4 Days Small Group Normandy Travel Package - Bayeux France
Small Groups ( 1~8 )
- Know before
- Meeting point
- Get to Know the Wonderful Town of Bayeux
- Experience All of the History that Normandy has to Offer
- Visit the Major Sites of D-Day with and Expert Guide
- Includes a Full Day Tour of Mont Saint Michel
- English speaking Guides, local Experts of Normandy
Program & Itinerary
This Normandy Small Group Shared Package is a perfect introduction to the most famous landmarks of the region. On a full day shared tour from Bayeux, we will take you to the most significant sights linked to D-Day. Visit landing beaches and sights such as Sainte Mère Eglise or Pointe du Hoc. Your guide will be there to retrace the military operations as they took place on 6 June 1944.
Then, follow a full day shared sightseeing day trip from Bayeux to iconic Mont Saint Michel. Follow your guide as you reach the Saint Michel Abbey and participate in a guided tour of the monument. You will also have some free time to enjoy the village.
ARRIVAL IN BAYEUX / PRIVATE TRANSFER TO YOUR HOTELPick up at Bayeux train station and transfer to your hotel for check in. Discover Bayeux on your own.Depending on your time of arrival and after your hotel check-in, discover the historic town of Bayeux on your own. Take some time to wander through the city and admire the Gothic Cathedral...Pick up at Bayeux train station and transfer to your hotel for check in.
Discover Bayeux on your own.
Depending on your time of arrival and after your hotel check-in, discover the historic town of Bayeux on your own. Take some time to wander through the city and admire the Gothic Cathedral and medieval town.
Bayeux is also home to the world famous UNESCO listed tapestry and time permitting a visit to the museum that houses the precious item will certainly be a highlight of your stay. Night at your 3*, 4* or 5* Hotel.Read moreRead less
NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES & D-DAY SITES SHARED DAY TRIP FROM BAYEUXBreakfast at your hotel.9.00am Pick up at a centrally located meeting point in BayeuxA full day visit to the Key Beaches, sites & museums linked to D-Day.Today, depart for a full day tour starting in Bayeux and dedicated to the most important sites linked to D-Day. Our shared tours from...Breakfast at your hotel.
9.00am Pick up at a centrally located meeting point in Bayeux
A full day visit to the Key Beaches, sites & museums linked to D-Day.
Today, depart for a full day tour starting in Bayeux and dedicated to the most important sites linked to D-Day. Our shared tours from Bayeux all depart from Place du Quebec meeting point and all our normandy d-day landing beaches guided tours take place on board premium air conditioned vehicles.
First stop will be in Sainte Mere Eglise
On the morning of June 6, 1944, also known as the longest day, thousands of soldiers from the Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in an attempt to liberate France and the continent from the German occupation. This marked the beginning of a fierce and deadly battle against surprised but well-trained Nazi troops.
Among the allied troops, the Americans landed on two different beaches, later named Utah and Omaha. First, head towards Sainte Mère Eglise, heart of the drop zone for the 82nd Airborne U.S. forces.
Indeed, the D-Day landings did not only happen from the sea! Airborne divisions and paratroopers rained on this village, and one of them famously got caught in the tower of the church. The village is also home to the airborne museum that can be visited during one of our private tours from Bayeux.
Reach the Utah beach landing area
Then, your Normandy battlefield tour will take you to Utah beach, the second beach where the American troops landed. Again, listen to your guide as he reveals the historical facts of the landings and how the troops were able to storm the beaches in this area.
It is here that the 101st airborne pathfinders were dropped the night before d day invasion. Your guide will also take you to the US military cemetery where you can pay your respects to the ones who fell during D-Day and the Battle of Normandy that followed.
Visit stunning Pointe du Hoc
Also located in the American sector, head to the Pointe du Hoc, a breathtaking cliff offering lunar landscapes, stunning bomb craters and a magnificent viewpoint over the English Channel. Given the toughness of the operation, the Pointe du Hoc was given to Rangers to land upon.
The battle site, dotted with German bunkers was rough, as the Pointe du Hoc had been built as a key point of the Atlantic Wall. It was the highest point between Utah beach and Omaha beach and provided a great observation spot to notice any unfriendly arrivals from the sea. You can still see an artillery gun battery there and feel as if it was still 1944.
Followed by Omaha landing beach
This Normandy battlefield tour will also take you to Omaha beach, where the deadliest of the landings took place. Even though bombings occurred before the landing itself, they failed to neutralise the German positions in that sector.
In addition, troops and amphibian vehicles were disembarked too far from the shore, leading to an absolute failure and thousands of men being killed under heat German fire. The assault on this beach was perfectly depicted in the opening scenes of the Saving Private Ryan movie. Learn more about the landing and the following days as your tour guide explains all the events that took place on the beach and how the battle raged and evolved inland.
End the tour at the Normandy American Cemetery of Colleville sur Mer
If time permits, your guide will also make a stop at the Omaha Beach American Cemetery and memorial in Colleville sur mer where you will have some time to pay homage to the fallen. Depending on the timing of the day you might also have the opportunity to enter the visitor center.
This shared tour will have you picked up in the morning in a central location in Bayeux. At lunch time, your English-speaking guide will point out the best places to eat depending on the location you are at.
After a complete day of visiting the most important sites linked with D-Day, return to your hotel in Bayeux.
5.00pm return to Bayeux. Overnight at your hotel.Read moreRead less
MONT SAINT MICHEL SHARED DAY TRIP FROM BAYEUXBreakfast at your hotel.8.30am Pick up at a centrally located point in Bayeux.A trip to one of France’s most iconic monuments.The Unesco World Heritage Listed, Remarkable Gothic Jewel Mont Saint Michel is an island off the coast of Normandy, in the English Channel, and is one of the best Normandy...Breakfast at your hotel.
8.30am Pick up at a centrally located point in Bayeux.
A trip to one of France’s most iconic monuments.
The Unesco World Heritage Listed, Remarkable Gothic Jewel Mont Saint Michel is an island off the coast of Normandy, in the English Channel, and is one of the best Normandy tours you can choose. It is located about 1 kilometer from the shore and sits in a bay that sees some of the biggest tides in Europe. A few years ago, it was linked to the mainland by a bridge that gets flooded during high tides a few times a year only.
The first church was built on the mount in 709 at the request of Archange Michael. A couple of hundred years later, a small group of Benedictines settled there permanently and the church was enlarged. The first monastery was carved in the rock in the 11th century and gradually got bigger and bigger over the following centuries. In the medieval time, it quickly became an important destination for pilgrims, just like Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
Visit the Benedictine Abbey with your guide
The construction of the mont saint michel abbey as we know it nowadays was finished in the 13th and 14th centuries, and the grand chancel was replaced in the 15th century. Those hundreds of years of architectural prowesses have left us with a magnificent monument, now referred to as the “Wonder of the Western World”. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
During your day trip to Mont St Michel, our friendly English-speaking driver / guide will take you from Bayeux to the Mont Saint Michel, which you will access via a shuttle and the bridge in accordance with local requirements. While on the road, make sure to take it all in and observe the beauty of the Normandy coastline.
Our Mont Saint Michel tour will then take you to the abbey itself, at the very top of the mount. Follow your guide on a walking tour. The history of its construction will be explained in detail and while you are there, make sure to snap some pictures of the amazing views on the surrounding bay!
Mont Saint Michel is also a lively small town
After the visit of the abbey, enjoy some free time to explore the town at your own pace and bring back some souvenirs for friends and family. Your guide will also suggest some great restaurants for lunch, suitable for all budgets.
If you want to indulge, the Mère Poulard restaurant is probably the most famous on the mount. It gained its reputation thanks to its unique omelette soufflée recipe. It is well worth a visit and a must-try when on a Mont Saint Michel day tour but keep in mind you will need a large amount of time as the restaurant is so popular with visitors.
4.30pm return to Bayeux. Overnight at your hotel.Read moreRead less
DEPARTURE TRANSFER FROM HOTEL TO BAYEUX TRAIN STATIONBreakfast at your hotel and return transfer from your hotel in Bayeux to Bayeux train station. Please note that the order of visits can vary depending on traffic, weather conditions or other factors. Your driver/guide will adapt the tour so as to make it the most comfortable possible for you.Breakfast at your hotel and return transfer from your hotel in Bayeux to Bayeux train station.
Please note that the order of visits can vary depending on traffic, weather conditions or other factors. Your driver/guide will adapt the tour so as to make it the most comfortable possible for you.Read moreRead less
3* Hotel OptionFrom € 840.00
4* Hotel OptionFrom € 930.00
5* Hotel OptionFrom € 1,470.00
Hotel Churchill (or similar)You can expect a friendly welcome, with warm decor, an air-conditioned lounge, a fully-furnished terrace, plus a spacious veranda for surfing the web, ...
You can expect a friendly welcome, with warm decor, an air-conditioned lounge, a fully-furnished terrace, plus a spacious veranda for surfing the web, having a drink or eating breakfast before following the footsteps of William the Conqueror or paying homage to the Allied troops at the D-Day beaches 10 minutes from the hotel.
Situated on a pedestrian street in the heart of the historic centre, this hotel is just 400 m from the Bayeux Tapestry Museum. It offers 24-hour reception, an on-site bar and a gift shop with gourmet products from the region.
The guest rooms have a flat-screen TV with international channels. Each has free WiFi, air conditioning and a private bathroom.
A continental breakfast is available every morning.Show moreShow lessShow 4 medias
Grand Hotel du Luxembourg (or similar)This 17th-century mansion has been converted into a charming hotel with a gastronomic restaurant and an outdoor heated pool which is accessible all year ...
This 17th-century mansion has been converted into a charming hotel with a gastronomic restaurant and an outdoor heated pool which is accessible all year round. It is ideally located in the center of Bayeux, near the Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Rooms at the Hotel Du Luxembourg Et Restaurant Les 4 Saisons are comfortable and well-equipped with modern amenities including satellite TV.
The gastronomic restaurant Les 4 Saisons serves traditional French cuisine.Show moreShow lessShow 4 medias
Hotel Villa Lara (or similar)Villa Lara 5-star hotel is located in the very heart of Bayeux’s historic and medieval centre, across from the cathedral and a short distance from ...
Villa Lara 5-star hotel is located in the very heart of Bayeux’s historic and medieval centre, across from the cathedral and a short distance from the famous tapestry and the D-Day beaches.
Our hotel is composed of two neighbouring buildings, the Villa Lara, which opened in 2012, and the Villa Augustine, open since 2019. The Villa Lara houses the common spaces and 28 of our rooms, while the Villa Augustine houses our 4 presidential suites.
The luxury accommodations features period-style furniture, a flat-screen TV and a mini-bar. They have an individual color theme using neutral tones and printed fabrics. Each has a private bathroom with a marble floor, bathrobes and slippers.
A buffet breakfast of fresh pastries and hot coffee is offered every morning in the dining room. Guests can also relax in the empire-style bar before dining in the nearby restaurants.Show moreShow lessShow 4 medias
Know before you book
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Transfers From / To Paris available for purchase as an extra during the booking process.
- Tour available from April to October - Every day
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- Order of Tours can be modified depending on availability of the activities
- Detailed program will be send to you after booking
- Tour is operated in English
- Small group tour, maximum 8 persons
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Prices are per person
Do you pick up at hotels on your Normandy shared tours?All our scheduled/shared tours have a precise departure location that is mentioned on your voucher in each city. If you wish to be picked up at your accommodation then you will need to book a private tour. In Bayeux our pick up location is at Place du Québec pick up point for local tour operators.
What type of vehicles are used during a day trip from Bayeux?Our company uses only Mercedes Vito Tourer 8 seater minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows, large leg space and on board P/A system for commentaries by the guide.
Who conducts these Normandy shared tours from Bayeux?We mainly employ accredited and licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of museums, guided walking tours in cities, visit of historical monuments such as Mont Saint Michel and so on.
For some tours, such as the day trips from Bayeux dedicated to WWII, passionate guides that were history teachers, ex servicemen will be with you to explain the details of the battles that raged. All our guides are first and foremost very skilled drivers and all of them speak impeccable English.
Is Bayeux the ideal town and departure point for Normandy D-DAY tours?If you are looking to experience Normandy in the best possible way, then our day trips from Bayeux make for an ideal departure point. The charming small town of Bayeux has a large number of options when it comes to accommodation and dining. Moreover, the historic medieval city centre as well as the famous Tapestry are part of the best things to do while in Bayeux.
How did Utah beach get its name?Utah beach is the most westerly beach of operation Overlord. It was added at the last moment to the Allied Plan with the aim of seizing the Port of Cherbourg. It was one of two landing areas for the U.S forces, the other one being Omaha located between the villages of Colleville sur Mer and Vierville sur Mer. The names of both U.S landing beaches is believed to have come from the place of origin of 2 NCO's who were working for D-Day ground troops commander General Omar Bradley. The two men were carpenters and were assigned to prepare a London Headquarters for invasion planners. Even though this anecdote has never been proven, it is known that the names were random and that the most important was that the beaches were named with radio clarity in mind.
Where is Pointe du Hoc located ?Located halfway between Omaha Beach and Utah beach, Pointe du Hoc is at a distance of just under 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Bayeux. The site is famous for being one of the assault areas on June 6th 1944 Normandy Invasion of WWII. It was a key feature of the German defensive fortifications. The site reminds us of what an artillery battery looked like.
Where is Omaha Beach located?Omaha Beach is one of the assault beaches part of the Normandy Invasion that took place on June 6, 1944. The beach is located 21 kilometers - 13 miles - to the west of Bayeux, on the coast of Normandy facing the English Channel. The town of Bayeux makes a perfect departure point to visit the D-DAY landing beaches of Normandy and all our shared tours depart from here.
How many people died on Omaha Beach ?Omaha Beach was the largest of the D-DAY assault areas. It stretched over 10 kilometers (6 miles). The area was assigned to the U.S First Army under Lieutenant General Omar Bradley. From the beginning everything went wrong at Omaha. Special tanks sank in choppy waters of the Channel, no unit of the 116th landed were it was planned as strong winds and tidal currents carried the landing crafts from right to left. By the end of the day, the Americans had suffered 2,400 casualties but had landed 34,000 troops.
Is it possible to lay flowers at the Normandy American Cemetery?Yes, it is possible to lay flowers at gravesites at the American Cemetery of Colleville sur Mer. However, if you would like to organize a formal wreath laying ceremony this can be done but you will need to book one of our private tours. Also, there is a Wreath laying ceremony request that must be made at the American Battle Monuments commission.
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