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American D-Day Experience
Full day group tour

08:15 departure from Bayeux
110 Per person
  • Guided tour
  • 9.5 Hours
  • Tour in English
  • Free time
  • Free Wi-Fi

Description

American D-Day Experience - Full day group tour

Experience the main highlights in the Utah and Omaha sectors of the Normandy landing beaches. An experienced guide will lead you through the action from start to finish, ensuring that you feel the bravery of the men that fought and died here.

Main sites we visit

La Cambe German war cemetery, Carentan, Ste Marie Du Mont, Utah Beach, Ste Mere Eglise, Pointe Du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery.

Highlights

  • 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

Important

Luggage

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)
Mobility scooters
Walking frames

Cancellation policy

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.


Schedule

Operates from November 1st until March 31st
Monday 08:15 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Tuesday 08:15 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Wednesday 08:15 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Thursday 08:15 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Friday 08:15 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Saturday 08:15 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Sunday 08:15 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec

Tour Map


Tour timeline

  • Meeting pointWe recommend arriving by 08:05

    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 pointTour departure 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 the tour that have arrived on-time and we do not want to impact their tour experience. If you do arrive late, you will need to take a cab at your own expense to catch up with the tour. We stronlgly advise you to arrive early for the tour.

  • German War CemeteryLa Cambe

    La Cambe German Cemetery is the final resting place for over 21,000 axis soldiers who died during the battle of Normandy. Situated just under 6 miles from where American forces landed on Omaha Beach, this cemetery is a stark reminder of the terrible price the Germans paid during the heavy fighting on D-day and the subsequent inland battles.

  • 101st AirborneCarentan

    This small town was one of the major objectives for the US forces post D-Day. As this was strategically important and plays a major part in understanding the D-Day objectives, we will pass through this town and point out many places of interest.

  • 101st AirborneSte Marie Du Mont

    We will take time to explain the significance of this beautiful small village. This was an objective for the 101st Airborne to help the forces landing on Utah Beach.

  • US 4th InfantryUtah Beach

    Utah Beach was the code name given to the western most landing beach on D-Day. The American 4th Division under the command of Theodore Roosevelt Jr were tasked with assaulting this section of the Normandy coastline.

  • 82nd AirborneSte Mere Eglise

    This small Norman town was situated on the main N13 road that linked Cherbourg to Bayeux and Caen. This was the main route that both Germans and Americans would have to utlise to mobilise much needed equipment during the battle of Normandy. Ste Mere Eglise was an objective for 82nd Airborne Paratroopers and has been made famous by the movie, The Longest Day. American Paratrooper John Steele was unfortunate to get caught on the church steeple during the drop.

  • Lunch timeBayeux

    During the winter season, it is very difficult to find a cafe or restaurant that is open everyday. Therefore, to ensure that we can always find you somewhere to have lunch, we return to Bayeux. As it is close to the places we visit in the afternoon section of the tour, it is ideal to return and have lunch at this beautiful city. Please note that lunch is not included in the price of this tour.

  • 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.