Private tour on the D-Day Landing beaches from Paris

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Tour Number

Activity Level

291539


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

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: No.
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: 7

Language(s)

explanation

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

Landing/ Normandy/ June6/ A Day of Remembrance


Since 2013 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. . .

Itinerary

Tours can be taken to visit the American Landing Zones or the British Landing Zones (Gold and Sword Beaches) and the Canadian Landing Zone (Juno Beach).

Utah beach+ Airborne Drop Zones at night June 6th
In the predawn darkness of June 6, thousands of U. S. paratroopers dropped inland behind enemy lines. Weighed down by their heavy equipment, many drowned in the flooded marshlands at the rear of the beach, and others were shot out of the sky by enemy fire. La Pointe du Hoc + Omaha + 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. . . )Defended by 1. 200 German troops, having 16 guns, 16 mortars, 86 machine guns, this landing area would create serious troubles for the Americans. . .

British/Canadien sector) - Juno Beach, Canadian Cemetery, Garden of the Canadiens at the Abbey of Ardennes near Caen.
- Sword Beach, Bayeux Cemetery, Pegasus Bridge
- Arromanches, Longues sur Mer (original guns)

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 10 hours

My Driver can come and pick you up ANYWHERE in Paris ( Hotel, Monument even THE AEROPORT)
The drive from Paris area to Bayeux where I will meet you takes at least 2,5 hours. So here on the beaches we will have an adequate timing of 5 hours.

Transportation

You will travel to the Landing Beaches of Normandy in a deluxe air-conditioned 5 places car if you are up to 3 people. If you group is bigger than 4 people, you will travel in a minivan with the microphone and air-conditioning. You are traveling all the time with me as a guide and an experienced driver.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

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

My Guiding Services;

Numerous stops on the landing areas;

Bottles of water in the minibus/ car

PLEASE NOTE:
For the groups up to 7 travelers you will be traveling in a nice VW minivan or a deluxe air-conditioned Mercedes ( contact me for the additional information) WITH the DRIVER and you'll meet Svetlana as your GUIDE in Caen for the tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 euros - 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.

What’s Extra

Other: 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.

The tour duration is 10 hours. It means if the driver picks you up at 9 a.m. he will bring you back at 7 p.m. ( extra hours will be charged -100 euros per hour)

A Recent Review of this tour

An amazing tour with Svetlana. We were ages 4 to 70 and she was still able to make it interesting for everyone. Sobering and informative— must see!
Natalie Jensen

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    291539


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

    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: No.
    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: 7

    Language(s)

    explanation

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

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