About The Tour
Never will you get a more comprehensive insight into the history of the D-Day landings or the stunning Normandy region than with your own expert British Tours driver/guide.
D-Day, great food, William the Conqueror, all are synonymous with Normandy, and on this magnificent tour of this delightful region of France you will sample a little of all of these things. Your Paris day tour will take you past the sites of the major battles and your expert Paris tour guide will regale you with the remarkable history of the most crucial battle the world has ever known, the Battle of Normandy.
You will travel through the stunning Norman countryside first to the town of Ranville, a small unassuming place, where the famous Pegasus Bridge is situated and where many British soldiers lost their lives in a successful attempt to take the bridge.
Then on to Longues, the site of the only German coastal battery to have kept its guns, and then to Arromanches. It is here that an artificial Mulberry Harbour, ‘Port Winston’, protected the landings of two and a half million men and half a million vehicles during the invasion. The sea front war museum, recounts the whole story by use of models, machinery and movies.
Omaha beach is a beautiful four mile stretch of sand, which denies the ferocity of the fighting that befell it, on June 6th 1944. Pointe du Hoc situated on a cliff top overlooking Omaha beach, which displays a shocking revelation of the obdurate plight of the Allies in their battle for liberty. The cliff heights are still deeply pitted with German bunkers and shell holes and the coast line is dotted with shrapnel. Here is one the largest of the wartime cemeteries, the Normandy American cemetery, featured in the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan , where so many brave allies are laid to rest in endless rows of impersonal graves.
Your guide will collect you at 7.30 am for this tour. If you have the choice, we recommend avoiding this tour on a Sunday. As this tour involves long distances the itinerary can sometimes be affected by unexpected traffic. Please let us know when inquiring which of the Normandy sights are your ‘must-sees’.