The Chance of a lifetime to see so much history in small proximity of the liberation of Europe.
This tour will include:
Gold Beach with it's legendary 'Mulberry Harbours', Juno Beach, Sword Beach, The Merville Battery and Pegasus Bridge.
I will give ongoing talks on the history of each section and depend on how much time we spend on each site, we'll visit museums.
I will also discuss the overall history of WW2, normally as we travel between each site and over lunch, depending on your individual requirements and knowledge.
This great tour includes Arromanches, which still has many of the 'Mulberry harbors' in place, at low tide, it is possible to walk out to some.
We visit Juno Beach, the landing beach of the Canadians. Also sword beach, the beach at the extreme east of the 60-mile stretch.
There are also the Bayeux war cemeteries to pay our respects to the brave liberators.
We visit the 'Merville Battery' Taken by Lieutenant Colonel Otway's 9th Bn Parachute Regiment on D Day. Pegasus Bridge which was taken by Maj John Howard, played by Richard Todd, a veteran of this airborne landing, in the 'Longest Day' "Hold until relieved".
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting location: I will meet you at the port, hotel, railway or bus station in the Bayeux area and nearby. Please contact me for more details.
End location: Cherbourg, Bayeux, Caen, Le Havre, St Malo, Honfleur, Carpiquet, Dinard.
Location options: Address or Intersection upon Traveler's request, Airport, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building upon Traveler's request, Rail or Bus Station
Duration: 10 hours
The pick up location might affect the duration of the tour. It depends on how far you are located from our starting point.
I currently use three vehicles, a Renault Traffic 9 seater, 7 seater Peugeot, These vehicles are air conditioned and the Peugeot is a good size for getting into tight parking spots in peak times. A more luxurious vehicle can be provided upon request.
I also use an Alfa Romeo 166 for couples or up to 3 guests. It is a 3 litre V6 with cream leather seats, with air condition and it is a very chic way to see the sites!
My service as your private guide for all the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 Euros - For entrance fees to the museums.
This Tour is slightly more museum based than the American sector. i.e Pegasus Bridge, the Merville battery and the wonderful museum at Arromanches, with its screening of unseen footage. Also, the weather conditions can determine our schedule and itinerary.
-Museums entrance fee.
Not normally permitted to give official guided tours in the Abbey of Le Mont St Michel, it is restricted to their personal guides.
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Graham O was excellent. on time, well prepared, attentive and generous with his time. All five of us had a very good experience. Highly recommend Graham.