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British & Canadian D-Day Experience
Private tour

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

Description

British & Canadian - Full day private tour

Experience the main highlights in the Gold, Juno and Sword 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

Longues Sur Mer, Artificial Harbour, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, Canadian Cemetery, Sword Beach and Pegasus Bridge.

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.

  • Longues Sur MerGerman Gun Battery
    Guided tour and free time

    This impressive gun battery position is the only position along the Atlantik Wall in this area of France that still has the guns in situ. We will explore the site together and you will learn about how it was built, how it operated and ultimately, how it was silenced.

  • Artificial PortMulberry Harbour B

    Arromanches was chosen as the location for Mulberry B Artifical Harbour; better known as port Winston after Churchill. We will show the impressive remnants of this amazing construction project and explain how significant this was in defeating the Germans in Normandy.

  • AsnellesGold Beach
    Guided tour and free time

    Gold beach was assaulted by British forces on D-Day. Their objectives were to move west and capture Arromanches and link up with American forces landing at Omaha. Move eastwards to link up with forces landing at Juno Beach and to move inland and capture the medieval town of Bayeux.

  • Courseulles-sur-MerJuno Beach
    Guided tour and free time

    We will stop at Courseulles-sur-Mer, the location which was the landing point for Canadian's on D-Day. The guide will show you the key locations and explain how Canadian forces overcame the strong German positions. You will then have some free time to explore and take photos.

  • Bény-sur-MerCanadian War Cemetery
    Guided tour and free time

    We will stop at Bény-sur-Mer to allow you time to reflect on the huge price Canada paid during the battle of Normandy. The guide will explain the significane of the site, relate some personal stories of the men who are buried here and then allow you time to pay your respects.

  • Lunch timeWhat do you fancy to eat?

    The guide will take you to a cafe, restaurant or even a sandwich shop if you prefer. Just let the guide know what you would like to eat for lunch and they will arrange a suitable location along our route. Please note that lunch is not included in the price of the tour.

  • OuistrehamSword Beach
    Guided tour and free time

    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.

  • RanvilleCommonwealth War Cemetery
    Guided tour and free time

    Ranville War Cemetery is the third largest Second World War Commonwealth War Cemetery in Normandy. It was built, and is still maintained by, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Ranville has been referred to as the airborne cemetery, since the majority of the British 6th Airborne Division casualties rest here.

  • BénouvillePegasus Bridge
    Guided tour and free time

    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.

  • Drop offEnd of the tour

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