AMERICAN D-DAY EXPERIENCE - OMAHA SECTOR -
13:45 Departure from Bayeux
What You Can Expect
Four hours packed full of information and anecdotes from our English speaking guide. Once we arrive at the locations listed, we will leave the vehicle, and you will receive comprehensive explanations regarding the events that occurred, personal stories and much more. We also allow time for you to have a look around at your leisure to take photos.
Once we have departed Bayeux, we will head off to the American sector of the Normandy landings and show you the sites listed below:
Pointe 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, it was considered impregnable by the Nazi high command.
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.
Please note that we stop here for 1 hour. Restrooms are available at this location.
Omaha Beach has become synonymous to D-Day due to the horrific casualties the American forces suffered on the morning of June 6th, 1944.
The 4.2 miles of coastline that is now referred to as Omaha Beach was assaulted at 06:30 on D-Day morning by American Rangers, the 29th Infantry Division, and the 1st Infantry Division.
Please note that we stop here for 45 minutes. Restrooms are available at this location.
Normandy American Cemetery and Visitor Centre
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 centre before taking time to walk in the cemetery.
Four women, three Medal of Honor recipients, including Theodore Roosevelt Jr are some of the most notable people buried here.
Please note that we stop here for 1 hour. Guided visit with around 45 minutes free time. Restrooms are available at this location.
Things to consider
We want you to have a fantastic experience so please bear these in mind when preparing for your tour:
The weather can be unpredictable in Normandy so dress in layers.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
Gratuities will be appreciated.
One last thing!
If you decide to take a tour with us, we will be over the moon. However, even if you don't and decide to choose another company, we are still grateful. Without you, Normandy as a whole would suffer so thank you, thank you, thank you!