Normandy D-Day Private Tour

Tour

DEPARTS: Bayeux

$1489
2 Days
  • Price: per person, twin share
  • Single Supplement: $1300
  • Deposit: 30%
Our Normandy Private Tour is fully customisable, allowing you to discover the most famous Allied action of 1944 in your own way.

Normandy D-Day Private Tour

The D-Day battles of Normandy in 1944 were some of the most famous actions in the history of warfare. Our Normandy Private Tours are fully customisable, and allow you to tailor your tour to see the sites that are most important to you. Our D-Day tours are fully escorted by battlefield experts, who will bring the stories of courage and sacrifice to life.

Itinerary

Day 1 > Arrive Bayeux

This afternoon, at approximately 13:00, your Historian will meet you at your Bayeux hotel or train station and you will commence your tour of the British sector including Pegasus Bridge, hearing the story of the successful coup de main to capture Pegasus and Horsa bridges.  You then continue onto Merville Battery via the drop and landing zones of 6 Airborne Division Merville Battery attack by the 13th Parachute Battalion to destroy German guns.  You then continue onto Arromanches to visit Gold Beach. The final stop for the day will be the Bayeux Commonwealth War Cemetery before returning to your hotel.

STAR INCLUSIONS   Pegasus Bridge  ★  Merville Battery Arromanches 360 ★ British Landing Beaches Commonwealth War Cemetery 

Day 2 > Depart Bayeux

This morning your Historian will meet you at your hotel for a full day exploring the D-Day battlefields. Your tour begins with a visit to the village of Sainte Mere Eglise, one of the first towns liberated by the Allies when it was captured by American Airborne troops early on June 6, 1944. Leaving Sainte Mere Eglise we will drive through the famous Norman ‘bocage’, the ancient hedged countryside that proved such an obstacle for Allied troops during the invasion. We will also drive past several drop zones where Airborne troops landed on D-Day. Our next stop is Utah Beach, the westernmost landing beach, where casualties were relatively light during the landings. While here we will see the remains of German defensive positions, allied vehicles and monuments to the troops who came ashore. After a short break for lunch we will continue to Pointe du Hoc, the German gun emplacement that was captured by US Rangers who had to scale sheer cliffs to reach the position. Today the site is still pockmarked with shell craters and the remains of German concrete pillboxes can be explored. We will then travel to the infamous Omaha Beach, the bloodiest landing site on D-Day, and see where American troops came ashore under a hail of gunfire and suffered thousands of casualties. This was the action famously depicted in Saving Private Ryan. Our final stop of the day is the huge American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, which was also featured in Saving Private Ryan and is the last resting place of more than 9000 servicemen killed in Normandy. Time permitting, our guide will also take us to other D-Day sites of interest on the drive back to Bayeux. On arrival in Bayeux your Guide will transfer you to the train station for a connection back to Paris. (Additional nights’ accommodation in Bayeux can also be booked.) (B)

STAR INCLUSIONS  Sainte Mere Eglise ★ Full  day touring the American sector of the D-Day landing beaches American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer

Inclusions

  Services of a battlefield Historian
  1 night’s accommodation in a central 3-star hotel in Bayeux
  Comprehensive touring of all the major battle sites in the British and American sector
  Customisable schedule to ensure you avoid the crowds in the more popular sites
  Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  Breakfast daily
  All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  All tipping
  Souvenir cap
  Document wallet

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Please note: Itineraries are subject to change due to operational reasons. In addition, your Historian may alter the sites visited on each day to suit local conditions. Any changes will be advised closer to the time of departure.

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