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British & Canadian D-Day Experience
Full day group tour

08:45 departure from Bayeux
110 Per person
  • Guided tour
  • 8 Hours
  • Tour in English
  • Free time
  • Free Wi-Fi

Description

British & Canadian D-Day Experience - Full Day Group Tour

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

Main sites we visit

Longues Sur Mer, Gold Beach, Mulberry Artifical Harbour, Juno Beach, Canadian Cemetery, Pegasus Bridge, Commonwealth War Cemetery and Sword Beach.

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 08:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Tuesday 08:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Wednesday 08:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Thursday 08:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Friday 08:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Saturday Does not operate
Sunday Does not operate

Tour Map


Tour timeline

  • Meeting pointWe recommend arriving by 08:35

    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.

  • Longues Sur MerGerman Gun Battery
    40 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

    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.

  • AsnellesGold Beach
    30 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

    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.

  • 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.

  • Courseulles-sur-MerJuno Beach
    1 hour visit - Guided tour and free time

    We will stop at Courseulles-sur-Mer, the location which was the landing point for Canadian's on D-Day. The guide will show you the key locations and explain how Canadian forces overcame the strong German positions. You will then have some free time to explore and take photos.

  • Courseulles-sur-MerJuno Beach Centre Museum
    Optional visit - Not included in the price of the tour

    The impressive Juno Beach Centre is a great resource to learn more about Canada's involvement in the Normandy Campaign. If you prefer to utlise the time we have here, you can visit the museum. Admission is not included in the price of this tour. Please note that if you do wish to visit the museum, you will not be able to have the tour offered by our guide.

  • Bény-sur-MerCanadian War Cemetery
    25 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

    For the last stop in the morning section of this tour, we will stop and show you the Canadian War Cemetery located in Bény-sur-Mer.

  • 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.

  • BénouvillePegasus Bridge
    35 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

    The capture of Pegasus Bridge in the British sector has to be the most daring raid on D-Day. The guide will explain the Airborne operation in this area and, why this bridge has been made legendary the world over.

    We will also explain the objectives of the Canadian paratroopers that dropped in this area of Normandy.

  • RanvilleCommonwealth War Cemetery
    30 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

    Ranville War Cemetery is the third largest Second World War Commonwealth War Cemetery in Normandy. It was built, and is still maintained by, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Ranville has been referred to as the airborne cemetery, since the majority of the British 6th Airborne Division casualties rest here.

  • OuistrehamSword Beach
    1 hour visit - Guided tour and free time

    Follow in the footsteps of some of the brave British soldiers who landed at this site on D-Day to the sound of bagpipes. Together we will learn about the German defenses established here prior to D-Day and how the 3rd British Infantry Division, combined with elements of British Special Forces made this landing a success.

  • 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. Please note that we do not drop off at hotels.