Battle of the Hedgerows, the most famous fierce attack in Normandy. Departure from Caen/ Bayeux for 2-3 people only

Tour Number

Activity Level

610136


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. The tour suggested is kid friendly, as I have worked 5 years with kids in the French college as the cultural animator.

Your kids will not only learn the Second World War history, but also will spend an unforgettable time, enjoying the interactive questions and exchanges.
Your kids will never be bored discovering the military stuff and real tanks!

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car. Not ALL landing areas are equipped with the special paths for people with disabilities.
At the American Cemetery- the possibility of having a wheelchair if needed.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Russian (fluent)

Hedgerows/Landing/ Normandy/ June6/ A Day of Remembrance/PrivateDD/VIPtour/


For almost 5 years, I have been specializing in Private Guided tours of the D-Day Landing Beaches and the Battle of Normandy.

For this tour you are invited to get further inland from the DD landing beaches and explore yourself the "70 days in Hell" the so-called battle of the Hedgerows.

The "Battle of the Hedgerows" starting shortly after the DD and continued all along July 1944 in the Normandy "bocage" countryside characterised by the small fields, high hedges and sunken lanes.

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. . .

Itinerary

-Visit of the town Sainte-Mere Eglise where the 505th Parachute Regiment started its attack ( visit of the Airborne museum as an option)
- Drive to Utah beach sector through Normandy bocage with the stops at the Chateau de la Colombiere where the very first American Hospital was established. The view over the field where the first American General found his death in the glider
- After Utah we are turning back inland following the steps of the soldiers to Carentan, the town taken on the 12th of June ( visit of the Victory museum as an option)
- Manoir of Donville where the General Theodore Roosevelt Junior passes away after the conter attack.

This itinerary can modified/changed with some other sites: Vierville sur Mer ( starting point to follow the steps of 116th Reg of the 29th DI)
Drive through the hedgerows through La Cambe ( the german Cemetery) following this unit all the way to Saint Lo.
Visit of Saint Lo/ Major Howie Memorial - a legendary hero from the 29th DI awarded with a Silver Star posthumously

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

For the groups from 1 to 3 people, you'll be travelling in VW berline, 5 places with your driver and your guide.

The possibility of having VIP cars like Tesla or Jaguar for the extra.

The tour can be arranged for more participants. Contact Svetlana for more information about the prices.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Guided Normandy tour on the landing beaches by minibus/car with live commentary includes:

Transport by air-conditioned VW passat ( berline);

Numerous stops on the landing areas;

Bottles of water in the minibus/car.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 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 6 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.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: -Any museum entrance,

*** Note this is a private tour only for small groups: from 1 to 3 participants.
THE PRICE indicated is for the depart from Caen/ Bayeux or other nearest villages ( 15 miles)

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    Currency
    Tour Price

    754 USD(for up to 3 people) (duration: 6 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    610136


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. The tour suggested is kid friendly, as I have worked 5 years with kids in the French college as the cultural animator.

    Your kids will not only learn the Second World War history, but also will spend an unforgettable time, enjoying the interactive questions and exchanges.
    Your kids will never be bored discovering the military stuff and real tanks!

    Friendly: Yes.
    You must be able to get in and out of a car. Not ALL landing areas are equipped with the special paths for people with disabilities.
    At the American Cemetery- the possibility of having a wheelchair if needed.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), French (fluent), Russian (fluent)

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