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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 - Canadian D-DAY Beaches & Sights Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Cherbourg

Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

Canadian D-DAY Beaches & Sights Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Cherbourg

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  • Battlefields

  • 08 hours

  • Small Groups ( 2~8 )

  • Relaxed

  • English

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Embark on a vibrant Shore Excursion from Cherbourg to the main Canadian Normandy landing beaches and D-Day sites!

Highlights

  • Pick up and drop off at Cherbourg Cruise Port
  • Discover Juno Beach Sector
  • Visit Juno Beach Centre Canadian War Museum
  • Visit of the Major Canadian War Cemetery
  • Hear About the Tragic Massacre of Ardenne Abbey

Program & Itinerary

Your private Cherbourg Sightseeing Tour of the Normandy landing Beaches and sites will take place in one of our very spacious, premium, air conditioned vehicles. Our vehicles can take up to 8 persons. First, we will come and pick you up directly at your Cruise Port in Cherbourg. Meet your English speaking driver guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Then, board your ...

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Your private Cherbourg Sightseeing Tour of the Normandy landing Beaches and sites will take place in one of our very spacious, premium, air conditioned vehicles. Our vehicles can take up to 8 persons.

Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Cherbourg

First, we will come and pick you up directly at your Cruise Port in Cherbourg. Meet your English speaking driver guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable A/C vehicle and begin your private tour of the Normandy Canadian D-Day sites.

A historical insight of Canadian Battles on D-Day

Begin your drive along the Normandy coastline and  get a historical insight of Canadian battles on D-Day on this full day D-Day Normandy day tour. Did you know Canadian troops had the second highest number of casualties after the Americans during the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy? The French certainly owe them a lot, and they played a crucial part in the liberation of Caen.

Reach the Juno sector, its beach & museum as an introduction to the tour

As an introduction to this D-Day landing tour, you will reach Juno Beach, where Canadian Armed Forces landed on the morning of June 6, 1944. Even though German troops were not very present in this sector, the Canadian Army was welcomed with landmines and obstacles which killed close to half of the men.

However, after that, the Allied troops did not lose hope and made the furthest advancement by the end of the day, about 16km inland. Unfortunately, the next day the Germans were ready to fight to push the Allies back to the sea. From the Normandy battlefield sites, our guide will tell you all the details and how the Allied forces finally managed to keep gaining ground.

Chart the story of Canadians through photos, archives & artifacts

Located close to Juno Beach, the Juno beach center is the next stop of our full day D-Day tour. It is the only Canadian museum in the D-Day beaches area. There, you will be able to chart the story of Canadians through photos, archives, and artifacts (entrance fees to the museum not included in price). Remains of German bunkers can still be seen on the nearby Courseulles Sur Mer beach.

The museum expo goes further than just the Normandy battle history and retraces the involvement of Canadian Armed Forces all along World War II. Visitors can also learn more about Canada today and follow a guided tour of the installations.

Hear about the tragic massacre that took place at Ardenne Abbey

Eventually, you will be able to hear the story of the Ardenne Abbey, where eighteen Canadian soldiers were executed without mercy. The church is built in the early Gothic style and is surrounded by medieval farm buildings encircled by walls. A small Canadian memorial is still located there.

Another option is to visit the Canadian cemetery of Beny sur Mer that is located nearby and pay homage to those who lost their lives on that very special day. The majority of Canadian soldiers buried at Bény-sur-Mer were killed during the assault on D-Day, when the Allies landed on Juno Beach.

The soldiers who fell on D-Day are now laid to rest at the Canadian cemetery at Bény-sur-Mer in Calvados, close to the village of Reviers. Like many Canadian cemeteries in France, that at Bény-sur-Mer is Canadian territory on French land.

Our other Shore Excursions from Cherbourg

We also organize a large number of different Shore Excursions from Cherbourg to all the major sites of the region. It is also possible to visit Omaha Beach, Sainte Mère Eglise village, Pointe du Hoc, American Cemetery as well as Utah Beach. Mont Saint Michel is also a very popular option and we also conduct shore excursions from the Cruise Port of Le Havre.

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  • Pick up at your Ship in Cherbourg Cruise Port

  • Travel to the Juno Beach sector

  • Visit of Juno Beach with your guide

  • Visit the Juno Beach Canadian War Museum (tickets not included)

  • Free time for lunch in a local restaurant (at own expense)

  • Visit of Abbey d'Ardenne Canadian War Memorial

  • Return to Ship in Cherbourg

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Ophorus Tours - Canadian D-DAY Beaches & Sights Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Cherbourg
Ophorus Tours - Canadian D-DAY Beaches & Sights Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Cherbourg

Know before you book

  • If you want to share your tour with others, you can put it on Cruise Critic. Most of the time this gives good results. You must do this yourself as we are not accepted on their site as a professional business. We accept split payment transactions by credit card.
  • Small group, personalized experiences
  • 8 hour Private Normandy D-Day Tour from Cherbourg
  • Worry free shore Excursion, guaranteed return to Ship
  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies
  • Extras can be pre-paid during booking process
  • Price is per group, not per person
  • English speaking tour, other languages on request

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

Quai de la France, 50100 Cherbourg

Departure

Please proceed to exit where your guide will be waiting for you with a sign bearing lead traveler name.

Return

Return at ship.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Small Group Private tour limited to 8 persons
  • Itinerary can be customized
  • Transportation in premium A/C vehicle

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
  • Meals, drinks unless mentioned in the program
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • What should I expect on a Shore Excursion with Ophorus?

    As a specialized France Tour Operator and tours & activities provider, we organize worry free shore excursions departing from all cruise ports in France. Our professional team of travel advisors, drivers and guides speak fluent English, are experts in the destination and all our shore excursions take place on board premium vehicles.

    All our shore excursions in France include pick up and drop off at your ship, once you have exited the Cruise Port terminal. We will always indicate where your driver/guide will be waiting for you. Our itineraries and programs are customized to suit your needs and never include side visits or stops that you had not confirmed. We guarantee your return to ship on time and have a very flexible cancellation policy. All tours can be cancelled up to 48 hours before the tour.

    All our shore excursions are for small groups only, we do not cater for groups larger than 20 persons. Typically, we use premium minivans that will take up to 7 or 8 persons maximum. If your group is larger, then we will provide a small minibus but no larger than 20 passenger seats.
  • What will I visit on this Canadian D-Day Sites from Cherbourg tour?

    This tour is dedicated to the D-DAY sites where Canadians were involved. The Juno beach area is where most of the Canadian troops landed and is the most popular destination for this tour. The Juno beach center is also not to be missed, tickets can be purchased at no extra cost during your booking process. Then, since this is a tour that can be fully customized, don't hesitate to contact our team of professional travel advisors as they will design any itinerary and program to suit your wishes.
  • Is lunch included on this full day shore excursion from Cherbourg?

    We never include lunch on our private shore excursions from Cherbourg. If you would like us to pre-book a specific restaurant for you and your party just let us know and we will organize this for you at no extra cost. Ideally, speak with your guide in the morning and indicate what you are expecting for lunch and she/he will be happy to suggest corresponding options.
  • Should I bring something specific for this Shore Excursion?

    Always check the weather before you follow one of our shore excursions. By doing so, adapt your clothing to the local weather conditions. On one of our shore excursions we will not require you to bring your passport but it is always better to have some type of ID just in case. We strongly recommend that you bring with you a photocopy of any ID. Good walking shoes are always recommended in France as you never know on what type of grounds you might be walking in small villages or during the tour.
  • How strenuous is this shore excursion?

    This tour is accessible to all as it does not involve a large amount of walking. Normandy beaches are flat and very accessible as is the Juno Centre War Museum.
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