D-day Landing tours

Full day American Highlights Tour.

  • 1 day
  • 8 people maximum
  • mandatory reservation
1-2 pers : 525 €    3-4 pers : 550 €
5-6 pers : 575 €    7-8 pers : 600 €
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Morning

The tour will visit the following sites. 

Ste Mere Eglise was one of the first towns liberated on D-day by paratroopers of the 505th Regiment, 82nd Airborne. It is a strategic crossroads town inland from the Utah beach landings. A local market town fought over heavily during the first few days of the D-day landings. Hear the stories about the miss-drops , the capture and defence. One can visit the famous church, view the stained glass window in honour of their liberators. Visit the D-day and Airborne monuments.

Hedgerow Tour. Leaving Ste Mere Eglise we drive down through hedgrerow countryside towards the Utah beach causeways. I will explain the history of the hedgerow , the problems it caused the Allies and Germans. How it was defended and how the Americans solved their problems.

Utah Beach, the first of the American landings, the landings of the 4th Infantry Division and it’s supporting units was one of the most successful landings. It shows how officers and men rise out of the chaos of war . A great site to visit with monuments to 4th Infantry Division , American Engineers, American Navy. 90th Infantry Division and German Bunkers.

Stop for Lunch

Afternoon

Pointe Duc Hoc, 2/1260. One of D-days most dangerous assaults. Hear how the 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled the cliffs to assault the German gun battery and capture the important road , secure the western flank of the Allied landings in Calvados. This is one of Normandy’s most spectacular sites with many German bunkers and the only truly cratered landscape along the D-day landing sites. 

Omaha beach, Stopping Dog Green section . Omaha Beach suffered D-days heaviest casualties, as the 29th Infantry Division and 1st Infantry Division stormed ashore. This stop helps you truly understand the value of ground held , geography. The battle for the beach lasting many hours ”Bullets like rain”. Learn how the Americans overcame the German determined defence to push inland. 

American Cemetery. Overlooking Omaha beach, it is a truly humbling experience to walk amongst the 9387 graves of American servicemen and women who gave their lives during the Normandy campaign. Beautifully laid out in 172 arces .

The perfect ending to a days tour.
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