- Guided tour
- 5 Hours
- Tour in English
- Free time
- Free Wi-Fi
British & Canadian D-Day Experience - afternoon half day group tour
Experience the main highlights of the British Sword Beach and Canadian Juno Beach sectors of the Normandy landing beaches. This afternoon tour is a perfect way to see some of the sites that the British and Canadian forces had to overcome on D-Day.
Main sites we visit
Pegasus Bridge, Sword Beach, Juno Beach and the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Bayeux.
- 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
As we have limited space on board the vehicles we use for this tour, we cannot carry large items of luggage. Small back packs and small overnight bags are acceptable.
Adult pricing for all seats
European law dictates that all passengers, regardless of age are required to have a seat. Therefore, adult pricing applies to all passengers regardless of age. If you are planning to take this tour with young children, please note they may be required to have a car seat. When booking, please specify their age and if required, we will provide a car seat.
Clients with reduced mobility
As we have limited space onboard the vehicles we use for this tour, we are sorry but it is not possible to carry in our vehicles any of the following:
Wheelchairs (including fold up types)
If you need to cancel your booking, as long as you have given us at least 7 days notice, we will offer a full refund (minus chargebacks we are forced to pay). If you want total peace of mind, we suggest taking our cancellation insurance when booking. If you take this insurance, you have the right to cancel up to the time of the tour departure.
|Operates from April 1st until October 31st|
|Monday||13:45 - 18:45||Bayeux, Place de Quebec|
|Tuesday||Does not operate|
|Wednesday||13:45 - 18:45||Bayeux, Place de Quebec|
|Thursday||Does not operate|
|Friday||13:45 - 18:45||Bayeux, Place de Quebec|
|Saturday||Does not operate|
|Sunday||Does not operate|
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.
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.
Airborne operationPegasus Bridge
The capture of Pegasus Bridge in the British sector has to be the most daring raid on D-Day. The guide will explain the Airborne operation in this area and, why this bridge has been made legendary the world over.
We will also explain the objectives of the Canadian paratroopers that dropped in this area of Normandy.
Multiple stopsSword Beach
Follow in the footsteps of some of the brave British soldiers who landed at this site on D-Day to the sound of bagpipes. Together we will learn about the German defenses established here prior to D-Day and how the 3rd British Infantry Division, combined with elements of British Special Forces made this landing a success.
St Aubin Sur MerJuno Beach
This seaside town is made up of many narrow streets and has impressive high sea walls. This is the landing site given to the North Shore New Brunswick Regiment and tanks of Fort Gary Horse. We will explain the strategy behind the assault and how the Canadian's triumphed. Here we will show some fantastic memorials and the remaining german bunker defences.
Bernieres Sur MerJuno Beach
Bernieres Sur Mer is the location where The Queens own Rifles of Canada landed. The first combat assault waves suffered terribly. We will discuss the German defences at this location, the reason why the Canadian's suffered so many casualties and how they finally made movement in land.
Courseulles Sur MerJuno Beach
At this location, you will hear about the Regina Rifles and Winnipeg Rifles. The is more evidence of German bunkers to explore and also a Sherman DD tank recovered from the harbour.
Graye Sur MerJuno Beach
The exit at Graye Sur Mer was used as one of the exit points by Canadian troops after finally overcoming the German defences. Here you will hear the story of 1 Charlie (shown in the photo above).
Commonwealth War CemeteryBayeux
For the last stop, we will stop and show you the Commonwealth War Cemetery located in Bayeux. As soldiers from all parts of the Commonwealth are buried here, we feel that this is a fitting end to this tour.
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.