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Normandy Jeep Tour #12 – Specialized Tours

from 650,00

Our “Jeep Tour” is a real opportunity to experience an unforgettable moment in Normandy. You will travel the same routes and trails as the paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne did in June 44. Few landscapes have changed since that time. Being on board these mythical vehicles is really a special experience. It’s a real Normandy Jeep Tour!

You will have the privilege of taking a two hour tour in a vintage vehicle as part of a special Private Tour which also includes our Tour # 1 (Omaha sector) circuit in the morning. This part of the tour is conducted via minivan. In the afternoon you will experience a compilation of the highlights of the Airborne sectors by minivan and also in a vintage car. The time spent in a collector’s car will be around two hours of the total time of the day. This is more than enough time for a lot of fun!

We offer a range of options for our special Normandy Jeep Tour:

Jeep Tour: It takes place aboard a real Willys Jeep from 1944.
3 passengers maximum.

Note: this is a covered vehicle (tarpaulin) but it remains open on the sides so is relatively exposed to bad weather.

You will need to have a certain amount of flexibility to access the back seats!

Tour in a Dodge Command Car WC 57 « Patton’s Command Car » : It is conducted on board a 1943 Command Car equipped in the same way as General Patton’s vehicle.
4 passengers maximum.

Note: this is a covered vehicle (tarpaulin) but it remains open on the sides so is relatively exposed to bad weather. We have side doors with canvas but the view is too obscured to discover the landscapes.

You will need to have a certain amount of flexibility to access the front seat!

The vehicle is very high so relatively difficult to access for the elderly.

Staff Car Tour : It takes place aboard a Dodge Sedan 1940.

Recommendation: None – This is an officer vehicle so very comfortable. It had to be!
4 passengers maximum.

Tour in a Dodge WC 51: It is conducted on board a 1943 Weapon Carier WC 51
7 passengers maximum.

Note: this is a covered vehicle (tarpaulin) but it remains open on the sides so is relatively exposed to bad weather. We have side doors with canvas but the view is too obscured to discover the landscapes.

You will need to have a certain amount of flexibility to access the front seat!

The vehicle is very high so relatively difficult to access for the elderly.

A typical private tour runs from 8.30am with pick-up at your hotel in Bayeux or vicinity (pick-ups further afield can be priced on request) or a RDV point, such as a car park, if you are coming from another location by car.

It ends at 5.30/6pm and again, your guide will drop you at your chosen destination, as arranged during your booking. Timings can be modified within these hours, to suit your plans.

You can discuss and check the feasibility of the itinerary with our booking administrators.

We cannot allocate car/booster seats for children. These vehicles do not permit it.

 

NORMANDY JEEP TOUR PRIVATE TOUR  – PRICES 2020

These prices are for a one day tour from 8.30am to 5.30/6pm, inclusive of 125 miles (200 kms)

This distance is equivalent to one of our regular group tours, namely a full day on one of the D-Day sectors.

Your personalized tour enables you to « mix and match », within these hours.
Our booking administrators will check feasibility for time and distance during the booking process.
For any special itineraries we would be delighted to provide you with a customized quote to suit your request.

2020 PRICES

1 to 4 people: 650 €.

5 to 7 people: 710 €.

Prices above are per day for the tour, not per person.

Even if you decide to shorten the time allocated for the tour the price remains the same.

Our fees do not include your lunch, accommodation or entrance fees to museums if you choose to visit one.

Included: all taxes and charges, 125 miles (200 kms) – Specific quotes available on request outside of this range.

IMPORTANT: These vehicles are 75 years old and over …. They are in exceptional condition and very well maintained. However, it is possible that on the day of the Tour they may have a technical problem. In this case we will guarantee your Tour aboard one of our minivans and the price will be reduced to our standard rate of 520 €.

  • Hours 8.20 AM
    6.00 PM
  • Number of tours
All about the Normandy Jeep Tour #12 – Specialized Tours.

A personalized tour is a wonderful for any visitor to custom design their tour of the Invasion areas. With the help of our expertise and our knowledge of the many languages involved, we can assist you in customizing and pre-planning your personalized tour!
Our private tours can be booked all year round, unlike our group tours that only run from March to October.
“Tour #8” is only our internal code for a private tour. Its itinerary is not defined.
It can be based on one of our regular group tour or be customized to your interests.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Our fees do not include your lunch, accommodation, entrance fees to museums if you choose to visit one.

  1. Tour 1 Jeep tour

    The tough, simple, Jeep Brand 4x4 became the GI's best friend—second only to his rifle. One MB was even awarded a Purple Heart and sent home. General George C. Marshall, US Army Chief of Staff during World War II, and later U.S. Secretary of State, described the Jeep® Brand 4x4 as "America's greatest contribution to modern warfare". Scripps Howard WWII Reporter Ernie Pyle once said, "It did everything. It went everywhere. Was as faithful as a dog, as strong as a mule, and as agile as a goat. It constantly carried twice what it was designed for and still kept going." Origin of the name of this mythical vehicle JEEP comes from the "re-transcription" of the initials G.P whose pronunciation is djipi (abbreviation of General Purpose), meaning "all uses" in jeep. The transcription with a j instead of a g (geep) is explained by the influence of the small cartoon animal, Popeye’s companion, Eugene the Jeep

  2. Tour 2 General Patton’s Command Car Tour

    The WC-57 "Command" reconnaissance vehicle was used for liaison and transport of staff officers in almost all American and Allied combat units to which this vehicle was delivered. The vehicle had a seating capacity of five people and was equipped with rounded door cut-outs. A canvas roof pavilion and removable side doors completed the metal body and made it a fully convertible vehicle. Theoretically unarmed, some models were equipped with a 12.7 machine gun mounted on a stand located on the front passenger side. This model could be equipped with a winch and became a WC-57. Entering service in 1942, it served a long time after the Second World War in almost all the armies of the world. While its pleasing shape made it a popular vehicle for parades and marches, it was however shunned by officers on the battlefield who preferred the Jeep, which was lighter and more manoeuvrable. General George S. Patton had an affinity for Dodge Command Cars, and by the time he took command of the Third Army in France in 1944, he had a few ideas about how to make a good vehicle even better. Prior to departing England, Patton requested that a Dodge WC57 Command Car be modified to add protective armor, storage space, and in an effort to counter attacks from the air, a .50-caliber machine gun. On Friday, May 12, a Dodge WC57 equipped with these touches was designed at the request of the general.

  3. Tour 3 Staff Car Tour

    What is a "Staff car"? … At the beginning of 1940, while the war raged in Europe, it was clear that in the long run the United States would be involved, if not with men, with equipment. Like all the armies of the world - to ensure its communication links with command - the US Army had a fairly large fleet of cars. Even so after Pearl Harbor, entry into the war obviously required the rapid acquisition of tens of thousands more. To meet this need, three resources were used to make the required contributions: requisition (which although limited was still used), direct purchase at car dealers of 29,000 sedans stored after the cessation of manufacture in February 1942, and purchase at the manufacturers. In such a context, especially since they bought most of what was available, no standardization was possible, which is why the U.S. Army opted to classify its cars into the following categories: Light Field Sedan: those with four door bodywork and five passengers, Medium Field Sedan: those with four door bodywork and seven passengers (or the first Packard) and Heavy Field Sedan : those with four door bodywork and five or seven passengers (series in which we find the majority of the Packard 160, 180, 190 and 2000, as well as the Clipper Custom Light and Medium Station wagon). At the base a Field Sedan seven-seater with elongated body called "Limousine", or " Converted Sedan Bus ", acquired in the industry and as before meets two specifications, the MCM17 for the Light Sedan, and the MCM18 for Medium Sedan, including their contractual charges: - standard color olive drab, including chrome, (exceptions made for cars of senior general officers in the United States or those assigned to diplomatic missions), painted black, - as a replacement for a civilian fire vehicle, with the installation of black-out lights at the front and rear, an ignition shield, reinforced bumpers, a fire extinguisher, sometimes a weapons rack, or even air conditioning. If the model years are 1940, 1941, 1942 and sometimes even 1943 for Packard (the Heavy Field Sedan) they correspond to the class of sedans or luxury limousines reserved for general officers. During this period, the manufacturer Packard was very interested in this supply. Without waiting, from 1941, cars from its civil range, with four doors and the model "One sixty eight", received their military plates without being painted in the color olive drab.

  4. Tour 4 Dodge WC 51 Tour

    The Dodge WC series was a range of light military trucks produced by Dodge during World War II. The series included weapon carriers, telephone installation trucks, ambulances, reconnaissance vehicles, mobile workshops and command cars. They were replaced after the war by the Dodge M-series vehicles. WC was a Dodge model code: W for 1941 and C for half-ton rating. The C code was retained for the ¾ ton and 1½ ton 6×6 Dodges. The Dodge Weapon Carrier was the US Army's beast of burden during the entire Second World War. Its reliability and robustness were unmatched. It was the American troops' pick-up truck and utility vehicle and was used in all theatres of operation all over the world. Its six-cylinder Chrysler engine is virtually indestructible. You will relive the experience of the GI’s aboard this legendary vehicle.

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