast provided
  • Morning transfer to the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach
  • Performance and ceremony at the cemetery in honor of the American veterans of WWII
  • Depart for Paris (approximate 4-hour drive)
  • Upon arrival in Paris, enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter
  • Check in to your hotel – and overnight at the hotel

TUESDAY, JUNE 5

  • Breakfast provided
  • Morning visit to the Eiffel Tower (a ticket will be provided to the second level observatory)
  • Lunch on own
  • Afternoon guided tour of the city including Notre Dame, Champs Élysées, Arch de Triomphe, Paris Opera, and Montmartre
  • Dinner and evening in Montmartre
  • Return to the hotel for overnight

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

  • Breakfast provided
  • Visit to the Louvre Museum
  • Performance at Luxembourg Gardens in Paris
  • Afternoon for optional sightseeing and souvenir shopping in Paris
  • Farewell dinner in Paris
  • Overnight in the hotel

THURSDAY, JUNE 7

  • Breakfast provided
  • Morning departure for the airport, Charles de Gaulle
  • Depart for home on your scheduled airline
  • Arrival in Charlotte