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    Entrance ticket to the Caen Memorial Museum, Centre for history and peace in Normandy. Adult ticket; for children tickets please see Child ticketing option.
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Ophorus Tours - Bayeux & Caen Visit Private Day Trip From Bayeux

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Bayeux & Caen Visit Private Day Trip From Bayeux

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  • Small Groups ( 2~8 )

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A full day dedicated to the cultural & historic highlights of the region.

Highlights

  • In Bayeux, Visit the Famous Tapestry Museum & Cathedral
  • In Caen, Follow the Footsteps of William the Conqueror
  • Visit the Castle of Caen as well as the Saint Stephen Abbey
  • Or choose to visit the Caen Memorial Museum
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in the History of Normandy

Program & Itinerary

In the morning, we will come and pick you up at your Hotel or Accommodation in Bayeux. Meet your English speaking driver / guide who is an expert of the History & Culture of Normandy. Once you have met your guide, he/she will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, begin to make your way to the Tapestry Museum of Bayeux.Your private Bayeux & Caen private full day tour ...

Meet your English speaking driver/guide who is a local expert of Normandy

In the morning, we will come and pick you up at your Hotel or Accommodation in Bayeux. Meet your English speaking driver / guide who is an expert of the History & Culture of Normandy. Once you have met your guide, he/she will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, begin to make your way to the Tapestry Museum of Bayeux.

During the day, travel in a spacious Mercedes Minivan 

Your private Bayeux & Caen private full day tour will take place in one of our very spacious Mercedes Minivans. This vehicle can take up to 8 persons.

All our vehicles are equipped with an on board P/A system that allows you to hear the commentary of your driver/guide no matter where you are seated. Also, there is free Wi-Fi access in all vehicles. Bottled water is also available in all our vehicles.

Start your tour in Bayeux

This Normandy private tour starts in Bayeux. It is a medieval town that has kept a lot of its beautiful ancient architecture. The town center offers lots of good restaurants and small shops where you will be able to enjoy a good lunch and buy souvenirs for friends and family.

Visit the Bayeux Tapestry Museum

Yet, Bayeux is mostly renowned for its tapestry museum. Dating back from the 12th century, the tapestry is an impressive 70 meters long and retraces the conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy at the time, who would soon become William the Conqueror and King of England.

On this piece of art made of wool and cloth, more than 600 soldiers and 200 horses are depicted. The tapestry is an absolutely unique part of the UNESCO World Heritage. In the museum, you will be accompanied by one of our expert, English-speaking private guides. Please note that the visit will be on your own as tour guides are not allowed to make commentaries inside.

Visit the Bayeux Cathedral

The cathedral is built in Norman style, that was dedicated in the presence of William the Conqueror in the year 1077. Years later, it was extended in Gothic style, leaving us with a true architectural gem today.

Once you have explored Bayeux, this private tour of Normandy will take you to Caen to continue following the footsteps of William the Conqueror, who was later buried there.

Reach the town of Caen

Saint Stephen’s Abbey, also called the Men’s Abbey - Abbaye aux Hommes, was founded by William in 1063. Up until today, it has remained one of the main Norman buildings in the region. With you private certified guide, learn about the history of why William ordered the church to be built, and explore the abbey and the grave of one of England’s most famous kings.

Next, visit the castle of Caen

At the time of William the Conqueror, the Château de Caen was the most important in the duchy of Normandy. During your visit, enjoy the well preserved remains of the castle and its ramparts. The inside of the castle is now home to the Normandy museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Or visit the Caen Memorial Museum

If the historical part of Caen is not to your wishes, it is possible for us to adapt this tour and include the visit of the Caen Memorial Museum. Here, discover the different exhibitions that are dedicated to World War II in general and the Battle of Normandy in particular. The museum also showcases an exhibition dedicated to the Cold War and has just put in place an immersive 19 minute long movie to better understand the common European History.

All visits on this private Normandy tour are conducted by an English-speaking guide. You will be transported between locations with a private, fully equipped Mercedes minivan. With this small groups tour you will be able to discover how William the Conqueror has influenced the two beautiful cities of Bayeux and Caen!

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  • Meet your Guide at your Accommodation in Bayeux

  • Guided walking tour of Bayeux, including the cathedral and the tapestry Museum

  • Free time for lunch in Caen

  • Visit of Saint Stephen Abbey in Caen

  • Visit of the Castle of Caen

  • Drop off at your accommodation in Bayeux

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Ophorus Tours - Bayeux & Caen Visit Private Day Trip From Bayeux
Ophorus Tours - Bayeux & Caen Visit Private Day Trip From Bayeux

Know before you book

  • Tour available from March to November (except 1st of May)
  • 8 hour Private Normandie Sightseeing Tour
  • Entrance fees to Bayeux Tapestry can be purchased during booking process
  • Entrance fees to Caen Castle 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
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
  • 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

Train Station, Hotel or Accommodation in Bayeux

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, Experts in Normandy
  • Guided visit of Bayeux and Caen
  • Travel in modern, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Excluded

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

FAQ

  • Do you pick up at hotels on your Normandy private tours?

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

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are new or recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows, large leg space.
  • Who conducts these 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.
  • Is lunch included on this private tour from Bayeux?

    No, we never include lunch on our private tours. However, if you would like to pre-arrange lunch in a local restaurant then don't hesitate to reach out to our team of travel experts and they will take care of everything from there. You can also speak to your guide in the morning for recommendations on where to eat. 
  • What can we expect on this private tour of Bayeux & Caen?

    This tour begins in Bayeux with the visit of the Tapestry Museum. Your guide will be with you but explanations are limited as it is not allowed to organize guided tours within the museum. You will have an audi-guide with you but your guide will certainly point out some important features that you should not miss. The tour moves on with a visit of the impressive Cathedral.

    In the town of Caen, visit the Abbaye aux Hommes and the Historical city center that is more of a Historical & Cultural tour. If you are more into WWII, then a visit to the Caen Memorial Museum will be a great option with its many exhibitions and interactive or immersive new experiences.
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