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    Inaugurated on June 4th 2000 by HRH the Prince of Wales. The Memorial Pegasus is dedicated to the men of 6th Airborne Division and their role during the Battle of Normandy from June to September 1944. The museum was designed and constructed within a few months by the D-Day Landing Committee presided by Admiral Brac de la Perrière. Jean-Marc LEFRANC (Former Deputy of Calvados) has been Chairman of the Landing Committee since 2015.

    The original Bénouville Bridge, renamed Pegasus Bridge after the liberation, is on display in the park of the museum along with a Bailey Bridge and a full size copy of a wartime Horsa glider. The collection is constantly increasing in size.
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Ophorus Tours - From Bayeux to Normandy D-Day British Sector tour private

Bayeux

From Bayeux to Normandy D-Day British Sector tour private

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  • Small Groups ( 1~8 )

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On the footsteps of the British troops that landed on D-Day in Normandy. Follow a small group private tour from Bayeux and visit Sword beach landing area. Then visit the famous Pegasus Bridge, main objective of the 6th British Division.

Highlights

  • Get an insight into the British Battles on D-Day
  • Discover Sword Beach landing sector
  • Stop at Pegasus Bridge
  • Visit Memorial-Pegasus museum
  • Pay homage to those fallen at a British Military Cemetery
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Program & Itinerary

Join our knowledgeable English-speaking driver/guide, an expert on World War II, as you embark on an immersive small group private tour from Bayeux to discover the historic sites of the D-Day landings. Designed for international guests, including adults and families, who have a keen interest in this significant chapter of history, this tour provides an unforgettable experience.Upon arrival at the ...

Explore the D-Day Landings of Normandy: Small Group Tour from Bayeux

Join our knowledgeable English-speaking driver/guide, an expert on World War II, as you embark on an immersive small group private tour from Bayeux to discover the historic sites of the D-Day landings. Designed for international guests, including adults and families, who have a keen interest in this significant chapter of history, this tour provides an unforgettable experience.

Meet Your Expert English-Speaking Driver/Guide

Upon arrival at the designated meeting point, you will be warmly greeted by your English-speaking guide holding a sign displaying the tour name and the recognizable Ophorus logo. Our guides wear distinctive badges, making them easy to identify. Your guide will personally introduce the day's program and itinerary, ensuring you have a clear understanding of what lies ahead. Step into our comfortable and air-conditioned Mercedes minivan, setting the stage for a seamless and enjoyable journey to your first destination, Omaha Beach.

Comfort and Convenience in a Mercedes Minivan

Our spacious Mercedes minivan is equipped with an onboard P/A system, ensuring that everyone in the group can hear the guide's commentary, regardless of their seating location. Enjoy the informative narration as you travel between destinations. 

Thrilling Half-Day Trip: Pegasus Bridge, Sword Beach, and British Cemeteries

Begin your adventure with a visit to Pegasus Bridge, a crucial objective for the 6th British Airborne Division during the D-Day landings. These two bridges, spanning the Canal of Caen and Orne River, played a pivotal role in securing the left flank of the invasion. Learn about the daring mission known as operation Deadstick, where Horsa gliders were towed by Halifax bombers in the darkness of the night. Discover how the bridges were successfully captured and the significance of the "Ham and Jam" message sent to the Allied ships. Witness the historical meeting between French commandos and British soldiers, which symbolized the unity of the Allied forces.

Sword Beach

Continue your journey to Sword Beach, one of the Anglo-Canadian landing sites on D-Day. Gain insights into the crucial moments of the landing, the troops involved, and the heroic story of Piper Bill Millin. Pay tribute to the fallen soldiers who fought valiantly on this hallowed beach.

Pay Homage at the New British Normandy Memorial

Your half-day tour culminates with a visit to the newly constructed British Normandy Memorial. This poignant memorial was initiated based on the suggestion of Normandy veteran George Batts, recognizing the absence of a national tribute to fallen soldiers under British Command in Normandy. 

Situated overlooking "Gold Beach," the memorial was inaugurated on the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019. Take a moment to reflect on the more than 22,000 names inscribed on the memorial's columns, representing the brave men and women, predominantly British soldiers, marines, and airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice. The memorial also honors individuals from other countries who fought under British Command, including South Africa, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA.

Conclude your tour with a visit to the Memorial before returning to Bayeux, carrying the memories and insights gained from this profound journey. Book Your Unforgettable Small Group D-Day Landings Tour from Bayeux Now.

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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 Sword Beach

  • 09:40 am
    or 02:40 pm

    Visit Sword Beach Sector

  • 10:30 am
    or 03:30 pm

    Visit Pegasus Bridge

  • 11:45 am
    or 04:45 pm

    Stop at a Commenwealth Cemetery

  • 01:00 pm
    or 06:00 pm

    Drop off at Place du Québec in Bayeux

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Ophorus Tours - From Bayeux to Normandy D-Day British Sector tour private
Ophorus Tours - From Bayeux to Normandy D-Day British Sector tour private
Ophorus Tours - From Bayeux to Normandy D-Day British Sector tour private
Ophorus Tours - From Bayeux to Normandy D-Day British Sector tour private
Ophorus Tours - From Bayeux to Normandy D-Day British Sector tour private

Know before you book

  • Normandy Tour available all year round (except Dec. 25th, Jan. 1st)
  • 4 hour Private Normandy D-Day Tour from Bayeux
  • Entrance fees to museums can be paid on the spot, or purchased during booking process
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
  • Currency is in Euros

Meeting point

Pick up at Train Station or your accommodation, hotel or AirBnB in Bayeux 14400

Departure

We will come and pick you up at your accommodation 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.
 

Reviews

5.0/5 (3 reviews)
  • Marie Claire Bal

    01, Jul 2023

    Fantastic tour with very passionate guide Valentin!
    All spot on! Recommended!
  • Amy Slaybaugh

    10, Jun 2023

    Our tour ended up as a private one as no one else signed up for our time slot. So we had Matt all to ourselves. He was a fantastic guide and educator...
  • Els De Vriendt

    14, May 2023

    Massive thanks 2 John! Our amazing tour guide who learned us a lot, made us curious for more and gave us a superb day!
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Included

  • 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 pick up at Bayeux Train Station, Hotel or Accommodation for this half day private tour?

    Yes, absolutely. We will come and pick you up at the Bayeux train station if you are arriving from Paris. We will also come and pick you up at your Hotel, AirBnB or accommodation in Bayeux. Finally, we can also come and pick you up in the surrounding area of Bayeux at a radius of 30 kms (20 miles) at no extra cost.
  • What type of vehicles are used during your half day private tours in Normandy?

    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.
  • Who conducts your private D-Day trips 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 Sword Beach located?

    Sword Beach is one of the assault beaches part of the Normandy Invasion that took place on June 6, 1944. The area is located between Lagrune-sur-Mer and Ouistreham, on the coast of Normandy facing the English Channel. The area of Sword beach occupied an 8 kilometer (5 miles) stretch.
  • Is it possible to lay flowers at the Commenwealth Cemetery?

    Yes, it is possible to lay flowers at gravesites at the Commenwealth cemeteries.
  • 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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