American Sector D-Day Beaches Tour (1-day for 4 people)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

66835


Categories

Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Not younger than 12 unless child is very passion and or has a grasp on the events linked with Operation Overlord, because if not it may get boring for them.
Warning : Pointe-Du-Hoc is NOT a playground but a battle site, parents have your eyes on your kids here at all times.

Friendly: Yes.
I do NOT provide the wheel chair you must have your own.
You must be able to get in and out of a car
If wheelchair is foldable then it can go in the back but timing is everything, so half the time given at the sites will be applied with people using wheelchairs.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

The Essential Tour Discover the secrets of the D-Day Beaches with a knowledgeable local guide


We will start by Sainte-Mère-Eglise 1st town liberated on June 6th. Operation Overlord with be explained in detail as to how & why it was implemented, then we will visit church and find out about the story behind the paratrooper who got stuck on the church steeple, featured in "The Longest Day"

After that we will go to Utah Beach by taking small narrow lanes and understand why it was a successful landing in part due to Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
After lunch we will go to D-day's 2nd most dangerous mission where U. S. Rangers scaled 100 ft. high cliffs, it's called Pointe du Hoc and find out what happened to those brave soldiers.
Omaha Beach and stop at "Dog Green" the worst part of the beach.
Learn how it got it's name "Bloody Omaha", 3600 casualties in the first 3 hours. Omaha Beach Memorial Museum.
We will finish off by paying our respects
at US Military Cemetery in Colleville sur Mer
9387 graves.
1557 on Wall of the Missing in Action
*Important* This tour is designed for 4 people.

Itinerary

Sainte Mère Eglise

First village liberated by US Airborne forces. Hear about the story of the paratrooper who got caught on the church steeple.

Hedgerow stop
Find out how 8th century agricultural technics made a 20th century army movement almost come to a halt and how we over came it.

Utah Beach

Understand why it was a successful landing in part due to Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt

Pointe-du-Hoc

D-day's most dangerous mission where U. S. Rangers scaled 100 ft. high cliffs

Omaha Beach

Learn how it got it's name "Bloody Omaha", 3600 casualties in the first 3 hours

Omaha Beach Memorial museum visit*

Visit of US Military Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Sainte-Mere-Eglise in the town center in front of the church entrance.
I will have a sign saying "Tours By Locals Trevor" (my 1st name)

Carentan and Carentan Train station
Bayeux and Bayeux train station

End location: Sainte-Mere-Eglise car parking
Carentan and Carentan train station
Bayeux and Bayeux train station

Duration: 9 hours

Traffic is one main factor in tour length ( volume of trafic ) the tour might be extended.
Tours start at
8.00 am
8.30 am
9.00 am
9.30 am

Transportation

2018
Citroen Space Tourer, Automatic/CC/adaptable cruise-controle, panoramic sunroof with shades.
8 seat passenger van with AC.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation and my services as your personal guide for duration of the tour.

***This tour is designed and priced for 4 persons***

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 €uros - Museum € 8 Euros per person
Lunch Between € 10 and € 20 per person

What’s Extra

Other: Your meal and your museum entrance.

***This tour is designed and priced for 4 persons***

Restrictions

I will not be able to guide you inside of the national monuments.
There are 3 things I don't talk about on my tours :
- Politics
- Religion
- Sexual Matter/Sports
We've got plenty of other things to discuss.

A Recent Review of this tour

Trevor is passionate about Normandy and WWII. His knowledge is exhaustive and he makes the facts of the June 6, 1944 invasion come to life. His ability to convey what came before and after in Normandy is something one doesn't learn in books. It would be hard to imagine someone who could guide a tour through this area better than Trevor..
Sarann Kraushaar

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