Your private guide will pick you up at your Normandy hotel around 8am and you will depart for a full day tour of the D-Day sites. It is a long day but a very interesting and moving one.
On the 5th and 6th of June, 1944 three airborne divisions were dropped on the beaches of Normandy, while 5,000 ships, 135,000 men and nearly 20,000 vehicles approached the five landing beaches along a 50-mile stretch of coastline. From June 6th forward, history changed its course on the world political landscape.
A most remarkable site, the remains of the astounding Mulberry Harbour in Arromanches also known as Port Winston. Continue on to Batterie de Longues where half a century later, mammoth German artillery still sit.
Omaha Beach, where the first assault wave landed, and to Colleville-sur-Mer and St. Laurent-sur-Mer. Here you can stand before the Normandy American Cemetery (the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II) and its beautiful Memorial. And continue with a walk along the protected and spectacular Pointe de Hoc—the 100-foot-high cliffs rising vertically from the Channel between Utah and Omaha Beaches and scaled on June 8, 1944 by the intrepid U.S. Army Rangers who fearlessly took the German fortification as part of the famous Operation Overlord.
Our tour may also include a visit to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, hailed as one of the first towns to be liberated in France. It was made famous by the paratrooper John Steel and by the film The Longest Day.
There is no pre-set itinerary, your private guide will customize the tour to your wishes with the time allowed.