Private tour on the D-Day Landing beaches from Caen/ Bayeux

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Tour Number

Activity Level

168179


Categories

Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

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: Yes.
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


For almost 6 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.

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.

Itinerary

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.

Other sites:

- 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

Transportation

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*

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

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.

If you have your own transportation and do not mind driving during the day, I will be happy to join you for a better price that includes just my services as your guide- 550 euros.

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.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets

Other: -Any museum entrance,

*** 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.

THE PRICE indicated is for a group that is MORE THAN 3 with the depart from Caen/ Bayeux or other nearest villages ( 15 miles)

For a party smaller than 4 the price is less ( 720 euros depart from Caen/ Bayeux or other nearest villages)

A Recent Review of this tour

Svetlana provided an 8 hour tour of the D-Day sites for our group of 10. She provided transportation in a roomy new Mercedes van which was clean and neat. Her knowledge of the D-Day invasion and the events leading up to and after was unbelievable. She is an exceptional story teller and held everyones interest throughout the day. She is also very knowledgeable about all of WW II and can answer any question asked of her in the greatest detail. I recommend her highly for any tour she provides.
Robert Plawecki

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    168179


    Categories

    Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

    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: Yes.
    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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