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American D-Day Experience
Private tour

Flexible departure and pick up options
From 500
  • Guided tour
  • 8.45 Hours
  • Tour in English
  • Free time
  • Free Wi-Fi

Description

American D-Day Experience - Full day private 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, Angoville-Au-Plain, Utah Beach, Ste Mere Eglise, Pointe Du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery.

Benefits of a private tour

The tour is exclusive for you and your group. We will also come and pick you up from either your Bayeux hotel or Bayeux train station if you are coming by train from Paris.

  • Exclusive for your group
  • Hotel of train station pick up
  • Tour conducted at your pace
  • Ability to alter the schedule if you wish to visit a museum

Schedule

Operates from April 1st until October 31st
Monday Flexible departure time Flexible pick up options
Tuesday Flexible departure time Flexible pick up options
Wednesday Flexible departure time Flexible pick up options
Thursday Flexible departure time Flexible pick up options
Friday Flexible departure time Flexible pick up options
Saturday Flexible departure time Flexible pick up options
Sunday Flexible departure time Flexible pick up options
Please note that no services will be operating during the last two weeks of August
We close to allow our team to take some vacation time

Tour Map


Tour timeline

  • Bayeux Hotel Pick Up Time

    If you are staying in Bayeux, we will come and pick you up from your accommodation. We will be there at 08:35 for an on-time departure of 08:45. When booking this tour, you can select your hotel from the list of places we pick up from.

  • Bayeux Train Station Pick Up Time

    If you are arriving by train or are driving in to Bayeux to meet this tour, we will start from the train station at 09:30. The first direct train from Paris St Lazare arrives at Bayeux train station at approximately 09:25. This pick up time is ideal if you want to come by train to Normandy as a day trip from Paris. Please specify this when booking the tour.

  • German War CemeteryLa Cambe
    30 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

    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 AirborneAngoville-Au-Plain

    Situated approximately 5 miles from Carentan, the small village of Angoville-Au-Plain witnessed heavy fighting between the German Paratroopers and American Paratroopers that dropped close by at dropzone D. After our 101st Airborne briefing, you will then hear the incredible story of two Airborne Medics. Kenneth Moore and Robert Wright displayed not only courage but also humanity during the desperate struggle to take this small area of Normandy.

  • 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.

  • 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
    45 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 82nd AirborneSte Mere Eglise
    30 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

    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.

  • US Army RangersPointe Du Hoc
    60 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
    45 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

  • Time to reflectAmerican Cemetery
    60 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

    The Normandy American Cemetery covers 172 acres and is the final resting place for many thousands of 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.

  • Drop offEnd of the tour

    If you opted to start your tour at 08:45, the tour will end in Bayeux at 17:30. We will either drop you off at your accommodation or if you prefer, at Bayeux train station.

  • Drop offEnd of the tour

    If you opted to start your tour at 09:30, the tour will end in Bayeux at 18:15. We will either drop you off at Bayeux train station or, if you are staying overnight in Bayeux, at your accommodation.