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.
This is a combination of our Tour # 2 (Omaha / Utah FDT) and Tour # 5 (101st Airborne FDT). Our Tour # 7 is intended for visitors having more time in Normandy for in-depth exploration and examination of the many Invasion sites. For those with a true passion for study and understanding of these areas, this Tour is the most specialized Tour about American forces in Normandy. We believe you will feel at times like you are part of the living history at these sites, and will walk away with memories and impressions that will last a lifetime for you.
DAY 1: This Tour expands and builds upon our Tour #1 to Omaha Beach, by a visit to Utah Beach. In one day’s time, this tour will allow you to see and understand the attack strategy and manuvers of two key American Corps – the 5th Corps at Omaha, and the 7th Corps at Utah. Here, in this tour, you will visit many of the actual sites filmed and depicted in the famous American movie ” The Longest Day ” which was the first film about D-Day’s Invasions. This tour will allow you to link the fictional places you have undoubtedly seen in the film, with the real life places in history. This is an unbelievable tour, and an experience of a lifetime.
DAY 2: For those of you who have a specific interest in an in depth understanding of the 101st Airborne’s participation in the Invasion, this tour is for you! Our tour guide’s highly specialized knowledge of the American Forces’ activities on D-Day within this tour will intimately acquaint you with the activities and specific objectives of only inland bound paratroopers from the portion of the Allied Invasion. In this tour, you will learn about the formidable German defenses that faced the incoming landings of the American paratrooper forces, and will visit the sites of many key battles which opened the way for other waves of American troops onto Utah. You will visit such famous landing places as Carentan, several Drop Zones, Bloody Gulch, and you will follow the historic steps of the men in the “Band of Brothers ” …the famous Easy Company of 506th PIR. You will not be disappointed with the specialized nature of this tour! Only Overlord offers the many features in this tour to you.
Day One :
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.
Day Two :
Our 101st Airborne Tour is an exceptional tour, and will be of great interest to those who saw Steven Spielberg’s famous movie, – Band of Brothers. This tour will enable you to link the fictional movie locations with the real places of the paratroops landings onto Normandy. Many sites on this tour are inaccessible to most other tour companies, and remain secluded from entry. However, due to the generosity of various land owners, and our personal relationship with them, you will have the privilege of seeing places like Brecourt Manor, and many other places where Lt. Winters and members of Easy Company stayed during the first nights of the Invasion.
However, this Tour includes also many spots dedicated to the infamous Screaming Eagles. You will understand the mission assigned to this unit, who had to secure the causeways running to the beach and to assume the link with the Vth Corps coming from Omaha Beach.
This Tour is a special Tour for those you are fond of History and wish to discover strategy in deep learning.
Put on your Boots!
MORNING: Ambush crossroad – Meehan crash to Beuzeville au Plain – Marmion’s farm – WXYZ Les Mézières – Brécourt manor – Sainte-Marie-du-Mont – Colonel Sink creasy ride.
Lunch to Sainte-Mère-Eglise
AFTERNOON: Château de Bel Enault – Basse Addeville – Hell’s Corner – Saint-Côme-du-Mont and Dead Man’s corner Museum – Purple Heart Lane – La Barquette Lock – Carentan – Brévands.