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  • JUNO BEACH CENTRE - ADULT TICKET

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    The Juno Beach Centre’s permanent exhibit draws on photographs, documents, firsthand accounts, multimedia, maps, and artifacts to tell the story of the Canadians who volunteered for military service or mobilized at home to contribute to the war effort. It also presents the battles that took Canadian units from Sicily to Italy and from Normandy to the Netherlands. The Centre is not only a museum about the war. It also portrays the personal accounts and real-life stories of the society that these soldiers bequeathed to their children and that now forms Canada.
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Ophorus Tours - A Private Half day Trip from Bayeux to Canadian D-DAY Sights for 2 persons

Bayeux

A Private Half day Trip from Bayeux to Canadian D-DAY Sights for 2 persons

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  • 04 hours

  • 2~2

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  • English

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A Half day trip to Juno Beach D-Day Sector, Museum & Canadian War Cemetery. An intimate private half day trip from Bayeux dedicated to the Canadian sector of the Normandy landing beaches. Tour conducted by WWII Expert guide.

Highlights

  • Get An Insight Into the Canadian Battles on D-Day
  • Visit Other Important Normandy D-Day sites including Juno Beach center museum
  • Visit of the Major Canadian War Cemetery Located at Bény-Sur-Mer
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Normandy landing Beaches and World War II
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Program & Itinerary

Experience the best of Normandy with our hassle-free and convenient pick-up service. We'll collect you from your hotel or accommodation in Bayeux or the surrounding area, ensuring a seamless start to your tour.Embark on a half-day tour led by our expert English-speaking guide, who specializes in the Battle of Normandy and World War II. Upon meeting your guide, they will provide an overview of the ...

Explore Normandy's Historic Sites with Expert Guides

Convenient Pick-up from Your Bayeux Accommodation

Experience the best of Normandy with our hassle-free and convenient pick-up service. We'll collect you from your hotel or accommodation in Bayeux or the surrounding area, ensuring a seamless start to your tour.

Meet Your Knowledgeable English-Speaking Guide

Embark on a half-day tour led by our expert English-speaking guide, who specializes in the Battle of Normandy and World War II. Upon meeting your guide, they will provide an overview of the itinerary and program, ensuring you're well-prepared for the immersive journey ahead. Step into our spacious, comfortable, and air-conditioned Mercedes minivan, and let the exploration begin.

Travel in Comfort and Style

Our private Bayeux Sightseeing Tour of the Normandy Beaches and sites takes place in our premium Mercedes minivans, offering ample space for up to 8 individuals. However, on this occasion, the vehicle will be exclusively reserved for you, allowing you to choose your preferred seat and maintain social distancing while still benefiting from your guide's insightful commentary.

Onboard Amenities for Your Enjoyment

To enhance your comfort, all our vehicles are equipped with an onboard P/A system, ensuring you can hear the informative commentary from your driver/guide regardless of your seating location. 

Visit the Juno Beach Sector and Museum

Discover the significant role played by Canadian troops during the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy. Begin your tour at Juno Beach, where the Canadian Armed Forces made their historic landing on June 6, 1944. Despite facing landmines and obstacles, the Canadian Army demonstrated resilience, making substantial advancements and contributing to the liberation of Caen. Our expert guide will provide in-depth details about the Normandy battlefield sites and the Allied forces' triumphs over adversity.

Immerse Yourself in History at the Juno Beach Center Museum

Experience the renowned Juno Beach Center Museum, a must-visit attraction for those interested in Canadian involvement during the D-Day landing and World War II. Designed in the shape of a modern maple leaf, the museum pays homage to the Canadian army's valor. Your expert guide will accompany you on a guided tour of the museum, allowing you to delve into the rich history of Canadian contributions during this half-day D-Day tour.

Pay Respects at Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

Continue your Canadian D-Day Normandy private tour with a visit to Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. This solemn resting place commemorates the brave soldiers of the 3rd Canadian Division who made the ultimate sacrifice during the advance towards Caen. Designed by P.D. Hepworth, the cemetery houses 2,048 Second World War burials, predominantly Canadian, with 19 remaining unidentified. Maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the cemetery is a beautifully landscaped memorial.

Learn the Tragic Tale of Ardenne Abbey

Uncover the heartbreaking story of the Ardenne Abbey, where Waffen SS forces executed twenty Canadian soldiers from the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and 27th Armoured Regiment. Liberated by the Regina Rifles, the Abbaye d'Ardenne stands as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made during the war. Hear the account of Lt. Williams, buried in the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and the missing LCpl. Pollard, listed as missing on the Bayeux Memorial near the Bayeux War Cemetery.

Seamless Return to Bayeux

As your Normandy Battlefield tour comes to a close, your driver guide will ensure your safe return to your original meeting point in Bayeux. Reflect on the poignant memories and newfound knowledge you've gained throughout this captivating journey through history.

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  • 09:00 am
    or 02:00 pm

    Meet your Guide at train station or your Accommodation in Bayeux

  • 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 your accommodation in Bayeux

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Ophorus Tours - A Private Half day Trip from Bayeux to Canadian D-DAY Sights for 2 persons
Ophorus Tours - A Private Half day Trip from Bayeux to Canadian D-DAY Sights for 2 persons
Ophorus Tours - A Private Half day Trip from Bayeux to Canadian D-DAY Sights for 2 persons
Ophorus Tours - A Private Half day Trip from Bayeux to Canadian D-DAY Sights for 2 persons
Ophorus Tours - A Private Half day Trip from Bayeux to Canadian D-DAY Sights for 2 persons

Know before you book

  • Normandy Tour available all year round (except Dec. 25th, Jan. 1st)
  • 4 hour Private Normandy D-Day Tour from Bayeux
  • Entrace fees for Juno Beach Centre can be purchased during booking process
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Tour involves some walking, good walking shoes recommended
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Price is per person. Tour is limited to 2 persons

Meeting point

Train Station, Hotel or Accommodation in Bayeux 14400

Departure

We will come and pick you up at your hotel, accommodation, AirBnB or train station in Bayeux, or surrounding area, radius of 30 kms (20 miles) around Bayeux at no extra cost.

Other possible pick up locations :
  • Caen 
  • Port en Bessin (Chateau La Cheneviere)
  • Port en Bessin (Mercure Bayeux-Omaha)
  • Audrieu (Chateau d'Audrieu)
  • Aurseulles (Chateau du Bû)
  • Sainte Croix Grand Tonne (Domaine de la Cour des Lys)

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Included / excluded

Included

  • English-speaking driver & guide, Expert in Normandy
  • Guided visits of the Sites mentionned in the itinerary
  • Travel in modern, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to June Beach Centre
  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions 
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals, drinks 
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Do you pick up at the train station or hotels in Bayeux?

    Yes, absolutely. We will come and pick you up either at the train station if you are arriving from Paris or at any accommodation, hotel or AirBnB in Bayeux. We can also pick you up in the surrounding area of Bayeux at a 30 kms (20 miles) radius.
  • 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 your Normandy Private 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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