Landing/ Normandy/ June6/ A Day of Remembrance
For almost 4 years, I have been specializing in Private Guided tours of the D-Day Landing Beaches and the Battle of Normandy. I will be glad to share my knowledge about the most impressive naval campaign. With me you'll discover the carnage unleashed here in Normandy on 6 June 1944.
I'll show you where General Norman Cota took the commandent on Omaha. You'll see the scenes from the movie "The Longest Day". You will hear the real story of "Saving Private Ryan"
I will show you where the president's son Theodore Roosevelt is buried in Normandy!
For my clients I am trying to show as much as I can ( the original weapons, the German defensive areas, many unknown areas)
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. . .
Eastern ( British- Canadien sector) - Juno Beach, Canadian Cemetery at Beny/ Reviers, Garden of the Canadiens at the Abbey of Ardennes near Caen.
- Sword Beach, Bayeux Commonwealth Cemetery, Pegasus Bridge
- Arromanches at Gold Beach+ Longues sur mer- original canons
La Pointe du Hoc + Omaha (Surrounded by steep cliffs and heavily defended, Omaha was the bloodiest of the D-Day beaches, with roughly 4, 600 U. S. troops turning up dead, wounded or missing. )
American Cemetery (The most powerful, the most humbling site, the Normandy American Cemetery has 9, 387 burials of US service men and women overlooking Omaha beach. . . )
Le Havre-Caen: 54 miles, 1h30
Attention: if your party is bigger then 7- we are taking the minibus that is limited with the speed , it's not possible to go to see Utah beach ( it's too far, it takes 2h40 )
***BUT Any tour can be customized concern
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Le Havre dock terminal
End location: Le Havre Dock terminal
Duration: 9 hours
I can come to pick you up by 8.30 a.m. (this is the time they let people go)
The way to the landing beaches takes 1h40 minutes, so you will have 6 hours on the sites with me commenting and guiding you if it is the tour of 9 hours.
For the groups from 1 to 3 people, you'll be travelling in VW berline, 5 places with Svetlana as your driver and your guide.
For the parties bigger than 3 people, you will travel in a nice VW minivan or a deluxe air-conditioned Mercedes ( for an additional price) WITH the DRIVER and Svetlana as your GUIDE.
Guided Normandy tour on the landing beaches by minibus/car with live commentary includes:
Transport by air-conditioned minibus;
Numerous stops on the landing areas;
Bottles of water in the minibus/car.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 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.
-Any museum entrance,
- Shops, souvenirs
I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are less/more than "7" amount of people and need a smaller/larger vehicle.
If you are just 2- the price is 850 euros.
If your group requires a minibus of 19 places- it is 1850 euros.
The tour duration is 9 hours. It means if I pick you up at 9 a.m. I bring you back at 6 p.m. ( extra hours will be charged )
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We were a family of seven (three generations) who booked a tour through you for our day off the Princess a Cruise to see Normandy. Our guide, Svetlana V. and driver, Pierre, were great. She was very knowledgeable and I felt that our Grandchildren, young adults, learned a great deal from her presentation. She also responded to any of my concern before the tour. I would highly recommended Svetlana and tours by locals. Sincerely, Barbara