RDV time and place are 8.20am Place de Québec, in the center of Bayeux. Therefore you can only join this tour if you are spending the night before in Bayeux or vicinity.
Our Tour 6 is a two day tour. It is the most comprehensive tour that we offer which is designed to give you an overall understanding of the combined invasion efforts of the British, Canadian, and American Allied Forces, and shows how they were coordinated and interrelated with each other. This tour combines the interests of our clients in the highlights of the British/Canadian Sector Invasions, and the American Sector Invasions on D-Day.
DAY 1 of this tour concentrates on the most significant locations and events within the British/Canadian Sector in the D-Day Invasion. In this tour, you will gain a valuable perspective and understanding of the courageous British and Canadian paratrooper activities on D-Day, in such places as Pegasus Bridge and other key paratrooper objectives. This tour then directs your attention to the British/Canadian landings at Sword, Juno, and Gold Beaches.
DAY 2 of this tour takes you down the coast of Normandy, and concentrates on the D-Day Invasion objectives in the American Sector. During this day, you will develop an understanding of the American landings at such places as Omaha and Utah Beaches and Point du Hoc, and then the tour continues, and moves you inland to the American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer. As well, the tour covers the inland invasion by the famous American paratrooper units of the 101st and 82nd Airborne, at such places as, Angoville au Plain, and St. Mere Eglise.
You will not be disappointed with this tour, and will walk away with an intimate understanding of the planning and coordination in combined efforts of the American, British, and Canadian Allied efforts on D-Day!
Day One :
This tour will take you to the area seized by the 6th Airborne Division on the morning of D-Day. You will then visit the three Commonwealth beaches of Sword, Juno and Gold, following the British 3rd Infantry Division, the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, and the British 50th Infantry Division and their associated units. You will also see the famous Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches.
MORNING: Ranville – Pegasus Bridge – Sword Beach, Ouistreham Grand Bunker – Ouistreham casino – Commandos Memorial – Brèche de Colleville, Landing spot of the 1st Special Brigade – Hermanville-sur-Mer – 21st Panzer conter-attack gap – Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Nan Red – Bernières-sur-Mer, Nan White.
AFTERNOON: Courseulles-sur-Mer, Nan Green – Mike Sector – Ver-sur-mer Gold Beach – Crépon, Green Howards Monument – Mont Fleury Artillery Battery – Asnelles-sur-Mer – Arromanches Mulberry artificial Harbor.
Day Two :
This tour will take you to sectors where the American V Corps and VII Corps landings occurred at Omaha and Utah beaches. You will follow the steps of the famous 1st, 29th, and 4th American Infantry Divisions and the other units that linked up with them. You will also be taken to the misplaced drop zones of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Units that landed in the early morning hours of the D-Day Invasion on June 6, 1944.
MORNING: Longues-sur-Mer Battery – Omaha Beach – American Cemetery of Colleville – Pointe du Hoc.
AFTERNOON: Sainte-Mère-Eglise – Sainte-Mère-Eglise Museum – La Fière – DeGlopper Action – Utah Beach – Sainte Marie du Mont – Holdy Battery and First Aid Station – La Colombière Hospital – Hiesville General Taylor Headquarter – General Pratt Memorial – Angoville au Plain