Memorable Day – We had an awesome day with Marion, our guide. She was so incredibly knowledgeable and was a joy to spend the day with. It was like taking a prehistoric history class with a professor that students work their schedule around just to be in her class. We hung on her every word. A bonus was that she took us to a tiny village for lunch and we bought some food to eat at a picnic table along the Dodorgne River on a perfect “bluebird day”.
Canadian D-day Sites Private Half Day Tour for 2 Persons
Visit the Normandy Landing Beaches & Sites
From Bayeux reach the Normandy region
Visit Other Important Normandy D-Day sites including Juno Beach center museum
English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides
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140€ Per Person
From April to end of October
4 hours (approx.)
Private half-day tour, 2 Persons only
Pick up at your hotel or accommodation in Bayeux or vicinity
- Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
- Private driver/guide
- Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
- Bottled water in the minivan
- Free WiFi access on board
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Meals & drinks
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
- Entrance fees to monuments & attractions
MEET YOUR EXPERT ENGLISH SPEAKING LOCAL DRIVER/GUIDE
Today, meet your English speaking guide who is an expert of Normandy, D-Day and World War II and who will go over the itinerary and program of this half day tour with you. Then, board your spacious, comfortable, air conditioned Mercedes minivan and begin to make your way to Normandy landing beaches area.
TRAVEL IN A SPACIOUS MERCEDES MINIVAN
Your private Bayeux Sightseeing Tour of the Normandy Beaches and sites will take place in one of our very spacious Mercedes Minivans. This vehicle can take up to 8 persons normally but on this occasion, the vehicle will only be for you. This allows you to choose the seat that you think best in terms of social distancing while still enjoying the information passed on by your guide.
All our vehicles are equipped with an on board P/A system that allows you to hear the commentary of your driver/guide no matter where you are seated. Also, there is free Wi-Fi access on all tour vehicles. Bottled water is also available in all our vehicles.
JUNO BEACH SECTOR INCLUDING THE MUSEUM DEDICATED TO CANADIAN WWII HISTORY
Located between St Aubin sur Mer and Courseulles sur mer, Juno Beach has become one of the most popular Normandy tourist sites and boasts a beautiful museum: the Juno Beach center museum dedicated to Canadian involvement in the D-Day landing and World War II. To honor the Canadian army, it was built in the shape of a modern maple leaf. Visit the museum with your guide and chart the history of the Canadians on this half day D-Day tour.
VISIT OF THE MAJOR CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY LOCATED AT BÉNY-SUR-MER:
Our Canadian D-Day Normandy tour carries on in Beny-sur-Mer, where the Canadian military cemetery is located. Most of the soldiers buried there were killed during the D-Day landing battles, as well as during the liberation of Caen in July 1944. The war memorial is now taken care of by the Commonwealth War Graves Commissions and is kept beautifully landscaped and immaculate.
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 driver guide will take you back to your original meeting point in Bayeux.
After the visit, return to Bayeux.
Good to Know
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
- Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- The visit of the village can be painful for those with walking problems
- Tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – you can read about it here
Fantastic tour company – We signed up for 2 tours. We went to see the Lascaux Caves and our guide was very knowledgable we liked the tour so much we decided to sign up for another tour. They do small tours in a van. We can’t recommend this tour company enough. If you are in Sarlat make sure to do a tour with them. Our guide also recommended restaurants and other interesting places to visit.
A great moment! – It was just a-ma-zing. A great moment with our very clever guide who learned us a lot of things. Thank you! Sarlat is a beautiful city and the castles are very interesting. We hope to come back very quickly because all the excursions seems to be amazing! I’m very lucky to chose this excursion and I say thank you to Ophorus!
Guide was great, best way to see the sights in this beautiful area. – We had no car while staying in Sarlat, but even if we had, it would be unlikely we would have seen all the sights our guide Marion drove us to in one day. The distances we covered were long, sometimes windy & very rural, so really needed to know the best route to squeeze in all the highlights. We would recommend considering the day tours Ophorus offers.
Perfect in every way! – Ophorus staff were helpful from the planning stage to the execution of our tours. We had a wonderful Guide (Florence). Her knowledge of history, local agriculture, politics, local issues and art was amazing. This area of France is so beautiful and a post card at every turn but coupled with an Ophorus tour it’s a wonderful experience. Thanks again Florence and Ophorus!
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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