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American D-Day Experience
Full day group tour

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

Description

American D-Day Experience - Full Day Group Tour

If you want a tour that visits all the main sites in the American sector of the Normandy D-Day landings and, want to book individual seats, then this is the tour for you!

Starting at a convenient time from the centre of Bayeux, this tour is designed to allow you time to have breakfast in your hotel before meeting your guide at the tour departure point at Place De Quebec. Once onboard, you will be transported in a modern air conditioned van to visit the key sites in the US Utah & Omaha sectors. You will have lasting memories of your visit including, the emotional taps flag lowering ceremony at the American Cemetery.

Main sites we visit

Ste Marie Du Mont, Utah Beach, Ste Mere Eglise, Pointe Du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery.

Highlights

  • Maximum of 22 clients per tour
  • Tour delivered in English only!
  • Experienced professional guides
  • Guided visits with free time to take photos and explore
  • Rated number 1 on Tripadvisor - the worlds largest review site

Schedule

2019 Timetable - 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 08:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Sunday 08:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec

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.

  • 101st AirborneSte Marie Du Mont
    45 MINUTE VISIT

  • American ForcesLeadership Monument

    We will stop briefly to show you one of our favourite monuments in Normandy. Richard Winters was chosen to represent leadership due to his world wide fame from the TV mini-series, Band of Brothers.

  • US 4th InfantryUtah Beach
    50 MINUTE VISIT - Guided tour and free time

  • 4th InfantryWN8

    We will stop and show you some German bunkers known in German as weiderstandsnest 8 (WN8). This is the location where men from the 4th Division should have landed on the morning of D-Day.

  • 4th InfantryHedgerow Battles

    As we drive, we will show you some of the typical hedgerow terrain that the allies had to battle through. We will explain how the Germans utilised the Norman countryside to their defensive advantage and how the allies overcame them.

  • 82nd AirborneSte Mere Eglise
    1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTE VISIT

    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.

  • Not included in the price of the tourLunch Time

    During our visit to Ste Mere Eglise, there is ample time to eat in one of the many restaurants or cafes located here. Please note though that lunch is not included in the price of the tour.

  • Not included in the price of the tourAirborne Museum

    During the time we stay in Ste Mere Eglise, should you wish, you can use your time to visit the impressive Airborne Museum. Should you want to do this visit, your guide will give you advice on how best to utilise your time. We recommend grabbing a quick snack from one of the many snack bars and then spending at least 45 minutes of your free time inside the museum.

    The admission prices to visit this museum are 9,90€ for adults and 6€ for children. Please note that this is not included in the price of our tour.

  • US Army RangersPointe Du Hoc
    1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTE VISIT - Guided tour and free time

    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
    50 MINUTE VISIT - Guided tour and free time

  • Time to reflectAmerican Cemetery
    1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTE VISIT - Guided tour and free time

    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.

    To conclude this tour, you will see the flag lowering at the cemetery. The two flags will be lowered, with the second flag being accompanied by taps. This is a fitting end to the day and, this is one thing that we are sure you will never forget.

  • Time to leaveTime to head back to Bayeux

    We kindly ask that all clients are back at the van at 17:10 to head back to Bayeux. As there may be clients on the tour who will be taking a train back to Paris, it is imperative that we depart on time.

    During the drive back to Bayeux, you will have the opportunity to ask the guide questions. Perhaps you would like to know more about something you have seen at the Cemetery; well, this is the time to ask! We want to share as much information with you as possible so it will be our pleasure to help.

  • 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.