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American D-Day Experience
Afternoon half day group tour

13:45 departure from Bayeux

Chapel mosaic tiled ceiling at the American Cemetery

60 Per person
  • Guided tour
  • 4 Hours
  • Tour in English
  • Free time
  • Free Wi-Fi

Description

American D-Day Experience - afternoon half day group tour

Experience the main highlights in the Omaha sector 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

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

Schedule

Operates from April 1st until October 31st
Monday 13:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Tuesday 13:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Wednesday 13:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Thursday 13:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Friday 13:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Saturday 13:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec
Sunday 13:45 - 17:45 Bayeux, Place de Quebec

Tour Map


Tour timeline

  • Meeting pointWe recommend arriving by 13:35

    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.

  • 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.