BRITISH & CANADIAN D-DAY
AFTERNOON GROUP TOUR
13:45 Departure from Bayeux
Once we have departed Bayeux, we will head off to the British and Canadian sectors of the Normandy landings and show you the sites listed below:
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.
Please note that we stop here for 25 minutes.
Sword Beach - multiple stops
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.
Please note that we stop here for 45 minutes.
St Aubin Sur Mer
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 Mer
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 Mer
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 Mer
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).
Bayeux Commonwealth War Cemetery
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.
Please note that we stop here for 30 minutes.
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!