Blood, sweat and tears: the US D-Day Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

140170


Categories

Other, Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for interested teenagers and families.

Friendly: Yes.
Most sites are level, but Pointe du Hoc has rough ground in places.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

French (advanced), English (fluent)

Full day Private Tour - Utah & Omaha Beaches and the key sites of D-Day.


A tour along the Normandy coast visiting Utah and Omaha beaches to see the key sites of the American D-Day landings. Depending upon the time available we will see the sites you want to visit. This can include Utah Beach, St Mere Eglise, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American military cemetery to see the final resting place of the young men who made the ultimate sacrifice. The German Coastal Battery at Longues-sur-Mer, and Arromanche might also interest you. If you wish I can customise the tour to stop at the Bayeux War Cemetery, the largest Second World War cemetery of Commonwealth soldiers in France, or the German Military Cemetery at La Cambe.

The tour price quoted is for a group of up to 6 people. Please note that this tour can be customized for you if you have any particular sights you would like to see.

Itinerary

09:00 I will meet you at your start point by prior arrangement. (This tour can be scheduled to start from Caen, Bayeux, or an alternative start point by arrangement). We drive to Utah Beach and visit St Mere Eglise before stopping for lunch on route. We then continue to Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and The American Cemetery, before returning to your start point for 17:30/18:00.

I can customise the tour to stop at the Bayeux War Cemetery; the largest Second World War cemetery of Commonwealth soldiers in France, or the German Miltary Cemetery at La Cambe.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you by prior arrangement at the meeting point of your choice. I can also meet groups of up to 6 people coming from Paris by prior arrangement.

End location: The end point of the tour will usually be the same as the start point, however I can leave you at another point to allow you to continue with a longer journey.

Duration: 8 hours

This tour will run unless weather conditions become, or are forecast to become, dangerous. Please ensure you have a waterproof and suitable shoes with you on the day.

Transportation

A modern monospace car is used to transport groups of up to 6 people, or by arrangement I can join you in your vehicle and reduce the tour price to take this into account.

What’s Included

The tour price includes all transport, fuel and tolls for a group of up to 6 people and my guiding services for the day.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Euros - Typical costs for a lunchtime meal in a restaurant is 20€ - 25€ per person, a light snack would be 10€ - 15€. Allow 5€ per head for a coffee and cake. 15€ for total entrance fees to museums.

What’s Extra

All entry fees, meals and drinks are not included in the tour price.

Please note that this tour is priced to start in Bayeux or Caen. If your start point is more than 50km from Bayeux or Caen there may be a small supplement for gas/toll charges.

Restrictions

Not licensed to give tours inside French Government owned sites and museums (e.g. The Louvre). In practice there are very few of these sites in Normandy, and none on the D-Day Beaches.

A Recent Review of this tour

Andy was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable on the D-Day landings and incredibly patient, considering we had 2 x 2 year olds with us - my niece and nephew. We were in France for my dad's 70th birthday and we had a great couple of days with Andy. He answered any questions we had and was VERY accommodating.
Jocelyn Golding

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