CANADIAN D-DAY PRIVATE TOUR FROM
CRUISE SHIP TERMINALS IN NORMANDY
This private tour is available from the cruise ports in Le Havre, Cherbourg, Rouen or Honfleur
... Canadian D-Day experience private tour from only 650€
- Available from Le Havre, Cherbourg, Rouen or Honfleur
- Guided tour in English only
- Prices start at just 650€ (dependant on group size)
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Air-conditioned minivan
- Fully narrated tour
- Free on board Wi-Fi
- On board audio visual system
- Free time at each stop to take photos
- Highly rated on TripAdvisor
- Featured in the Rick Steve's travel book
- Best Canadian D-Day private tour for cruise ship passengers
This popular tour sells out fast! If you are thinking of booking, please don't leave it too late as you may miss out!
What You Can Expect
A tour packed full of information and anecdotes from our English speaking guide. On board, our GPS mapping system will show you where we are at all times and at key points, will display small movie clips related to the sites we pass and visit.
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.
09:00 Departure from the cruise terminal at the port of your choice
We kindly ask that all clients are on board for a 09:00 departure. The vehicle and guide will be waiting in the car park adjacent to the cruise terminal. Our vehicles are clearly marked and will be there no later than 08:50. We recommend that clients utilise the restrooms at the cruise terminal before we depart.
We utilise the driving time to share as much information as we can. At key points along the route, our onboard audiovisual system will show small movies we have made to ensure you fully understand the significance of the D-Day sites we will be visiting.
St Aubin Sur Mer
This seaside town is made up of many narrow streets and has impressive high sea walls. This is the landing site given to the North Shore New Brunswick Regiment and tanks of Fort Gary Horse. We will explain the strategy behind the assault and how the Canadian's triumphed. Here we will show some fantastic memorials and the remaining german bunker defences.
Bernieres Sur Mer
Bernieres Sur Mer is the location where The Queens own Rifles of Canada landed. The first combat assault waves suffered terribly. We will discuss the German defences at this location, the reason why the Canadian's suffered so many casualties and how they finally made movement in land.
Courseulles Sur Mer
At this location, you will hear about the Regina Rifles and Winnipeg Rifles. The is more evidence of German bunkers to explore and also a Sherman DD tank recovered from the harbour.
Lunch Stop (not included in the tour price)
We will stop in courseulles for lunch. There are many cafes you can choose from and we will stop for around 45 minutes.
Juno Beach Centre
You will have the opportunity to visit the only museum dedicated to Canadian's in Normandy.
Please note that we stop here for 60 minutes. Rest rooms are available at this location. Entrance fee is not included in the price of the tour.
Graye Sur Mer
The exit at Graye Sur Mer was used as one of the exit points by Canadian troops after finally overcoming the German defences. Here you will hear the story of 1 Charlie (shown in the photo above).
Beny Sur Mer Canadian Cemetery
A beautiful location which is the final resting place for over 2000 Canadian servicemen killed in the battle of Normandy
17:30 Arrival at the cruise terminal at the port of your choice
We will drop you back off at the cruise terminal in a timely manner to rejoin your ship.
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 as there is a moderate amount of walking involved
Gratuities are welcomed
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!