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British & American D-Day Experience
Full day group tour

09:45 departure from Bayeux (2018 Tours)
08:45 departure from Bayeux (2019 Tours)
100 Per person
  • Guided tour
  • 8 Hours
  • Tour in English
  • Free time
  • Free Wi-Fi

Description

British & American D-Day Experience - Full day group tour

Experience the main highlights of the British Gold Beach and American Omaha Beach sectors of the Normandy landing beaches. This full day tour is a perfect way to see some of the sites that the British and American forces had to overcome on D-Day.

Main sites we visit

Longues Sur Mer, Mulberry artifical harbor, Gold Beach, Ryes Commonwealth War Cemetery, Pointe Du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery.

Highlights

  • Maximum of 16 clients per tour
  • Guided visits with free time to take photos and explore
  • Rated number 1 on Tripadvisor - the worlds largest review site

Schedule

Operates from April 1st until October 31st
Monday 09:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Tuesday Does not operate
Wednesday 09:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Thursday Does not operate
Friday 09:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Saturday Does not operate
Sunday Does not operate
2019 Timetable - Operates from April 1st until October 31st
Monday Does not operate
Tuesday 08:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Wednesday Does not operate
Thursday 08:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Friday Does not operate
Saturday Does not operate
Sunday Does not operate
Please note that no services will be operating during the last two weeks of August
We close to allow our team to take some vacation time

Tour Map


Tour timeline

  • Meeting pointWe recommend arriving by 09:35

    We kindly ask that you be at the tour departure point at Place De Quebec in Bayeux at least 10 minutes before the tour is due to depart.

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  • Meeting pointDeparture time

    We like to run on time and if you are not at the departure point by the advertised departure time, we will depart. There will be others on board that have arrived on-time and we do not want to impact their experience. If you do arrive late, you will need to take a cab at your own expense to catch up with the tour. We strongly advise you to arrive early for the tour as no refunds will be considered if you miss the service.

  • German gun batteryLongues Sur Mer

    This impressive gun battery position is the only position along the Atlantik Wall in this area of France that still has the guns in situ. We will explore the site together and you will learn about how it was built, how it operated and ultimately, how it was silenced.

  • Artificial PortMulberry Harbour B

    Arromanches was chosen as the location for Mulberry B Artifical Harbour; better known as port Winston after Churchill. We will show the impressive remnants of this amazing construction project and explain how significant this was in defeating the Germans in Normandy.

  • AsnellesGold Beach

    Gold beach was assaulted by British forces on D-Day. Their objectives were to move west and capture Arromanches and link up with American forces landing at Omaha. Move eastwards to link up with forces landing at Juno Beach and to move inland and capture the medieval town of Bayeux.

  • Commonwealth War CemeteryRyes

    On our way back to the drop off point, we will stop and show you the Ryes War Cemetery. This is a fitting end to this short tour where you will be able to reflect on the loss suffered by the British.

  • Lunch timeBayeux

    As we are very close to Bayeux, we will return to allow you to have lunch. Lunch is not included in the price of this tour so once we arrive, you will be given sufficient time to grab a quick lunch in this beautiful medieval town before we head back off for the afternoon part of the tour. Please note that the afternoon portion of the tour may be delivered by a different guide.

  • US Army RangersPointe Du Hoc
    60 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

    During World War Two, the Nazis were in the process of building the Atlantik Wall; a series of fortifications from Norway to the border of France and Spain. Stretching for over 2000 miles, this formidable construction of fortifications was designed to try and prevent an Allied landing in the west. One such site was located at the Pointe Du Hoc in Normandy. Consisting of 6 long range gun positions and many other concrete bunkers, it posed a real threat to Allied shipping on D-Day. As this battery was right between the two American landing beaches, Allied planners had no choice but to knock out this position. Here you will hear the incredible stories of bravery shown by US Army Rangers who had to scale nearly 100 feet of cliffs to destroy the guns.

  • 29th and 1st InfantryOmaha Beach
    45 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

  • Time to reflectAmerican Cemetery
    60 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

    The Normandy American Cemetery covers 172 acres and is the final resting place for 9386 service men and women. You will have sufficient time to explore the visitor center before taking the time to reflect in the cemetery .

    Four women and three Medal of Honor recipients, including Theodore Roosevelt Jr, are some of the most notable people buried here.

    To conclude this tour, you will see the flag lowering at the cemetery. The two flags will be lowered, with the second flag being accompanied by taps. This is a fitting end to the day and, this is one thing that we are sure you will never forget.

  • End of the tourBayeux

    We will finish the tour at the same location as we started. However, if you wish to be dropped off at the train station, please notify the guide after we depart the American Cemetery. Please note that we do not drop off at hotels.