Landing/ Normandy/ June6/ A Day of Remembrance
For almost 4 years, I have been specializing in Private Guided tours of the D-Day Landing Beaches and the Battle of Normandy. I will be glad to share my knowledge about the most impressive naval campaign. With me you'll discover the carnage unleashed here in Normandy on 6 June 1944.
I'll show you where General Norman Cota took the commandent on Omaha. You'll see the scenes from the movie "The Longest Day". You will hear the real story of "Saving Private Ryan"
For my clients I am trying to show as much as I can ( the original weapons, the German defensive areas) adding personal stories, anecdotes and trying to make this day an unforgettable experience.
Normally, one museum is visited during the tour and the entrance fee generally costs from 6 to 10 euros per person. Lunch is as you like, bring or buy sandwiches. You can choose: some light cooked lunch in a cafe or you can enjoy the 4 course lunch in a 5 star restaurant, you just need to say on the day. . .
1st Day, American sites:
*Utah+Saint Mére Eglise (Utah is the westernmost of the D-Day beaches where June 6, thousands of U. S. paratroopers were dropped inland behind enemy lines)
*La Pointe du Hoc / Omaha (Surrounded by steep cliffs and heavily defended, Omaha was the bloodiest of the D-Day beaches, with roughly 4, 600 U. S. troops turning up dead, wounded or missing. )
*American Cemetery (The most powerful, the most humbling site, the Normandy American Cemetery has 9, 387 burials of US service men and women overlooking Omaha beach. . . )
2nd Day, British+Canadian sites:
*Arromanches, Mulberry B (the Artificial Harbor).
*Longues sur Mer (the German coastal battery where we still can see the ORIGINAL guns of WW2)
*Juno+Sword+ Pegasus Bridge (Around midnight, British airborne troops were dropped behind enemy lines to secure the invasion's eastern flank, just as the Americans at Utah)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up in Caen/ Bayeux/ any other town in Normandy within 15 km
- if you are to arrive to Caen by train, I'll pick you up at the train station: 15 Place de la gare - 14 000 CAEN.
- if you stay in the hotel located in Caen (or in the area approximately 15 km from Caen) WITHOUT transport, I'll pick you up at your hotel with the car and the driver.
-if you have your personal transport, the MEETING is Caen Memorial Museum, Esplanade Général Eisenhower, 14050 Caen ( the parking is free)
- if you stay in any other city/ town/ village in LOWER NORMANDY without a car, I can pick you up at your hotel ( for the additional extra pay depending on the distance from Caen).
Paris-Caen: 145 miles, 2h40
Caen-Bayeux: 19 miles, 30 min
End location: anywhere you'd like to
Duration: 2 days
Each day the tour lasts 8 hours. So it means if I pick you up at 9 a.m. I bring you back at 5.00 p.m. ( extra hours will be charged )
For the groups from 1 to 3 people, you'll be travelling in VW berline, 5 places with Svetlana as your driver and your guide.
For the parties bigger than 3 people, you will travel in a deluxe air-conditioned minivan WITH the DRIVER and Svetlana as your GUIDE.
The possibility of having VIP cars like Tesla or Jaguar for the extra.
The possibility of having the minibuses 19-36 places.
Guided Normandy tour on the landing beaches by minibus/car with live commentary includes:
Transport by air-conditioned minibus;
Numerous stops on the landing areas;
Bottles of water in the minibus/car.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euros - 15 euros - Lunch is as you like, bring or buy sandwiches, light cooked lunch in a cafe or 4 course lavish 5 star restaurant, you just need to say on the day.During our 8 hours tour you will get hungry!
In case you want to get some souvenirs on the way you have to consider around 10 Euros or more.
-Any museum entrance,
- Shops, souvenirs
*** Note that the price of the tour can vary depending on the number of the clients and the meeting location.
I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are less/more than "7" amount of people and need a smaller/larger vehicle.
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Svetlana is an excellent guide for the D-Day beaches/Normandy area. She has an outstanding knowledge of the histories, battle details, people, and places we visited. She was well prepared, communicates her knowledge clearly, is patient, and most helpful. Svetlana is the best guide I've had for visiting a historical area and I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone considering a private guide for the Normandy area. Thank you Svetlana!!!!