D-Day Allied Beach tour (1 day)

Tour Number

Activity Level

105449


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids from 6/7 year will be interested, but remember that some facts, like the numbers of fallen soldiers can shock younger kids.

Friendly: Yes.
Most places are suited for wheelchairs but there are exceptions, please check first.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

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

Discover the heart of the American D-Day beach area


Discover the D-Day sites in a comfortable minivan a full stereo + microphone system, everyone will be able to hear what I'm explaining especially those at the back. .
We will see the main sites, get out of the van and walk to where those solders were, almost 70 years ago.

This tour is very popular and quickly booked, so make arrangements early.

Itinerary

La Cambe German Cemetery

It used to be an American cemetery for mainly 29th inf. Div. troops until 1947

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.

Pointe-du-Hoc

One of D-Day's most dangerous missions where U. S. Army 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

Longues-sur-Mer Gun Battery

Featured in the movie The Longest Day and it's role in real life.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel in Bayeux or Carentan or Sainte Mere Eglise
Or
The Bayeux train station or the Carentan train station.

End location: Your hotel in Bayeux, Carentan or Sainte Mere Eglise
Or
The Bayeux train station or the Carentan train station.

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

Start times are :
8.30 am
or
9.00 am
Traffic jam may add half an hour

Transportation

A comfortable mini van or a 7 seat Car depending the group size.

What’s Included

Other: The driving and the guiding at the different sites. Museum at Omaha Beach if we have time (45 minutes to an hour visit).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 Euro - Lunch and souvenirs, count 15 to 30 euro
IMPORTANT! Many shops in Normandy refuse to accept 500 and 200 euro bills, the best is to use small 50 and 20 euro bills.

What’s Extra

Other: Museum entrance, lunch and souvenirs.
If we are on time then we will have time to visit museum.
(45 minutes to an hour visit).

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.

Private tour guide Trevor

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