D-Day tour (2 days) in upscale van for max 6 people

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Tour Number

Activity Level

238055


Categories

Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: No. No Children under age 12 as it's a long day for the kids unless they are really passionate about D-Day

Friendly: No.
'You must be able to get in and out of a car'.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

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

American Airborne & Omaha Beach sector


You're really interested in the events leading up to D-Day, but also all the little side stories that made this big endevour not just a main strategy but also a soldier's war with many personal stories of men who fought for freedom, democracy and the hope that the Nazi regime would be ended. My 2 day tour allows you to go to the different sites without having that rushed feeling like you might have on a one-day tour when we try to see as many sites as possible !

With the 2 day tour, go at your own pace, with me as your guide, we will explore some non-visited sites by other tour companies (that are not listed here) and find out the stories behind this house, this river, this tree or this cross-road…
Here about the personal stories my grandparents told me as a kid
(Mom is French, born July 31st 1944 in Carentan)
and they lived through it all, the occupation, June 6th D-Day and the following days, with my grandma pregnant, with my mom as the Battle of Normandy was raging on.

Itinerary

Day 1 Airborne Sector & Utah Beach

La Fière (Merderet River)

Hedgerow stop (and full explanation))

Sainte Mère Eglise (story of the battle for the town)

Utah Beach Memorial Museum*
or
Sainte mère Eglise Airborne Museum*

LUNCH*

Utah Beach
(find out how Teddy Roosevelt Jr. saved the day beacause of a navigational error)

Angoville-au-Plain (2 medics in a church)

La Cambe German cemetery (used to be an American cemetery)

Day 2 Rangers area & Omaha Beach

La Cambe German Cemetery

Pointe du Hoc ( where US Rangers scaled 100 ft high cliffs)

LUNCH*

Omaha Beach (Dog Green, 29th Inf. Div sector and Fox Red 1st Inf. Div found out how Jimmy Walter Montheith got his MoH on June 6th

Omaha Beach Memorial Museum* (moving film made by museum)

American Military Cemetery

Visitor's center

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or at the train station (BAYEUX or CARENTAN Only)
You can also meet me (if you have a car in Sainte Mère Eglise for the 1st day and La Cambe German Cemetery for the 2nd day)

End location: I will drop you off back at your hotel unless you need me to drop you off at the train station (BAYEUX or CARENTAN Only)

Duration: 2 days

Traffic and finding a place to park depending on time of season

Transportation

2018 Navy blue Citroen Sapce Tourer
Modern with AC, automatic cruise control panoramic roof? tailor made seat covers.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation
Your guide
a cooler with bottled spring water if it gets hot.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 Euros - Lunch : Between €15 and €25 Euros per person
Museum : € 8 to € 10 Euros per person

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch (€ 15 - 25 euros per person)
Museums (€8 to €10 euros per person)
Souvenirs (up to you how much you want to spend!)

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 provided us with the tour of a lifetime. He gave us non stop information about all of details of the D Day invasion, often with personal drawings he made in the sand of both beaches. He was with us 9 - 10 hours for two days showing us all the the important sites of the many parts of the momentous battles. He made sure that we were in the right place at the right time to avoid the crowds and personally guided us all the way. His passion for the heroes of normandy was truly inspiring!
Bruce Henderson

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Private tour guide Trevor

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