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American D-Day Experience
Private tour

10:00 departure from Bayeux
595
  • Guided tour
  • 8 Hours
  • Tour in English
  • Free time

Description

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

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
  • Bayeux Hotel or train station pick up
  • Tour conducted at your pace

Schedule

Operates from April 1st until October 31st
Monday 10:00 - 18:00 Bayeux - Hotel or train station
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00 Bayeux - Hotel or train station
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00 Bayeux - Hotel or train station
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00 Bayeux - Hotel or train station
Friday 10:00 - 18:00 Bayeux - Hotel or train station
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 Bayeux - Hotel or train station
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00 Bayeux - Hotel or train station

Tour Map


Tour timeline

  • Departure time

    We will come and pick you up from either your hotel in Bayeux or, if you are arriving by train, at Bayeux train station. We will be there at 09:50 to ensure we depart on time.

  • 101st AirborneSainte Marie Du Mont
    Guided tour

  • American ForcesLeadership 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
    Guided tour

  • 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 countryside to their defensive advantage and how the allies overcame them.

  • 4th InfantryWN8

    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.

  • 82nd AirborneSte Mere Eglise
    1 HOUR VISIT

    This small 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.

  • Not provided by Bayeux ShuttleLunch Break

    During our visit, there is ample opportunity to eat in one of the many restaurants or cafes located here. Please bear in mind though that lunch is not provided with the tour and is at your own expense.

  • Not incorporated in the cost of the tourAirborne Museum

    During our stay, should you wish, you can visit the impressive Airborne Museum. Should you want to do this visit, your guide will give you advice on how best to utilise your time. We recommend grabbing a quick snack from one of the many snack bars and then spending at least 45 minutes of your free time inside the museum.

    The admission prices to visit this museum are 9,90€ for adults and 6€ for children. Please be aware that this is not provided with our tour.

  • US Army RangersPointe Du Hoc
    Guided tour

    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
    Guided tour

  • Time to reflectAmerican Cemetery
    Guided tour

    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 Roosevelt Jr, are some of the most notable people buried here.

    You will see the flag lowering at the cemetery. The two flags will be lowered, with the second flag being accompanied by taps. This is one thing that we are sure you will never forget.

  • Drop offEnd of the tour

    We will either drop you off at your accommodation or if you prefer, at Bayeux train station.