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    Live the history of the Normandy invasion at the Airborne Museum !

    At the heart of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, facing the church where John Steele famously was caught, hanging from the bell tower by his parachute. The Airborne Museum makes you live and understand the D-Day from the invasion preparations in England, through to the battles for liberation. Few miles from Normandy landing beaches, the Airborne Museum has become the largest museum in Europe dedicated to the american paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne engaged in the context of the Normandy invasion in 1944, during the Second World Word.
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Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip from Bayeux to Omaha & Utah Beaches D-DAY Sights for 2 persons

Bayeux

A Private Day Trip from Bayeux to Omaha & Utah Beaches D-DAY Sights for 2 persons

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An intimate Private Full Day Trip to the Major Normandy D-Day Sites for 2 persons. From Bayeux, reach the village of Saint Mère Eglise. Then stop at Utah Beach landing zone to understand how D-Day unfolded. Visit other sites such as Omaha.

Highlights

  • Discover Sainte-Mère-l’Église, heart of the jump zone for the 82nd Airborne
  • Visit both Utah and Omaha landing beaches
  • Walk upon Pointe du Hoc and learn how US rangers scaled this vertical cliff
  • Pay homage at the American Cemetery in Colleville
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Normandy landing Beaches and WWII
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Program & Itinerary

Embark on a personalized tour exclusively for two people, exploring the historic Utah and Omaha beaches D-Day sites. This immersive Normandy full-day battlefield tour can be tailored to your preferences, ensuring a customized experience.Experience a seamless start to your tour as we pick you up from your hotel or accommodation in Bayeux or the surrounding area.Your knowledgeable English-speaking guide, ...

Embark on a personalized tour exclusively for two people, exploring the historic Utah and Omaha beaches D-Day sites. This immersive Normandy full-day battlefield tour can be tailored to your preferences, ensuring a customized experience.

Convenient Pick-up from Bayeux Train Station, Hotel, or Accommodation

Experience a seamless start to your tour as we pick you up from your hotel or accommodation in Bayeux or the surrounding area.

Meet Your English-Speaking Local Guide, an Expert in WWII Battle of Normandy

Your knowledgeable English-speaking guide, a specialist in Normandy, D-Day, and World War II history, will greet you and provide a comprehensive overview of the day's itinerary. Climb aboard our spacious, comfortable, and air-conditioned Mercedes minivan, setting the stage for your journey to the Normandy landing beaches.

Travel in Comfort with our Spacious Mercedes Minivan

Your private Bayeux Sightseeing Tour of the Normandy Beaches and sites will be conducted in one of our expansive Mercedes Minivans. Although capable of accommodating up to 8 individuals, the vehicle will be exclusively for you and your companion. This allows for ample social distancing while still enjoying informative commentary from your guide. All our vehicles feature an onboard P/A system, ensuring that you can hear your driver/guide's narration regardless of your seat's location. 

Personalize Your Experience by Choosing the Sites to Visit

As this is a private tour, your guide will be flexible, tailoring the itinerary to your specific interests and preferences, provided it aligns with the tour duration. Rest assured that your guide possesses an in-depth knowledge of the region and will showcase the most significant landmarks.

Below is a selection of major sites linked to the U.S. forces on D-DAY that you can choose to visit. During the tour, your guide can suggest appropriate lunch options, or we can make restaurant reservations in advance on your behalf.

1. Utah Beach

Experience the historic Utah Beach, where the U.S. forces landed on D-Day. Despite pre-landing bombings, the German positions in this sector remained active. The troops and vehicles were disembarked too far from the shore, leading to significant casualties under heavy German fire. Immerse yourself in the events of June 6, 1944, as your guide recounts the bold and triumphant large-scale invasion that unfolded at Omaha Beach. This formidable assignment posed the greatest challenges and defenses among all the landing beaches, designed to repel any Allied advances.

2. Pointe du Hoc

Situated between Utah and Omaha beaches, visit Pointe du Hoc, a stunning cliff that provides panoramic views of the English Channel and features lunar landscapes and impressive bomb craters. The Rangers were entrusted with this challenging mission due to the site's formidable nature. The German forces had strategically placed an artillery battery of long-range cannons at Pointe du Hoc, capable of targeting the American landing beaches. Lieutenant Colonel James E. Rudder, commanding the 2nd Ranger Battalion, led the mission to scale the 100-foot cliffs and neutralize the German positions. Gain deeper insights into the heroic endeavors of these soldiers and marvel at the breathtaking surroundings.

3. Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville

Conclude your tour with a poignant visit to the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. This revered cemetery serves as the resting place for 9,387 American soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of Normandy. It stands as a symbol of the sacrifices made by the United States in Europe's liberation. Take time to stroll through the serene grounds and pay homage to the fallen heroes. Explore the Visitor Center, offering a comprehensive perspective on the monumental D-Day landings and their significance.

4. Longues-sur-Mer German Artillery Battery

Discover the well-preserved German artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer, strategically positioned between Omaha and Gold beaches. This battery formed a crucial part of the Atlantic Wall, featuring four casemates housing 150 mm guns. Even today, you can witness some original cannons capable of launching 45 kg shells over a distance of 22 km. Delve into the history of this strategic location, offering a panoramic view of the Bay of the Seine from the firing command post.

5. Embrace History on Your Personalized Tour

Experience the westernmost landing beach, Utah Beach, where the U.S. 4th Infantry Division commenced their assault. Thanks to the valiant efforts of airborne troops, the Utah Beach landing achieved significant success, preventing substantial counterattacks. Explore the remnants of the German strongpoint on La Madeleine beach and witness the modest defenses that succumbed to the overwhelming air and naval bombardments.

6. Sainte-Mère-Église

Transport yourself to the midnight hours of June 6, 1944, as American and British airborne troops descended upon French soil. The sector of Sainte-Mère-Église witnessed the establishment of a bridgehead by the 82nd and 101st U.S. Airborne Divisions. Learn about their critical role in supporting the U.S. infantry's landing at Utah Beach and their subsequent efforts to capture Cherbourg.

7. Airborne Museum

Immerse yourself further in the historic events of Sainte-Mère-Église at the Airborne Museum. This museum commemorates the intense battles that unfolded on the night of June 5 to 6, 1944. Marvel at an impressive collection of uniforms, weaponry, and war memorabilia, including the renowned Douglas C-47 troop transportation plane, also known as the 'Skytrain,' and a rare Waco glider.

At the end of this unforgettable day, we will transport you back to Bayeux, concluding our services.

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  • 09:00 am

    Meet your Guide at your Accommodation in Bayeux

  • 09:45 am

    Visit of Sainte Mère Eglise

  • 10:45 am

    Discover the Utah Beach landing area

  • 12:00 pm

    Guided visit of Pointe du Hoc

  • 01:00 pm

    Free time for lunch near Pointe du Hoc

  • 02:45 pm

    Visit of Omaha Beach

  • 03:45 pm

    Visit of the Normandy American Cemetery

  • 05:00 pm

    Drop off at your accommodation in Bayeux

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Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip from Bayeux to Omaha & Utah Beaches D-DAY Sights for 2 persons
Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip from Bayeux to Omaha & Utah Beaches D-DAY Sights for 2 persons
Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip from Bayeux to Omaha & Utah Beaches D-DAY Sights for 2 persons

Know before you book

  • Normandy Tour available all year round (except Dec. 25th, Jan. 1st)
  • 8 hour Private Normandy D-Day Tour from Bayeux
  • Suggested entrance fees 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 monuments & attractions
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals, drinks 
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Do you organize pick up and return at hotel on your private tours from Bayeux?

    Yes, absolutely. We will come and pick you up at your hotel, accommodation or train station in Bayeux or within a 30kms (20 miles) radius at no extra cost.
  • What type of vehicles are used during your private day trip from Bayeux?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg space.
  • Who conducts these Normandy private tours from Bayeux?

    We only 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 and so on.



    On this particular tour your guide is an expert in the Battle of Normandy and D-Day beaches and sites.
  • How strenuous is this tour?

    This tour is adapted to everyone. Even though it is a long day, the tour does not involve a great amount of walking. Our guides will make the explanations on site and on / or near the beaches. This tour is not wheelchair accessible though.
  • What can we expect on this D-Day private full day trip from Bayeux?

    This tour includes the possibility to visit a very large number of sites during a full day tour. Start with the Utah beach sector including Sainte Mère Eglish drop zone. During the booking process you will be able to include the entrance fees to the Airborne museum if you wish to visit this particular museum. Then reach Pointe du Hoc and the Omaha beach landing sector. End your D-Day tour at the American Cemetery of Colleville Sur Mer.
  • Can we choose which Normandy D-Day sites we would like to visit on this private tour?

    Yes, absolutely you can let our team of travel designers know which sites you would like to include and they will adapt the tour to your wishes.
  • Is lunch included on this private day trip from Bayeux?

    No, we never include lunch on our private tours. However, let us know if you would like us to suggest and pre-book a local restaurant reservation. Our team will be happy to organize this for you at no extra cost. You can also talk with your guide directly in the morning. Let him know your wishes and she/he will adapt the tour accordingly and suggest the best possible options.
  • 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.
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