CANADIAN D-DAY EXPERIENCE - HALF
DAY AFTERNOON GROUP TOUR FROM
Discover the Juno Beach Sector of the Normandy Landing beaches
D-Day Normandy invasion map - which sector does this tour cover?
- Guided tour in English only
- Maximum 15 passengers per tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Air-conditioned minivan
- Fully narrated tour
- Free onboard 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
These tours sell out fast; please book early to avoid disappointment!
Tour Schedule - Operates from April to September
If you are planning to take a train back to Paris after this tour, we will happily drop you off at Bayeux Station. We will arrive at 18:10 and the next direct train to Paris will depart at 18:35 (please check the SNCF website for the precise departure time as it may vary slightly). 25 minutes is more than enough time to connect with the train as Bayeux station is very small.
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.
Check in at our booking office & coffee shop
Check in for this tour is available from 07:45. Our booking office and coffee shop is the first port of call for your tour, and our team is happy to welcome you.
Before the tour starts, come and have breakfast or great tasting coffee. You can find our coffee shop located in the heart of Bayeux at 1, Rue Larcher. Located opposite the tourist office. We kindly ask you to come here to check in for your tour at least 20 minutes before.
Once we have departed Bayeux, we will head off to the Canadian sector of the Normandy landings and show you the sites listed below:
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.
Juno Beach Centre
No visit to Juno beach would be complete without spending time in the Juno center. We will stop here for around an hour so you can spend time in this incredible museum that pays homage to Canada's involvement in World War 2.
Please note that we stop here for 60 minutes. Entrance fee is not included in the price of the tour. Restrooms are available at this location.
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
On our way back to Bayeux, we will stop and show you the Canadian cemetery at Beny Sur Mer. This is a fitting end to this short tour where you will be able to reflect on the loss suffered by Canada.
Please note that we stop here for 30 minutes.
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!