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Ophorus Tours - Juno Beach Canadian Sector Shared Half Day Trip From Bayeux

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Juno Beach Canadian Sector Shared Half Day Trip From Bayeux

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Come with us on a half day tour retracing Canadian Armed Forces involvement on D-Day

Highlights

  • Get An Insight Into the Canadian Battles on D-Day
  • Discover Juno Beach Sector Including the Museum Dedicated to Canadian WWII history
  • Visit of the Major Canadian War Cemetery Located at Bény-Sur-Mer
  • Hear About the Tragic Massacre that Took Place at Ardenne Abbey
  • English speaking Guides, local Experts of Normandie

Program & Itinerary

Upon arrival at the meeting point, you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide who will be waiting with a sign bearing the name of the tour and with the Ophorus logo on it. Also, all our guides have a nominative badge so that it will be easy for you to recognize them.Once you have met your guide, he/she will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable, ...

Meet your English Speaking Driver/Guide who is a local Expert on WWII and the Normandy landings

Upon arrival at the meeting point, you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide who will be waiting with a sign bearing the name of the tour and with the Ophorus logo on it. Also, all our guides have a nominative badge so that it will be easy for you to recognize them.

Once you have met your guide, he/she will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable, air conditioned Mercedes minivan and begin to make your way to visit Omaha beach.

All our vehicles are equipped with an on board P/A system which means that everyone will hear the guide's commentary during driving time, even if you are seated in the back of the van! Also, we have bottled water at your disposal and you can use our free wifi as you travel from one destination to another.

Juno Beach Sector visit, including Museum dedicated to Canadian WWII history

Did you know Canadian troops had the second highest number of casualties after the Americans during the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy? The French certainly owe them a lot, and they played a crucial part in the liberation of Caen.

As an introduction to this D-Day landing tour, you will reach Juno Beach, where Canadian Armed Forces landed on the morning of June 6, 1944. Even though German troops were not very present in this sector, the Canadian Army was welcomed with landmines and obstacles which killed close to half of the men.

However, after that, the Allied troops did not lose hope and made the furthest advancement by the end of the day, about 16 km inland. Unfortunately, the next day the Germans were ready to fight to push the Allies back to the sea. From the Normandy battlefield sites, our guide will tell you all the details and how the Allied forces finally managed to keep gaining ground.

Located between St Aubin sur Mer and Courseulles sur mer, Juno Beach has become one of the most popular Normandy tourist sites and boasts a beautiful museum: the Juno Beach center museum dedicated to Canadian involvement in the D-Day landing and World War II. To honor the Canadian army, it was built in the shape of a modern maple leaf. Guided tour of the museum with your expert guide and chart the history of the Canadians on this half day D-Day tour.

Visit of the major Canadian War Cemetery in Bény sur Mer

Our Canadian D-Day Normandy shared tour carries on to Bény sur Mer Canadian War Cemetery. Many of those buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery were men of the 3rd Canadian Division who died either on 6 June or during the early days of the advance towards Caen, when the Division engaged a German battle group formed from the 716th Division and the 21st Panzer Division.

The cemetery, designed by P.D. Hepworth, contains 2,048 Second World War burials, the majority Canadian, and 19 of them unidentified. The war memorial is now taken care of by the Commonwealth War Graves Commissions and is kept beautifully landscaped and immaculate.

Hear about the tragic massacre that took place at Ardenne Abbey 

Finally, you will be able to hear the story of the Ardenne Abbey, where twenty Canadian soldiers, members of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and 27th Armoured Regiment (part of the Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment), were captured and executed by Waffen SS forces in a monastery near Caen, France.

The Abbaye d'Ardenne was liberated by the Regina Rifles shortly before midnight on July 8. Their members discovered the body of Lt. Williams (who is buried in the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery), however no trace of LCpl. Pollard was ever found. The Bayeux Memorial (near the Bayeux War Cemetery) lists him as missing. At the end of this Normandy D-Day tour, your driver guide will take you back to your original meeting point in Bayeux.

Our other Day Trips from Bayeux

We also organize group tours and private tours from Paris and shore excursions from Le Havre to all the major battles sites, cemeteries, war museums and memorials relating to the battles of Normandy. Our full day tours in Normandy include Guided tours to Sword Beach, Juno Beach and Omaha Beach. Other destinations include Mont Saint Michel from Bayeux. All our tours can be done as a day trip from Paris.

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  • 08:50 am
    or 01:50 pm

    Meet your Guide at Place Québec in Bayeux

  • 09:00 am
    or 02:00 pm

    Depart Bayeux towards Juno Beach

  • 09:30 am
    or 02:30 pm

    Visit of Juno Beach Sector including the museum

  • 11:00 am
    or 04:00 pm

    Visit of the Major Canadian War Cemetery

  • 12:00 pm
    or 05:00 pm

    Hear about the tragic massacre that took place at Ardenne Abbey

  • 01:00 pm
    or 06:00 pm

    Drop off at Place Québec in Bayeux

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Ophorus Tours - Juno Beach Canadian Sector Shared Half Day Trip From Bayeux
Ophorus Tours - Juno Beach Canadian Sector Shared Half Day Trip From Bayeux
Ophorus Tours - Juno Beach Canadian Sector Shared Half Day Trip From Bayeux

Know before you book

  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Small group tour, maximum 8 persons
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euros

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Place de Québec, 14400 Bayeux

Departure

Pick up at Place de Québec, at designated Tour Operator pick up and drop off point. Guide will have a sign with company logo and tour name. Please be ready 10 minutes before tour departure time. All tours leave on time!

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Reviews

1 reviews
  • yodamak

    23, Jun 2019

    Great Day, Superb Guide Steven C. was in Bayeux ahead of time, and showed us some wonderful Canadian battle and burial sites. The tour could not have...
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Included / excluded

Included

  • Sites as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visit of Juno Beach Centre 
  • English-speaking driver & guide, Experts in Normandy
  • Travel in modern, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions unless specified in program
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals, drinks 
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Do you have specific pricing options for this tour?

    Yes, we have special pricing options for all our Normandy Day Trips departing from Bayeux:

    Children from 5 to 12 - half price
    Seniors aged 65+ - discount

    Family pricing for:
    1 adult + 2 children
    1 adult + 3 children
    2 adults + 1 child
    2 adults + 2 children
    2 adults + 3 children

    All pricing options will be available during the booking process.
  • 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.
  • What happens if we do not find the meeting point for our Shared Tour from Bayeux?

    You have to be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure. If you are having difficulties finding the meeting point you must call us on our office number +33 556 152 609 so that we may help you find the exact area. Please note that tours leave on time and if you are not there at the designated area and indicated time the driver/guide will leave. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Where is Juno Beach in France?

    Juno or Juno Beach in Normandy, France is among the five landing areas of the Normandy Invasion that took place on June 6, 1944. This particular area was assaulted by units of the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division. The landing beach was approximately 10. kilometers (6 miles) wide and stretched on either side of the small port of Courseulles sur Mer. The villages is located at a 30 minute driver from the town of Bayeux which makes a perfect starting point for all our Normandy sightseeing day trips from Bayeux.
  • Why was Juno Beach important to Canada?

    Juno or Juno Beach in Normandy, France is important to Canada because this is where units of the 3rd Infantry Division landed on Normandy Invasion Day. The Canadian landings were one of the most successful operations carried out on D-DAY. However, the Canadian Armed Forces suffered heavy casualties in the first wave but by the end of the day were able to control the area from defending German Troops. The number of Canadian casualties was of 1,200 out of 21,400 troops who landed at Juno that day.

  • How many Canadian soldiers died on D-Day?

    Three hundred and fifty-nine (359) Canadian soldiers were killed on D-Day. 
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