The Allied landings of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy were among the most memorable events of WWII, and thousands of visitors return to the battlefields each year to pay their respects. This private full-day tour from Bayeux will help you trace the path of the American soldiers, with a customized itinerary that takes in sites such as Omaha beach, Utah Beach, Brecourt Manor, and the Normandy American Cemetery, as well as optional extras like the UNESCO-listed Mont Saint Michel.
Your custom-made tour of Normandy begins with pick-up from your central Bayeux hotel by private vehicle. Having discussed your preferences in advance, set out on one of the several different itinerary options (or customize your own), stopping along the way to enjoy lunch at a typical French restaurant. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel.
Learn more about the Allied landings on 6th June 1944 as you visit key sites such as La Pointe du Hoc, captured the U.S. 2nd Rangers battalion; Omaha beach, one of the D-Day landing sites; and the Normandy American Cemetery.
Visit Utah beach and Sainte Mère Eglise, two important D-Day landing sites; and Brecourt Manor, where the parachute invasion of E company took place – as depicted in hit TV series Band of Brothers.
Follow in the footsteps of the 4th, 79th and 90th Infantry Divisions and the 82nd Airborne division to the La Fière Bridge, Monument Iron Mike and the La Roule battery, then visit Cherbourg, where the Titanic stopped before crossing the Atlantic.
Visit the site of the last battle of the 79th Infantry division in La Haye du Puits, the site of ‘Operation Overlord’ in Graignes, and ‘Operation Cobra’ in Saint Lo, followed by a visit to a world-famous church bell manufacturer who recently made two new bells for Paris’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral.
Head south to Avranches, where you can visit the American Cemetery, take a tour of the magnificent Mont St Michel, one of France’s most iconic landmarks, and visit the renowned Saint James factory.
Follow in the path of the US, British, French, Polish and Canadian armies, with a tour that takes in the battle sites of Mortain, Argentan, Falaise, and Chambois. You’ll also have chance to meet with civilians who witnessed the battle of Argentan.