- Guided tour
- 7 Hours
- Tour in English
- Free time
- Free Wi-Fi
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, Arromanches, Gold Beach, Ryes Commonwealth War Cemetery, Pointe Du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery.
- Maximum of 15 clients per tour
- Guided visits with free time to take photos and explore
- Rated number 1 on Tripadvisor - the worlds largest travel review site
As we have limited space on board the vehicles we use for this tour, we cannot carry large items of luggage. Small back packs and small overnight bags are acceptable.
Adult pricing for all seats
European law dictates that all passengers, regardless of age are required to have a seat. Therefore, adult pricing applies to all passengers regardless of age. If you are planning to take this tour with young children, please note they may be required to have a car seat. When booking, please specify their age and if required, we will provide a car seat.
Clients with reduced mobility
As we have limited space onboard the vehicles we use for this tour, we are sorry but it is not possible to carry in our vehicles any of the following:
Wheelchairs (including fold up types)
If you need to cancel your booking, as long as you have given us at least 7 days notice, we will offer a full refund (minus chargebacks we are forced to pay). If you want total peace of mind, we suggest taking our cancellation insurance when booking. If you take this insurance, you have the right to cancel up to the time of the tour departure.
|Operates from April 1st until October 31st|
|Monday||09:45 - 17:45||Bayeux, Place de Quebec|
|Tuesday||09:45 - 17:45||Bayeux, Place de Quebec|
|Wednesday||09:45 - 17:45||Bayeux, Place de Quebec|
|Thursday||09:45 - 17:45||Bayeux, Place de Quebec|
|Friday||09:45 - 17:45||Bayeux, Place de Quebec|
|Saturday||Does not operate|
|Sunday||Does not operate|
Please note that no services will be operating from August 12th - August 26th 2018
We close to allow our team to take some vacation time
Multi-media Tour Experience
All of our vehicles are fitted with our unique multi-media tour system. As we drive, the vehicle location will be shown on a map via our on board screens. As we pass points of interest, small video clips that we have produced will start automatically by GPS. These videos will help explain the sites that we pass and, lay the foundation for the next stop. This system was developed in house and is unique in Normandy!
Please note that this does not mean that this tour will just be multi-media. Far from it! This is an additional bonus while we drive from site to site. The guide will also provide information as we drive and when we arrive at sites, you will have a guided tour outside of the vehicle. Best of all worlds!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
The US 1st Infantry and 29th Infantry Divisions, as well as elements of the US Army Rangers were tasked with opening up 5 exit points to start the movement inland. Supported with incredible air and sea pre-bombardment, Allied planners expected to be moving off the beach area within 2 hours. Sadly, this was not the case and this is why many documentaries and movies have been made about this location. When you hear the stories from your guide, you will understand why this beach is known as, "Bloody Omaha".
Time to reflectNormandy American Cemetery
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.
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.