A two day tour to the US D-Day Beaches and Mont St Michel
This tour takes in the most important historical sites of the Region of Normandy. On the first day we visit the key US D-Day sites, ending the tour at the American military cemetery to see the final resting place of the young men who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom. On the second day we will drive to Mont St Michel, where we will visit this ancient fortress and place of worship that has been an icon of French resistance against invasion for over a thousand years.
Depending on time available we may be able to include extra stops, but these can be decided on the day.
Day 1 09:00 I will meet you at your start point by prior arrangement. We drive to Utah Beach and visit St Mere Eglise before stopping for lunch on route. After lunch we continue to Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and The American Cemetery, before returning to your hotel for 17:30.
Day 2. 08:30 - I will meet you at your hotel for the drive to Mont St Michel. After a visit to this medieval fortress and Abbey we will leave for The American Cemetery at St James, stopping for lunch in a local restaurant on the way. On the return trip to Bayeux we will cross the bridge at Pontaubault, where Patton lead the US 3rd Army into Brittany and southern Normandy, before returning to Bayeux. Here you may want to visit the Cathedral and Bayeux Tapestry before returning to your hotel for 17:30.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you by prior arrangement at your hotel in or around Bayeux or Caen.
End location: The end point of the tour will usually be the same as the start point, however I can leave you at another point to allow you to continue with a longer journey.
Duration: 2 days
This tour will run unless weather conditions become, or are forecast to become, dangerous. Please ensure you have a waterproof and suitable shoes with you on the day.
A modern monospace car is used to transport groups of up to 4 people.
The tour price includes all transport, fuel and tolls for a group of up to 4 people plus my guiding services for the day.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
60 Euros - per person. Typical costs for a lunchtime meal in a restaurant is 20€ - 25€ per person, a light snack would be 10€ - 15€. Allow 5€ per head for a coffee and cake. 24€ for total entrance fees to museums.
All hotel costs, entry fees, meals and drinks are not included in the tour price.
Please note that this tour is priced to start in Bayeux or Caen. If your start point is more than 50 Km from Bayeux or Caen a supplement may be added for increased costs. Please contact me for further information.
Not licensed to give tours inside French Government owned sites and museums (e.g. The Louvre). In practice there are very few of these sites in Normandy, and none on the D-Day Beaches.