NORMANDY US SECTOR D-DAY HALF DAY TOUR

Reach Normandy’s Coastal Battlefield Grounds

Discover Omaha Beach, One of the Two U.S Landing Areas

Walk the Lunar Landscapes of Breathtaking Pointe du Hoc

Trip Details

Prices:

Please see below for pricing options:

Adult 70,00 € per person (13 to 64 years old)
Child 35,00 € per child  (4 to 12 years old)
Senior 65,00 € per person (65 years old and above)

 

Special family deals:
1 adult + 2 children – 130,00 €
1 adult + 3 children – 165,00 €
2 adults + 1 children – 165,00 €
2 adults + 2 children – 195,00 €
2 adults + 3 children – 235,00 €


When:

From April 1st to October 31st 2019

Daily departures at 9.00am and 2.00pm

 


Duration:

4 Hours


Trip Style:

Half Day Sightseeing 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:

Place du Québec in Bayeux

Hotel pick-up not available

Tour returns to departure point


Inclusions:
  • 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

Exclusions:
  • Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Eventual Gratuities for the driver/guide

PICK UP IN BAYEUX
At first we will come and pick you up at a centrally located meeting point in Bayeux. Before the start of the tour, your guide will introduce you to the area and to the different sites that you will be seeing on this half day tour dedicated to the most significant US battlefield sites of D-Day. This tour is a perfect introduction to this period of time for those of you who have only but a short time in the area.

 

REACH THE COASTAL BATTLEFIELDS ROAD
Departing from Bayeux, you will first reach the coastal battlefield area of Omaha Beach. Here, listen to your guide as you are taken back in time to hear the tale of one of the boldest and most successful large scale invasions in military history. Omaha was by far the toughest assignment in Overlord and was the most heavily defended of all the beaches; its bunkers, fighting positions, and obstacles were intended to repel any Allied landing.

 

DRIVE TO POINTE DU HOC
After a short drive, you will be taken to the Pointe du Hoc site; located between Utah & Omaha beaches, this prominent position along the coast of Normandy, was a focal point of the amphibious assault by U.S. forces during the early morning hours of D-Day, 6 June 1944. Here, Lt. Col. James E. Rudder, commanding the 2nd Ranger Battalion, received the mission to land at 6:30 a.m., scale the 100 foot cliffs, and disable the German positions. Lt. Col. Max F. Schneider’s 5th Ranger Battalion would follow and reinforce them.

 

NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY
End the tour with a stop at the Normandy American Cemetery. Located in Colleville-sur-Mer, on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery, established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944 as the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. Here you will have some time to walk around and pay homage but also visit the Visitor Center that provides a fuller array of visitor services to put the D-Day landings in perspective as one of the greatest military achievements in history.
After the visit, return to Bayeux.

Good to Know

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

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