Steven was in Bayeux ahead of time, and showed us some wonderful Canadian battle and burial sites. The tour could not have been better!
JUNO BEACH, ABBEY D'ARDENNE & HILL 67 FULL DAY TOUR FROM BAYEUX
Get a Historical Insight of Canadian Battles on D-Day
Reach the Juno sector, its beach & museum as an introduction to the tour
Track the route of the 9th Brigade & commemorate the bloody battles of Hill 67
Chart the story of Canadians through photos, archives & artifacts
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Adult: €100,00 per person (13-64 years old)
Child: €50,00 per child (4-12 years old)
Senior: €95,00 per person (65 years old and above)
1 adult + 2 children: €190,00
1 adult + 3 children: €240,00
2 adults + 1 children: €240,00
2 adults + 2 children: €290,00
2 adults + 3 children: €340,00
April 1st to October 31st 2019
Full-day sightseeing tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
Larger groups please contact us.
Place du Québec in Bayeux
Hotel pick-up not available
Tour returns to departure point
- Sites as mentioned in the itinerary
- English-speaking qualified guide/driver
- Travel in recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
- Small group option – maximum 8 passengers per group
- Free WiFi access on board
- Bottled water in the vehicles
- Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Meals & drinks
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
A HISTORICAL INSIGHT OF CANADIAN BATTLES ON D-DAY
Accompanied by one of our English speaking 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 AND 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 SOTRY OF CANADIANS THROUGH PHOTOS, ARCHIVES AND ARTEFACTS
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.
You will also explore the Abbey d’Ardenne, where Canadian troops were held prisoners by the Germans and executed within the church’s walls. This act qualified as a crime of war and Kurt Meyer, who was thought to be responsible for the murders, was later sentenced to life in prison. He died a few years later.
TRACK THE ROUTE OF THE 9TH BRIGADE AND COMMEMORATE THE BLOODY BATTLES OF HILL67
Finally, this Canadian D-Day tour will take you to Hill 67. Once the key of German landmines in the area, the hill now serves as a Canadian Memorial to in the troops who fought during the Battle of Normandy. Assaults there occurred a bit later, in July 1944 in an attempt by Canadian and British lose to liberate the major city of Caen. Our guide will explain how the Canadians managed to take the position back from the Germans after a particularly bloody fight.
This full day D-Day Normandy tour includes a pick up and drop off at a central location in Bayeux.
Good to Know
- English speaking tour
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies
- Prices are per person
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour
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