A good glimps of Normandy
With this tour you have the possibility to discover Normandy much better than in one day. It's your choice.
Either 2 days D-Day sites, or a mix of one day D-Day sites and a second day with the other sites in Normandy. Naturally if you are not interested in D-Day sites, I can show you the other beautiful sites of Normandy in 2 days.
There are the Mont Saint Michel, Bayeux cathedral, Bayeux Tapestry, Men's abbey in Caen where Wilhelm the Conqueror is still buried and many other interesting sites like tasting Calvados(apple brandy) and/or Camembert (famous soft cheese).
So you see there is plenty to discover in two day and it's up to you to choose.
Here are a choice of sites:
Utah Beach (US), Saint Mère Eglise (US paratrooper sites), La pointe du Hoc (US ranger memorial site), Omaha Beach (US), Omaha Beach military cemetery, La Cambe cemetery (German cemetery), the battery of Longues sur Mer (original German cannons), Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches (GB), Arromanche museum, 360° Cinema at Arromanches, Gold beach (GB), Juno beach(Canadian), Juno Beach memorial museum (Canadian), Canadian War cemetery at Beny/Revier, Sword Beach (GB), Pegasus Bridge (GB).
Mont saint Michel, Bayeux cathedral, Bayeux tapestry, men's and women's abbey in Caen, Caen Castle, largest 12th century castle in Europe, Rouen cathedral, the tower of Joan d'Arc in Rouen.
Sea side resorts:
Deauville, Trouville, Honfleur, Etretat,
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick-up at your hotel in Bayeux or Caen area.
Train station of Bayeux or Caen.
Any convenient location in the Caen/Bayeux area
Ouistreham and Caen Ship terminal
End location: Same location as on the start or any within the Bayeux/Caen region.
Drop off in Paris possible at extra coast due to the extra driving.
Duration: 2 days
9 seat Minivan with full A/C
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 Euros - Museum entry, lunch, souvenir, per person
IMPORTANT! Many shops in Normandy refuse to accept 500 and 200 euro bills, the best is to use small 50 and 20 euro bills.
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I can't praise Richard highly enough for our two-day tour of D-Day battle sites, enriching his explanations with stories providing insights into the experiences of the people caught in the conflict that aren't in guide books. With the places we wanted to see, he included places that we initially weren't interested in or knew nothing about, such as the German Cemetery or Pegasus Bridge, giving us a broad picture of what happened and the consequences. A great way to tour to D-Day beaches.