2 days Private tour on D-Day Landing beaches

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Tour Number

Activity Level

291544


Categories

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

Details

Kid Friendly: No. 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"

For my clients I am trying to show as much as I can ( the original weapons, the German defensive areas) adding personal stories, anecdotes and trying to make this day an unforgettable experience.

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

1st Day, American sites:
*Utah+Saint Mére Eglise (Utah is the westernmost of the D-Day beaches where June 6, thousands of U. S. paratroopers were dropped inland behind enemy lines)
*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. . . )
2nd Day, British+Canadian sites:
*Arromanches, Mulberry B (the Artificial Harbor).
*Longues sur Mer (the German coastal battery where we still can see the ORIGINAL guns of WW2)
*Juno+Sword+ Pegasus Bridge (Around midnight, British airborne troops were dropped behind enemy lines to secure the invasion's eastern flank, just as the Americans at Utah)
*Commonwealth Cemeteries

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

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

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

Duration: 2 days

Each day the tour lasts 8 hours. So it means if I pick you up at 9 a.m. I bring you back at 5.00 p.m. ( extra hours will be charged )

Transportation

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 deluxe air-conditioned minivan WITH the DRIVER and Svetlana as your GUIDE.

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

The possibility of having the minibuses 19-36 places.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Public Transportation Tickets

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

My services as your tour guide;

Transport by air-conditioned minibus WITH THE PROFESSIONAL DRIVER;

Numerous stops on the landing areas;

Bottles of water in the minibus/car.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 euros - Some places DO NOT Have the credit card machines. Consider having at least 40 euros for your lunch/ souvenirs.

What’s Extra

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

Other: -Any museum entrance,

- Shops, souvenirs

- Snack.

*** Note that the price of the tour can vary depending on the number of the clients and the meeting location.

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.

A Recent Review of this tour

Svetlana provided a wonderful 2 day tour of the D-Day beaches in Normandy. The tour was well planned and coordinated over the two days. She is extremely knowledgeable, not only of the battle details but also the finer points of what happened in the nearby towns during the invasion, the impact on local villages, etc. This was a "bucket list" item and she did a wonderful job of allowing us to check this off the bucket list!!
Joe F.

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    2209 USD(for up to 7 people) (duration: 2 days) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    291544


    Categories

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

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No. 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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