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Ophorus Tours - Special Offer - 3 Days Normandy Small Group Shared Day Trips from Bayeux

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Special Offer - 3 Days Normandy Small Group Shared Day Trips from Bayeux

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Discover the Highlights of Normandy in 3 Days

Highlights

  • Participate in a full day dedicated to D-Day
  • Pay homage at the U.S Cemetery in Colleville
  • Admire Mont Saint Michel island and its abbey
  • Discover the Normandy Countryside
  • Visit a most beautiful village of France
  • Enjoy a commented Calvados Tasting session
  • English speaking Guides, local Experts of Normandy

Program & Itinerary

Normandy is blessed with its location, and along the Alabaster coast visitors can enjoy a multitude of sights; striking chalk cliffs, D-Day beaches and picturesque villages dotted along the coast. Our small group Normandy sightseeing tours offer a personalized experience which will lead you to all the major tourist attractions that surround the beautiful city of Bayeux, as well as venturing off the ...
Normandy is blessed with its location, and along the Alabaster coast visitors can enjoy a multitude of sights; striking chalk cliffs, D-Day beaches and picturesque villages dotted along the coast. Our small group Normandy sightseeing tours offer a personalized experience which will lead you to all the major tourist attractions that surround the beautiful city of Bayeux, as well as venturing off the beaten track to show you the gems that only a real local would know. Conducted by our team of expert guides that speak impeccable English, we organize fun & informative shared tours from Bayeux. With our 3 Day Special Offer, our expert travel specialists combined a few of our Normandy tours from Bayeux to offer a comprehensive experience of Normandy over a few days and at a reasonable price.
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  • day 1

    Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full Day Tour

    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....
    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 the major D-Day sites.

    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.

    First stop will be in Sainte Mère 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 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 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.
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  • day 2

    Mont Saint Michel Full Day Sightseeing Tour

    Travel to Southern NormandyThe 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...
    Travel to Southern Normandy

    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.
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  • day 3

    Honfleur, Beuvron en Auge and Calvados Tasting Full Day Tour

    Visit the Charming small Town of HonfleurLocated on the Seine Estuary close to Le Havre and the incredible 'Pont de Normandie' bridge, the small port town of Honfleur is one of the most beautiful of the area with its historical center and vieux bassin port and marina. The historical town...
    Visit the Charming small Town of Honfleur

    Located on the Seine Estuary close to Le Havre and the incredible 'Pont de Normandie' bridge, the small port town of Honfleur is one of the most beautiful of the area with its historical center and vieux bassin port and marina. The historical town center still retains stunning half timbered houses, old cobbled stone streets that are located around Sainte Catherine church.

    The church itself is quite surprising as it has a double roof nearly all made out of wood. Dating back to the 15th century, the church was built by ship builders explaining why the vaulting of the two naves resemble the hulls of ships. 

    Honfleur is also home to famous museums such as the Eugene Boudin museum dedicated to the 19th century painter who originates from Honfleur. Located on Erik Satie square, the museum is home to more than 100 art works of Boudin but also includes paintings from Courbet, Monet, Lebourg, Dufy and many more.

    Visit a most beautiful village of France

    After the visit of Honfleur, you will have some time for personal discovery as well as lunch. Then, it will be time to head towards your next destination of the day, the small village of Beuvron en Auge. Rated as one of the most beautiful villages of France (plus beaux villages de France), this village can be considered as a picture perfect postcard of a traditional Normand Village. 

    Stronghold of the d'Harcourt family, on the Cider and Calvados trails, its half timbered houses, old covered market and surrounding manor houses make it a treat to discover. Here you will have some time to stroll through the village on your own for personal discovery.

    End the day with a commented tasting of Apple Brandy

    Finally, reach a local Calvados distillery located in the heart of the Pays d'Auge. This family owned estate produces some of the most famous Cider, Calvados and Pommeau of Normandy. Here, more than 25 varieties of apples are grown on the 30 hectares of orchards composed of either standard trees or cordons trees. 

    After more than a century of production, the family has gained recognition worldwide for the subtle and delicate art of blends. After a short introduction to the different products that are distilled here, you will participate in a commented tasting of the local spirits. After the tasting, it will be time to return to Bayeux and this will be the end of our services.
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Ophorus Tours - Special Offer - 3 Days Normandy Small Group Shared Day Trips from Bayeux
Ophorus Tours - Special Offer - 3 Days Normandy Small Group Shared Day Trips from Bayeux
Ophorus Tours - Special Offer - 3 Days Normandy Small Group Shared Day Trips from Bayeux
Ophorus Tours - Special Offer - 3 Days Normandy Small Group Shared Day Trips from Bayeux
Ophorus Tours - Special Offer - 3 Days Normandy Small Group Shared Day Trips from Bayeux

Know before you book

  • 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
  • Tours involve 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.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Visit of Sainte Mère Eglise
  • Visit of D-Day Sites at Utah and Omaha Beach
  • Visit of American Cemetary
  • Visit of Mont Saint Michel and its abbey
  • Visit of Honfleur
  • Visit of Beuvron en Auge
  • Calvados tasting session
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Will we have some free time for personal discovery of Mont Saint Michel?

    Yes, after the morning guided visit of the Abbey, the rest of your time at the Mont Saint Michel is for you to enjoy. You can either stay a bit more at the top of the Mount or decide to make your way back down slowly. On your way, don't hesitate to take some of the smaller side streets that are less crowded and that can lead to some stunning views over the Bay.
  • How difficult is it to reach Mont Saint Michel Abbey?

    Mont Saint Michel as the name points out, is a mount and the Abbey is located at the top of the Mount! There are roughly 350 stairs that you will need to climb to reach the Abbey - around 200 stairs are in the village itself and the remaining 150 are within the Abbey. Therefore, if you have reduced mobility then the safer option is to stay in the village. This tour is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
  • How long will we be staying in Honfleur and will we have some free time?

    You will be staying in Honfleur the whole morning until after your lunch. First you will follow a private guided walking tour to visit the most important landmarks but this will also allow you to get your bearings. Then enjoy some free time for personal discovery and lunch. Your guide will set a meeting point and time to leave for your next visit.
  • What is so nice about Beuvron en Auge?

    This small village located in the Pays d'Auge area of Normandy is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. The historical centre of the village is fabulous with its old traditional half timbered houses. There are also a very large numbers of artisans and art galleries. It is a typical Normand village of the Pays d'Auge making it a worth while stop.
  • What is Calvados Brandy?

    Calvados is a type of Brandy made from apples. After being picked, they are stored for two or three weeks and then pressed. Both the juice and the solid matter are then fermented, followed by a double distillation process. The liquid is then aged in oak barrels for at least two years.
  • When will we know the exact order of the tours?

    Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a detailed itinerary with all the important informations.
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