BRITISH & AMERICAN D-DAY EXPERIENCE - GROUP TOUR

09:45 Departure from Bayeux

What You Can Expect

Once we arrive at the locations listed, we will leave the vehicle, and you will receive comprehensive explanations regarding the events that occurred, personal stories and much more. We also allow time for you to have a look around at your leisure to take photos.

Tour Itinerary

Once we have departed Bayeux, we will head off to the British sector of the Normandy landings and show you the sites listed below:

Longues Sur Mer - German Coastal Gun Battery

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.

 

Please note that we stop here for 40 minutes.

Arromanches - Mulberry Artificial Harbour

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.

 

Please note that we stop here for 20 minutes.

Gold Beach - Asnelles

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.

 

Please note that we stop here for 25 minutes.

Ryes War Cemetery

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

 

Please note that we stop here for 25 minutes.

Bayeux - Lunch Stop (not included in the price of the tour)

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 to the Omaha sector.

Why not use your free time to visit the Bayeux Tapestry? The Bayeux Tapestry or Bayeux Embroidery is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long and 50 centimetres (20 in) tall, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings.

 

Please note that we stop here for 1 hour. Restrooms are available at this location. 

Pointe 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, it was considered impregnable by the Nazi high command.

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.

 

Please note that we stop here for 1 hour. Restrooms are available at this location. 

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach has become synonymous to D-Day due to the horrific casualties the American forces suffered on the morning of June 6th, 1944.

The 4.2 miles of coastline that is now referred to as Omaha Beach was assaulted at 06:30 on D-Day morning by American Rangers, the 29th Infantry Division, and the 1st Infantry Division.

 

Please note that we stop here for 45 minutes. Restrooms are available at this location. 

Normandy American Cemetery and Visitor Centre

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 centre before taking time to walk in the cemetery.

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

Please note that we stop here for 1 hour. Guided visit with around 45 minutes free time. Restrooms are available at this location. 

Things to consider

We want you to have a fantastic experience so please bear these in mind when preparing for your tour:

The weather can be unpredictable in Normandy so dress in layers.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
Gratuities will be appreciated.

One last thing!

If you decide to take a tour with us, we will be over the moon. However, even if you don't and decide to choose another company, we are still grateful. Without you, Normandy as a whole would suffer so thank you, thank you, thank you!