- Guided tour
- 8.5 Hours
- Tour in English
- Free time
- lunch included
- Free Wi-Fi
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 (optional), Carentan, Angoville-Au-Plain, Ste Marie Du Mont, 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
- Lunch included
- Tour conducted at your pace
- Ability to alter the schedule if you wish to visit a museum
|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 from August 12th - August 26th 2018
We close to allow our team to take some vacation time
Multi-media Tour Experience
All of our vehicles are fitted with our unique multi-media tour system. As we drive, the vehicle location will be shown on a map via our on board screens. As we pass points of interest, small video clips that we have produced will start automatically by GPS. These videos will help explain the sites that we pass and, lay the foundation for the next stop. This system was developed in house and is unique in Normandy!
Please note that this does not mean that this tour will just be multi-media. Far from it! This is an additional bonus while we drive from site to site. The guide will also provide information as we drive and when we arrive at sites, you will have a guided tour outside of the vehicle. Best of all worlds!
Pick upRecommended time
The pick up time for this tour is flexible. However, we recommend starting at 08:30. You can select the start time when booking.
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.
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.
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.
101st AirborneRichard Winters 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
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.
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.
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.
Lunch timeCafe Phillipe
We will stop at our very own historic lunch stop. The Bayeux Shuttle team have loving restored this incredible house and have packed it full of relics from the battle of Normandy. Lunch is included in the price of the tour and will consist of a freshly made sandwich baguette, drinks and snacks.
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.
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.
Drop offEnd of the tour
The tour lasts around 8 hours and 30 minutes. At the end of the tour we will drop you off at your Bayeux hotel or the train station.