Pick up at your ship in the port at 8:00 AM. Arrival at 9:30 AM at your first stop- the Battery of Longues sur Mer. These huge guns are not to be missed!
Next, continuing in the morning, we will visit the historic and moving beach at “Bloody Omaha” and the American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer, overlooking Omaha Beach. These are sights that no American should miss!
Next, we will stop and visit Pointe du Hoc- where American Rangers courageously scaled sheer cliffs while under constant fire to attack German emplacements.
At noon we will stop for a quick lunch a Saint Mère Eglise, approximately 200 km from the port of Le Havre.
After lunch, we will take you to a 12th century church at Angoville au Plain, where two American paratrooper medics administered life saving aid to a mix of some 80 American and German soldiers wounded during the first day of the Normany Invasion. This village was overrun by troops of both sides several times during D-Day.
Our guides are entirely at your disposal, and, for example, you can structure your tour to see the famous medieval town of Bayeux that became the first French capital after the Invasion, and while you are there you can see the panoramic and famous Tapestry of Bayeux that is on display there. Or, you can structure your tour to visit Normandy’s crown jewel, Mont-Saint-Michel, or the charming port of Honfleur. Be mindful of the driving distances between your cruise port and the sites you wish to visit. We would be delighted to check feasibility in time and distance for any itinerary you have in mind. The choice will be difficult, no doubt, as you won’t be able to see all what Normandy has to offer in one day. But we will ensure that this will be a day to remember!
Most of our cruise line clients are American/British/Canadian, and desire to focus their tour on the American/British/Canadian Battlefields of Normandy. If this is so, below is a suggested itinerary from your cruise port.
Depending on the remaining time available, and your interests, we will take you onto some more key invasion sites for the balance of the day- some of which are only accessible by our guides at Overlordtour!