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.
The tour can involve lots of action/walking about/exploring bunkers if you're in to that and depending on how energetic you feel, but a little warning about the weather in Normandy- it could be really nice, sunny, warm, shorts and tee-shirts weather when you're here. It could equally be nasty, cold, windy, raining when you're here. (Eisenhower's comment in the middle of a rainstorm on June 2nd 1944- "Don't you guys get a summer over here?") My best advice is to pack for the worst and hope for the best. During your tour you will be walking on concrete, gravel paths, through long grass, over rough, rocky ground and on sand.
Normally, one museum is visited during the tour and the entrance fee generally costs from 6 to 10 euros.
Typical itinerary: La Pointe du Hoc / Omaha /American Cemetery (The most powerful, the most humbling site, the Normandy American Cemetery has 9, 387 burials of US men and women overlooking Omaha beach)/ Longues-sur Mer, the original guns/ Arromanches
Tours can also be taken to visit the British Landing Zones (Gold and Sword Beaches) and the Canadian Landing Zone (Juno Beach). A two day tour can be expanded to look at other areas of fighting here in Normandy or you could take an indepth look over two days at what is normally covered on a one day tour.
- Utah beach, Saint Mére Eglise ("We'll start the war from here!" U. S. Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. , the son of former President Theodore Roosevelt, shouted upon realizing the mistake)
- Juno Beach, Canadian Cemetery at Beny/ Reviers, Garden of the Canadiens at the Abbey of Ardennes/Caen.
-Gold Beach, Sword Beach, Bayeux Commonwealth Cemetery, Pegasus Bridge
P. S. the itineraries suggested can be modified while on the tour.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
My dear potential travelers, the tour lasts 8 hours, so if you are taking the train back, consider having the good train tickets ( that will not give you 2 hours waiting at the train station)
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 Svetlana as your GUIDE.
* I can customize the tour for smaller or bigger groups*
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
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.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
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Everything we wished for. Flexible & accommodating. We had a driver & Svetlana as requested. She is very knowledgeable & adapts the level of detail to your interests. She has binders of maps & pictures that she shared en route, very helpful. Better than trying to see iPads in sunlight as many guides did. My partner's mobility is limited, she was patient & adapted to our diverse abilities. Excellent English. Loved that she wanted to learn about life in our hometown!