Full Day American D-Day Tour from Cherbourg

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Tour Number

Activity Level

626760


Categories

Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 8.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

German (advanced), French (conversational), Dutch (fluent), English (fluent)

Visit the highlights of the American landing sectors of Operation Overlord


On this full day tour of the American sector on D-Day, we will cover the most important sites: the drop zones of paratroopers near Sainte-Mère-Église, Utah Beach, La Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the Normandy American Cemetery. On route, as well as on location, thoughout the day you will learn about the planning and preparations involved to get the largest military operation in history organised, which units were involved, what their objectives were, and how victory was achieved. I will share with you stories of the many men and women who fought to rid us of Nazi occupation and give us back our freedom. At each of these site there will be some free time for you to take photos, use restrooms or grab a coffee.

Itinerary

Sainte Mère Église
The 82nd Airborne Division landed near here to capture this crossroads town. Paratroopers landed on the town - and the Germans - by mistake.

The hedgerow countryside
The infamous Normandy hedgerow countryside made the fighting difficult for the Americans. Hear about the solutions that helped solve the problem.

Utah Beach
The most successful landings of Operation Neptune were here and you will learn how this was achieved.

Pointe du Hoc
US Army Rangers attacked here, scaled 100ft high cliffs, to destroy a German gun battery.

Omaha Beach
The heaviest casualties on D-Day were suffered here. How did so many things go wrong? And how did initiative, determination and leadership result in success?

Normandy American Cemetery
Time to pay our respects to the 9384 fallen and the 1539 missing in action.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station (Cherbourg), Cruise Ship Port (Cherbourg), Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 9 hours

Transportation

Brand-new air-conditioned Toyota ProAce minivan seating 8 passengers.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 EUR - As lunch and an optional museum visit is not included on this tour, you will need to bring some cash with you to cover these.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Optional museum visit.

Restrictions

I am not permitted to guide you inside the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel.

A Recent Review of this tour

Fantastic! Mike was very, very knowledgeable. His stories made the trip something out of the ordinary. We are so glad we chose to go with Mike.
Ann Hosmer

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    979 USD(for up to 8 people) (duration: 9 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    626760


    Categories

    Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 8.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 8

    Language(s)

    explanation

    German (advanced), French (conversational), Dutch (fluent), English (fluent)

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