Omaha Beach sector - Afternoon private tour from Caen aboard a van (3/6 pax)

Half a day visit to Normandy D-Day battle sites and U.S landing beaches from Caen

Travel with your own group (3/6 travellers) aboard a comfortable and air-conditioned Minivan for a more personalized atmosphere

Step back in time on a history tour, and learn about the events of June 6, 1944

See the impressive 100 feet hight cliffs and german bunkers overlooking the British channel at Point du Hoc

Walk along the Bloody Beach (Omaha)

Visit the Normandy American War Cemetery

Discover the impressive collection of fighting armoured vehicles at Overlord Museum, Omaha beach

per adult from

$236

NZD

Duration

5 to 6 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Admission tickets to the Caen Peace of Memorial
    • Driver Guide
    • Travel with a small group (2/6 travellers) aboard a comfortable and air-conditioned Minivan
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach
    What's excluded :
    • Hotels Pick-up and Drop-off
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Pointe du Hoc, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin France

    After meeting With your driver-guide "Régis" you will travel to the Normandy beaches aboard an air-conditioned minivan.

    “Pointe du Hoc”, 100 feet high cliffs between Omaha and Utah beaches overlooking the english channel.

    In mid 1943 the german TODD organisation set up 6 long range artillery guns (155mm caliber) housed in concrete bunkers and facing the english channel above the cliff.

    In fact, "Pointe du Hoc" was one of the thousand german stronghold positions of Hitler' project to build a wall of defense along the coast in Europe. Known as « The Atlantic Wall » and which consisted to build bunkers, guns battery and beach obstacles network along the coastline.

    In June 6, 1944 at 07h10 am 225 US Rangers aboard barges landed just below from the cliffs and began to scale them using ropes in order to stormed the guns emplacement and then destroy them all. Blown up concrete bunkers, bombs craters and traces of the battle are still visibles today.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: National Guard Monument Memorial, Boulevard de Cauvigny Omaha Beach, Vierville-sur-Mer France

    The National Guard Monument sits on the spot (WN72) where the 29th National Guard Division broke through German defenses on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The monument and the original bunker which it sits atop are maintained by NGEF to preserve the legacy and pay honor to all National Guardsmen who have fought in the European theater.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Omaha Beach, Avenue de la Liberation, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer France

    At Easy Green sector, two monuments were erected after the war and still stands facing the beach :

    Monument « Signal of the Liberation » (photo stop on the spot)

    This Monument commemorates the landing of the Allied Forces on June 6, 1944 on Omaha Beach, and the liberation of Europe. Two frescoes can be seen on either side of the monument, one dedicated to the 1st US Infantry Division, the other at the 116th Regimental Combat Team of the 29th US Infantry Division.

    Monument « The Braves » (photo stop on the spot)

    A monumental work by sculptor Anilore Banon which pay tribute to the courage of Allied Forces soldiers.

    There you will have a bit of time to walk along the beach and maybe grabb a bit of sand to fill in a tiny glassed container as a souvenir to bring back home.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer France

    The guide is now taking you to visit the beautiful maintained American Cemetery in Colleville sur Mer which overlooks Omaha Beach nearby. The 180 acre site contains 9,387 perfectly aligned white crosses and a memorial chapel which adds the finishing touches to this moving scene, allowing visitors to reflect on the price of war.

    While walking along row upon row of white grave headstones, your historian guide will share with you stories of soldiers who fought in the vicinities and then were awarded for gallantry the highest miltary decorations.



    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, Rond-Point D'acces du Cimetiere Americain, Lotissement Omaha Center Rond-point d'accès du Cimetière Américain - Lotissement Omaha Center, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer France

    Overlord Museum chronicles the period of the Allied landing until the liberation of Paris. The collection was collected by someone who was both a witness to the conflict and involved in the reconstruction of Normandy. Personal items from individual soldiers and armoured fighting vehicles from the six armies in Normandy will be presented as a series of reconstructions showing over 35 vehicles, tanks and guns.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Mémorial de Caen, Esplanade Général Eisenhower, 14050 Caen, France
    Departure Time :
    1:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by ADRIAN ROADS

Activity ID: V-142334P40

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