CANADIAN D-DAY LANDING BEACHES FULL DAY FROM CHERBOURG

Discover Juno Beach Sector Including the Museum Dedicated to Canadian WWII history

Visit of the Major Canadian War Cemetery Located at Bény-Sur-Mer

Hear About the Tragic Massacre that Took Place at Ardenne Abbey

Trip Details

Prices:

 750 € per group of 2 to 8 persons maximum.


When:

Daily departures at 9.00am.


Duration:

9 Hours (approx.)


Trip Style:

Full Day Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.

Shared trips are available to be booked by different groups of people. For a tour to be confirmed, we need a minimum booking of 2 people.


Meeting Point:

Pick up and drop off at Ship – Cherbourg Cruise Port


Inclusions:
  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Small Group Private tour limited to 8 persons
  • Itinerary can be customized
  • Transportation in A/C vehicle

Exclusions:
  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
  • Meals, drinks unless mentioned in the program
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

*Note: It will be possible for you to book entrance fees to museums or attractions adapted to this tour during the booking process.

A historical insight of Canadian Battles on D-Day.

Accompanied by one of our English speaking driver/guides, get a historical insight of Canadian battles on D-Day on this full day D-Day Normandy day tour. Did you know Canadian troops had the second highest number of casualties after the Americans during the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy? The French certainly owe them a lot, and they played a crucial part in the liberation of Caen.

Reach the Juno sector, its beach & museum as an introduction to the tour:

As an introduction to this D-Day landing tour, you will reach Juno Beach, where Canadian Armed Forces landed on the morning of June 6, 1944. Even though German troops were not very present in this sector, the Canadian Army was welcomed with landmines and obstacles which killed close to half of the men. However, after that, the Allied troops did not lose hope and made the furthest advancement by the end of the day, about 16km inland. Unfortunately, the next day the Germans were ready to fight to push the Allies back to the sea. From the Normandy battlefield sites, our guide will tell you all the details and how the Allied forces finally managed to keep gaining ground.

Chart the story of Canadians through photos, archives & artifacts:

Located close to Juno Beach, the Juno beach center is the next stop of our full day D-Day tour. It is the only Canadian museum in the D-Day beaches area. There, you will be able to chart the story of Canadians through photos, archives, and artifacts. Remains of German bunkers can still be seen on the beach. The museum expo goes further than just the Normandy battle history and retraces the involvement of Canadian Armed Forces all along World War II. Visitors can also learn more about Canada today.

Hear about the tragic massacre that took place at Ardenne Abbey:

Eventually, you will be able to hear the story of the Ardenne Abbey, where eighteen Canadian soldiers were executed without mercy. The church is built in the early Gothic style and is surrounded by medieval farm buildings encircled by walls. A small Canadian memorial is still located there.

At the end of this Normandy D-Day tour, your chauffeur will take you back to your original meeting point in Bayeux.

Good to Know

  • English speaking tour.
  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies.
  • Prices are per group.
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

The Ophorus Difference

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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