Excellent trip – Lovely area, well selected vineyards and Aude was an excellent guide. Highly recommended and one if the highlights of our trip.
NORMANDY US SECTOR D-DAY HALF DAY TOUR
Get An Insight Into the US Battles on D-Day
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
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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 €
From March 1 to November 30, 2020
Daily departures at 9.00 am and 2.00 pm
Half Day Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.
Place de 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
- 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
- Instant booking confirmation
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
- Tour is operated in English
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Prices are per person
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour — you can read about it here
Great wine tasting trip – A tour through beautiful country with a knowledgeable tour leader to visit wineries. Each winery had a range of tastings and a good discourse on the growing of the grape and the wine produced.
Great experience and a lovely guide – With our very nice guide Daniele, a very well mixed group of members and some amazing wines, this trip was totally worth it.
Don’t miss this tour!! – We had a great time on the Alsace wine route tour. Flo was very friendly, warm and entertaining! We all fell in love with the picturesque little villages along the way and of course the wine was spectacular!
Great morning winetasting – We had a great time visiting two wineries in a morning, as well as driving through the Alsace countryside and having some time to explore the small towns. Great guide too.
Wonderful Trip! – Our guide Bridgette and the tour was wonderful and a perfect amount of time (and wine)! We loved seeing little towns and sampling some of Alsace’s finest wines! Memories of a lifetime!
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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