Full Day Private Tour: American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux
→ Our D-Day Private Tour is a great way to discover the landing sites of Normandy in your own Private party, accompanied by a professional native English-speaker Guide (multilingual options too: Fr/De/Es)
→ All of the D-Day sites listed – as well as other brief stops on our planned route – have been carefully chosen to include the major sites in The American D-Day landing sector. At major sites there is ample free time to walk around and take photos. Plenty of rest stops if required
→ Our of our D-Day Tours are fully customizable
→ You will have your own dedicated native-speaker guide for the entire duration of the Private Tour, who will go out of his / her way to make your day memorable and endeavor to answer your every question
→ Our D-Day Private Tours are conducted in luxury 8-seat Mercedes: Leather reclining seats, tinted windows, fridge with soda & water, coffee & tea, Wi-Fi, USB for your devices. Our vehicles are also equipped with the latest in security & safety technology
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Hi-rez visual material presented on sites in an informative manner
- Hotel pick-up / drop-off
- Private Tour exclusively for your party
- Coffee and/or Tea - We serve hot Coffee, Tea, water, sodas throughout the day
- USB charging ports, Wi-Fi, neck cushions
What's excluded :
- Option Cavados Cidre Tasting at famous orchard €10 p/p
- Museum / Visitor Centre entrance fees
- Lunch & drinks bought outside the vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Airborne Museum
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain, 1 Rue de l'Eglise, 50480 Angoville-Au-Plain, Carentan-les-Marais France
Angoville-au-Plain is home to a church that was used by two US Army Medics as an aide station during the Battle of Normandy. It was in this church that Robert Wright and Ken Moore of the 101st Airborne treated 80 injured American and German wounded Soldiers and a young child, Paul Langeard. During this visit you’ll find out more about the events of that day, you’ll see inside the beautiful church and you’ll learn about Robert and Ken’s heroism in the face of certain death – and of the poignant end to this rarely-told miraculous story.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Eglise Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, 2 Place de l Eglise, 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont France
Paratroopers from largely dispersed 101st US Airborne were greeted in this village square on D-Day + 1 by a jubilant group of villagers. The village’s gothic bell tower was a key reference point for the 101st Airborne and its commander, General Maxwell Taylor, who had landed in the early hours of the Invasion and spent the night regrouping misdropped soldiers. At this stop you’ll find out about how German snipers hiding in French steeples posed an enormous threat to Allied soldiers everywhere in France.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Major Richard Winters Memorial, Highway D913 Near Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont, 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont France
Along the causeway to Utah Beach stands a monument to combat leadership. It was erected June 7th 2012 in memory of Maj. Richard Winters, who led paratroopers from the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during the D-Day landings. During this stop you’ll learn of the exploits & bravery of Easy Company’s servicemen, about their intensive training at Camp Toccoa and of ‘The Currahee’ Mountain in Stephens County which was so important to each and every one of them.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Plage de la Madeleine Utah Beach, 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont France
Utah Beach is one of the two American landing zones in Normandy. Along with Sword Beach it was added to the Beaches of Omaha, Juno & Gold by British General Montgomery during the later stages in the planning of Operation Overlord. The amphibious assault, primarily by the US 4th Infantry Division and 70th Tank Battalion, was supported by airborne landings of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division. During this visit you’ll learn all about the successful Utah landing on D-Day, led by Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Sainte-Mere-Eglise Church, Rue Eisenhower, Sainte-Mere-Eglise France
This quintessential French Town played a significant part in the World War II Normandy landings. It stood right in the middle of route N13, which the Germans would have most likely used on any significant counterattack on the troops landing on Utah and Omaha Beaches. In the early morning of 6 June 1944, mixed units of 101st and 82nd US Airborne Divisions occupied the town in ‘Mission Boston’, giving it the claim to be one of the first towns liberated in the invasion. Come and find out about the events surrounding the largely botched landings and the paratrooper whose effigy still hangs off the church roof today.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Airborne Museum, 14 rue Eisenhower, 50480 Sainte-Mere-Eglise France
The Airborne Museum is dedicated to the memory of the paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions of the United States Army who parachuted into Normandy on the night of June 5–6, 1944. Opened in 1964 with the help of donations from both residents and veterans, the museum houses an authentic Waco CG-4 glider (the only example in France) and a Douglas C-47 Skytrain aircraft, which was actually involved in D-Day air-drop operations. On our visit find out about the ill-fated drop; about the Robert Murphy ‘incident’ famously depicted in the movie ‘The longest Day’ and about paratrooper sergeant John P. Ray of the 505th P.I.R, who with his last breath saved the life of paratrooper John Steele, whose own parachute had snagged on the belfry of the church (and which – to help preserve the memory of the 101st & 82nd US paratrooper’s heroic parachute jump – remains there to this day.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Pointe du Hoc, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin France
Pointe-du-Hoc, a 100ft promontory cliff overlooking the English Channel on the coast of Normandy in northern France was heavily fortified with concrete casemates and gun pits and protected by the German 352nd Infantry Division. On D-Day the United States Army Ranger Assault Group under lieutenant colonel James E. Rudder assaulted and captured Pointe du Hoc after scaling the cliffs. Disabling the six 155mm guns there was crucial to the successful completion of the Allied Land Invasion. There was however a cruel surprise in store for Colonel Rudder’s men…
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: National Guard Monument Memorial, Boulevard de Cauvigny Omaha Beach, Vierville-sur-Mer France
On D-Day at 06:30, the U.S. Army’s 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division, along with units of the 2nd and 5th Ranger Battalions, landed on Omaha Beach, below Vierville-sur-Mer. The 29th Division & The Rangers suffered extremely heavy losses in the very first few minutes. On this stop you’ll find out how the courageous soldiers persevered on ‘Bloody Omaha’, and how in the face of all odds and at the prospect of certain death, they finally cut through the formidable German defenses.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Omaha Beach, Avenue de la Liberation, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer France
Omaha Beach, was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. Taking Omaha was to be the responsibility of United States Army troops of the First Division nicknamed ‘The Big Red One’. However faced with the 12,020 experienced combat troops of the German 352nd Infantry Division, the battle-hardened 1st Infantry Division had its work cut out. During this memorable visit you’ll find out why nothing here went according to plan on D-Day. Thus we shall discover how ‘Bloody Omaha’ earned its name…
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer France
On June 8, 1944, the U.S. First Army established the temporary cemetery, the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. After the war, the present-day cemetery was established a short distance to the east of the original site. Come and honour the graves of our fallen Heroes, discover the gold-embossed gravestones of the three Medal of Honour recipients – listen to some stories from their lives – and peruse the wall of the missing upon which are engraved the names of 1557 servicemen never recovered…
Duration: 50 minutes
Departure Point :Place de Québec, 14400 Bayeux, France
Traveler pickup is offered
**Free pick-up / drop-off service is offered at all Hotels in Bayeux & B&Bs in the vicinity**1. Daily pick-up from Place de Québec, central Bayeux (near Tourist Office): 09:45 departure [Mon-Sun]. Returns at 17:45. 45 minutes - 1 hour for lunch at clients' behest. You will never feel rushed on our Private Tours!2. Bayeux: Client Hotel 09:45 departure [Mon-Sun]. *08:45 'Early-Bird' option upon request.*08:45 'Early-Bird': This option will extend your Private Tour to 9.5 hours, with greater customization options; longer visiting times on sites, or additional options e.g: visit the stunning 'Overlord Visitor Centre' (just in front of The American Cemetery in Colleville); visit the nearby orchard for some famous Calados Liqueur & Cidre tasting or if you're an Airborne enthusiast, visit The new 'D-Day Experience Visitor Centre' at St. Côme-du-Mont, with its perfectly preserved 'Dead Man's Corner' German communications HQ and brand new (2019) C47 unique simulator experience and visit its 3D Imax cinema where two 20-minute short films tell the D-Day story and in particular recount the dramatic, tragic and victorious climax of 'Purple Heart Lane' and Lt. Cole's defiant bayonet charge - the only one of the Allied WW2 campaign - and before leaving the site perhaps visit its brand new D-Day exhibition and souvenir shop to grab some gifts for family back home.If interested in any of these options, and more, visit our website - after making your Viator booking - and simply drop us a line via our 'Get In Touch' contact form found at foot of our site. [*Note:supplement applies for 'Early-Bird' option. Museum entry fees not included in tour cost].Important pick-up information: If your pick-up lies outwith our predefined pick-up radius, simply drop us a line via the website.Please provide us with your hotel name and address when booking - this is very important. Otherwise we will email you to obtain your hotel info and to confirm your pick-up time. *Check-in 10 mins prior to departure.Additional info: Child booster seat required for children under 11yrs (or 140cm); 5-point ISOFIX baby seat available and foldable secure wheelchair available on request too. Stroller space may be available in the back row providing the van is not full (5 pax + stroller would be possible). Simply 'Get In Touch' to let us know your requirements. We are here to help make your day unforgettable.We look forward to welcoming you on board...
Departure Time :9:45 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Foldable wheelchair; child booster seat (kids under 11 yrs old/140cm); 5-point Isofix baby seat available on request. Note: Strollers can be carried depending on passenger numbers i.e. If there is enough free space in the back row.
- Ideally we suggest a reasonable degree of mobility and fitness. Although, having said that, we have pushed wheelchairs; helped expectant mums; lifted elderly veterans on and off the front seat throughout the day and - on one rare occasion - literally carried one very determined and courageous client (afflicted with MS) up the steep and seemingly neverending staircase of The Mont St. Michel - a lifetime's quest thus finally fulfilled. We will always strive to provide the very best tours Normandy has to offer. Our guarantee: 100% satisfaction or your money back 'quibble-free'.
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- We have closed our doors in 2020 and will reopen March 1st 2021. Reservations for 2021 now open.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.